Acupuncture Healing Center

Acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage in Chicago

  • 239 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616
  • 312-889-1239
  • nbhacupuncture239@gmail.com

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Herbs

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Traditional Chinese medicine is actually a comprehensive healthcare system and has been developed through a series of many studies and experiments just like modern western medicine. It utilizes natural herbs and other modalities to treat illnesses.

Basic Principles of TCM

  1. Chinese medicine sees illness as pattern of disharmony of body’s internal organ function & the energetic flow of your body’s natural processes. Your body’s natural state is health.  
  2. Disease occurs when it’s energy is disrupted & functions of these organs, such as the spleen, liver, kidneys, become imbalanced. 
  3. TCM uses herbs and other methods to balance the organs of the body, so that the body’s internal organs can harmonized resulting in health.

How it can help you

  • Our practitioners understand that every individual experiences illness as a result of their unique pattern of disharmony. 
  • They will evaluate your pulse, tongue, general appearance for signs of any internal imbalances and ask questions about your diet and general lifestyle. 
  • Using this information, they will formulate a treatment protocol, a custom herbal formula consisting of raw herbs and recommend other herbs/supplements you will take to treat your problem.

Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is a treatment method under the branch of TCM in which thin, filiform (hair-like thickness) needles are inserted into the skin to stimulate various points on the body’s meridian channel (經絡; pinyin: jīngluò)

Basic Principles of Acupuncture

  1. These points lie in conjunction with the meridian channels through the body which exist in a similar fashion as the lymphatic, circulatory, endocrine, & nervous system. 
  2. Each channel has an associated organ & function. 
  3. When these channels have obstruction in their flow, disease will manifest from this disharmony. 
  4. When we stimulate these channels, these channels will be unblocked to promote the organ’s function to facilitate your body’s own natural healing mechanisms. 

How it can help you

  • Acupuncture stimulates the points on the body, which in turn stimulates the nervous system to activate natural healing function of the body.
  • Affected organs, muscles, and tissues will have improved circulation, decreased inflammation, and improved function.
  • You will likely experience a feeling of relaxation, harmony, rebalancing, and peace much like meditation. 
  • Some patients report to get better in between 3-5 treatments. Results vary depending of the cause and severity of your issue.

Asian Bodywork Therapy (acupressure)

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Asian Bodywork Therapy is also known as acupressure therapy or Tui Na. ABT is similar to massage and is often used to treat musculoskeletal disorders like back pain, sciatica, scoliosis, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, neck pain, and migraines.

Basic Principles of Asian Bodywork Therapy

  1. When you exert force through motion, your muscles and skeletal structure are absorb the pressure.
  2. As the amount of effort you exert accumulates, your body begins to develop  blockages and inflammation as observed with muscle strains, pain, spinal stiffness, spasms, and even numbness of certain areas.
  3. Acupressure is used to help decrease pain while treating affected areas and effectively restore their function.

How it can help you

  •  Acupressure (Tui Na) is a form of manual therapy in which pressure is applied to points on the body that coincide with meridian channels. 
  • Stimulation of these points help activate the nervous system to release natural pain-reducing endorphins.
  •  Manual pressure helps to release muscle tension by training the muscle fibers to relax and help loosen scar tissue.
  • Acupressure therapy also helps drain lymph and improve circulation which decreases inflammation and helps to repair tissues.. 
  • Our specialists are trained in China and also have techniques to treat internal disorders such as fibroids, constipation, and post-stroke paralysis, and even sleeping problems.

Chiropractic Therapy

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Chiropractic is a branch of alternative medicine which seeks to diagnose and treat unverified mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. 

Basic Principles of Chiropractic

  1. Much like TCM’s  philosophy of the body, chiropractic medicine sees that a healthy body has structural integrity of muscles, skeletal system, and nervous system. 
  2. When any of these bodily systems become impaired through vertebral sublaxation & dysfunction of soft tissues, the body’s nervous system is impaired leading to pain. Because the nervous system’s flow is interrupted, these impairments also interfere with body’s natural healing mechanisms. 
  3. Once your body’s pathology is understood, the chiropractor will apply adjustments and other treatment methods to restore structural integrity. 
  4. Once it is restored, the body can naturally heal itself, and pain will decrease naturally from each adjustment. 
  5. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, especially spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), manipulations of other joints and soft tissues.

How it can help you

  •  Adjustments can help put bones and spinal joints in proper alignment. This allows Qi to flow properly, circulation to reach the whole body, and also improve connections made by the nervous system.
  • A body in proper alignment can facilitate self-healing mechanisms
  • You should see improvement in posture and along with it a decrease in pain