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Chinese Medicine Can Help You!

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If you are looking for a natural way to lead a healthier, happier, pain-free life, Traditional Chinese Medicine could be for you. This safe and effective treatment method has been practiced for thousands of years and helped millions of people combat illness, reduce chronic pain, and improve their overall health. Working by regulating the body’s own innate systems and healing capacities, Traditional Chinese Medicine offers options that are long lasting and side effect free.
  What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
  Simply defined, Traditional Chinese Medicine is a means of regulating the body’s functions for the sake of correcting and preventing disease. Initially, patients receive relief from the visible symptoms of imbalance; over time, benefits include improved function, adaptability, mental clarity, increased energy levels, and general disease prevention.




Acupuncture is a means of stimulating your body's capacity to heal. Hair thin needles are placed in locations that can help your body overcome the stresses it may currently be having difficulty healing. Acupuncture uses your body's own natural healing mechanisms, so there is no need to worry about side effects or risks of complications from treatment.

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Chinese Herbalism is a detailed and comprehensive system of utilizing medicinal plants that can gently, but powerfully nourish and stimulate specific functions in the body. These substances can impact a wide array of health concerns, and preserve good health without the complication of side effects that can often accompany pharmaceuticals.

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The human body has evolved to run on nutrients obtained from food. Periods of increased stress and illness can increase the body's need for specific nutrients in order to optimally heal. An improved diet and targeted nutrition can help you overcome many obstacles to your health so that you can better meet your goals and feel your best every day!

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About Me



Phillip Stamos - The Acupuncturist

My name is Phillip Stamos, and I graduated from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in 2008 with Summa Cum Laude honors. I have since been studying, exploring, experimenting, and, most importantly, living within the great tradition of Chinese medicine.
  Over the past several years, I have been extremely fortunate to study with a number of talented practitioners who expanded my curiosity and stimulated desire to harness the potential of this millennia-old system of natural healing. Building off an innate fascination with science, biology and the natural potential of the human body, Chinese medicine has given me a framework to further probe possibilities in ways I had previously thought inconceivable. As an acupuncturist, I consider myself fortunate to witness, firsthand, how the body’s natural healing capabilities can heal many times over in situations both minor and incredibly complicated.
  The transformation that has been most convincing to me has been my own. In the last 15 years, I have experienced a myriad of issues – ranging from extreme fatigue, digestive problems, immune deficiencies, headaches, and severe allergies. While these complaints are far from life-threatening, the end result was that I felt awful, despite being given A+ marks on my blood work every time I visited a physician to try and seek out a solution. In essence, over the course of the past decade, I became my first patient.
  The results I achieved through Chinese medicine have been astounding, and have aided me in my career as a healer. I continue to study, evaluate and investigate imbalances and dysfunctions that occur within the body. That knowledge, in turn, provides comfort and relief for my patients… and that, truthfully, is my primary objective.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 Does acupuncture hurt?
    Acupuncture needles are incredibly thin, and generally produce a minimal amount of discomfort upon insertion. Most people report a momentary “bug bite” sensation that quickly fades into a dull, heavy, or tingling sensation at the needle site. Most needle insertions are extremely shallow, entering the skin only fractions of an inch. We use only pre-sterilized, single-use disposal stainless steel needles. There are no chemical, analgesic, or medicinal substances on the needles at all – the simple presence of the needle itself is enough to stimulate the body’s natural response and trigger its innate healing mechanisms.
      How long will it take to resolve my health challenges?
     ; This is relative to each individual case. While some patients may find relief from three to four treatments, most patients require more to make significant changes. Further follow up treatments may also be necessary to consolidate the improvements and prevent relapse. While acute conditions may resolve within just a few visits, chronic conditions that have been present for a long time may take many treatments over a longer time period to completely resolve.
      Will my insurance cover it?
      This varies according to your insurance company and individual plan. While several insurance companies have begun covering acupuncture treatments, others only offer coverage on a limited basis, or do not yet offer coverage. However, there is always a good chance that you may have at least some coverage, so please bring your insurance information with you and I can check to see what your plan offers.

     How long will it take to start feeling better?
      This also varies on a case-by-case basis. For some, especially with pain issues, the results of treatment can begin during, or immediately following the first treatment. In other cases, often with longstanding or physiological issues, the changes may only be minor at first, but will increase over time with further treatments as the body gradually modifies its function and establishes new, healthier patterns.
        How often will I need to come?
        In most cases it is necessary to receive treatment two times per week for the first few weeks, until the body begins to hold the changes more effectively on its own. As the condition improves, frequency of treatment may then be reduced to gradually longer periods of time.
        What can I expect during treatment?
        I primarily use systems of acupuncture that emphasize the areas between the elbows to the fingertips, and between the knees and toes. There is, therefore, rarely any need to disrobe. Once the needles are inserted, most patients report a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing. Many patients fall asleep and feel uniquely rested and alert afterward. Often, patients will report tingling sensations as the body regulates its function.


      If you are interested in pursuing treatment, or if you have questions about whether Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine may be a good fit for you, please send a message.

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