Your First Visit

The Acupuncturist's goal is to understand the patterns of disease of the individual at the time of examination.   Just like a Medical Doctor, an Acupuncturist will assess your physical condition, by identifying symptoms, uncovering your medical history and any external factors that may impact your health and well-being, through an extended interview.   Acupuncturists inspect your expressions, facial color, and body build.  They observe the body, coating, moisture and mobility of the tongue. Practitioners will listen to respiration, speech characteristics, cough and even consider your bodily odors.  They examine your pulses by feeling three different regions in each of your wrists.  Each of the regions reflects the conditions of the heart, liver, the right and left kidney, lung and spleen.   Additionally they will perform palpation techniques of various acupuncture channels and points, with the aim of discovering abnormal reactions that occur when disease appears in the body.   Based upon all of the collected information, the Acupuncturist will determine the stage to which the disease has developed, location of the disease and the amount of the body's strength and resistance to fight the disease.  The Acupuncturist will then choose the acupuncture points, the techniques and methods, such as cupping and moxibustion, to be used in order to regulate and bring the body into balance.

Once the diagnosis is made, you lie down on a padded bed while hair-thin needles are inserted into the acupuncture points.   Needles come in different lengths and widths, according to the depth of the insertion.  Depending upon the placement of the needles, you may lie face down or face up or on your side.  The procedure is not generally painful.  Most people feel very peaceful and may even fall asleep.   The needles are usually in place for 20-30 minutes.  Each condition requires a different number of needles at various acupuncture points.  A typical treatment usually requires between 4 and 20 needles.  According to the nature of the problem being treated, 1 to 12 treatments are usually needed.  For example, neck pain can be treated with 1 treatment, whereas, a bulging disc in the neck will take 6 treatments and bronchitis will be treated in 8-10 sessions.  Some chronic diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, cardiac disorders, or paralysis, require extended treatment plans.   Your Acupuncturist will be able to assess the approximate amount of treatments needed after your first visit.

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Monday:

1:00 pm

7:00 pm

Tuesday:

2:00 pm

7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am

2:00 pm

Thursday:

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Friday:

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4:00 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am

1:30 pm

Sunday:

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  • "Earlier this year, I woke up one day with extreme pain in my right shoulder. After a trip to the emergency room and an orthopedic surgeon appointment, it was discovered that I had calcific tendinopathy. The diagnosis was that I would need to be in a shoulder immobilizer for 3-4 months for painful rehab and months of harsh prescription medications. This is when I consulted with Dr. Kari and Kimberley. After the first treatment, I was able to remover the shoulder immobilizer. By the third treatment, I was back at full strength. I owe my ability to enjoy my summer to Juntendo Clinic and recommend Dr. Kari and Kimberly to everyone I speak with."
    C.F.
  • "I came to see Dr. Kari one year ago due to infertility. Dr. Kari used her knowledge and experience to help me have two healthy boys. I also did acupuncture throughout my pregnancy and that helped me stay energized and maintain a healthy pregnancy."
    J.H.
  • "Thank you so very much for treating my lower back pain caused by the sciatica nerve. The pain is completely gone. I would also like to thank you for being so thoughtful and concerned about my health."
    M.J.
  • "Acupuncture has helped me in many ways. No medical treatments helped me get pregnant, but acupuncture helped. Also I am more relaxed. Acupuncture brought light into my life. I got a beautiful daughter and I cannot be more thankful to Dr. Kari."
    Z.B.
  • "I believe acupuncture treatment helped me greatly to have a successful pregnancy. Especially going through a year of treatment."
    M.A.
  • "Helped with headaches, bloating, heartburn, and acupuncture has really helped with morning sickness. I started coming to the clinic in early this year. Dr. Ye has been a god send to me."
    E.P.
  • "Have a lot of confidence in Dr. Ye's knowledge and skills. Would refer others to Juntendo. Office is very clean / hygenic. Staff is professional and people oriented. Dr. Ye is very personable. I am very pleased with Juntendo."
    A.E. / Arlington Heights, IL

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