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 offices in Chicago, IL at the Printers Row and in 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.

5 Acupoints to Help You Navigate Your Stress This Winter

There are several acupressure points that are known to treat stress and stress related symptoms. It’s important to understand that acupressure is not the only form of treatment and having a balanced diet, exercise regime and lifestyle will also decrease the chances of stress being a factor in your life.

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Stay Healthy This Winter with a Balanced Qi

Winter’s element is water and is associated with the kidneys, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is considered the source of all qi and energy within the body. Winter is also associated with the bladder and adrenal glands.

Focusing on inner reflection, rest, energy conservation and storage during the winter months is when it’s most important as

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Joint pain

Joint pain can arise from many different sources. Overuse of the joints leads to pain, which is common in osteoarthritis. Various autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis can also lead to joint pain.

 

When it comes down to it, all joint pain is inflammation. When there’s any type of trauma, whether internal or external, the body … Continue reading