Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Interventional Pain Management located in Palos Heights, IL


If you’re bothered by neck pain, back pain, joint pain, or migraines, see the expats at Great Lakes Health & Wellness in Palos Heights, Illinois. Board-certified chiropractor Mary Peterson, DC, and her experienced team offer holistic acupuncture to ease your discomfort naturally. Schedule a consultation at Great Lakes Health & Wellness by phone or online today to get started. 

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese medicine introduced to Western culture in the 1970s. It’s a form of healthcare used for thousands of years and the third oldest form of medical care. Acupuncture involves using very fine needles placed strategically in your skin to stimulate healing and improved energy flow. 

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture reduces pain and restores healing by stimulating points along channels within the body associated with energy flow. The treatment harnesses your body’s natural source of healing, balancing energy and restoring balance. 

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

Acupuncture can help treat the following conditions naturally:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic diseases
  • Sports injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuropathy
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dental pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Labor pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Tennis elbow
  • Other sports injuries
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Stress
  • Anxiety 
  • Fatigue 

Acupuncture, especially when combined with other natural treatments, is a highly effective way to restore your health and reduce the risk of medical complications.

Is acupuncture right for me?

The Great Lakes Health & Wellness team conducts a thorough evaluation that includes health questions, a medical exam, and pulse and tongue readings to determine if you're a candidate for acupuncture. 

They identify painful areas of the body and patterns of disharmony to determine which tissues to stimulate with needles. 

What happens during acupuncture?

During acupuncture treatments at Great Lakes Health & Wellness, you lie comfortably on a table in a relaxing room. Your provider inserts very fine needles into your body while you rest. Each acupuncture treatment might take 20-60 minutes, though every patient has unique needs. The number of treatments you require depends on the type and severity of your condition. 

What can I expect after undergoing acupuncture?

After acupuncture treatments, you might feel better right away, with additional improvements in your health appearing over time. You begin to notice less pain, more energy, and even mood improvements after acupuncture. Your provider determines when to schedule the next treatment session to optimize your health and well-being. 

Great Lakes Health & Wellness also offers chiropractic adjustments, Summus® Medical laser treatments, diabetic shoes, spinal decompression, health education, and additional holistic pain-reducing solutions. They tailor a treatment plan that exceeds your needs and expectations. 

Schedule an acupuncture consultation at Great Lakes Health & Wellness by phone or online today.