We are thrilled to share good news for Lincoln Square!

As we expand hours of operation, Dr. Staci Ahrens, DC, is returning to chiropractic care, while our acupuncture team welcomes a new member – Mary Thuermer, L.Ac.

The clinic is now open 7 days a week – with Sunday availability.

We are committed to providing a safe, clean, and friendly environment for all our patients.


About Dr. Staci Ahrens, DC

Dr. Ahrens received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She also holds a BS with High Honors in Biology and Health Sciences from Purdue University. Prior to joining Aligned Modern Health, Dr. Ahrens spent ten years at Turner Rehab in Naperville where she worked with athletes in almost every sport, both youth and adults. She has helped competitors at all levels avoid injuries and maximize their performance, including weekend warriors, Ironman triathletes, and collegiate and professional athletes. She is trained in Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, and Kinesio taping. Dr. Ahrens is also dedicated to women’s health issues, and she works with many expectant and new mothers. She is certified in Webster Technique, a specialized protocol for easing the birthing process. Dr. Ahrens is a marathon runner and an avid fitness enthusiast. She enjoys yoga, recreational cycling, climbing, and spending every possible moment outdoors. She is also passionate about her volunteer work, which she has done throughout Chicago and around the world. Whatever your injury, Dr. Ahrens will use her expertise to get you back in action and teach you techniques you can build into your own workouts to keep you in action.


Mary Thuermer, L Ac, Dipl OM, MSOM Acupuncturist

About Mary Thuermer, L.Ac, Dipl. OM, MSOM

Mary Thuermer is a licensed acupuncturist in Illinois and is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She received her Master’s in Oriental Medicine from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL and also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and a Master’s in Holistic Nutrition. Mary completed her acupuncture externship at Stroger Hospital in the Pain Clinic, where she treated a wide range of serious pain ailments.

Mary has been practicing acupuncture since 2013 in her own private practice in Evanston before joining Aligned Modern Health. While Mary has experience successfully treating a wide range of conditions including stress/depression, infertility, women’s health, and digestive issues, a significant part of her practice has been in pain management and integrative oncology. Being a breast cancer survivor herself, Mary brings a unique perspective that benefits her patients as well as the research and experience she had with her own battle and that of her patients.

Mary has also worked with the VA treating veterans for the past several years. Her passion for helping veterans began when she was a young adult as a professional dancer performing with the USO entertaining the troops overseas. She was fortunate enough to participate in 18 tours over the course of 17 years and is honored to have the opportunity to continue helping veterans as part of her acupuncture practice here at Aligned Modern Health.

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