"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want."- Lao Tzu
"The sages of antiquity did not treat those who were already sick, but those who were not sick... When a disease has already broken out and is only then treated, would that not be just as late as to wait for thirst before digging a well, or to wait to go into battle before casting weapons?" - Nei Jing
East Asian medicine (EAM) has been in existence for thousands of years. It is a complete medical system involving the use of several different modalities which, together, function to bring the body back into balance and harmony.
Here in the U.S., acupuncture is one of the most popular and widely known modalities, but other modalities which include herbal medicine, qi gong, tui na massage and food therapy, are also a very important part of EAM.
East Asian medicine is a holistic medical system which means that all aspects of an individual, body, mind and spirit, are taken into consideration. EAM mobilizes the innate wisdom of the body to repair and heal itself.
"I am amazed and humbled daily by the depth and breadth of this medicine. As I work with my clients, it is always clear to me that I am simply a guide using time honored traditions to co-create a unique path to healing and self-discovery."
I began taking acupuncture treatments at Healing Grace Acupuncture in Feb. 2009 after suffering from chronic sinus infections for several months prior to that caused by terrible seasonal allergies. Prior to seeing Anna, I was on several kinds of medication to alleviate my allergies and sinus issues and yet still did not feel 100% healthy. My doctor had even recommended surgery. After a few months of acupuncture and drinking Chinese herbs, I was able to go off of all medication and was breathing better than I had been in a very long time. I no longer had to consider surgery as an option. Anna also suggested other things that I could do on my own to keep my allergies in check. Anna really cares about her patients and tries to give them all the tools possible to improve their health. Together, acupuncture and Anna's self-care suggestions have really helped to control my allergies and improve my overall quality of life.
— R.N., Chicago, IL
I have Fibromyalgia, with chronic pain and fatigue. For several years I suffered terribly under an incorrect diagnosis. Once I was diagnosed, there was limited help and no relief, until I began treatments with Anna Palucci. I no longer suffer and you do not have to suffer either. I made the commitment to try acupuncture because Western medicine had no more to offer me and I was so desperate. Acupuncture helps. It really helps! And the help is multidimensional; it lessons fatigue and pain, and increases your body awareness. The stabbing and burning type pains have not reoccurred, nerve pain is managed so I can practice gentle yoga again and walk. Do this one step for yourself and your well-being: call Anna Palucci and make an appointment!"
— A.L., Chicago , IL