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Best Acupuncturists
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2020

21 Best Chicago Acupuncturists

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Founded in 2008, Acupuncture for Balanced Wellness has offered acupuncture services to the Chicago area for more than a decade. All acupuncturists at the Chicago Loop wellness center are board certified, licensed and experienced in treating infertility, digestive issues, facial rejuvenation, stress, and pain problems. In addition to acupuncture, the health center takes a holistic approach to treatment with complimentary options, such as bodywork, heat therapy, electro-stimulation, and herbal therapy.

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Aligned Modern Health is a group of Chicago acupuncture clinics, with 11 locations including Streeterville, Park Ridge, Southport, South Loop, River North, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, West Loop, Jackson, and Wicker Park. All centers provide chiropractic care, massage therapy, and clinical nutrition, as well as acupuncture. Additionally, Chicagoans looking for a holistic fitness program can take advantage of Aligned Modern Health’s classes in yoga and Pilates, intended for students of various skill levels.

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Alpha Acupuncture is the private practice of Dr. Marcia Steingraber, a Chicago acupuncturist. Dr. Steingraber graduated from the Pacific College of Medicine in 2008, and then went on to multiple diplomas from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in herbology, biomedicine, acupuncture, and point location.

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Alternative Health Group, LLC, is an Oriental medicine clinic with patients from all over Chicagoland. Dr. Timothy I. Suh, who serves as the Clinic Director, earned his doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Later, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine granted him board certification in Acupuncture as well as Oriental Medicine.

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Balance Health + Wellness opened in Chicago 1994, under the name “Chiropractic Health Resources.” Massage therapist Richard Bryan, who has owned and led the clinic since its inception, now works alongside a large team of qualified Oriental medicine practitioners. Among them are trained, licensed, and experienced acupuncturists.

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Be Well is the private practice of Janice Scott Staron, a Windy City native and a licensed Chicago acupuncture specialist. Ms. Scott attended a four-year Traditional Chinese Medicine education program before entering into private practice. She focuses especially on addressing women’s health issues and providing pregnancy support. Ms. Scott is a member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, as well as the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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Dr. Larisa Turin, the founder and owner of Chicago Acupuncture, is a formidably experienced medical practitioner, having worked in the profession for more than four decades. After graduating from the First Moscow Medical Academy, in Russia, Dr. Turin spent five years working as an M.D. in China and Mongolia. During that time she learned the techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including acupuncture.

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Chicago Holistic Medicine is an Oriental medicinal clinic that helps patients from all over the Windy City. Licensed acupuncturist Robert Wallace uses acupuncture as well as massage therapy, herbal medicine, and nutritional counseling to resolve a range of health issues. These include arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic pain. Additionally, Wallace can support patients who are undergoing cancer treatment.

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Iris Zhao and Gram Pommerehn, who jointly own Chicago InHealth Center, are licensed and board-certified Chiropractic Physicians. Of the two, only Dr. Zhao practices acupuncture. She is formally trained and experienced in Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapies, including not just acupuncture but also cupping, guasha, and moxa. She has devoted her professional life to helping people who suffer from chronic pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia, menstrual irregularities, gastrointestinal issues, fatigue, and other conditions.

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Founded in Wicker Park in 2009, Division Chiropractic and Acupuncture has a team of chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists. The staff’s licensed acupuncture practitioners are Michelle Young, Samara Reigh, and Cassie Devine. All three are board-certified, meaning that each has received a diploma from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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Eastland Acupuncture Chicago is a local wellness center with two qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners on its staff. Yevgeny Zakusilo and Monica Rousey-Schuldt provide their services to Chicagoans suffering from anxiety, depression, allergies, hypertension, constipation, erectile dysfunction, urinary tract infections, and a host of other ailments. Dr. Zakusilo earned his M.D. in 1986, while he was still living in Russia, and then in 1987 he received acupunctural certification from the Institute for Advanced Medical Training, in St. Petersburg.

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For the past two decades, the GreenMedChicago team has worked on behalf of local residents suffering from digestive problems, depression, fatigue, and diverse pain syndromes that include headaches, neck pain, and back pain. Leading the team of acupuncturists and chiropractors is Elizabeth A. Davis, a board licensed chiropractor who received her Doctor of Chiropractic from the National College of Chiropractic as well as additional training at the Midwest College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and National University of Health Sciences.

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Healing Foundations is an alternative healthcare office in Roscoe Village, where patients from Chicago and the surrounding areas come for acupuncture and other Oriental medicine treatments. Lisa Alvarez and Rebecca Christy Gemperle, the co-owners of Healing Foundations, are licensed, board-certified acupuncturists. They work alongside four other professionals, who are experienced in techniques such as Reiki, massage therapy, craniosacral therapy, and pediatric acutherapy.

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Jennifer Dubowsky is a Chicago acupuncturist who also provides patients from all over the Cook County area with a range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) services. Ms. Dubowsky, who has been practicing locally since 2002, received a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois in Chicago, and a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College. Having received a diploma from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Ms. Dubowsky is a board-certified specialist.

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Magnolia House, in Chicago, is the private practice of licensed acupuncturist Claire Mooney. Ms. Mooney, who also has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition, provides patients with three service packages to choose from, beginning at $40 for a no-commitment initial appointment, which is an ideal choice for patients who are completely new to acupuncture and want to try it before they commit more fully.

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Mark Reese, who serves as the Director of the Northside Holistic Center, has practiced in the field of alternative medicine for more than 15 years. A graduate of the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Mr. Reese now serves on the faculty at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and has served on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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Pain Therapy Associates, located in Schaumberg since 1982, focuses on helping people in the Chicago area who are suffering from chronic pain disorders by combining Western and Oriental methods of pain relief. Patients come to Pain Therapy Associates for arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetic neuropathy, and migraines, among other painful illnesses. Dr. Carey B. Dachman, the practice’s owner, is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Academy of Pain Management, and the American Board of Rheumatology. His multidisciplinary team of physicians includes lead acupuncturist Kara Canga-Arguelles, who is licensed and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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For more than 18 years, Source Healing in Chicago, Illinois, has been providing acupuncture and holistic health services throughout the metropolitan Chicago area, including Winnetka and River North. It focuses on treating pain- and stress-related conditions and women's fertility and health. Its main services include acupuncture, neuromuscular bodywork, and traditional Chinese medicine. Source Healing treats migraines, joint and back pain, sports-related injuries, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. It also offers holistic treatment of postpartum conditions, menstrual irregularities, IBS, and acid reflux.

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At Southport Wellness, a Chicago wellness clinic, Dr. Christopher Wolcott leads a team of trained, experienced pain management professionals. Dr. Wolcott’s three colleagues are licensed massage therapists who focus on assisting expecting mothers, athletes, and oncology patients. Dr. Wolcott, who received his chiropractic doctorate from the National University of Health Sciences, is also a fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

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Urban Acupuncture is a Chicago wellness center, using acupuncture methods to mitigate patients’ arthritis, PTSD, anxiety, chronic pain, and other problems. Kyla Boles is the licensed acupuncturist who owns and operates the practice. She has received a Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Additionally, Ms. Boles trains continually to learn new holistic procedures, including cosmetic acupuncture and nutritional counseling.

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At West Meets East Acupuncture, Kathy Hanold provides residents of the greater Chicagoland community with holistic solutions for a range of physical and emotional conditions. In addition to being a Registered Nurse (RN) who has practiced at Western hospitals, Ms. Hanold has earned certification from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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