Acupuncture for Post- Surgery Pain Des Plaines IL

Imaging studies have shown that acupuncture increases activity in the pain-modulating regions of the brain, where it produces opiates (the body’s natural painkillers). So in essence, Mehling explains, acupuncture stimulates your body to relieve its own pain.

Smith Chiropractic
(224) 567-5873
880 Lee St
Des Plaines, IL
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Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Personal Injury

Northlake Chiropractic
(708) 247-0863
146 E North Ave
Northlake, IL
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Monday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Absolute Health Clinic
(847) 503-0937
1655 N Arlington Heights Rd. Suite 101W
Arlington Heights, IL
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Monday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center- Skokie
(224) 366-4110
8424 Skokie Blvd Ste. 207
Skokie, IL
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Monday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Belmont Chiropractic Ctr
(773) 688-8367
5237 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL
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Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Acupressure, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Advanced Wellness Institute
(847) 305-5053
45 S Dunton Ave
Arlington Heights, IL
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Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Ian Wahl
(847) 984-1201
3375 N Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
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The Wahls of Wellness
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Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui Na Massage, Chiropractic, Light Therapy
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Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Residency Training: Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
Medical School: St. Louis University, 1975
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Association of Oriental Medicine, American Herbalists Guild, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance, Illinois State Acupuncture Association, National Guild of Hypnotists
Awards: Published author of articles on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for professional journals.


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Arlington North Chiropractic Center
(847) 681-3815
149 W Rand Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
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Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Castle Chiropractic Ltd
(224) 567-4222
1885 Hicks Road
Rolling Meadows, IL
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Monday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Taylor Rehab & Wellness
(773) 417-5035
4956 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL
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Monday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

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A Healing Touch for Post-Op Pain

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By Victoria L. Freeman, PhD

Pain—whether it comes from a chronic condition or as a result of treatment—can overpower your ability to think, act, work, or just attend to your life. Reaching for painkillers may help in the short term, but even the potent ones can’t ease all of the agony, and they can add mind fog, nausea, and sleepiness to the equation. Integrative physician Wolf Mehling, MD, and his fellow researchers in the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, knew there had to be a better way to manage pain.

The method they settled on could hardly be called high tech. “Prior research and clinical experience suggested postoperative patients feel better faster with acupuncture and massage,” Mehling says, “but we needed hard scientific data to know if these therapies should be considered part of normal care following cancer surgery.” In a recent clinical trial published in the March Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Mehling and his team got their answer. After following 138 cancer patients for three days after surgery, the researchers evaluated the degree of pain, nausea, and depression for two groups: Control group participants received normal postoperative care—mostly pharmaceutical drugs. In addition to the normal care, the intervention group received 30-minute acupuncture treatments on the first and second days after surgery. The treatments included points for pain or nausea (whichever was greater) as well as additional points based on patient need. This group also received 20-minute Swedish massages on each of those two days.

Of the patients who suffered moderate to severe pain the day after surgery, those in the acupuncture and massage group reported significantly less pain than patients receiving only normal care. “Given that all these patients were already heavily medicated,” says Mehling, “a further statistically significant reduction in pain and depression with acupuncture and massage is extraordinary.”

Imaging studies have shown that acupuncture increases activity in the pain-modulating regions of the brain, where it produces opiates (the body’s natural painkillers). So in essence, Mehling explains, acupuncture stimulates your body to relieve its own pain. Massage, he adds, improves circulation and reduces anxiety and the perception of stress. Additionally, while this study reported only modest improvements in nausea, Mehling notes that many other researchers have found greater nausea relief with acupuncture, making chemotherapy and some drug therapies easier to tolerate.

Author: Victoria L. Freeman, PhD

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