Modern living in Downers Grove IL is a microcosm of the era we occupy. We can do more in less time, travel farther faster, communicate instantly, and gain access to just about anything we need through the web. We certainly keep ourselves busy!
However, modern living also has modern problems that can come at a price, and it’s usually our health.
Whether our discomfort is physical, mental, or both, we long for a remedy that returns us to a sense of well-being. Because we often move and think so fast, we might not even realize how imperiled our health has become until we can no longer look past it.
Luckily, there are ways to find relief without resorting to invasive surgeries or constant prescriptions. An ancient holistic healing method, acupuncture may be the way to resolve many of the current challenges to our body and mind.
Cindy Kudelka is a licensed acupuncturist who supports Downers Grove residents with personalized acupuncture treatments for renewed comfort and relief.
What Is Acupuncture for Downers Grove IL?
The practice of acupuncture originated in China more than 3,000 years ago. It involves the insertion of very thin single-use, disposable needles into the skin at various points throughout the body. This activates the body’s natural ability to heal itself by stimulating nerves, muscles, and connective tissue while also increasing blood flow.
Acupuncture focuses on the balancing of our energetic flow (referred to as Qi) throughout the body. Moving in circadian rhythms through the meridian pathways, Qi encourages blood and fluid flow and stabilizes the nervous system. When we undergo injury, stress, or disease, these natural patterns are disrupted, prompting any number of ailments.
When needled, certain concentrated areas along the acupuncture meridians’ paths (known as acupuncture points) can re-establish interrupted balance and flow along the path, providing healing and relief from the affliction. A combined set of acupuncture points incites our body’s innate ability for self-healing.
As either a preventive or restorative treatment, acupuncture can help to relieve a wide range of conditions, such as:
|Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat||Circulatory||Gastrointestinal||Gynecological|
|Sinusitis||High blood pressure||Irritable bowels||PMS/PMDD|
Cindy’s Downers Grove patients also seek her acupuncture treatments for conditions such as diabetes, weight control, chronic infections, and addiction and withdrawal symptoms.
Downers Grove IL Acupuncture: What Should I Expect?
Your individualized acupuncture treatments with Cindy Kudelka are based on your unique presentation. The approach to your distinctive plan will begin with a 90-minute office visit with Cindy to discuss your medical history and the background of any current ailments you’re looking to treat.
Once your medical intake is completed, you will receive your first acupuncture treatment. Supporting modalities may also include cupping, gua sha, moxabustion, or a customized Chinese herbal formula. After your first treatment, your following ones will last approximately one hour each.
Your treatment frequency will typically vary but also depend on the onset of any particular ailments. In many cases, acute conditions will respond quickly to acupuncture and can sometimes even be resolved in as few as three visits.
If a condition is chronic, a sustained treatment schedule will often be needed. Typically, you will have a better idea of prognosis after only a couple of visits.
Also so you know – acupuncture doesn’t hurt! You’ll feel a sensation, but it shouldn’t cause any discomfort. Some people tell of a tingling or traveling sensation along the acupuncture pathway, followed by a renewed sense of energy and relaxation after the treatment.
Downers Grove IL Acupuncture: Get to Know Cindy K.
Cindy earned a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago in 2010. Her five-year master’s program included over 3,000 hours of study and more than 1,000 hours of clinical internship.
She is also board-certified in Chinese herbology and acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Influenced by her own life experiences, Cindy was determined to become an acupuncturist. At a young age she contended with health issues, and through spiritual practices, diet, acupuncture, nutritional supplementation, and herbal medicine, she was able to heal herself. Her personal journey to healing inspired her to achieve the professional skills that would allow her to help others heal in similar ways.
- Her specialty training includes:
- balanced-method acupuncture
- Chinese herbal system of the Shang Han Lun
- advance-pulse diagnostics
- Master Tung acupuncture
- myofascial trigger-point therapy
Downers Grove IL Acupuncture: Begin Your Personal Path to Healing Today
With Cindy, you have access to the treatments and patient education you desire in pursuing more-balanced mental and physical health. To find out more about her acupuncture treatments for Downers Grove IL patients, contact Cindy today at (847) 579-9882 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also schedule treatments online at cindykudelka.com.
You may use a Health Savings Plan or Flex Spending Account for your acupuncture treatments.