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Geneva, IL 60134
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Through acupuncture, natural supplements and dietary recommendations provided by Dr. James Pedersen, my rheumatoid arthritis has been in remission for nine months. Prior to seeing Dr. Pedersen, I was having significantly painful knee flare ups every three months. Now I am not on any RA medications and I feel great.... Read more »
I started seeing Jim Pedersen back in March after my first miscarriage. At every appointment, Mr. Pedersen took the time to listen to me and find out the best way to help my body prepare for a healthy pregnancy. I would often go to these appointments down and very discouraged.... Read more »
I started my visits to help me control stress and have since found relief for assorted pains I’d grown used to. My back, my hips, and my ankles have all received attention and are working more like they used to before age took over. This would be worth it for... Read more »
Jim Pederson is very dedicated to his work and very knowledgeable. He has provided pain relief for my arthritis using acupuncture. He has also taught me healthful guidelines to maintain being pain free on my own.
Thank you Jim!! FA, Saint Charles
Arthritis was last modified: October... Read more »It was recommended by my doctor to see Kara, ‘an expert,’ for a flare up of my trigeminal neuralgia. She amazingly took care of the excruciating nerve pain within a few sessions. I was pain free, and headed to an already scheduled hip replacement. I healed so quickly from that... Read more »
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Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese medicinal clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture as a preventative approach to colds and flu can reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the duration of the illness. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work by rebalancing the body’s systems, regulating the body’s healing energies, and enhancing the immune system.
Even though germs, bacteria, and viruses are everywhere—in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink—according to Chinese medical theory, they do not cause disease. Illness occurs when our Wei Qi and our meridian organ systems are weak and out of balance. When this occurs it creates a hospitable for germs, bacteria, and viruses to thrive, leading to a cold, the flu, or worse. continue reading
Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential acupoints in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and thumb bones part. This area of the hand is often described as “valley like” hence the name converging valley. continue reading
Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t?
Viruses, germs, and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, but not all of them are bad or harmful.
Think of the immune system as your body’s security detail. The cells, tissues, and organs that comprise it help repel foreign invaders like harmful bacteria, parasites and other microbes that can cause infections. Disorders of the immune system range from everyday annoyances like mild seasonal allergies to serious illnesses like leukemia. Stress, lack of sleep and other common conditions can contribute to a weakened immune system, which can make you vulnerable to infections. continue reading
Having recurring migraines is similar to parenting a temperamental toddler. When they go from being annoying to actively disruptive and mildly infuriating, there is often little one can do but grit your teeth and persevere. The helpful suggestions for managing this occurrence involved a mixture of expert opinion, anecdotal hearsay, individual tinkering and a big dose of patience. So where does acupuncture fit into this picture? continue reading
We often say in Traditional Chinese Medicine that the liver is the system most easily susceptible to stress. Stress knots the Qi (energy) and makes its flow stagnate – this happens most quickly in the liver energy system. The liver, in TCM, is in charge of the smooth flow of Qi throughout the body. This means that if Qi flow is impaired (ie, by stress), the liver system will suffer. Likewise, if the liver energy system is weak or stagnant (from lifestyle choices, diet, trauma, emotional stress, illness or genetic factors), Qi flow throughout the body may be impaired. continue reading