Michael holds an undergraduate degree in biology from Kalamazoo College in Michigan and a master's degree from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. Michael's specialties are orthopedics, asthma and allergies, pediatrics, and fertility.
Karissa has a bachelors degree from Northwestern University where she majored in Human Development and Psychological Servies. She went on to graduate from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - Chicago with a Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Karissa is an acupuncturist, herbalist, doula and lover of essential oils. Her specialties/passions are women’s health, which includes fertility, pregnancy & postpartum care as well as any other hormonal imbalances, pediatrics and emotional regulation/support.
As a lifelong athlete and fitness professional, Jill has immense respect for, and extensive knowledge of, how the body moves, feels and heals. For over 30 years, she has been a professional fitness trainer and has coached and trained private clients from all walks of life to move their bodies with ease and strength. While Jill has witnessed great strengths and goals achieved, she has also witnessed the breaking down of bodies due to life stress, over working and difficulty resting and recuperating. After way too many suggestions for clients to get routine massage and practice self-care, she decided to make a shift and completed an advanced Clinical Massage therapy program at The Soma Institute in Chicago. Clinical massage therapy means that Jill treats specific soft tissue conditions as well as provides relaxation for the nervous system. Jill feels great honor and responsibility in providing bodywork. She pays attention and is meticulous. You may trust that your wishes and needs will be met.
Al’s discovery of Traditional Chinese Medicine began when he sought out an alternative treatment for depression and insomnia. The side affects from conventional medications started to diminish his quality of life and place a substantial strain on his home & work environment. Heeding a friend’s advice, Al began seeing an acupuncturist, and his improvement in sleep quality and well being were almost immediate. It was truly a life-changing experience. Al graduated from the Master’s program at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and is NCCAOM board-certified in acupuncture and herbal medicine. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Al’s acupuncture style is a blend of distal needling acupuncture, orthopedic acupuncture and medical pulse diagnosis to provide a comprehensive approach to musculoskeletal as well as internal disorders.