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.

4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring

In traditional Chinese medical theory, one of the best ways to stay healthy is to live in balance with the seasons. Balance, in this context, means mindfully crafting your diet and certain aspects of your lifestyle based on what season it is.

An easy way to think about this is with fruits and vegetables: we are lucky these

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Eating Well for Springtime

Traditional Chinese medicine says aligning your diet with the seasons is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Mother Nature provides exactly what we need to be healthy. Paying attention to the fruits, vegetables and herbs that grow during different seasons in the region where you live is a great way to incorporate the philosophies of traditional

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Boost It With Ginseng

Ginseng is said to resemble a human body in shape, and it has been used for years in Asia.  Recently, it has become a popular item in Western culture. Many claims about this root have been advertised, such as its reputation for extending longevity and its use for stamina and endurance. Let’s look at the types of ginseng

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