Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture treatments are a safe, effective, drug free therapy that have been proven to promote healing and alleviate pain.

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Originating in China more than 5,000 years ago, acupuncture is a form of medicine that uses sterile, single use needles inserted into specific points in the body to promote healing and alleviate pain. Acupuncture treatments are relaxing and rejuvenating, and have been used to promote health and longevity by various cultures throughout history.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) recognize that acupuncture is safe and effective for treating a wide range of health concerns including:

  • Allergies
  • Depression
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Hypertension
  • Knee  pain
  • Low back pain & sciatica
  • Neck & shoulder pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Abdominal pain
  • Alcohol & tobacco dependence and detoxification
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
  • Insomnia
  • Osteoarthritis & gout
  • Premenstrual syndrome & Female infertility
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Autoimmune disorders

To practice in the United States, licensed acupuncturists must undergo a three to four year professional degree program and pass the national board exams. They are often trained in other modalities, including herbology, Tui Na (Chinese massage), cupping, Gua Sha,  traditional Chinese nutritional counseling, moxibustion, and bodywork.

Dr Rosie Strelnick, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl. OM (872) 444-6636

The personal and compassionate care given by Rosie is inspired by her own experiences. Challenged by numerous health issues throughout her life she turned to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for supplementing treatments to her ailments, which changed her life. From then on, she knew she was meant to help people heal, set her life on course to become an acupuncturist.

Rosie is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) and Nationally Certified Licensed Illinois Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner. In San Diego, CA she attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) — and institution known for its intensive acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine instruction, as well as its emphasis on integration with Western Medicine. She studied at PCOM for over four years to acquire her DACM and Clean Needle Technique Certificate.  During her studies, Rosie had a life changing opportunity to study intensively in Beijing, China at the WHO Collaborative International Acupuncture Training Center.

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