1500 Waukegan Rd, #210
Glenview IL 60025

224-616-3355

The Flu & You – How Can TCM Help?

Chinese medicinal clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture as a preventative approach to colds and flu can reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the duration of the illness. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work by rebalancing the body’s systems, regulating the body’s healing energies, and enhancing the immune system.

Even though germs, bacteria, and viruses are everywhere—in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink—according to Chinese medical theory, they do not cause disease. Illness occurs when our Wei Qi and our meridian organ systems are weak and out of balance. When this occurs it creates a hospitable for germs, bacteria, and viruses to thrive, leading to a cold, the flu, or worse. continue reading »

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COVID-19: We’re open with new guidelines

Dear Friends and Patients,

We’ve re-opened our doors and have implemented procedures to provide as safe an environment as possible.

Here is what we are doing to keep our patients safe:

  • We are following state mandated guidelines of social distancing, sanitizing and wearing of masks.
  • We will be performing deep sanitizing before, after, and in between patient visits.
  • We require that ALL patients wear masks.
  • We will close the waiting area temporarily and schedule patients appropriately in order to support social distancing.
  • We are implementing a contactless payment system.  Upon creation of an appointment, you will receive an email with payment information.  Please pay prior to coming to the office.
  • INSURANCE:  We are in network with United Healthcare and BCBSIL.  Please call the office with your insurance information and we will check coverage for you.

If you are not feeling well, for any reason, please cancel your appointment.

Our office hours for the remainder of the month of May:

Tuesday through Friday from 10-4.

Please schedule your appointment on our website at www.CKFAcupuncture.com/schedule or call the office at 224-616-3355

Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing you again!

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Meridian Point: Large Intestine 4

Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential acupoints in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and thumb bones part. This area of the hand is often described as “valley like” hence the name converging valley. continue reading »

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Germ Theory: 101

Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t?
Viruses, germs, and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, but not all of them are bad or harmful.

Think of the immune system as your body’s security detail. The cells, tissues, and organs that comprise it help repel foreign invaders like harmful bacteria, parasites and other microbes that can cause infections. Disorders of the immune system range from everyday annoyances like mild seasonal allergies to serious illnesses like leukemia. Stress, lack of sleep and other common conditions can contribute to a weakened immune system, which can make you vulnerable to infections. continue reading »

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Acupuncture: The Original Biohack for Migraines

Having recurring migraines is similar to parenting a temperamental toddler. When they go from being annoying to actively disruptive and mildly infuriating, there is often little one can do but grit your teeth and persevere. The helpful suggestions for managing this occurrence involved a mixture of expert opinion, anecdotal hearsay, individual tinkering and a big dose of patience. So where does acupuncture fit into this picture? continue reading »

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