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June 24, 2021

Lizzo Says Chinese Medicine is the G.O.A.T | Four Lizzo-Inspired Ideas for TCM Styled Self-Care

Lizzo is known for her empowering pop music that makes us feel ready to take on any occasion. So, it makes sense that the singer who preaches self-love would also be all about that self-care.   Outside of performing, Lizzo is a big advocate…
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June 23, 2021

Guided Meditation and Sound Bath for Stress Relief and Relaxation | WEBINAR

In this webinar, Matthew Kerr, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, MSTOM, Licensed Acupuncturist at Aligned Modern Health and Karianne Michelle, Founder & CEO of Lofti, will lead you through a guided meditation for stress relief and offer a meditative, healing “sound bath”…
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May 27, 2021

Stress Management and Self-Care (+ Ear Seed and Acupressure Demo)  | WEBINAR

In this webinar with Licensed Acupuncturist Dr. Seanna Tully, DACM, you'll learn what stress really is, how it manifests in our bodies, and ways to reduce/alleviate stress and stress symptoms. The presentation includes an introduction to Acupressure for stress relief, with a…
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February 16, 2021

Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture Streeterville Chicago | Free Event

Sign-up for complimentary Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture in Streeterville February-March 2021   Join us on Wednesdays (February 24-March 24), 11am-1pm, for free auricular acupuncture treatment in Streeterville. If you've ever wondered what acupuncture is like, auricular (ear) acupuncture is the perfect…
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January 6, 2021

Holly’s Homemade Chai

Holly's Healthy Homemade Chai Ingredients 2-3 cloves 1stick cinnamon 10 cardamon pods, smashed knuckle of fresh ginger root 4 peppercorns 1/4 tsp fennel seeds optional:1/2 knuckle fresh turmeric root or 1 tsp powdered 6 cups water 1 teaspoon ghee/coconut oil/butter…
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December 8, 2020

We use HEPA filters in our clinics. Should you use one at home?

HEPA FILTER GUIDE Let's clear the air on this health trend!  Within all our treatment rooms, we use a HEPA filter system to help clean the air of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and viruses. If you aren't already familiar with…
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Herbal Medicine
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November 19, 2020

Introduction to Herbal Medicine | WEBINAR

Pandemic life has encouraged many of us to adopt healthier habits at home. Herbal medicine is a natural approach for your health routine that can help you ensure your body is unlocking all its daily potential. In this webinar, Lauren…
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November 5, 2020

Is your morning alarm helping or hurting your sleep cycle?

What's the best alarm sound for better sleep and improved energy?   Want to wake up to a more pleasant tomorrow? (This is not a trick question!) Amid daylight time changes, a pandemic, and pending election results, your sleep might…
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October 21, 2020

Breathing and Meditation for Stress Relief | WEBINAR

For months, our daily stress levels have been at an all-time high. We know that extended periods of stress can adversely impact physical function and affect nearly every organ system. Chronic stress has been linked to heart disease, muscle tension,…
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October 16, 2020

Feeling unlike your typical self? Your pandemic stress response could explain why

Feeling unlike your typical self? Your pandemic stress response could explain why   Your body comes equipped with an intelligent stress response that helps protect you from threat. Initially, it will shut down the thinking part of your brain to quickly…
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October 14, 2020

Coping with Election Stress in 2020

'Election Stress Disorder' Is a Thing Coping During Unprecedented Times   More than two-thirds of U.S. adults say that the 2020 election is a significant source of stress in their lives - regardless of affiliation. The poll from the American…
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September 22, 2020

Dealing with work from home stress

Zoom zoom zoom! Yes, it would be fantastic if you were zooming off on a vacation right now, but for many of us, that word today is tied to work, school, meetings, therapy, and a whole new lifestyle. The COVID-19…
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September 9, 2020

Insomnia Relief with Acupuncture | WEBINAR

Can’t sleep during quarantine? The uncertainty of the pandemic has been a perfect storm for insomnia. In case you missed it, in this webinar, our Lincoln Park Acupuncturist, Joe Kay, L.Ac., shares how acupuncture can help with insomnia and deliver…
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August 12, 2020

Allergy Support with Acupuncture | WEBINAR

Are my symptoms allergies - or something else? With fall right around the corner, those who suffer from seasonal allergies are starting to prepare now. In case you missed it, our Acupuncturist, Eric Schrock, L.Ac., shares how acupuncture can help…
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August 5, 2020

Upcoming Webinar: Treating Allergies Naturally

A tickle in our throat. A headache. Itchy eyes. Nasal congestion. What is it? COVID-19 has put us on high alert when it comes to physical symptoms and fluctuations within our bodies. If you are experiencing allergies, you may feel…
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July 29, 2020

