After insomnia started impacting my work and personal life in 2011, I began a search to find a solution other than prescription medication. At the insistence of a very persistent (at times annoyingly so) friend, I tried acupuncture. I thought there was no way that someone sticking needles in me would help.
After my first session, I was able to fall asleep more easily, but still had difficulty staying asleep. After the second session, I could sleep through the night without any medication! I experienced several other “side effects” from the acupuncture including mental clarity, less stress, more energy, and an improvement in a digestive issue that had plagued me since high school. After a few months of weekly sessions, my acupuncturist had corrected my irregular menstrual cycle – another issue that had plagued me since high school (and which my general practitioner had “fixed” by putting me on birth control).
Needless to say, I was hooked and decided to go to school and become an acupuncturist myself. I recently founded Northshore Acupuncture Center to help others feel better and live better.
My first priority is getting to know you. Only then can I provide personalized treatments to help your body heal itself. I specialize in treating insomnia, anxiety, knee pain, and stress-related conditions.
Patients describe my style as approachable, caring, and compassionate. I carefully listen to and build a strong relationship with my patients to develop a detailed understanding of each patient’s overall health and unique needs. From this, I develos a comprehensive personalized treatment plan to address not only the patient’s unique pattern of symptoms, but also the root cause of the condition. I help my patients take an active role in their own health by counseling them on food properties according to Chinese Medicine, exercise, meditation, effective sleep habits, essential oils, and other lifestyle changes. In this way, effective and lasting results are achieved.
I know what it’s like to be told, ‘This is as good as it’s going to get,’ when that’s just not good enough. My promise to you is that I will never give up on you. As long as you are actively working on your own healing journey, there is always the possibility for improvement and I will be working as hard as I can to get you where you need to be. Chinese medicine and essential oils can and do work wonders, and are an important part of any self-care or wellness plan, but they are not always the only treatments you might need. We are blessed in our area to have some top notch medical providers. If I am not the one to get you to your goal, I will do my best to find the right care for you, even if it’s not in this office.
In my free time, I enjoy Crossfit, spending time at the beach, reading, dining at Curt’s Cafe and spending time with my teenagers (seriously).
Amy Landolt graduated with honors from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. She is a Board Licensed Acupuncturist in Illinois, and is a Diplomate in Acupuncture certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) to treat patients with drug addictions, PTSD, and other emotional disorders.