Learn more about Acupuncturists
An acupuncturist is a healthcare provider who specializes in acupuncture. Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that involves needle therapy—inserting very thin needles into the skin to promote alternative pain relief, healing and wellness. Acupuncture, or skin needling, can improve a wide range of symptoms and conditions, including pain and psychological disorders, as well as maintain health and improve energy levels.
An acupuncturist typically:
- Reviews and evaluates a patient’s health history and current conditions and symptoms
- Explains acupuncture treatments and other complementary treatments including acupressure and herbal supplements
- Determines where to insert the acupuncture needles
- Provides acupuncture and related therapies
There are 674 specialists practicing Acupuncture in Illinois with an overall average rating of 4.8 stars. There are 23 hospitals in Illinois with affiliated Acupuncture specialists, including AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates, AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago and Northwest Community Hospital.