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.

Summer Solstice

During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing.

According to five element theory, during the

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IBS: Relief with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help.

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Acupuncture: Not Just Needles

Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy.

First of all, the practice of Chinese medicine starts with a diagnosis. The practitioner asks many questions to build a history; this includes

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