September 19, 2013
Whether you have headaches, sneezing, stuffy nose, allergies, itchy eyes, cough or general achiness….these can all be exhausting and debilitating. A GREAT way to feel better fast and stay better is acupuncture and herbal medicine. We have a full herbal pharmacy that has everything from natural antibiotics to immune boosters and other tonics to alleviate your ailments. We literally have thousands of herbal remedies we can uniquely combine to your ailments.
Determining whether it is a cold, allergies or flu are easy for us with eastern medicine. Water metabolism is extremely important to us as a whole and unlike so many years in the past our seasons are changing . Fall is more wet, winter more dry and well spring what spring and summers a lot cooler. Whatever the reason for this our traditional way of treating has changed. I see many more traditional spring disorders in the fall and winter. So, no, you are not nuts that your allergies now seem to be in the fall and or spring now. When in years past you had symptoms only in the spring. And for many people allergies are becoming year round. I can honestly say I have successfully treated allergies an uncountable amount of times. The treatments are usually a series of 8-16 treatments depending on how long your body takes to and maintains it’s changes. Later on you may need to come in for a little tune up just before the season or right when you feel an issue arising. This will insure you do not have any ailments throughout the season. My goal is to get you healthier faster and to maintain that wellness. I do not want you to be dependent on me forever. This is why I talk to you about diet and nutrition. We want you to be informed and knowledgable on what you should and should not eat on a daily basis. If you or anyone you know if suffering from allergies or chronic respiratory distress or asthma, please have them call us!
Once again, Thank you for ALL your kind referrals! We would not have the busy practice we have with out YOU!
Just a Friendly Reminder: Kindly notify us 24 hours in advance of cancellations or reschedules. We understand that emergencies do happen and would be more than happy to accommodate you. However, our schedules are very full and our ability to fit other patients in is very limited. In order to allow others an opportunity to receive treatment, please give us 24 hours notice. Thanks! -Healthy Body Healthy Mind
Petra, David and Elizabeth
Categories: Anxiety & Stress, Auto Immune Disorders, Health Care, allergies.
August 31, 2013
Every day we receive calls from both patients and their loved ones wondering if we treat back pain in our office. My answer is always yes, daily. We have seen a very large influx of back pain patients in the last few weeks most have back pain with or without hip pain, and many have fascial pain (plantar fasciitis) in their feet also. This can be quite debilitating. However, we have had great success treating all of these pains with 100% recovering in a very short time in our clinic. The best results are with consistent treatments close together over a couple week period. Though this can be longer or quicker depending on how long the pain has been going on. Be consistent with your treatments and you will get better faster. My goal is to get you better faster to relieve your pain, not see you for months or even years on end. Patients who see the best results are our best advertisement. In fact these patients are our only advertisement. Missed appointments and inconsistent appointments will only draw your healing time out further which in a bind for time can work, though you will not see the quickest results. We treat hip and back pain with acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine and physical therapy adjusting each treating uniquely for each patient to conform to whatever they may need. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. If finances are an issue, we also have a full herbal pharmacy in which you are able to find a good formula or linament to help reduce inflammation and relieve the pain.
Categories: Chronic Pain, Health Care, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy.
August 30, 2013
We would like to welcome our new massage therapist and esthetician, Elizabeth Broustis. Elizabeth has over 25 years experience in the health and wellness field. She is my personal go to massage therapist and I highly recommend her!
The massages and body treatments she is well versed in are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Raindrop, Hot Stone, Herbal Wraps, Salt Glow as well as energy work.
Her Facials include natural products that combine perfect with facial rejuvenation acupuncture and reflexology.
Categories: Anxiety & Stress, Chronic Pain, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Fertility, Health Care, Physical Therapy.
May 28, 2013
This year seasonal allergies seem to be lingering on longer than in years past. Our odd weather and huge temperature fluctuations have been sending many people on a physical and emotional roller coaster. The pain and discomfort accompanied by the congestion, sneezing, aches, pain, cough and fatigue is easy to fix. Yes, easy! We carry a HUGE variety of individually designed herbal and homeopathic formulas for your specific ailments. Acupuncture is also a huge help in regaining your life back. Why live in a hazy congestion cloud and feel awful when a few acupuncture treatments and herbal home care will get you feeling like yourself again. The number of treatments varies per patient. We usually suggest 3 times per week for the first 1-2 weeks, then as needed if needed. Many people feel better after just a couple treatments. Our goal is to get you better, as soon as possible, not linger your ailments on for months. Our patients referrals is over 90% of our business.
Categories: Health Care, Uncategorized, allergies.
