Acupuncture involves the painless insertion of tiny needles in specific locations on the body to help guide the flow of energy. The standard method of diagnosis is to have the therapist view the tongue and use the ancient art of pulse taking to read the twelve pulses of the human body.

The traditional Chinese theory of acupuncture as a treatment modality aims to restore the flow of vital energies, thus creating balance and an experience of increased vitality and wellbeing. The first session takes 90 minutes.


Check out the bios of our 2 licensed Acupuncturists below

Noreen McKnight

Noreen McKnight


Acupuncture with Noreen McKnight at North Ave.

Noreen McKnight is a nationally certified Acupuncturist with 14 years of clinical experience in Europe and the United States. She received her Master’s of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture College. And is in the process of completing the editing of a book consisting of a compendium of Herbal medicine profiles.

General Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for low back pain, knee joint dysfunction, headaches, insomnia, athletic training support, digestive disorders, anxiety, stress and overall emotional wellness. Acupuncture allows the mind and body to achieve balance and harmony through the unimpeded flow of vital energies.

Fertility Support

Noreen has had success in treating fertility related issues. She provides fertility support through menstruation normalization, IUI/IVF adjunct acupuncture as well as treatment of complications like unexplained infertility and endometriosis. She also provides pre-natal, induction of labor and post-partum massage. To date she has assisted in the birth of 18 children.

Facial Rejuvenation

The Aculift facial is a unique blend of herbal masques, facial massage and acupuncture to firm the skin, smooth out wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance. The treatment plan consists of multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. The first session is 90 minutes.

Mary Thuermer

Mary Thuermer


Acupuncture with Mary Thuermer at Maple St.

Mary Thuermer is a licensed acupuncturist in Chicago, IL and is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She holds the honor of valedictorian of her class and graduated Summa Cum Laude from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. Mary also holds degrees and graduated with Honors in Human Development and Holistic Nutrition.

Mary completed her acupuncture internship at the highly respected Stroger Hospital in the Pain Clinic, where she successfully treated a wide range of serious pain ailments. In addition, she has treated many other conditions with positive results. These include but are not limited to insomnia, digestive issues, stress, infertility and a variety of women’s issues.