Category Archives: Pain

Massage at Jade Path!

You asked for it! And now she’s FINALLY here! I am so happy to introduce you to Melissa, my favorite massage healer. She is now in the office and is excited to meet all of you. Meet Melissa… “Hi, I’m Melissa Baffa. My approach is holistic – meaning I see you for you, beyond just […]

Probiotics + Acupuncture = Constipation Relief

Hey! I got published in Acupuncture Today for talking about constipation! Awesome! Here is my article that appeared in Acupuncture Today’s April 2018 Issue. Acupuncture Today April, 2018, Vol. 19, Issue 04 Probiotics: A Way to Increase the Efficacy of Acupuncture for Chronic Constipation By Claretha Yeager, DACM, LAc More people every year are being […]

Q: What goes on during a treatment? A: Follow my Instagram :)

Q: What goes on during a treatment? A: Follow my Instagram!   I can see the hesitant look a mile away, a new patient walks in my door and they don’t quite know what to expect during their visit. What goes on during a treatment anyway? Will it be more “Western” and involve stethoscopes and […]

Cupping At The Olympics

Cupping

Cupping At The Olympics Thank you Micheal Phelps. His amazing swimming skills aside, it was gratifying to see cupping in the spotlight on a national level. My patients who get cupping regularly felt proud, and I was tickled about all the media hype it received. For my patients who are NOT familiar with this therapy (or missed the Olympics) it is a treatment […]

Probiotics

Probiotics – Are they worth the hype? The answer, in short, is a resounding YES! Probiotics are basically “gut friendly” bacteria that play a very important role in our bodies. They help regulate our digestive health to ensure optimal absorption of vital nutrients from our food we eat. Probiotics have other great health benefits including: […]

Acupuncture for Pain

  Let’s talk about pain – unfortunately it’s a fact of life that most of us experience. If you have not yet tried acupuncture for pain, you should definitely give it a chance. I’m not talking about just going in for 1 treatment here, because as much as I’d like it to be true, there is no magic needle. However […]

Acupuncture during pregnancy. Is it safe?

Acupuncture during pregnancy. Is it safe?   In my practice, I treat a myriad of health issues. For some of my female patients, I have often gotten the question: Is acupuncture during pregnancy safe? The answer is a resounding YES! Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions have been used on pregnant women for thousands of […]

Low Back Pain

I see a decent amount of low back pain in my Chicago acupuncture practice. It is one of the most common types of bodily pain and millions of people have it at some point in their life. Low back pain can be a tricky thing because there are as many treatments for low back pain […]

Hammer out Headaches and Migraines

Hammer out Headaches and Migraines I see many patients who experience an occasional headache to raging migraines on a monthly basis. And unfortunately most pharmaceutical medication has side effects and offers only a temporary solution. If you are tired of dealing with the headstorm, read on the learn more about how to hammer out headaches and […]

Icing injuries – Why I am anti-ice

Over the past few months, I have had many conversations with patients about icing injuries and sore muscles. Most are surprised to learn that I highly object to icing since it is commonly practiced. In talking to other doctors or physical therapists this viewpoint is controversial. So let me share with you why I am […]

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