Why Chinese Medicine Is Right For You.

 

Our Mission

If you want to get better but don't want the bandaid fix, you've been given medications but don't want to suffer side effects, Chinese Medicine is the right choice for you. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been around for at least 2,000 years using natural methods to gain maximum results. We believe that your healthcare should be the promotion of health rather than attacking disease, where we look at the root cause of illness rather than chasing down symptoms--this is a system of medicine which treats the whole body rather than its singular parts.

More recently Chinese medicine has been studied and promoted by the World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, the US Army and numerous hospitals across the country including Northwestern Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, The Mayo Clinic, Duke University Medical Center, and more. 

Michelle focuses on treating digestive health, chronic stress and women's health.

Digestion

Digestion and acupuncture work together magically, and you should be happy it does!

Hey, we get it. It's not always fun to talk about digestion, but statistics show that digestive complaints are the number one reason people go to the doctor's office!

Additionally, digestion is one of the most important aspects of health, with new research showing that gut health is one of the biggest indicators for chronic disease, emotional well-being and basically every aspect of health from arthritis, allergies, thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune disease to mental health.

If our digestion is not functioning properly, it can be frustrating, with no end in sight. Many of us remain tied to our Pepto Bismols and Tum's, when in reality they are only doing more harm than good. And our gut flora can be disrupted quite easily from factors such as stress, lack of sleep, overuse of antibiotics, overuse of antacids, poor diet choices and more. In today's time, it remains very difficult, almost impossible, to obtain proper gut health. And as time goes on, we are finding more and more research on the importance of gut health and digestion. You can read more about acupuncture and digestion here.

Women's Health

Acupuncture and herbal medicine have a rich history of treating women's health disorders. From irregular cycles, amenorrhea, endometriosis, PCOS, cramping, PMDD, fibroids to PMS, Chinese medicine is able to help you get back to a pain-free and regular cycled existence.

Early on, Chinese medicine understood the importance of treating diseases specific to women. The famous TCM classic, Huangdi Neijing (The Yellow Emperor's Medicine Classic), written over 200 years ago, described the anatomy, physiology, diagnosis and diseases that were specific to women. Chinese medicine has thousands of years of experience treating women's related health issues and has become one of the premiere systems of healing when it comes to women's health.

A woman's body goes through many different cycles in the course of her lifetime, from puberty to pregnancy to menopause, women go through a lot. Acupuncture and herbs work to restore normal hormonal balance and provide vitality during any stage of the life process.

If you want to learn more about acupuncture and women's health here.

Chronic Stress

Acupuncture has been shown to help mitigate the effects of stress, in fact, it's one of the best modalities we have around to help bring our bodies from a stress response back to a state of rest and relaxation.

Acupuncture is able to stimulate the nervous system and cause the release of neurochemical messenger molecules which promote homeostasis and balance in the body. Acupuncture has also been shown to release endorphins (happy chemicals!), deactivate the "analytical brain", improve stressed induced memory impairment and regulate levels of neurotransmitters and hormones such as serotonin, dopamine and Gabba.

Acupuncture basically turns you into a glob of stress-free happiness and reduces your likelihood of getting chronic disease in the future. Find out more about how stress can negatively affect your health here.

If you are stressed (most likely) and want to find a way to combat its negative effects, email Michelle today to find out your care options. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polk Acupuncture

3166 N Lincoln Ave

Chicago

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Illinois

606578477693312