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WE’RE OPEN

We are re-open!

As you know, we closed the practice one week prior to the Illinois Stay At Home Order to prevent the spread of the virus. We do not make these decisions lightly.  Acupuncture care is deemed essential under the Illinois Stay At Home Order.

We will be taking all the precautions that have been recommended by both the CDC and OSHA, and in some instances going beyond those recommendations.

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How Kids Can Benefit from Regular Acupuncture Treatments

How Kids Can Benefit from Regular Acupuncture Treatments

It’s becoming more and more common for parents to look for natural and effective treatment options to deal with childhood health concerns. Acupuncture is a great option for those looking to keep the whole family healthy in both mind and body. It really doesn’t matter how old you are, young or old, families can benefit greatly from regular acupuncture treatments. continue reading »

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Acupuncture Meridians and Qi Explained

Acupuncture Meridians and Qi Explained

If you are just beginning to look into acupuncture, you will be exposed to language you probably aren’t familiar with. One of the first phrases you might come across is the term “meridian.” Meridians are defined as the invisible channels through which qi (or energy) circulates throughout the body. The acupuncture points are the locations where the qi of the channels rises close to the surface of the body.  continue reading »

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Acupuncture Can Help You Deal with Allergy Symptoms

Acupuncture Can Help you Deal with Allergy Symptoms

Research tells us that acupuncture has been beneficial in treating a variety of conditions including high blood pressure, stress and anxiety, and headaches, just to name a few. And the good news is, you can add allergy symptoms to that list as well. continue reading »

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Acupuncture Helps Treat Arthritis Pain

Acupuncture Helps Treat Arthritis Pain

According to the CDC, arthritis is a common health problem in the U.S., affecting more than 54 million people, with this number expected to rise to 78 million in the next 20 years. Among chronic diseases in the U.S., arthritis causes more disability than any other condition, including heart disease, diabetes, and back or spine problems. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the third most common type of arthritis behind osteoarthritis (prevalence 31 million) and gout (prevalence more than 8 million). RA affects More than 1.3 million in the U.S. continue reading »

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Three Benefits of Using Acupuncture to Treat Your Migraines

Three Benefits of Using Acupuncture to Treat Your Migraines

Migraine headaches are debilitating for those who suffer from the pain. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, approximately 39 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraine disease. Some migraine studies predict that up to 12% of adults in the U.S. have migraines, with 4 million suffering from chronic migraines. Worldwide, it is estimated that 1 billion men, women, and even children suffer from migraine disease.  continue reading »

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Studies Show Acupuncture Helps Reduce High Blood Pressure

Studies Show Acupuncture Helps Reduce High Blood Pressure

Those suffering from hypertension, or high blood pressure, are at risk for a host of other health issues including suffering a stroke or heart attack. And for some people, the prescription drugs used to treat high blood pressure either aren’t effective enough or bring on undesirable side effects. In recent years, studies have shown that acupuncture can be an effective and drug free alternative to combating high blood pressure.  continue reading »

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Fall Tune-Up Special – $50

Northshore Acupuncture Center is offering a deal on fall tune-ups which is a group of points that will help make the transition to fall smoother. The cost is only $50 on Tuesday 10/12 & 10/19 between 12-2pm and Wednesday 10/6 & 10/13 between 12:30-2:30pm. Call 815.814.1319 or schedule online.

Do you have a cough or sore throat? Have you noticed your skin issues are more aggravated? Have you felt sad or struggled with change? Have you been more constipated? The transition to fall may be to blame. The transition to fall disrupts our lung and large intestine channels which can cause some of those symptoms.

In East Asian medicine, fall is associated with the metal element. This is the season of contraction and moving inwards, of dryness. The Lungs and Large intestine are the organs associated with the metal element. At this time of year, the Lungs and Large Intestine are at their most vulnerable and most likely to be affected by wind, cold and dryness.

The element of metal governs the mind, order, stability and organization. Fall is a great time to organize and let go of things that no longer serve you. Emotionally, fall is associated with sadness and grief. Acupuncture can ease the transition to fall by helping boost your immune system, process sadness and unresolved grief, and let go of things that no longer serve you.

The change in seasons places additional demands on our bodies.  The body can have difficulty adapting to the change leaving us vulnerable physically and mentally, and therefore more likely to get sick.

Acupuncture is recommended at each seasonal change, with a particular emphasis on spring and fall when our bodies have to adapt more dramatically. A seasonal tune up with an acupuncturist can improve overall health by enhancing the body’s immune system to keep illness at bay.  A seasonal treatment can also provide a boost in energy levels, elevated mood and a sense of well-being

A seasonal acupuncture tune up works in much the same way as getting your car serviced. Your body and mind can also benefit from a quick tune up to help you look and feel your best.

Call 815.814.1319 or schedule your tune-up online.

Note: If you would like to address additional issues, you will be charged for a personalized treatment.

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5 Acupuncture Points to Help You Sleep

5 Acupuncture Points to Help You Sleep

According to the American Sleep Association (ASA), approximately 50-70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. The ASA reports that insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder, with short term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10%. Getting enough sleep is critical to overall health and massage therapy is a great drug-free, effective, and safe option to treat a variety of physical issues that could be impacting sleep quality. continue reading »

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The Benefits of Qi Gong

The benefits of qi gong

Acupuncture is one of three branches of ancient traditional medicine. The other two are herbal medicine and the practice of a physical and mental discipline called Qi Gong. The main objective of each branch is to bring about a harmonious flow of Chi. continue reading »

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Feeling Stressed and Anxious? Try Acupuncture

Feeling Stressed and Anxious? Try Acupuncture

We all know that stress is just a part of life. We all have moments of feeling anxious or depressed, but when those feelings become more of a permanent fixture in our lives, it is time to get some help. What many may not know is how effective acupuncture can be in providing relief to the mental and physical symptoms associated with anxiety and depression. continue reading »

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