Acupuncture in Chicago, IL

Maria Cristina Torres

Integral Alternative Medicine (IAM) is an alternative medical practice in the Chicago area founded by Cristina Torres. We offer Oriental/Eastern Medicine in 3 area offices in Chicago Loop, South Loop and Evanston. At IAM, we believe that you deserve personalized treatment and the opportunity to take control of your own health.

We offer a comprehensive range of services including the practice of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and Asian Massage. These techniques have been around for over 3000 years and have been used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being.

Thyroid, Adrenal Issues, and Overall Wellbeing

I started with the clinic because it is only a mile from where I live and I wanted acupuncture to treat my ongoing issues of hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, and newly diagnosed diabetes. After a few weekly appointments I began to feel a bit stronger.  But I knew intuitively almost immediately that acupuncture was helping me. After about 3 months, I … Continue reading

Why You Should Get Regular Acupuncture Treatments

Everybody knows you should see your family physician at least once a year and your dentist at least twice a year. But not everybody knows about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and the many benefits it can provide for you. If you start incorporating acupuncture into your health and wellness regime, you may not have to rely on the family

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I have had success in the past with acupuncture and herbs for female related issues. Therefore, I am a strong believer in Eastern Medicine practices and holistic approaches to healing. I started seeing Dr. Torres in March of 2018 to address my ongoing fatigue and digestion issues.  Just after my first treatment, I noticed a positive shift in my energy levels and mental

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