Traditional Chinese Medicine

yogaTraditional Chinese Medicine includes the practice of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Asian Bodywork therapy such as Tui Na and Medical Qigong, and other accessory techniques including Cupping, Moxa, Gua sha, Electroacupuncture. It is a comprehensive health care system encompassing a variety of traditional complementary and alternative healthcare therapies that have been used for more than 3,000 years to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve the overall well-being. At Chicago InHealth Center,  treatment plans are tailored to each individual patient by combining traditional acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and other accessory modalities to alleviate conditions.

Acupuncture (South Loop Acupuncture 60616)

Treatment by acupuncture. The doctor uses needles for treatment of the patient.

Acupuncture is one of the essential elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is one of the oldest, most commonly used healing practices in the world, originating in China more than 3,000 years ago. Chinese Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, sterile, stainless steel needles to stimulate specific points located along “meridians” on the body to elicit a predictable physiological response. These points relate to the functioning of different organs and are used to promote the proper movement of “Qi ”, or the energy in your body, for healing of a variety of disorders.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine - An assortment of chinese herbsChinese herbal medicine includes the use of natural substances such as plants, roots, minerals and more. It is used to harmonize imbalances in the body and to enhance patient’s overall treatment plan. Herbal medicine include hand selected Chinese herbs that are combined and formulated specifically for each individual patient as well as finished herbal products.

Call us (312) 949-1289 to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.

Chinese Acupuncture has proven  to be effective in treating many common conditions including:

Our Services

Dr. Iris Zhao
D.C., M.S.O.M., L.Ac.

Dr. Graham Pommerehn

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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 a…
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.
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.
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 r…
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…