Acupuncture

Acupuncture & Ear Acupuncture

Serving Carol Stream, Wheaton, St Charles, West Chicago, Glen Ellyn and Winfield.

The Chinese practice of using needles at specific points of the body to cure disease and/or relive pain. The ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal life energy called Chi or Qi present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways that are called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely throughout the meridians, health is maintained, but once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain and illness occur.

Imagine rivers that flood and cause disasters or an electrical grid short-circuiting that causes blackouts. Acupuncture works to re-program and restore normal functions by stimulating certain points on the meridians in order to free up the Chi energy. This alternative therapy along with Chiropractic treatment will allow your body to heal itself naturally and help to keep you healthy and live longer.

Conditions we treat with Acupuncture

Pain Management of

  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Extremity Pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Sinus Relief

We do not use Acupuncture to treat for: Weight loss; Quitting Smoking; Depression or Facial Age Reduction

Length of sessions

  • Acupuncture sessions last approximately 45 minutes, with the needles in about 30 minutes. Wearing ¬† comfortable to lose clothing is recommended. If the doctor needs to get to an area that will require the removal of clothing, he will provide a cloth gown to cover you.

Costs

  • ¬†Acupuncture sessions range from $50 – $70.00. Many insurance plans cover Acupuncture now, and this can be verified for you upon request. When covered by insurance, there is normally just a small co-pay per visit for the patient

Ear Acupuncture

Auriculotherapy, or auricular therapy, or ear acupuncture, or auriculoacupuncture is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem which reflects the entire brain represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear. Conditions affecting the physical, mental or emotional health of the patient are assumed to be treatable by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively. Similar mappings are used in many areas of the body, including the practices of reflexology and iridology.

Auricular therapy is widely used for many conditions, including addiction treatment, mood disorders, obesity, pain, and other conditions. This medical system emphasizes a holistic approach to medicine, an approach that treats the whole person. The acupuncture points found on the ear help to regulate the body’s internal organs, structures, and functions.

Ear acupuncture points may be stimulated for a longer period of time by using ear seeds or ear tacks. Ear seeds are small seeds from the Vaccaria plant. These seeds are held in place on the ear with a small piece of adhesive tape. Ear seeds may be left in the ear for a few days or up to two weeks. Ear tacks are very small needles with an adhesive backing. Ear tacks are inserted into the ear and left in the ear for a few days or up to one week. This is a great way to continuing receiving the benefits of Acupuncture while you go about your daily activities!

Call Dr. Jawad today at 630.653.2225 for more information on acupuncture