I have had some medical issues that I have not been able to resolve for the past few years. Having tried Western medicine and holistic methods, I decided to try out acupuncture.
I was not sure where to find a good acupuncturist (other than Chinatown). I really wanted someone I could communicate my problems to and who could communicate with me so that I could understand everything. Dr. Zhao was the answer to my problems. She speaks English and some Mandarin!
I had told Dr. Zhao that it was my first time to acupuncture and told her my problems. She explained everything thoroughly to me and put me at ease by answering all my questions without any judgment. She was very soft spoken, calm, and friendly.
During the procedure, I was worried about pain with the needles, but I barely felt a thing! It was very relaxing! Dr. Zhao was able to pinpoint all the tender areas on my body (that I did not even know were tender to the touch)! She is that good! Dr. Zhao was able to relate my tender areas to my medical problem.
There are many rooms at this center, and everything looked very clean. While I was resting w/the needles in me, Dr. Zhao put on a heater to warm me up and also some spa music to relax me. I was so relaxed I almost fell asleep!
Chicago Whole Health Center accepts insurance. Before I made my appointment, I spoke with the other doctor, Dr. Graham Pommerehn, who called my insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield) for me to see if acupuncture was covered under my insurance plan. He called me back to let me know what my insurance allowed under my plan. Super nice!!! The only thing I needed to pay was a co-payment. Awesome! Best of all, they are open late until 7pm!
The building is very large so you can’t miss it. There is plenty of street parking in the area for $1.75/hr.
This is a great place. Dr. Pommerehn was so good. I had lots of problems with my shoulder, which we tried therapy on to fix. He explained everything in detail, and finally when my shoulder did not get completely better, he sent me for an MRI, which showed a tear. He said I would might need surgery.
No one could believe that a Chiropractor was helping me so much – I really appreciated the work that he did with me, and the honesty with which he treated me.
I will definitely use this place again.
Let me first start by saying that I was totally against any type of chiropractic care until I hurt my back earlier this year. After some nudging from a coworker, I decided it was time to get help. I searched for a Chiropractor in my area and the Chicago Whole Health Center came up. I called immediately and spoke with Dr. Graham Pommerehn aka “Dr. Feel Good”! I was truly surprised and overjoyed that I felt so much better after my first visit! “Dr. Feel Good” worked his magic on me and did it with the best bedside manner I have ever experienced. He is patient, gentle, funny and kind.
I went in for back trouble and while there it was determined I needed some intense therapy on my neck. Dr. Graham Pommerehn is simply awesome!!! I now feel like a bobble head as this is the first time in 20 years I have not had a stiff neck! I am now addicted and will need therapy to get over this therapy!! If you need a referral then this is the place to go.
Thanks to both Dr. Pommerehn and Dr. Zhao for providing such great service and treatment! Please go and check them out soon!
Great service and great people. I’ve had chronic back problems over the last 20 years and have been to a number of loop area places and Chicago Whole Health is definitely the standout. On my first visit it was clear that their interests truly lie in resolving the issue rather than ensuring a larger number of visits (they showed me how to effectively self treat to the extent possible). While I went there only for lower back issues, they offer a pretty expansive line of services. I highly recommend this place to anyone.
I had broken my tailbone a few years ago and recently was having more pain around it. I thought surgery may be my only option, but decided to try chiropractic
care for the injury and I’m so glad I found this place! Dr. Pommerehn is amazing! He was very upfront and honest during our initial exam and thoroughly explained every part of the treatment plan. Given the extent of my I injury we weren’t sure treatment would help, but his patience and treatment paid off!
After a few weeks of intense treatment (three times a week) I have been able to manage the pain of this injury. I no longer have residual pain after intense workout classes like I did prior to treatment and he’s even managed to mobilize my fracture some so that its not as painful while sitting.
Dr. Pommerehn is super friendly, honest and an excellent doctor who truly cares about your health. So thankful I found them and even more happy they are in my neighborhood! Highly recommend!
The doctors here are wonderful. Dr Pommerehn helped me find ways to take care of my back after it had left me immobilized and unable to go to work.