Treating Anxiety and Depression with Acupuncture, Acupressure, and Chinese Herbal Medicine | WEBINAR

Reports of anxiety and depression have tripled during the outbreak of COVID-19, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation study. If rising stress has taken a toll on your emotional wellbeing, acupuncture is a gentle and effective treatment for anxiety…
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May 4, 2020

Acupuncture Ear Seed Demo | Back and Neck Pain

During quarantine, changes in our routine and environment have left many of us feeling an increase in physical aches and pains. Restricted movement, improper work-from-home environments, and even added stress can take a toll on our bodies. Neck pain, back…
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April 30, 2020

How to take your Herbal Formulas with Dr. Seanna Tully, DACM

Herbs have been used traditionally for thousands of years for a number of reasons to improve overall wellness. Their staying power, thanks to anti-viral properties and antioxidants, can help give your body’s natural defense mechanisms a major boost. At our…
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April 27, 2020

Acupuncture Ear Seed Demo | NADA Protocol

As COVID-19 spreads through our cities, we are experiencing a collective trauma. Self care is imperative and while that can mean epsom salt baths and zoom calls with our loved ones, some may be experiencing debilitatingly high levels of stress…
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April 22, 2020

Acupressure for Headaches

Acupressure is using pressure or massage on the same points that are used in acupuncture, minus the needles. Most people who experience headaches have found areas of tension that feel better with pressure or massage, and may be familiar with…
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April 20, 2020

National Infertility Awareness Week with Dr. Kate Phillippi

This week we are honoring National Infertility Awareness Week. Our acupuncturist and fertility expert, Dr. Kate Phillippi, L.Ac, Dipl. OM, DACM share some wisdom with you all. “In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, I want to share what this…
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April 17, 2020

At-Home Meditation Tips from an Acupuncturist

Our Acupuncturist, and expert meditator, Dr. Seanna Tully, DACM, L. Ac, MSTOM, Dipl. OM, shares some of her top tips for meditating at home. There are many different poses you can meditate in, but it is most important to find…
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April 14, 2020

Guided Meditation with an Acupuncturist

Our Wicker Park Acupuncturist, Eric Schrock, L.Ac, Dipl. OM shares one of his favorite mindfulness practices: Meditation. Meditation is a great practice to reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus, promote emotional health and more. Not to mention, it is so…
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April 10, 2020

Sleep Tips from an Acupuncturist

While we are all stuck at home, it may seem like the perfect opportunity to catch up on some rest. However, there are many things you should take into consideration to reap all the benefits of a good night's sleep.…
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March 18, 2020

Breathing Technique for Stress Relief

Stress can creep into our lives in many forms. The good news is, there are so many different ways to reduce stress naturally. One of our favorite ways, here at Aligned Modern Health is to utilize a calming breathing technique.…
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March 13, 2020

Basecamp Herbal Formula for Immune Strength

A fundamental principle of traditional Chinese medicine is called yang shen, or nourishing life. Its goal is to maintain health and promote longevity. As an inherently preventative medicine there is always a focus on keeping the mind and body healthy…
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November 6, 2019

8 Tips to Manage Daily Stress

It's National Stress Awareness Day! Time to take stock of stressors affecting our wellbeing and develop some stress management tips and tricks to mitigate the effects of daily or chronic stress in our lives! Stress is a tricky trickster, as…
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May 14, 2019

April Showers Bring May Herbs

We all know the saying, April Showers Bring May Flowers, but this month our Acupuncture team is putting a Traditional Chinese Medicine spin on it! Aside from the procedure of acupuncture itself, acupuncture treatment often includes the use of herbs;…
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February 19, 2019

Sleeping for a Healthy Heart

Sleep is imperative to heart health. While it may feel like your body is doing nothing as you catch your Z’s, quality sleep essential for your body to repair itself and function at its optimal capacity. If you are missing…
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January 9, 2019

Q&A with Dr. Kamel, DAOM and Dr. Phillippi, DACM

Acupuncture has recently been a more common tool to support women during pregnancy. From fertility to delivery, it is a valuable pathway towards healthy motherhood. Acupuncture specifically for fertility can help regulate hormones and optimize the body’s normal function to…
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Midwest Reproductive Symposium International
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June 28, 2018

MRSi: Midwest Reproductive Symposium International 2018

Dr. Lamya Kamel, DAOM, and Dr. Kate Phillippi, DACM, attended this year’s Midwest Reproductive Symposium International (MRSi) conference to learn from the brightest and most innovative thought leaders in reproductive medicine. This year the symposium featured speakers on preimplantation genetic testing,…
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Acupressure for Allergies
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May 25, 2018

Natural Allergy Relief in Chicago

Spring time is finally here in Chicago, which is reason enough to throw open the windows and celebrate! The sun is shining, the weather is patio perfect, and it’s hard not to smile. Yet 36 million Americans who suffer from…
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October 26, 2017

Acupuncture News | Our Team is Growing!

