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- Northshore Acupuncture Center5225 Old Orchard Road, Suite 24A
Skokie, IL 60077(815) 814-1319
- 4.9Based on 10 reviews
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Vibrational Sound Relaxation Therapy
What happens in a Vibrational Sound Relaxation Therapy session?
Therapeutic grade singing bowls are placed directly on and/or around the body and used as a focal point for your attention. The powerful vibration and soothing ambient tones induce a deep restful state. You will remain fully clothed and typically lie face up or down on a table. Your practitioner will indicate the location the bowls will be placed prior to the start of the session. The soothing and gentle sessions may last for 25 or 50 minutes. For beginners, we recommend the longer sessions. Acupuncture clients may elect a 15-minute vibrational sound relaxation therapy add-on to their treatment.
During and after a session, mind chatter is calmed, muscles relax, cortisol levels fall, and heart and breathing rates slow. The session activates the parasympathetic nervous system to bring the body into a state conducive to healing itself. A vibrational sound relaxation therapy session brings on similar brain states to yoga, tai chi, qi gong and meditation.
Vibrational sound relaxation therapy enhances the healing effects of acupuncture. One of my best acupuncture experiences had singing bowls integrated into the treatment, and some of my clients have had the same experience.
What are the benefits?
Vibrational sound relaxation therapy with singing bowls is primarily for deeper relaxation. Some secondary benefits may include:
- Reduced anxiety
- Lowered stress levels
- Improved sleep
- Strengthened immune system
- Improved digestion
- Increased blood flow
- Improved concentration and mood
- Increased energy
- Lessened pain
- Enhanced creativity
- Improved athletic performance and recovery.
What Our Clients are Saying
“I feel so grounded and in such harmony with everything. One of the best therapeutic experiences I have had.”
“I feel giddy.”
“I was transported to another space.”
“It’s a bubble bath for your mind!”
“It opened up my heart.”
How does Vibrational Sound Relaxation Therapy work?
The body is made up of 70 percent water; therefore, the vibrations can penetrate deeply into the muscles and tissues, as well as on a cellular level. Once the body begins to relax, respiratory and heart rate slow down and blood pressure lowers. The long resonant harmonic tones of the bowls allow the brain to enter alpha and even delta and theta brainwave states through entrainment. The vibrations and low, mellow tones activate the parasympathetic nervous system.
Contraindications for Sound Relaxation Therapy
On the body treatments are not recommended for clients who are pregnant, have an acute illness, or metastatic cancer. If you are unsure whether you can receive vibrational sound therapy, contact us at 815.814.1319 to discuss or reach out to your physician. You can explain vibrational sound relaxation therapy to your physician as an on-the-body relaxation technique that uses singing bowls as a subtle vibration and sound instrument that is rung directly on the body. The gentle sounds and vibrations help activate the parasympathetic nervous system.
Valentine’s Day Specials 2023
LOVE CUPPING SESSION – SPECIAL OFFER $50
We could always use more love in our life. Give your loved one (or yourself) a love cupping session! (If heart shaped cupping marks aren’t your thing, traditional circles or stars️ 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!
SELF-LOVE ACU & SOUND THERAPY – SPECIAL OFFER $50
GIve your loved one (or yourself) a gift certificate for a private acupuncture & vibrational sound therapy session for relaxation, restoration, inner calm and balance. Therapeutic singing bowls will be played near and on your fully clothed body during your acupuncture session. If you don’t love needles, you can elect to just receive the vibrational sound therapy.
To purchase any of these special offers or gift cards, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a phone number for us to call to get your credit card information or call 815.814.1319. Limited to 5 special offer gift certificates per client. Your loved one can elect to use the value of the gift card towards the price of a personalized acupuncture treatment.
You may also buy gift certificates to count towards a personalized acupuncture treatment.
Mutual Aid – Winter 2023
Links to the Go Fund Me are at the bottom of the post.
Cookies for Community (Fridges)
One of my favorite holiday traditions is delivering cookies to neighbors.
I’d like to invite all of you to join me this year. Let’s fill the Evanston Community Fridges with some holiday treats. Join me for a cookie exchange…with a twist – instead of bringing a variety of cookies home, we’ll be packaging them to distribute to our neighbors through the community fridges. continue reading
Evanston West End Market – Volunteer Opportunities 2022-2023
Interested in supporting the Evanston West End Market? The West End Market is organized by Donna Walker (Cutting Edge), Gigi Giles (Ebony Barbershop), and Wendy Weaver (C&W Market).
The following are opportunities for volunteers:
Get Some Shut Eye Kit Giveaway – Our Evanston edition
In page 26 of the fall 2022 edition of Our Evanston magazine, I wrote about the importance of bedtime rituals, especially when struggling with the stress of adulting. I challenged readers to play with their bedtime ritual, starting with reflecting on what soothed them as a child. I also provided ideas for how to incorporate local small businesses into a sleep ritual.
If you would like to win this fantabulous Our Evanston edition of the Northshore Acupuncture Center Get Some Shut Eye Kit, share your bedtime ritual on Facebook or Instagram with #getsomeshuteye and #northshoreacupuncturecenter by 10/15/2022 to be entered into the giveaway. Note: you must have the privacy setting of your post set to Public or we won’t be able to see your entry. You get bonus cool points if you are able to incorporate products and services from local small businesses into your routine.
The Our Evanston edition of the Get Some Shut Eye Kit includes:
Brothers Apothecary Golden Dream CBD tea from Botanica Plant Based Health
Buddha CBD Chamomile Tea from Botanica Plant Based Healt
Empower CBD Soaking Salts from Botanica Plant Based Healthh
Wyld Elderberry CBD + CBN Sleep Gummies from Botanica Plant Based Healthcy
Deep Sleep Magik Body Butter from Witchy Woman World Apothecary
Deep Sleep Magik Bath and Body Oil from Witchy Woman World Apothecary
Restore Pillow Spray from Luna Delgado Botanicals
Lavender Vanilla Soap from Shower Blooms
Sleepy Time Bath Fizz from Shower Blooms
Peppermint Foot Rub from Grandma Fannies
Insomnia Kit Ear Seeds from Northshore Acupuncture Center
Mutual Aid – Fall 2022
Note: Links at the bottom if you don’t like using QR codes.
Evanston West End Market – 2022
Activities for Saturday, October 22, 2022
Live music: Pickle Juice 1-2:30pm
Fairy Door Project (courtesy of Blount Objects & Evanstonmade & Nice Lena) 11am-1pm
Community acupuncture 12-1pm
Trick or treating
Vendor List for Saturday, October 22, 2022
Cynthia June Resin*
Dumah Lemon Shack*
Ronnie Muhammad (veggies, navy beans)
*Indicate vendors under 18
If you are interested in being a vendor, sign up here.
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.
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