Treatable Conditions

Here is a short list of ailments I commonly see in my Chicago acupuncture and herbal medicine practice. Click on each title to learn more about how Chinese Medicine can addresses that particular ailment.

  • STRESS and ANXIETY  –  It’s no fun feeling like you’re “ON” all the time, can’t turn your brain off, and find it difficult to truly relax. Ongoing stress and feelings of anxiety can cause a cascade of health issues in the body. I’ll be your ally to make physical and lifestyle changes so your body and mind get the support they need.
  • WOMEN’S HEALTH – A woman’s body goes through a lot of changes on a daily and monthly basis. Whether it’s periods that are too long, too painful, non-existent, pre-menstrual issues, trying to get pregnant, need help through a pregnancy, or transitioning to menopause. I can help you comfortably navigate your body’s needs and changes to get you where you want to be.
  • HEADACHES – It’s difficult to think or function optimally when there’s a storm going on in your head. Low or high blood pressure, stress, muscle tightness, hormones, fatigue…I’ll listen to you to get to the root cause of your headaches.
  • DIGESTIVE DISORDERS – Ongoing constipation and diarrhea are not part of of healthy digestive tract. Irregular bowels, cramping, gas, and bloating are not only uncomfortable, they can make work and social settings embarrassing. I can help make your insides happy.
  • ALLERGIES – If you battle with seasonal allergies or food allergies there is a lot I can do to decrease the allergic reactions you experience to external triggers.
  • PAIN – Whether you are an avid athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who lives with chronic pain, I will use all the modalities in my toolbox to get you pain-free. I know that pain can take you “out” of your life, let us support your path of recovery to get back “in”.

Aside from what I commonly see and treat in the office, The National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization also recognize acupuncture to be effective in treating the following conditions:

Respiratory Disorders

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bronchial Conditions
  • Common Cold
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Smoking Cessation

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastritis
  • GERD
  • IBS
  • Ulcers

Pain & Musculoskeletal Issues

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow

Immune Disorders

  • Allergies
  • Candida
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Epstein Barr Virus
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Lupus
  • MS

Emotional & Psychological Disorders

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Stress

Circulatory Disorders

  • Anemia
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Hypertension
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Ringing

Gynecological & Fertility Issues

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Irregular Cycles
  • Infertility
  • Impotence
  • PCOS
  • PMS
  • UTI
  • Menopause
  • Morning Sickness
  • Sexual Dysfunction

Miscellaneous

  • Eye Disorders
  • Ear Disorders
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Mouth & Throat Disorders
  • PTSD