Founder and owner of Elements Acupuncture, Helen first encountered Chinese medical ideas and attitudes while studying abroad in China during college. Morning Tai Chi along with other regular supportive care, such as massage, acupuncture and Chinese herbs helped many of the people she met maintain an active, fulfilling lifestyle well beyond what she expected at home.
With a BS in both biology and humanities from the Honors College at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN, the holistic approach of Chinese Medicine is a perfect fit for Helen. She believes in the ability of all branches of Chinese Medicine, Qi Gong, Massage, Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture, to help heal the body and the mind. Helen's practice incorporates the use of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Massage.
Touch can play a powerful role in healing, and Helen enjoys combining her background in Asian Bodywork Therapies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs to provide well-rounded treatments for a variety of conditions, from the common cold to chronic pain. Her work helps open and regulate the energetic and muscular systems of the body on many levels to restore and maintain balance and optimal function. This includes the general achievement and maintenance of balance in the body in order to prevent disease.
Aside from general balance, Helen loves working with women's reproductive health: fertility, prenatal and postpartum care and pediatrics. She also enjoys providing supportive care before, during and after conventional cancer treatments for the management of symptoms, treating dermatological symptoms and providing additional tools for management of psycho-emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Seeing Helen at Elements Acupuncture is a wonderful treat for my overall health. She listens carefully, counsels reasonably, and her skill is faultless. She performs massage and acupuncture with confidence and ease - this is clearly her calling."
– EL, Chicago