October 23, 2012
What do all these ailments have in common? Honestly, Living in Chicagoland these are some of the most common ailment sI see every fall. Though, this year in particular these ailments seem to be much more common. Or perhaps it is more acceptable in society today to seek alternative medicine for these. I have found acupuncture quite successful in treating depression and anxiety- which often go hand in hand together. Whether you are feeling gloomy and unmotivated or anxious and having panic attacks acupuncture and herb medicine work well in you getting your life back under control. This will help you obtain the motivation you need to work out, clean and feel healthy and well enough to work and go about daily activities.
Chronic pain whether in the muscles or joints is an easy fix with acupuncture. In some instances whether is has been going on for many years it can take a little longer to treat or you may need herbal medicine also. However, acupuncture works well and often quickly in resolving pain, increasing circulation and allowing you to obtain more mobility for everyday activities that can be decreased with a change in weather. I often see patients who can hardly walk into the office walk out pain free. Results can vary depending on your body and it’s healthy process.
Please heck back tomorrow for more info on allergies (skin and seasonal) and the common cold and how acupuncture and herbal medicine can help resolve issues you may have.
September 11, 2012
Check out this recent article on NBCNews about acupuncture.
June 19, 2012
Yes, the air conditioner is a wonderful invention for humans when the temperature outside is nearing 100 degrees. However, every summer I see an influx of patients coming in with pain in their shoulders, neck, back, and hands. Quite often these pains can simply be alleviated by simply drinking more water. If you are hot and sweating your body is depleting of water. Which many think is good, because they are “losing weight”. However, you are actually depleting you body of it’s ability to perform normal everyday functions. Your body is made up of at least 70% water. This water allows you r body to conduct electricity and function properly. When you are not drinking water you body begins to literally dry out and causes body aches, headaches, pain and in extreme conditions death.
Besides water to help cool off. Most people in the western world use some type of air conditioning or fan to aid in cooling. This is the most common cause of pain I see in my clinic each summer. If you are sleeping with a fan blowing on you STOP! If you and your partner argue over room temperature and you have no other choice. Put a light shirt on the cover you exposed joints. The fan or air conditioning vent (even in your car) can blow cold air (“wind”) into your body and cause pain and discomfort. Acupuncture, Infrared therapy, physical therapy and herbal topical and internal treatments work quite well at alleviating the pain and healing your body much quicker! The best therapy for you would have to access by coming into our office for treatment. Feel free to give us a call.
Categories: Chronic Pain, Health Care, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy.
March 27, 2012
Just attended a new seminar over the weekend focusing on the pelvic floor and it’s relationship to sacroiliac pain (lowest part of your back where you can see a dimple on either side), low back pain, pubic bone pain and of course, issues related to the pelvic floor. If you’ve been struggling with sacroiliac and or low back pain, you may have issues related to the pelvic floor that oftentimes can be addressed with proper exercises to target specific postural patterns, which are different on the left and right sides of the body.
Stay tuned for more info!
In the meantime, call or email us with any questions….847-722-8704.
Categories: Chronic Pain, Physical Therapy.
March 26, 2012
We are now offering Cold Laser Therapy as part of our Physical Therapy treatments or as a standalone treatment.
Common uses for Cold Laser Therapy:
1. PAIN!…..e.g. back, neck, myofascial, foot, knee, hip, leg, shoulder, headaches, migraines, plantar fasciitis, sports injuries, tendonitis, TMJ, disc degeneration, arthritis, Fibromyalgia, heel spurs, carpal tunnel syndrome….
2. INFLAMMATION & SWELLING
3. TRIGGER POINTS
4. LASER ACUPUNCTURE – for those who are needle shy or contraindicated for needling.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO or CALL US at 847-722-8704.
Categories: Chronic Pain, Physical Therapy.
February 26, 2012
This year we have had a very mild winter here in Chicago. However, with the mild weather comes many more viruses and bacterial infections. The cold below zero “normal” Chicago winter weather kills off all the “germs” we have been seeing run rampant this year. The result for us are lingering and deep seeded illnesses.
This year I have been seeing a profound increase in the amount of viral and some bacterial infections. Many of the above title assembled together into one horrible illness or in small separate ilnesses. However, the catch is to not only boost your immune system, but also heal your body and release the viral and bacteria from your body.
Acupuncture and herbal treatments directly individualize your treatment for you to get better the fastest and most successful way possible. We have been seeing antibiotics have very little affect on this seasons ailments, resulting in more gi related issues after 3 weeks of unsuccessful z-pac use.
Whether your illness is a bacterial or viral infection, we are able to successfully treat both without the sides effects many medications can have on your body. Our herbal pharmacy literally has over 100 different formulas for the above illness. We are able to individualize each of these formulas to address your specific ailments. We also have a full supplemental pharmacy that we personally and professionally have found to be the MOST successful high quality supplements available.
If you or someone you know or love has been ill or is feeling “not right” please feel free to call us to set up an appointment. Though we cannot diagnose over the phone we would love to help them get better as quickly and successfully as possible.
Categories: Auto Immune Disorders, Health Care, Pediatrics.