OSF Illinois Neurological Institute

An ancient practice for modern care

Acupuncture involves the use of thin needles inserted into the skin at strategic points in the body, which are believed to help stimulate your body’s self-healing abilities. Pressure, heat or electrical stimulation can be used in conjunction with the needles depending on the goal of the therapy.

The use of acupuncture has spread in the last few decades as an increasingly popular alternative to more traditional treatments, and it has been recognized as a valid form of alternative treatment for a variety of conditions, most notably as a pain reliever.

The number of treatments, the length of the treatment sessions and the method of acupuncture vary based on your unique needs. Our licensed, expert acupuncturist works with you to develop the treatment plan that’s right for you.

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A multi-purpose tool

Acupuncture can be an effective part of a treatment plan for a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Chronic and acute pain (neck, back, sciatica, or pain associated with multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia)
  • Digestive disorders (acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, constipation and diarrhea)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Menopause (hot flashes)
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Nausea (or associated with Chemotherapy and radiation)
  • Shingles

Meet our Provider

Jay Chang, LAc

Licensed acupuncturist with a Diploma of Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine