Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old therapy that involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points to alter the flow of energy in the body known as Qi (pronounced “chee”). The needles are so fine that there is no bleeding and treatment is painless. We practice traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which chooses its point location based on an oriental medicine physical exam and the individual’s energy meridians. This makes it a holistic treatment that focuses on the individual’s entire bodily pattern and the harmony between systems and energies in the body. This is unlike dry needling (sticking needles where it hurts) which is commonly used by chiropractors and physical therapists. In addition to needles, acupuncture points can also be stimulated using electricity, heat, massage, and suction created by special cups.
Weight loss is something with which millions of people struggle. As you know, your weight doesn’t just contribute to your physical appearance. Your weight and the amount of fat in your body can help or hurt your body by contributing to either a healthy physique or lead to medical issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Weight loss is not just about restricting calories, which is what most people try to do. Weight loss is really about correcting your nutrition, managing your stress, and for some, working with or around chronic diseases and medical conditions. We do DNA testing, specifically for you, to help keep the weight off for a lifetime.
Everyone has the occasional difficult day when they start a new program. Our team will walk you through these difficult times, and make sure you stay on track. You will learn what foods you can eat, and which foods to avoid. We will also help you to understand labels on foods.
Patients often ask if they can go to a restaurant while they are on this program. The answer is YES, because you will learn how to order your foods in healthy way. Most restaurants cook with too much butter, bad oils, sauces, and salt, to enhance the flavor, but this is not always what is best for you while you are trying to lose weight. You will learn how to avoid these pitfalls and we will also review any menu with you and give you suggestions on what to order.
We do utilize supplements to assist with weight loss, and we don’t use bars or shakes. You learn how to select and prepare real food. This is program is a lifestyle change.
You have access to our patient portal app where you track what you eat and drink, and track your weight loss success!
DNA testing is also utilized, which shows us a personalized report designed just for YOU! This report is used to help our patients KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF. Often times, getting the weight off is the easier part, but KEEPING IT OFF is our #1 goal.
The initial consultation is complimentary. During this visit we will do your evaluation, show you the program, and decide if it is a good fit. During that visit we do a body composition analysis test which shows us great information about your body. This test also gives us a baseline to measure your success.
After your goal weight is achieved, we also offer maintenance programs to stay on track.
Body Contouring is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after procedures, preferred by both men and women. Men, as well as women, have problematic areas of excess fat accumulation. While men have excessive fat accumulation in areas such as love handles, abdomen and chest, women tend to have trouble with the thighs, arms, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. All those who have excess skin or fat in any of these areas can benefit from this form of body contouring.
Neuropathy is a medical condition caused by damaged nerve cells and often associated with autoimmune diseases, infections, diabetes, tumors, or hereditary conditions. Peripheral neuropathy currently affects over 20 million people in the United States with symptoms ranging from tingling or burning pain and nausea to muscle spasms, difficulty moving your arms or legs, or atrophy.
One of the best ways to get healthy is to change your eating habits. With so many fads and regimens to follow, it can be hard to understand what your body needs in order to lose weight and get healthy.
Our entire staff loves seeing patients reach their goals. If your goal is to lose weight, get healthy, get stronger, or anything else, we can assist you with this. Our nutritional packages explain everything that you need to know in order for you to receive the results you have been looking for.
Here at DuPage Metabolic and Pain Centers, we work hard to help our patients who have sleep apnea. People who have sleep apnea never get the rest that they deserve. They have trouble breathing which constantly wakes them up throughout the night. Many people who have sleep apnea have multiple health problems. They are always exhausted. Being tired can affect people at home and at work. They may be miserable and have trouble concentrating. Sleep apnea can also affect their blood pressure, making them more likely to have strokes. There is a big risk with anesthesia since they have trouble breathing.
Weight Loss can be very helpful with sleep apnea.
Diabetes is a common health concern that can alter a patient’s lifestyle and quality of life.
Here at DuPage Metabolic and Pain Centers, we specialize in treating patients with diabetes and helping them manage their condition to best experience a happy and healthy life. Whether you are experiencing chronic fatigue, frequent urination, or suspect you may have nerve damage, we are here to help.
For more information on diabetes and our treatment options, contact our office at (630) 777-9167.