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.

Lok-Kwan performing Flying Shiatsu at Isla Mujeres


"Seven months later, my lymphedema has gone down by at least 45%."

Ashley Garcia

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 contact Lok-Kwan, call 847 323-9297 or use the 'Contact' tab at the bottom of the page.

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Talking about vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, etc.

Most postmenopausal women experience vaginal dryness, itching, irritation or painful intercourse but few bring them up to their physicians and few physicians ask about them so they go untreated, according to a recent survey. The situation is different in Oriental medicine. Oriental medicine doctors usually ask detail questions about such signs and symptoms not only because they are considered important to treat but especially because they have diagnostic value: they reflect deeper constitutional or pathological states of Yin deficiency, wind, heat, dryness,damp or blood stagnation. Oriental medicine patients are also more attuned to the importance of subjectively felt symptoms and so are less hesitant to talk about them. This is good because acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have very effective treatments for these problems and hormone therapy can be avoided.