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.
Amy’s first priority is getting to know you. Only then can she provide personalized acupuncture treatments to help your body heal itself. She specializes in treating insomnia, depression, anxiety, neck/shoulder/back pain, digestive disorders, and stress-related conditions.
Amy has experience treating many other conditions including migraines, headaches, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, Bell’s Palsy, menstrual pain, infertility, menopausal side effects, allergies, asthma, common cold, side effects from cancer treatments, high blood pressure, PTSD, and addictions.
Patients describe Amy’s style as approachable, caring, and compassionate. She carefully listens to and builds a strong relationship with her patients to develop a detailed understanding of each patient’s overall health and unique needs. From this, she develops a comprehensive personalized treatment plan to address not only the patient’s unique pattern of symptoms, but also the root cause of the condition. She helps her patients take an active role in their own health by counseling them on food properties according to Chinese Medicine, exercise, meditation, effective sleep habits, and other lifestyle changes. In this way, effective and lasting results are achieved.
In her free time, Amy enjoys Crossfit, yoga, reading, dining at Curt’s Cafe and spending time with her teenagers (seriously). When needed, she uses acupuncture for her teens to manage their hormones enough to make it possible to enjoy time with them.
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.