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Acupuncture Health & Healing

Acupuncture treats the whole body from head to toe. The goal is to maintain your health by treating both the root of the issue and symptoms at the same time. After completing your recommended treatment plan provided by your licensed acupuncturist, we recommend maintenance sessions each month to achieve a healthier you.

Pain: headaches, migraine, sciatica, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, neck pain, lower back pain, pain of shoulder, degenerative bone and joint diseases, sports injuries and other chronic pain

Healing. Balance. Energy. Focus. Strength.

Trigger point dry needling is physical intervention that uses dry needles to stimulate trigger points, diagnose and treat neuromuscular pain and functional movement deficits.1

As the name implies, dry needling is primarily directed at myofascial trigger points, which are defined as “hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with a hypersensitive palpable point in a taut band.”2

Physical therapists around the world practice trigger point dry needling as part of their clinical practice and use the technique in combination with other physical therapy interventions. A high degree of kinesthetic perception allows a physical therapist to use the needle as a palpation tool and appreciate differences in the density of those tissues pierced by the needle.3

Although some people refer to trigger point dry needling as a form of acupuncture, it did not originate as part of the practice of traditional Chinese acupuncture. The difference being that there are distinct anatomical locations of myofascial trigger points within muscle tissue, whereas acupuncture points have point specificity on the body.


Conditions we treat

Physical pain

Our method is based on the latest science and research to achieve effective and consistent results. We target the individual needs of each patient, while maximizing relaxation and comfort. Each treatment is customized according to your individual health and wellness goals.

Stress Relief

Acupuncture is the insertion of whisper-thin needles into anatomical locations to treat injury, pain and dysfunction, reduce stress and promote health and wellness. Most patients feel a little tingle sensation coupled with a feeling of relaxation.


Each acupuncture treatment builds on the one before it. Acupuncture is cumulative, with the best results acquired by allowing your body the necessary time needed to heal. For example, those in acute pain need several treatments in a shorter period of time to alleviate symptoms, while chronic conditions require maintenance treatments.

Head, Eyes Ears, Nose Throat

Distal needling is when needles are inserted at a distant site to the area of pain or concern. This area is a carefully chosen site to stimulate the brain and activate a healing response. Local needling involves inserting needles near or into the site of pain to reduce muscle tension and improve blood flow.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

The World Health Organization (WHO) has cited acupuncture is effective in the treatment of 43 different conditions. Visit WHO Acupuncture’s Effectiveness.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a form of healing that has been around for a few thousand years. In the last 60 years, the Chinese government has spent millions of dollars on research which has scientifically proven the effectiveness of this medicine. Eastern Medicine Center offers acupuncture therapy, herbal remedies and other treatments at our clinic in Arlington Heights

Conditions That Can Be Treated By Our Acupuncture Therapy:

  • Back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Insomnia
  • Smoking cessation
  • Depression
  • Migraine
  • Cold/Flu
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Weight Loss
  • Asthma
  • Joint pain
  • Allergies
  • PMS
  • Infertility
  • Substance addictions
  • Menopause
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Sport injuries
  • Heartburn
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stroke Rehab

Make Appointment Text or Call us: 8479518007

Alex Valko –DIpl, L.Ac. Licensed Massage, Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) since 2010. Graduate from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, IL Board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

– Alex Valko

We provide chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy services in Arlington Heights. AV ACUMED healthcare provides support for your physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs that affect your well being. Treatments can target headaches, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke, asthma, pneumonia, allergies, depression, anxiety, stress, pinched nerves, joint and muscle pain, injuries, angina, high cholesterol, blood pressure issues, insomnia, fatigue,

– AV ACUMDED in Arlington Heights

Chinese Herbal Medicine Program (CHP) allows practitioners to better address disease, ailments and illness with their patients. The program focuses on the therapeutic use of Chinese herbal medicine with an emphasis on classical and modern approaches to treatment to elevate their current acupuncture practice.

– Alex Valko


4256 N Arlington Heights Rd,

Suite 100

Arlington Heights, IL 60004







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