Sassack Family Acupuncture
About this pro
Michael Sassack, LAc, is a board certified, licensed acupuncturist serving the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He provides one-on-one full-body acupuncture treatments for $40 per session, with a reduced rate for children and adolescents. Michael first became interested in holistic health while studying medicine in China. While visiting rural communities that utilize acupuncture in everyday medicine, he observed first-hand its astounding effects on pain management and general well-being. Acupuncture restores balance to the body's natural energy (qi) and can be used to treat a wide variety of symptoms, including fertility and women's health issues; headaches and migraines; nerve pain; insomnia; bacterial or viral infections; anxiety and depression; and digestive challenges. While well trained and comfortable treating any of these issues, Michael's specialties are muscle and joint pain, asthma, and seasonal allergies.
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- How did you get started doing this type of work?Michael first became interested in holistic health while studying medicine in China. While visiting rural communities that utilize acupuncture in everyday medicine, he observed first-hand its astounding effects on pain management and general well-being. After much soul-searching after graduating from Kalamazoo College (MI) with a double major in biology and Spanish, Michael came to the conclusion that TCM offered him exactly what he was looking for: an integrative and holistic approach to medicine that was able to successfully treat a wide array of pathologies. Treating hundreds of patients in Chicago at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine's renowned free clinic gave Michael the necessary tools to become the practioner he is today.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Look for a practitioner who is board certified to practice acupuncture by the NCCAOM and is licensed to practice in the state in which you reside.