Chicago Acupuncture Services
Jade Path Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine provides patients with a comfortable and compassionate environment where they are encouraged to listen to their bodies and be proactive in managing their health. Jade Path uses a combination of acupuncture, cupping, moxabustion, herbal medicine, Reiki, Eastern food therapy and lifestyle recommendations to return the body to its path of balance and health.
Jade Path concentration areas include chronic pain, women’s health, digestive conditions, stress and anxiety, sleep disorders, and cosmetic facial rejuvenation. Acupuncture is also great for preventative maintenance and keeping the body healthy BEFORE illness occurs.
Acupuncture, the best know therapy of Chinese Medicine, is the placement of small, sterile, disposable needles into the body at specific points for treatment of health problems. Chinese medical theory describes Qi, or energy, that flows through pathways in the body. These pathways are like rivers in that they have a natural flow to them and when the flow is obstructed, pain, illness, and other ailments occur.
For thousands of years Chinese practitioners have stimulated points along these pathways to restore proper energy flow and encourage healing.See Treatable Conditions
Herbal medicine has been an integral part of Chinese culture and medical practice for thousands of years. It largely consists of natural medicines, namely from herbal, animal and mineral substances. Herbal remedies are often used in conjunction with acupuncture to treat a variety of symptoms to regulate the body’s internal environment and assist healing from within.
Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation
Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture is considered a safe and effective alternative to more invasive procedures. Treatments are aimed to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, even and firm skin tone and reduce inflammation to provide benefits associated with youthful skin.Learn More
Reiki is a Japanese word comprised of two words – REI meaning “universal power” and KI which means “life energy” (or Qi in Chinese Medicine). Reiki is an extremely gentle hands on healing modality that focuses healing energy to clear and balance the body. During a session, the patient remains fully clothed laying on a massage table or sitting in a chair. Hands will be placed on or near the patient’s body to influence the bio-energetic fields of the brain, heart, endocrine system, vital organs, and/or areas of discomfort. Typically the patient falls asleep during the session and wakes with deep sense of relaxation.
Distance Reiki can be performed for those who want to receive healing but are not able to come into the office or those who are not local. Please click here to set up a distance healing session.
Claretha also teaches Reiki Levels 1, 2, and 3. Get more information here.
Like Traditional Chinese Medicine, essential oils have been used for thousands of years in many cultures to encourage and support physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. They are nicknamed Essential Oils because they hold within them the natural living energy and volatile oils, or Qi, of the plant.Learn More
Food you consume should be supporting your health to help bring balance to your body. Nutrition makes a huge impact in maintaining overall health. There is so much contradictinginformation out there about what we are “supposed to eat” it’s hard to figure out where to start! We can help you figure out what foods are best for you right now to support your wellness goal.
Placenta encapsulation can positively impact the post partum experience. Whether you are a first time mother or have had other children, you should consider the benefits of this miraculously restorativesupplement.Learn More
Cupping involves placement of glass or plastic cups on the skin with suction for a few minutes at a time. This technique increases circulation to the underlying muscles, breaks up adhesions in connective tissue, and pulls out toxins and other cellular debris. Cupping helps to reduce pain and inflammation so your muscles feel balanced and healthy. It can be included within an acupuncture appointment or booked as a separate treatment.
Guasha is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves a gentle scraping of the skin with a smooth rounded edge tool. This technique is frequently used on patients who feel like they are catching a cold and also for pain management.
The stroking of the guasha tool produces a reddish, raised area called “sha” that disappears in 2-3 days.
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medical technique that involves the burning of the herb Ai Ye (Artemesia Vulgaris) near an acupuncture point in order to facilitate healing. The purpose of performing moxabustion is to warm the local area, improve blood circulation and encourage the smooth flow of energy in the body.Patients usually report that the pleasant warming sensation gives them a deeper sense of relaxation when moxibustion is used during their treatment.
Melissa Baffa is in the Jade Path offices on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. She is a very talented massage therapist and intuitive healer. Please visit her website www.MelissaBaffa.com to schedule.