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Chronic Fatigue? Fibromyalgia? Actually you might have Chronic Lyme Disease

2018-07-11T12:04:39+00:00 July 11th, 2018|

Again Lyme disease is in the news. It is summer time, so of course more folks are outside, camping, hiking and vacationing. And yes, the midwest has a lot of ticks, and a lot of Lyme, even though the disease is more often associated with the East coast. But know that Lyme disease is found in [...]

Psycho-emotional Acupuncture – Integrate to Heal Body and Mind

2018-06-08T21:19:58+00:00 June 8th, 2018|

I’m saddened this week by the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Even though I had no personal connection to either, I feel for their families and friends who loved them. I also have mental illness in my family,  suffer from depression and anxiety myself and I’ve experienced trauma.  I’ve found relief by using [...]

Your Immune System and the Weather

2018-05-21T15:58:13+00:00 May 21st, 2018|

Technically it is spring here in Chicago. However the weather this year cannot make up its mind. Some days are windy and cool, other days are just downright cold and rainy (like today), some days hot (although pretty rarely these days), and the plants are bursting with blooms and pollen, even when it is 50 [...]

PMS no more!

2017-12-04T11:27:36+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

This is a topic I feel very passionately about. Women, you don't have to suffer any more. I have always been interested in health, even before I became an acupuncturist. My mother wanted to be a physician but because of financial constraints (and to be honest, gender biases) ended up studying microbiology, and owned her [...]

Acupuncture for Athletes – Enhancing Healing and Performance

2017-10-02T13:16:12+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

It's October in Chicago! Not only are leaves changing color and falling but October also brings the Chicago Marathon. This year it's on October 8th  (just around the corner).  Like most years, I have many patients who are running the marathon and I've helped them as they trained to maximize health and minimize injury. I really [...]

Chronic or Acute – We’ve Got Back Pain Solutions

2017-09-27T11:52:34+00:00 September 27th, 2017|

Many people seek acupuncture for help with back pain. It is one of the most common ailments I treat and I love to see these patients. Why? Because they respond very well to acupuncture treatment and it is very very gratifying as a practitioner to have patients report dramatic improvements after treatment. And by dramatic, [...]

Tips and Tools to Enhance Male Fertility

2017-08-31T16:17:41+00:00 August 31st, 2017|

Women are usually the main focus of fertility treatment. This makes sense, in a way, as women have a monthly menstrual cycle which is not only complex but she may realize that there are issues with an aspect of the cycle (maybe late ovulation, or lack of clear signs of ovulation, or painful periods or PMS) [...]