Doctors Melissa Ryan, Ronald Masukawa, and Susan Crowe are the talented physicians behind Midwest Wellness Health Center, which has been providing holistic healthcare to McHenry County for more than 15 years. Dr. Ryan brings an expansive background of sports injuries and applied kinesiology to all of her chiropractic and acupuncture sessions. Throughout her career, she has found success utilizing acupuncture on a diverse client base, treating them for conditions such as stress relief, weight loss, insomnia, headaches, and cancer pain. Dr. Ryan's sports rehabilitative work complements Dr. Masukawa's in-depth knowledge of women's health and his focus on fertility. Dr. Crowe's family-practice specialization and psychology degree to create a rock-solid team ready to tackle any malady. Their expertise in holistic treatments allows Midwest Wellness Health Center to treat not just individual problems, but the whole patient. Patients of the facility can request acupuncture or individualized nutritional counseling or seek general chiropractic care.
Janine Jozwiak has hired a team of licensed acupuncturists, massage therapists, and Chinese-herbal-medicine experts to treat an eclectic list of ills since 2007, though her experience began somewhat earlier. In 2002 she decided to augment her bachelor’s degree in applied psychology with a three-year master’s in acupuncture, during which she discovered the world of traditional Chinese medicine. Today, she is a reiki master, a certified clinical medical thermographic technician, and a practitioner of a 2,500-year-old form of acupuncture. Her staff at Nature’s Balance Acupuncture maintains an arsenal of infrared saunas, ion cleanse foot baths, and Delta Pulse technology to find holistic and drug-free methods to ease stress and boost overall health.
Calming music wafts through Northwest Acupuncture's soothing, gently-lit confines, in which licensed acupuncturist Craig Jadown infuses well-being with holistic practices and Chinese herbal therapies. The clinic seeks to exorcize tension and chronic pain with a variety of Eastern techniques as potent as homemade jellybeans for each patient with a personalized consultation. Delve into the wisdom of time-tested treatments as 10–20 slender, flexible needles—designed to be largely painless—tap into sub-dermal deposits of personal energy. The single-use needles are left in place for up to 45 minutes, while patients relax beneath scented eye pillows that bestow the serenity of a lullaby sung by a panda. The acupuncturist may then recommend herbal supplements, lifestyle changes, or further sessions, as each individual requires.
At Movement Health & Rehab, Doctors of Chiropractic Seunghan Lim and David Fish draw on their wide-ranging specialties—which include acupuncture, adjustments, and nutritional consultations—in order to correct chronic back pain, sciatica, and more. Dr. Lim can also approach patients' health issues through functional medicine, which seeks to treat the underlying biochemical causes of symptoms.
After training under grand masters from Korea, China, and Japan, third-generation acupuncturist Kwan Chong of Holistic Acupuncture began using the family trade to correct bodily imbalances and ensure holistic well-being for his patients. After 17 years of practicing in Illinois, his discipline continues to alleviate symptoms of arthritis, circulatory problems, and digestive disorders. In addition to microneedles, Chong's treatments also incorporate moxibustion, cupping, and point stimulation to ensure the patient receives the full benefits of his care.
Licensed doctors Tim Erickson, Lori Portnoy, and Eric Eickhorst eschew needle-based acupuncture, instead easing myriad ailments with gentle electrical stimulation, fingertip pressure, and metallic balls. After a consultation to determine the appropriate treatment itinerary, patients receive full spine x-rays and an exam. Next, a brief relief treatment stretches spines to help reduce muscle spasms and aches while preparing patients for International Crabwalk to Work Day. The acupuncture treatment usually lasts fewer than two minutes and helps to attack causes of corporeal discomfort, such as ulcers, abnormal blood pressure, and headaches.