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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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Revitalize skin with microneedling

What is microneedling?
It’s a quick and almost painless procedure that stimulates natural collagen production resulting in radiant, plumped, youthful looking skin. Clients typically notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Further improvements to the skin’s texture, tone and color develop over the course of a few weeks.
What can it treat?
Microneedling is used to address uneven skin tone, acne scars, enlarged pores, wrinkles and fine lines. It can also be used to stimulate hair growth.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Microneedling can be used on all parts of the body. It is most commonly done on the face, neck, and hands. Microneedling can also be done on the scalp to promote hair growth.
How many treatments are needed? 
Three to five monthly treatments are recommended for best results for most clients. Ongoing maintenance is usually every six months.
How is the procedure done?
A sterile, single use needle-tip containing 12 tiny stainless-steel microneedles is attached to the micropen. The acupuncturist will apply a thin layer of topical serum to your skin. The pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding across the treatment area. The speed of the needle tip makes the treatment comfortable. The microneedling procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. After the treatment, a topical made with apple stem cells will be applied to the treatment area, followed by a soothing and hydrating serum face mask. Apple-stem cells have been shown to promote facial stem cell rejuvenation over 80%. The acupuncturist also includes an individualized acupuncture treatment to best support your skin health.
What is the downtime?
The side effects may include short-term redness, warmth, swelling, tightness, itching and skin flaking, like a mild sunburn. Recovery is relatively short, with most redness and discomfort subsiding within 1-2 days. One the day of the treatment, sun exposure and activities that cause sweating should be avoided. Most clients can resume their regular skin care, makeup routine, and normal activities the next day.
How does it work? 
The device makes surface level punctures on the skin with very fine needles. The micro injuries stimulate the skin to repair itself naturally. The body boosts collagen and elastin production which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and elevates the texture, tone and color of the skin. Microneedling creates micro-channels which allow skin products to be absorbed more effectively.
What are the contraindications?
Microneedling is contraindicated if you are currently undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, anticoagulant therapy, have an active dermatological condition affecting the treatment area, have keloid scarring, have ever had skin cancer, have diabetes or are pregnant. See the Northshore Acupuncture Center waiver for a more complete list of contraindications.
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Relief from uterine cramps

“I had been battling uterine / hormonal cramps that were lasting 10 days out of each month.  I had seen multiple physicians, and everyone thought it was just hormones and nothing could be done to alleviate the problem.  I then decided to try acupuncture. After 5 sessions of acupuncture, I was able to get through a cycle with significantly diminished cramping which significantly increased my quality of life.

I love Amy because she is very patient, answers all of my questions and takes great care in explaining every aspect of her treatments. I was happily surprised by my success with acupuncture to date – I had really lost hope that I would be able to alleviate the cramping and I was thrilled to have success.” EM
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Using Acupuncture to Treat Liver & Kidney Health: Why it Works

Using Acupuncture to Treat Liver & Kidney Health: Why it Works

According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 1 in 7 U.S. adults (an estimated 37 million). And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 4.5 million adults have been diagnosed with liver disease. Those are some sobering statistics, but did you know that acupuncture has a proven track record of effectively dealing with kidney and liver disease?  continue reading »

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Benefits of Acupuncture in Treating Immune Deficiency

Benefits of Acupuncture in Treating Immune DeficiencyBoosting immunity has become the buzzword of the last two years of the pandemic as everyone has examined ways to keep their immune systems strong to repel Covid-19. And most people understand that our immune systems are like the guards of the body’s cells, tissues, and organs. A strong immune system will repel the worst of bacterial invaders so infection can be avoided at all costs.  continue reading »

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Mother’s Day 2022 Specials

If your mom has been putting up with stress, pain, anxiety and/or sleep issues, give her/them the gift of health SUPPORTING her/their ability to live full out. 

 

STRESS RELIEF TREATMENT – SPECIAL OFFER $50

My clients call these mini-getaways. Experience 30-40 minutes of bliss cocooned in warmth, relaxing sounds and soothing scents – with no one demanding your attention. This treatment is a standard acupuncture treatment focused on relaxation and stress relief.  If your mom would like other issues addressed besides stress relief, the value of the gift card can be used towards the price of a personalized treatment.

Bonus side effects of acupuncture may include:

  1. Improved sleep;
  2. More energy;
  3. Mental clarity;
  4. Reduction in pain;
  5. Sense of calm and well-being;
  6. Confidence in your body’s ability to function “normally”; and,
  7. Acceptance of your body and the “real you”…imperfections and all.

LOVE CUPPING SESSION – SPECIAL OFFER $50

We could always use more love in our life. Give mom a love cupping session! (If heart shaped cupping marks aren’t mom’s thing, traditional circles are available.) Cupping involves placing glass or plastic “cups” on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. Cupping enhances circulation, relieves pain and pulls out toxins from the body’s tissues – plus it looks cool!

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Putting Your Best Face Forward with Facial Acupuncture

Putting Your Best Face Forward with Facial Acupuncture

Facial acupuncture might sound like too much to try (you’re going to put needles in my face?), but it really is beneficial to overall health and wellness. In a cosmetic facial acupuncture practice, the practitioner uses acupuncture points on the body to treat the underlying patterns of disharmony and local face points to address facial symptoms. Facial acupuncture is typically not done as a standalone treatment, rather it works best as part of a whole body approach to wellness. continue reading »

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Benefits of Acupuncture during Pregnancy

Benefits of Acupuncture during Pregnancy

Bringing a child into the world is one of life’s greatest gifts. But, along with the anticipation of that little bundle of joy, often comes some physical challenges and discomfort that can make for a long nine months. Did you know that acupuncture has been shown to address several issues that come up during pregnancy? Here’s what to know about the benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy and what the research actually says is true. continue reading »

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Acupuncture for Mental Health and Wellness

Acupuncture for Mental Health and Wellness

The conversation around mental health has become much more prominent in recent years thanks in part to the pandemic. Depression, loneliness, anxiety have all increased for many people especially in the last couple of years. Sometimes a prescription medication is needed to deal with a particular mental health issue but often, people are looking for a drug free alternative to address their issue. Acupuncture is a great option for those struggling with mental or emotional issues.  continue reading »

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Three Ways Acupuncture Can Help with Menopause

Three Ways Acupuncture Can Help with Menopause

For many women, the journey through menopause can be fraught with various symptoms that can range in severity from mild at one end of the spectrum to debilitating at the other. The menopausal transition is different for every woman and tailored treatments offered by acupuncture can provide significant benefits. Although studies outline more, let’s look at just three of the benefits of using acupuncture to treat menopausal symptoms.  continue reading »

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The Benefits of Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue

The Benefits of Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue

The Mayo Clinic describes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) as a “complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that lasts for at least six months and that can’t be fully explained by an underlying medical condition. The fatigue worsens with physical or mental activity, but doesn’t improve with rest.” It’s estimated that there are more than 200,000 cases of CFS in the U.S. and research has proven that acupuncture, combined with other treatments can help to alleviate the symptoms that come with CFS. continue reading »

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