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


"The next day after our session, I noticed a remarkable sensation...absence of pain!!"


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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Morning sickness can be a sign of health

Even though it can be extremely uncomfortable Chinese medicine looks at morning sickness during early pregnancy as normal and a sign of health. Nausea and vomiting indicate reverse stomach qi flow caused by gestational activities. They indicate that qi and blood are strong and full in the mother. They indicate maternal health. Chinese medicine offers effective drug-free treatments for morning sickness that are safe for mother and child.

A recent JAMA article reports an association of nausea and vomiting during early pregnancy with reduced risk for pregnancy loss. One of its findings is that women with morning sickness symptoms tend to be 25 years old or younger. This generally agrees with the observation of Chinese medicine because qi and blood decline with age. The takeaway is that morning sickness indicates health, not sickness. On the other hand, women who don’t experience it shouldn’t worry. It does not mean that they will lose their pregnancy.