Lok-Kwan offers acupuncture treatment that gets immediate results. ‘Lok-Kwan’ means ‘happily serving the people’, a reminder that we’re here to nourish each other as we discover ourselves.

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'My hot flashes are gone and I’m thrilled...'

Megan A

Acupuncture and Energy Medicine

Acupuncture works by mobilizing and regulating the energetic system of the body to prevent and treat disease. Drop a pebble into a pond and you see ripples. The effects of acupuncture are just as immediately felt. The medicine I offer is 'rooted in the Spirit', meaning that the emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects are always taken into consideration in understanding and treating a disease.
Complex and difficult conditions become treatable when we understand that they are not separate entities but stages of transformation. Whether the problem is migraines, high blood pressure, low back pain, anxiety, insomnia, low energy, or hair loss, knowing how diseases move and mutate within the body to affect different functions and organs points the way to cure. Energy medicine is not deterministic. It is an open system that allows for transformation. There are always alternative ways to understand and solve a problem. There are always possibilities for change.
Lok-Kwan has two office locations. The Lincoln Park office is right by Lakeview and DePaul and only ten minutes from downtown Chicago. The Wilmette office is centrally located to serve Evanston, Winnetka, Glenview, and Glencoe. Weekend and evening hours are available. To request an appointment, use the 'forms' link on the top menu, or call 847 323-9297.
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Acupuncture more effective than science in treating migraine

The difference between scientific drug therapy and acupuncture is immense. The science behind drugs is usually extremely precise. For example, Amgen, one of the biggest drug development companies, just released Phase 2 trial results of its monoclonal antibody AMG-334 for the prevention of episodic migraine. Amgen's science posits that migraine pain is caused by signals transmitted by the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor. AMG-334 can inhibit these signals and hence help with migraine. The primary purpose of the study is to find out whether there is a change in monthly migraine days with AMG-334 after 12 weeks. Indeed, a positive, statistically significant result is found: there is a 3.4 days reduction compared with 2.28 days observed in the placebo group. In other words, after 12 weeks, subjects taking the drug have 1.12 more migraine-free days per month than those who did not take the drug.
Now I speak from my standpoint of acupuncture and since I treat half a dozen of migraine patients a month Amgen is in no danger of losing market shares to me. My understanding of migraine is not at the molecular level. I work from a general theory that vascular activities play a key role in migraine and so acupuncture is used to moderate those activities. 90% of my patients start to improve with the first treatment. Within 6 weeks 50% don't experience migraines anymore. Drugs have side-effects. The common ones for AMG 334 include fatigue, flu-like symptom, nasopharyngitis, arthralgia and back pain. The most common side-effect with acupuncture is relaxation.
Although some fellow acupuncturists disagree, acupuncture will never be as scientifically precise as, well, science. However, it can be very effective for many conditions. I study science but I am a clinician and acupuncturist. If it's safe and works I'll use it.