Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine used to alleviate pain and promote overall health. Acupuncture uses needles placed along invisible meridians that run throughout the body. Today, acupuncturists also use lasers, magnets and electric pulses in addition to needles. Each meridian point has a specific meaning and can unblock and repair meridians and channels with vital energy or chi. Through the stimulation of the meridians, an acupuncturist is able to restore balance and ergo health to the patient.

Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of health problems, such as:

  • Persistent lower back pain
  • Chronic tension­-type headaches and migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Postoperative pain
  • Allergies
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Insomnia

Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.


Kara Kang L.Ac. Dipl.OM is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in Illinois and is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Kara graduated with the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and the Bachelor of Nutritional Science at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine.

Kara has success in treating  pain of all types - acute and chronic, injuries, headaches, insomnia, digestive issues, menstrual cycle, fertility, anxiety, depression, diabetes, asthma, auto-immune disorders and more.

Her services include acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, guasha, moxibustion, and nutrition. 

”Acupuncture is a beautiful medicine that helps people feel better from the inside out, from the root cause to the symptoms manifested. I am inspired by Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in its capacity to work holistically on all levels - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. I love to see people after an acupuncture treatment - their ailments are eased, and their spirit is restored.” 

In her own time, Kara loves walking in nature with her dog. 

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