About Elements Acupuncture

Affordable Integrative Medicine - for your Complete Health.

At Elements Acupuncture, we empower you to achieve and maintain your optimum level of health. Our treatments are designed specifically to address your unique needs and situation. With a full range of acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapies, we can create the best care plan to fit your needs and lifestyle. We will discuss options, including dietary and lifestyle adjustments you can make to increase the efficacy and efficiency of your journey to health.

While you may have wanted to try acupuncture before, the price may have kept you from scheduling an appointment. At Elements Acupuncture, we believe everyone should have access to high-quality, affordable Chinese Medical services. For this reason, the Valparaiso location offers Community-Style Acupuncture: we operate on a sliding scale and foster an atmosphere of community wellness and relaxation.

In addition to Chinese Herbal Medicine and acupuncture treatments, Asian Bodywork is available at the Chicago location.  Asian Bodywork encompasses Thai bodywork, Shiatsu (Japanese medical massage) and Tui Na (Chinese medical massage).  Asian Body Therapy can be used on its own or as a part of your Chinese Medicine treatment plan.

Valparaiso, Indiana Community-Style Acupuncture Clinic

Helen Johannesen now offers Community-Style Acupuncture in Valparaiso, Indiana.  This is a different style of treatment from the typical spa- or medical-office type of acupuncture treatments available at most other acupuncture offices.

Community-Style Acupuncture combines the individualized care of Chinese Medicine with the enhanced relaxation and healing of a collective setting.

Scheduling and Location

The clinic is conveniently located at the corner of Indiana Ave and Michigan Ave, at 57 Michigan, Suite 102 in downtown Valparaiso.  Please enter through the parking lot behind the building, off of Indiana.

Harnessing the Power of Collective Calm

Community-Style Acupuncture Harnesses the power of collective calm.  Imagine relaxing in a comfortable reclining chair surrounded by soft light and music, while one or two others doze in similar similar chairs in a large room with you.  Now imagine receiving your personalized acupuncture treatment during this nap.

Clients talk quietly with the acupuncturist for a few minutes, just as before a typical acupuncture treatment. Lounging in a room where others are already napping while the needles are in, many clients find that they experience even deeper relaxation and faster relief from symptoms than in their solo treatments.

Community-Style Acupuncture treats the same range of symptoms and conditions that other acupuncture styles treat. To see if you might benefit from acupuncture, click here.

For New Clients


Head over to the New Clients page for information about specific treatments, to contact our practitioners, and to download Intake Forms.

Contact Us


If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch. We are happy to respond to all inquiries - you can also use our contact form to request an appointment and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

If you require immediate assistance, do not hesitate to call us at (312) 286-8336.