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Meet Your Acupuncturists & Staff

Christina Dwyer

Christina Dwyer graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine as Valedictorian with a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She received her Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Science from Marquette University. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Chinese herbology and acupuncture. Her four-year masters program included over 3,000 hours of study and over 1,000 hours of clinical internship. She has treated a number of health ailments ranging from fertility and pregnancy related complaints, women’s health issues, musculoskeletal disorders, migraines headaches, pain management, digestive issues, weight management, and psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety.

Christina has developed a deep appreciation for the profound effect Chinese Medicine can have on the physical body, as well as the mind and spirit. With a foundation of Chinese Medicine, addressing diet, lifestyle, exercise, and emotional well-being, these key components can achieve optimal health and balance.

Iva is passionate for providing quality patient centered care as an assistant at Eastern Vitality and in other healthcare settings. Her welcoming personality brings a sense of comfort and positivity to the office. She is passionate about helping others through her work and is currently pursuing a degree in nursing at Chamberlain University. Along with maintaining many office responsibilities, she regularly volunteers at local hospitals. In her spare time Iva loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.

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Kelly Lyons

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Kelly is a native Chicagoan, licensed and practicing acupuncture in Illinois since 2009. She graduated from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. She has a B.S. in Nutrition and an M.S. in Chinese Medicine.

She is a general practitioner, whose specialty is helping each client identify and meet their unique health goals. She spent the last 10 years honing her skills in the field of reproductive healthcare, pain management, orthopedics, and employs a food as medicine approach to nutrition.

Kelly has spent more than 20 years devoted to her meditation and lifestyle practices. She is married, with two kids, living locally, and excited to support the Park Ridge and surrounding communities with her skills, at Eastern Vitality Acupuncture.