Acupuncture Peoria IL

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine, which today is classified as alternative or complementary medicine. Acupuncturists insert hair-thin needles into the body at specific acupuncture points that are connected by meridians that conduct energy, or “qi”. Acupuncture may help to balance the energetic system. Read on to learn more and to find acupuncturists in Peoria, IL.

Joseph & Hishon Chiropractic
(309) 279-5043
5001 N University Street
Peoria, IL
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Joseph & Hishon offer you a special gift valued at $100.00. This gift entitles you to a free initial consultation.
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Wellness Inside Out
(309) 686-0345
4617 N. Prospect Suite 5
Peoria Heights, IL
Specialty
Pain, Stress, Digestive, Asthma, Allergies
Education
MSTOM Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Arlington North Chiropractic Center
(847) 681-3815
149 W Rand Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
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New Patient Welcome Offer:

Free Pain Relief Consultation
Includes:
1. 7 Steps Functional/Pain Assessment

2. Health Evaluation

3. X-Rays (if necessary)

(up to $127.00 Va
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center- Skokie
(224) 366-4110
8424 Skokie Blvd Ste. 207
Skokie, IL
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Heather Vandeburg
(815) 751-6424
547 W State St
Sycamore, IL
Business
Whole Body Health Acupuncture Center
Specialties
Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: CIGNA, some BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Medical School: Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, 2004
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English

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Wellness Inside Out
(309) 686-0345
4617 N. Prospect Suite 5
Peoria Heights, IL
Specialty
Pain, Stress, Digestive, Asthma, Allergies
Education
MSTOM Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Ian Wahl
(847) 984-1201
3375 N Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Business
The Wahls of Wellness
Specialties
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui Na Massage, Chiropractic, Light Therapy
Insurance
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Residency Training: Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
Medical School: St. Louis University, 1975
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Association of Oriental Medicine, American Herbalists Guild, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance, Illinois State Acupuncture Association, National Guild of Hypnotists
Awards: Published author of articles on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for professional journals.


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Peter Harvey
(630) 653-4358
200 E. Willow ave.
Wheaton, IL
Business
Eastern Healing
Specialties
Acupuncture, Tui na Massage, Tai Chi, Qi Gong Excercise.
Insurance
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Central Dupage/St. Alexius Hospital
Residency Training: Advanced residency 1st Teaching Hospital Tian Jin, China
Medical School: Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, 2004
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Illinois State Acupuncture Association, Resolve,National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists, American Association of Oriental Medicne.
Awards: Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Languages Spoken: English

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Castle Chiropractic Ltd
(224) 567-4222
1885 Hicks Road
Rolling Meadows, IL
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Complimentary Consultation and $49 for 1 hour massage...first time clients only
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Dr. Melissa Wilke
(630) 708-2772
480 East Roosevelt Blvd suite 205
West Chicago, IL
Hours
Monday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

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Acupressure or Acupuncture – Fingers or Needles

Acupressure and acupuncture are not one in same techniques. They differ slightly because acupuncture makes use of thin needles in approaching health concerns while acupressure never breaks the skin. On the other hand, they do a have a few things in common. For instance, both are centered on touching meridians which carry energy or chi along those meridians right through an individuals’ body.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) clearly states that illness occurs due to the blockage of chi in any of fourteen different meridians. Acupressure and acupuncture both advocate the free flow of energy without obstructions. Both methods are used to treat arthritis, allergies, migraine headaches, depression, menstrual cramps, nausea and anxieties.

Because acupuncture uses very thin, long needles to puncture the skin it should be performed by an experienced practitioner who is skilled in traditional Chinese medicine. Acupressure is much less technical; it can therefore be learned from a book and may even be; in some instances, performed on oneself. Somewhat surprisingly, acupressure was practiced long before acupuncture became known.

In addition, since acupuncture requires the skilled use of a tool (needles) it requires much greater accuracy in order to bring quick relief whereas acupressure is less precise since the only tool is the practitioners finger. Due to the release of toxins or through realignment of muscle groups, in some instances acupuncture can result in some short term, minor side effects.

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Acupuncturists

Acupuncturist Education & Training

Acupuncturists are trained in anatomy, physiology, and many other areas of science and medicine. They have comprehensive knowledge about the nervous system (i.e., central nervous system and peripheral nervous system) and the vascular system (i.e., deep vascular system and superficial vascular system) and understand the mechanism of action between insertion of acupuncture needles and the reactions of body tissues and nerves.

Education and training in acupuncture takes several years. Acupuncturists undergo training in a number of different areas, including acupuncture treatment, clinical acupuncture, diagnosis and evaluation, needle placement, stimulation techniques, and sterilization procedures.

In the United States, there are a number of accredited schools that offer education and training programs in acupuncture. These programs usually take about 4 years to complete. After successful completion of an acupuncture program, students are awarded a Master of Science in Acupuncture. A few schools also offer advanced education and training, leading to a doctorate degree in acupuncture. To practice acupuncture in the United States, students must then take and pass a state licensing examination.

Medical doctors and other candidates for certification in medical acupuncture (e.g., osteopathic physicians, dentists) must meet specific requirements in education, training, and experience. They must hold a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine; must complete at least 300 hours of education and clinical training in an acupuncture program approved by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM); and must have 2 years of experience in medical acupuncture.

Standards for medical acupuncturists are maintained by the American Board of Medical Acupuncture (ABMA). Once a physician has completed these requirements, he or she is considered "board eligible" in acupuncture. The doctor then has 2 years ...

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