Wellness is Our Mission
We work on wellness! When you feel well, everything in your life works better, you're happier, more productive, and it's easier to have fun. That's why our focus is on holistic treatment through acupuncture. Balance is important and when you are out of balance, we are here to help.
Pain, Stress and Anxiety
Pain is debilitating. It interrupts your life. For any kind of pain - from neck and back pain to the pain of stress and anxiety - we are here to help you relieve pain and restore the balance you need to be happy and healthy.
Feel your best every day!
There’s no time like this time!
When to use Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a versatile and effective treatment for many symptoms and conditions, acute and chronic problems, and is a preventative treatment for many health issues. Acupuncture has been clinically proven to
• Alleviate Pain
• Improve Circulation
• Regulate Hormones
• Strengthen Immunity Against Disease
• Speed Recovery Time from Injury and Surgical Procedures
• Relieve Digestive Problems
• Ease Emotional Issues
Fall Allergy Season is Here!
Let’s hear it for Fall Allergies - Runny nose, sneezing, itchy-watery eyes all courtesy of ragweed, mold, leaves, and dust. Who wants the side-effects of allergy-relief meds? The brain fog, feeling spacey - not quite there, being super-tired. And allergy shots. Shots are fun.
Acupuncture is generally not first on the Allergy Relief list, but it should be! Often there is a quick response to treatment and some relief during the first visit, without the side-effects of pharmaceutical remedies. The severity (annoyance) level will inform the best course of treatment. Most patients end up reducing or eliminating their dependence on allergy medications.
So why is Acupuncture an effective treatment option for allergies? Allergy symptoms occur when the body’s immune symptoms react to allergens such as pollen, mold and dust. Because acupuncture helps regulate the immune system, it can offer relief when the immune system is out of whack. If this is your problem, too - reach out to us - we’re here to help!
NatureMed Acupuncture was formed by Oleg Rivkin, who has experience in both Western and Eastern treatments. It is through this lens he concluded that when possible, pharmaceutical-free treatment has the best curative powers for most of the pain and symptoms people express.
Oleg has worked in holistic healing for over 20 years, much of that time in hospital and clinical environments, alongside physicians and physical therapists. In his own practice, Oleg is experienced in pain management, headaches and migraines, stress and anxiety, neck and back pain, cardiovascular conditions, cancer care, athletic performance and recovery, post-surgical recovery, men’s health, and women’s reproductive health.
Oleg holds a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, along with a B.S. in Nutrition from the same institution. He has additional, specialized training with Wei Chien Young, O.M.D, R.O.C. in Master Tung’s Acupuncture and trained with Dr. Richard Tan on Richard Tan’s Balanced Method
Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Acupuncturist , State of IL
Licensed Massage Therapist, State of IL
Certification in Lymphatic Drainage Massage