We want to begin by thanking our clients who have trusted our expertise in allowing us to serve your health and wellness needs. To better serve you, we are excited to announce that our acupuncture team is growing and our…
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May 12, 2017

Acupuncture for Healthy Pregnancy

Help before and during pregnancy can come in a variety of unexpected and new forms. From fertility to delivery, acupuncture is a valuable pathway towards a healthy pregnancy. Here's a look at some of the most common applications for acupuncture…
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5 Sleep Habits To Help Make Your Mondays Rock
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January 30, 2017

5 Sleep Habits To Help Make Your Mondays Rock

Have ever wondered why Mondays kill your vibe? Chances are, it's not your job or pressures from work that put you in a funk. Rather, it’s a lack of sleep from the night before. Insomnia, which is experienced by 1…
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December 22, 2016

Favorite Natural Cold Remedies

It's our acupuncturists jobs to help us heal and recover from illness, so what do they do when they're feeling under the weather? Slowing down to fight a cold is hardly an option amid the busy holiday season. Medication can help get us…
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Acupuncture for Holiday Stress
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November 29, 2016

Acupuncture for Holiday Stress

Acupuncture treatments are a fantastic way to relieve stress and take the pressure off the holidays. Regular treatments can help you survive the hustle and bustle of the season by staying healthy and emotionally balanced during high-stress times. If you find yourself…
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Acupuncture Treatment for Bell’s Palsy
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November 14, 2016

Acupuncture Treatment for Bell’s Palsy

Acupuncture treatment for Bell's Palsy can improve functionality for those suffering from facial paralysis. What is Bell's Palsy Nearly 40,000 people in the United States will be affected by a temporary paralysis of the face known as Bell’s Palsy. The…
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Applying Qi Gong and Tai Chi in the Acupuncture Clinic
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November 7, 2016

Applying Qi Gong and Tai Chi in the Acupuncture Clinic

This article was published in the latest issue of the Illinois Acupuncturist. Applying Qi Gong and Tai Chi in the Acupuncture Clinic Most acupuncturists would agree that qigong is an important part of Chinese medicine. At some point in our education…
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Acupuncture for Endometriosis
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October 22, 2016

Acupuncture for Endometriosis

This article was published in the latest issue of the Illinois Acupuncturist. An Evidence-Based Medical Approach to Acupuncture and Endometriosis Endometriosis is the growth of endometrial tissue outside of the uterine cavity and most commonly spreads to other organs in the…
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Acupuncture Points to Relief for Allergy Sufferers
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October 20, 2016

Acupuncture Points to Relief for Allergy Sufferers

Allergies in the fall, especially for Midwesterners, can be especially brutal. Runny noses, watery eyes and coughing don’t have to be the bane of your existence while trying to rake leaves or carve pumpkins with your loved ones. Acupuncture can…
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Acupuncture for PTSD Treatment
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October 18, 2016

Acupuncture for PTSD Treatment

Acupuncture and complementary medicine therapies have been getting more attention as treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD. A growing number of military personnel and veterans are using acupuncture to compliment current methods of treating PTSD and to treat individual symptoms…
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Acupuncture for Runners
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October 12, 2016

Can Acupuncture Help Runners with Recovery?

Acupuncture for runners has become a popular tool for recovering after long runs or intense workouts. Acupuncture can reduce soreness for runners and is also used to treat pain and injury, often speeding up the healing process. During recovery, acupuncture…
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Managing Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment with Acupuncture
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October 1, 2016

Managing Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment with Acupuncture

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and even though the side effects of breast cancer treatment can be horrific, there are ways to alleviate some of them through acupuncture. Depending on your treatment, side effects can include nausea, hot flashes,…
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In-Network Acupuncture Aligned Modern Health
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January 22, 2016

Now: In-Network Acupuncture with Blue Cross Blue Shield!

We are pleased to announce our that our Chicagoland Acupuncture team is now In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield.   We provide personalized care and effective Acupuncture treatment for a variety of conditions such as: Anxiety/Stress Insomnia Seasonal Allergies Digestive…
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December 31, 2015

Acupuncture for Stress – Chicago Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Stress Reduction and Anxiety Relief We offer acupuncture for stress reduction as a natural treatment for patients coping with stress and anxiety in their daily lives. Acupuncture is an an increasingly popular option to bring balance and peace to your life…
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