Acupuncture In Park Ridge, IL

Christina Guthrie L.Ac., MSTOM, Dipl. OM.

 

Vitality can be described as the state of being strong, energetic, and full of life! In order to for us to live a life full of vitality, our bodies and minds must remain in balance. However, there are many limitations to this due to our fast paced or poor lifestyles habits, dietary choices, sickness, or chronic stress to name a few.  All of these factors can cause imbalances that eventually manifest as symptoms progressing into disease. This is where acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine shines!

At Eastern Vitality, our goal is to help you reach your optimal level of health and restore your body’s natural healing abilities by treating the whole person. Using modalities from Traditional Chinese Medicine, you are given customized treatment plans and the highest standard of holistic care to support you on your journey to wellness and balance.

Our therapeutic services include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Eastern nutritional counseling, moxabustion, cupping, gua sha, and electro-acupuncture.

The Shen Mind Connection

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at things differently and while it may be a little confusing, there is usually some common ground that can be found upon examination and explanation. One such area is the idea of the mind. The mind in Traditional Chinese Medicine is commonly referred to as the shen.

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Physical Aspects Related to The Lungs

In the world of Traditional Chinese medicine, the lung is probably the organ whose TCM functions overlap the most with its Western functions. Respiration, the immune system and the skin are all systems heavily influenced by the lung, both in acupuncture and in Western medicine.

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Mental and Emotional Aspects of the Lungs

As an acupuncturist, I am constantly assessing. Before my patients answer a single question, I am taking in cues as to what types of imbalances might be going on. In five-element acupuncture, the five major organ systems are the kidney, liver, lung, heart and spleen. When any of these systems are out of balance, certain physical, mental and

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