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Acupuncture

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Acupuncture has been practiced for over 3,000 years in Asia.

As an ideal adjunct to chiropractic care, we use acupuncture when we see health problems that seem caused by disruption to energy pathways in your body called meridians. This centuries-old healing procedure focuses on the integrity of bodily systems, not specific conditions.

What About the Needles?

The most common question we get is about the needles we use. Most people have encountered hypodermic needles and sewing needles. Both types are gigantic compared to the ones we use. In fact, five of our needles could easily fit inside a hypodermic needle!

Feels Great

When we first insert these ultra-fine, sterile needles at special energy points on your body, most people report a small prick, like a mosquito bite. When there is discomfort it is usually created by vivid imaginations, not our needles!

How Does it Work?

No one knows for sure. We just know it does. Perhaps the best way to think about acupuncture is to imagine rivers of energy throughout your body, organized by meridians.

These meridians can experience a “log jam” and energy flow is restricted. The needles help loosen the logjam and allow energy to circulate properly.

Acupuncture visits can take up to 15-20 minutes.

Most people experience a variety of post-session feelings, which range from energized to a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

 

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Meet Our Acupuncturist

Samantha Lee, MSOM, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac,

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Samantha Lee, MSOM, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac

Samantha represents the second generation of Traditional Chinese Medicine in her family. Following her father’s footsteps, Samantha has completed extensive studies in the U.S. and China and loves to educate patients on the importance of holistic and safe approach to health and well being through Oriental Medicine.

Licensed and Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and certified through the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Samantha graduated with honors at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, one of the nation’s oldest and prestigious colleges of its kind. While completing her Master of Science degree at Midwest College, Samantha was a research intern and senior acupuncturist for the Weight Loss Research Study approved and funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). She has also completed advanced training at the Guangzhou University of TCM in Guangdong Province, China, with an internship at the University’s teaching hospital.

With a background in Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago and experience working with physicians, Samantha is able to integrate Eastern therapies to remedy Western disorders to bring each patient to whole health and vitality.

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