Cynthia Funai, L. Ac, Dipl. OM, graduated from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. After a career in the pharmaceutical industry, which included both laboratory and sales experience, she realized that there are alternatives to the conventional Western Medical approach to addressing disease. She believes that the mind, body and spirit are integral components in the healing process and complements Western Medicine. She can treat a wide variety of conditions and health issues specializing in pain syndromes, headaches, stress, allergies and women’s health issues.
Cynthia has trained with Dr. Richard Tan and due to its proven clinical effectiveness, uses his Balance Method to treat many issues. She has also studied under Dr Devi Numbudripad, who developed NAET, a technique that eliminates allergies. She strives to build a partnership with her patients through education and patient involvement, thus empowering them to take an active role on their journey to wellness.
She is nationally certified in acupuncture and Chinese Herbals by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
She volunteered for 5 years at the Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook helping cancer patients suffering from the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. She currently is a volunteer with Bodyworks for Vets, providing acupuncture treatments to veterans.