Are you suffering from pain, stress, or other health problems?
Experience the healing power of acupuncture at Wellness First
"Wellness First gave me my life back. I can't thank them enough!"
Linda N., Naperville, IL
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What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a method of healing that has helped millions of people over the course of over 2500 years. It is based on the understanding that the human body is a complex bioelectrical system. This is something that Western science has only recently discovered. Energy, or what is called Chi, circulates to all parts of the body along pathways called meridians. When this movement is blocked or disrupted, pain and illness are the result. Acupuncture rebalances and restores the correct flow of Chi, thereby bringing back health and vitality.
To look at it another way, acupuncture helps the body to heal itself. The human body has a marvelous intrinsic intelligence. If you cut your finger all of the many biological steps that are required to heal the cut happen without you having to direct that process. Acupuncture simply stimulates your body to initiate the healing processes that are already working within it.
What Conditions Do You Treat?
Acupuncture treats more than just pain!
It is an effective treatment for a wide variety of health conditions. According to the World Health Organization, the National Institute for Health, and the testimony of millions of patients worldwide, acupuncture is useful in the treatment of:
Constipation, Crohn's Disease, IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, Ulcers, Heartburn, Indigestion, Diarrhea
Menopause, Menstrual Cramps, Infertility, PMS, Endometriosis, Anemia, Fibroids
Drug and Alcohol Recovery, Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss
Anxiety, Depression, Stress Relief
High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Palpitations
Wrinkles, Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis
Acute and Chronic Pain
Carpal Tunnel, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Migraines, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Sciatica, Tendonitis, Arthritis, Frozen Shoulder, Muscle Strain
Asthma, Bronchitis, Common Cold, Sinusitis, Allergies
Alzheimers, Bell's Palsy, Cancer, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia
What Can I Expect On My First Visit?
Please plan at least an hour for your first visit. Because we make our diagnosis based on a holistic paradigm it is important for us to gather as much information as we can about your medical history. Even details that seem unrelated to the condition that you are seeking treatment for could provide important clues for an accurate diagnosis.
A brief western physical assessment will follow your medical history interview. Finally, your tongue and pulses will be examined . This will provide information about the status of your organ systems. Once we reach a clear diagnosis based on the physical examinations and your medical history interview, you will be given an acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture needles are considerably thinner than the injection needles that you may be more familiar with. In fact, several acupuncture needles can fit into the barrel of an injection needle. There may be a moment of slight discomfort as the needles are inserted, but the sensation is minimal and brief. Like many patients, you may feel extremely relaxed after the needles are placed, and may even fall asleep.
Generally, we will let you relax and let the needles do their work for about 20 minutes. After they are removed you may be given further treatment, depending upon your condition.
Why Choose Wellness First for Acupuncture
Most Insurance Accepted
Because treatment at our office is administered by a licensed physician and certified acupuncturist, it is often covered by insurance. Call us at 630.922.9811 to see if acupuncture is covered by your insurance plan.
Dr. Oberheide has treated over 9000 patients in 16 years of practice.