Eleanor Foley, L.Ac, MSOM, Dipl. Ac

Licensed Acupuncturist

  • Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
  • NCCAOM board-certified in Acupuncture (Dipl. Ac)
  • Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Illinois
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
  • Certified Yoga Nidra Facilitator
  • Auricular Acupuncture Tech Certificate from the Peoples Organization of
  • Certified Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

At Aligned Modern Health, we treat every patient as an individual. All of our Acupuncturists have extensive experience in treating a variety of conditions and all hold a Masters or Doctorate degrees in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the top acupuncture schools in the world.

About Eleanor Foley

Eleanor Foley, LAc., graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and her master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. Eleanor has brought her passion for health and wellness to her prior roles as a health coach, teaching healthcare self-advocacy, and as a meditation facilitator.

Eleanor has a particular interest in treating mental health, stress, pain management, and reproductive health.

Q&A with Eleanor Foley

What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
I’m most passionate professionally about providing inclusive medical care utilizing East Asian Medicine and working with other amazing integrative practitioners to help improve my clients’ quality of life. Every patient is unique. I love that I get to provide personalized treatment to help them reach their goals!

Personally, I am most passionate about building community, spending time with my chosen family, and deepening my knowledge of herbal medicine.

What 3 traits define you ?

Adaptable, Honest, Compassionate

What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?

Acupuncture and pottery.

What are you surprisingly good at?

I’m surprisingly good at harmonizing with friends when we sing karaoke together.

What is one thing you couldn’t live without?

My library card!

How long have you been working in your field?

I recently became licensed as an acupuncturist, so I am just beginning this iteration of my career in medicine. However, I have worked in the health and wellness industry for over 10 years participating in marketing, nutritional education, health coaching, and facilitating meditation.

What is the biggest proof that you’re good at what you do?

The biggest proof that I’m good at what I do is the improvement I have seen in my patients and the stories they have told me about how East Asian medicine has improved their lives.

What’s your biggest accomplishment?

My biggest accomplishment to date has been completing my NCCAOM board exams and receiving my Diplomate in Acupuncture.

What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?

The summer I graduated from high school I had a job as a third-shift telephone operator for the communications department at a hospital. This job was never dull and it turned out to be a lot of fun!

What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?

My patients often report that their sleep improves and they are more resilient when dealing with the everyday stresses of life.

Who is your ideal client and why should they connect with you?

My ideal client is someone searching for someone to partner with them to help them overcome a health struggle, improve their quality of life, increase their energy levels, or wants help with stress management. East Asian medicine offers a way to achieve your health goals and maintain your health as you move through different seasons in your life.

In your work or creative process, what concepts are sacred? Which rules have you made/followed?

In my work, I have found that a willingness to be open, honest, and adaptable is key to building a working relationship with patients that helps them accomplish their health and wellness goals. I also believe in providing a safe space for my patients. I believe that culturally competent, inclusive, and trauma-informed care should be a standard of care that all people deserve from their healthcare providers.

In your work or creative process, what concepts are sacred? Which rules have you made/followed?

In my work, I have found that a willingness to be open, honest, and adaptable is key to building a working relationship with patients that helps them accomplish their health and wellness goals. I also believe in providing a safe space for my patients. I believe that culturally competent, inclusive, and trauma-informed care should be a standard of care that all people deserve from their healthcare providers.

What do you do for fun in your spare time? What are your hobbies?

I like to ride my bicycle on the lakefront, make pottery, read, visit museums, and travel with my partner.

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