National University's Whole Health Center in Lombard offers you a comprehensive acupuncture and oriental medicine clinic. While our chiropractic care has always included basic forms of acupuncture under select conditions, you can now receive care from degreed specialists and their interns (who are earning master's degrees) in these ancient and effective healing arts.
The vital energy on which acupuncture principles are based is
called qi (pronounced "chee"). Qi circulates in the body along
channels called meridians. Acupuncture therapy, a procedure that
places thin, sterile needles into specific points along the
meridians, helps regulate the body's natural energy flow. This
therapy alleviates energy blockages and allows the body to regain a
state of balance.
When qi is strong and flowing as it should, physical, mental and spiritual health and well-being flourish. Achieving this balance and harmony within the body is the main goal of the acupuncturist or oriental medical physician.
Acupuncture is a safe, gentle, drug-free therapy that has been used successfully for over two thousand years. Only sterile, disposable needles are used, and most patients feel slight to no discomfort when they are inserted. Acupuncture may be used along with other types of medical care, and can be helpful for people of all ages.
The World Health Organization recognizes more than 300 diseases and illnesses that acupuncture and oriental medicine can effectively treat and/or prevent, including:
If you've never experienced the benefits of acupuncture before, schedule an appointment today with our acupuncture and oriental medicine clinicians at our Whole Health Center in Lombard. If you are visiting one of our other Centers, you can explore acupuncture treatment options with a chiropractic physician or intern certified to administer acupuncture therapy. If you are a current patient interested in trying acupuncture therapy for wellness or to address specific health concerns, you can ask your current National University clinician about integrating acupuncture into your treatment plan.