Acupuncture

We Treat

Anxiety & Stress.

Lamya Kamel

Director of Acupuncture, West Loop & River North

  • L.Ac, Dipl. OM, MSTOM, DAOM
  • Doctorate in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts from Scripps College in Chemistry and Physics

We Treat

Infertility

Kate Phillippi

Acupuncturist Streeterville & River North

  • L.Ac, Dipl. OM, MSTOM, DACM, FABORM
  • Doctorate in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts from Otterbein University

We Treat

Inflammation

Lisa Reichert

Acupuncturist Wicker Park

  • L.Ac, Dipl. OM, MSTOM
  • Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy

We Treat

Allergies

Demetrios Bobolos

Acupuncturist South Loop & West Loop

  • L.AC, Dipl. OM, MSTOM, DACM
  • Doctorate in Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Michigan State University

Acupuncture helps your body heal itself

At Aligned Modern Health, we treat every patient as an individual. All of our Acupuncturists have extensive experience in treating a variety of conditions and all hold a Masters or Doctorate degrees in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the top acupuncture schools in the world. Treatment begins after a thorough dialogue discussing your lifestyle, condition, and symptoms. Considering all aspects of your life helps the practitioner see your health in the context of you as a whole person, not just your physical symptoms. Treatment begins on the first visit and many people see immediate improvement.

  • Our Acupuncturists
    • All of our Acupuncturists at Aligned Modern Health hold Masters or Doctorate degrees in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, are nationally board certified and are licensed in the state of Illinois.Their post-graduate education consists of over 3,000 hours of instruction and over 1,000 hours of hands-on clinical experience. In conjunction with their Chinese medicine curriculum, they are also trained in western medical anatomy, physiology and pathology. Our practitioners treat a wide range of conditions, not just musculoskeletal conditions and pain. They have completed extensive specialized studies beyond their degrees in areas such as fertility, weight management, facial rejuvenation, classical herbalism, and psycho-emotional disorders.
  • How does it work
    • Many people ask, how does Acupuncture work? While acupuncture has been scientifically proven effective in treating maladies ranging from pain to seasonal allergies to insomnia, the mechanisms by which it works are still subject to debate and may be described differently, depending on who is answering the question! The simplest answer, from a modern Western medical perspective, is that tiny acupuncture needles (less than 1/10th the size of a sewing needle) inserted into the skin promote blood circulation to targeted areas. This in turn activates your body’s immune and nervous systems, reducing inflammation and releasing endorphins to alleviate pain. Acupuncture is rooted in a history that spans more than 2,000 years, and Eastern-based practitioners would probably describe acupuncture’s effectiveness differently. Acupuncture helps to correct imbalances in the body caused by external factors such as stress, toxins, and injury. Once restored to proper balance, the body can better heal itself.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does it take for acupuncture to work?
    • Benefits are often felt immediately after the first treatment although acupuncture builds on itself as it returns the body to a state of health. As treatment progresses, so too does the length of time that its effects last.
  • How often will I need to come in?
    • Frequency of treatments is dependent on the nature and severity of your condition. Our practitioners are happy to meet with you for a free 15 minute consultation to assess your individual situation and give you a sense of your likely course of treatment.
  • What does acupuncture feel like, does it hurt?
    • Acupuncture needles are sterile and as thin as a human hair. They are used only once then disposed of. Most insertions are completely painless although sometimes patients experience a mild sensation that only lasts a brief moment. Many patients are surprised to find treatments to be very pleasurable, often bringing them into a deep state of relaxation.
  • Is acupuncture covered by insurance?
    • Our Acupuncturists are not currently in network with health insurance companies. If your plan provides coverage for Acupuncture out of network, we are more than happy to verify your coverage details for you and to provide you with all of the documentation needed to submit to your carrier for reimbursement. Patients are always welcome to utilize their flexible spending accounts, healthcare savings accounts, or healthcare reimbursement accounts to pay for acupuncture services. If you have any questions about your coverage, our pricing, or payment for acupuncture please call us. We are more than happy to help!

"Kate, my acupuncturist, is a joy to work with. She listened to my needs and answered any questions that arose. Never have I felt more relaxed. "

- Lauran N

"I went in a bit skeptical for an acupuncture session but came out feeling awesome! My acupuncturist was super knowledgeable, calming and friendly. The place has a clean and comfortable vibe. I am so looking forward to my next appointment. "

- ALI D

   

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