At Complete Chiropractic & Rehab, Dr. Nick Mendez, D.C., searches for the underlying causes of illness and alleviates spinal pain using traditional chiropractic techniques. He and his staff work to treat a wide range of disorders, ranging from allergies and asthma to sciatica, pinched nerves, and lower-back pain.
The trained practitioners at A Center for Oriental Medicine treat bodily ailments from generalized pain to stubborn winter flus with treatments derived from ancient eastern healing practices. The team includes two published authors trained and certified in China and the United States—one of them the president emeritus of the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the other a fertility acupuncturist whose work has been featured on Fox Thing in the Morning and CBS Evening News with Dan Rather —and an expert reiki acupuncturist. The staff brings multiple specialties to the North Shore clinic, treating everything from fertility problems and depression to elder-care-related issues with a blend of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and counseling.
The traditional Chinese-medicine experts at Apricot Grove believe that overall health is reflected in your everyday interactions and experiences. By bringing positive change to your lifestyle, your health and improves, and vice versa. So between the center's cozy taupe walls, clients can experience the healing effects of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and massage, which work to correct physical ailments and boost overall wellness. These treatments can help relieve pain and stress while enhancing the immune system and and improving sleep, so that every night is filled with at least one dream about a friendly talking dog.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patients at the core of their efforts. Though the centers are spread the country, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, the company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and education. This approach doesn't just assuage painful symptoms—it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.
Located in Evanston’s Main Street shopping district, Acupuncture Access is the brainchild of certified acupuncturist Bonny Rhoads, who wants to make the healing powers of acupuncture available and accessible to everyone. In this soothing clinic, she offers community group acupuncture on a sliding scale, as well as private acupuncture sessions. She treats everything from allergies and insomnia to chronic pain, migraines, and arthritis. She also performs cupping and massage sessions, as well as treatments using Chinese herbal medicine.
At Health in Harmony Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Andrea Mursu practices what she preaches. She believes in the healing power of nutrition and staying active, and she demonstrated the results of her own good nutrition and physical fitness by completing the Las Vegas Half Marathon and the Chicago Marathon in 2009. She passionately shares her knowledge of natural wellness with her clients—many of whom are athletes—through nutrition advice and a full range of hands-on chiropractic treatments, such as massages and spinal adjustments.