LK Acupuncture LLC is a Traditional Chinese medical clinic which includes: Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Moxibustion, Fire Cupping, Gua Sha, and personalized dietary recommendations. Our specialized treatment plans focus on getting to the root of the problem rather than just masking the symptom.
Liz Kelchak-Steffes was introduced to acupuncture at the young age of 15 while suffering from migraines. After 4 acupuncture sessions she never had one again. Seeing the benefits acupuncture brought to her and her family Liz knew this would be her dream career. Liz continued to work in the acupuncture field while she achieved her Associates degree in Biology from Purdue; followed by 4 years of Chinese Medical School at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago where she received her Master’s degree in Science and Oriental medicine.
Licensed Board Certified Acupuncturist in the states of Illinois and Indiana
Has trained in Shanghai, China working in Traditional Chinese medical hospitals expanding her education in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas.
Her mission is to help restore health without the use of drugs or surgery.
Has many years experience in treating anything from pain, fertility, emotional issues, digestive issues, to internal organ dysfunction.
Hello! I’m Michaela, LK Acupuncture’s associate acupuncturist, and I am so happy to be here.
I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from DePaul University in 2012 and have since made a career shift to natural medicine after my interest in science and skincare encouraged me to take the risk. This led me to Midwest College of Oriental Medicine where I graduated with my Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and a second bachelor’s degree in Nutrition. Liz and I both graduated from the same school making it a lot of fun to collaborate on treatment protocols.
I look forward to working with you and achieving balanced health!
Licensed Board Certified Acupuncturist in the state of Illinois
The greatest experience of my career was at John H. Stroger Hospital, in Chicago. I worked in the pain clinic treating patients for a variety of pathologies ranging from fibromyalgia to nerve damage.
Currently, I am working towards my specialization in Chinese dermatology and cosmetic acupuncture. I am most excited to develop my own facial protocol and assist patients in reaching their skincare goals!
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Insertion of stainless steel into acupuncture points to enhance the body’s healing potential.
A technique that consists of placing cups over an area to create a suction creating better circulation, reducing muscle tension, and drawing out toxins.
Chinese herbal remedies specific to the patients diagnosis. Dietary recommendations based on the patients condition.
A warming therapy using Chinese Mugwort herb to increase circulation and decrease water retention.
A technique that involves light scraping of the skin with a porcelain spoon which will reduce muscle tension and help expel sickness.
Also known as Electrical Stimulation, The goal is to stimulate the acupuncture point and move blood stagnation.
Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic treatment that pushes needles superficially into the skin creating micro-channels. This elicits the body's natural healing response to send collagen and elastin to that area, therefore repairing and rejuvenating the skin. Microneedling also allows concentrated serums, which are applied during the treatment, to be absorbed up to 3,000 times more efficiently.
Reiki is the healing practice of the Universal Life Force, Qi. It helps heal the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. This healing technique allows the practitioner to channel energy by means of touch to promote the naturally present healing responses in the body. It helps to process the built up or blocked energy and emotions within us, and it may help by replacing depleted energy within the body. Thus it helps to more clearly navigate ourselves, aligning dreams, hopes and wishes with action. Reiki allows the recipient to self-heal and restore holistic well-being, within a safely-created environment.
I can’t say enough good things about Liz and her practice. Acupuncture has definitely been a game changer for me. Personally, it’s helped me minimize stress and anxiety, improve energy levels, and reduce inflammation. There are multiple people in my family who also go to Liz for acupuncture, and they have seen incredible improvements as well. Give it a try!
Acupuncture with Liz has improved the quality of my life immensely. I have a lot of arthritis which now gives me little pain and discomfort. My joints do not hurt and I feel more flexible than before. IBS is under control. Liz is concerned about my total well being.. I greatly value her knowledge, expertise and friendship.
Since I began treatment with Liz, my migraines and tension headaches have become a thing of the past. My chronic digestive issues are now only an occasional yet manageable flare-up. I had a number of irritated, red patches of skin that did not respond to any topical treatments I tried prior to seeing Liz. Within the first month of acupuncture, the redness completely cleared up. I believe acupuncture with Liz has helped reduce my anxiety and continues to help me manage stress more efficiently. She is an absolute professional and I recommend her without hesitation.
The first appointment is 2 hours long which includes a Health History Consultation, Chinese Medical Examination which consists of looking at the tongue and feeling the pulse. The first Acupuncture treatment is performed along with appropriate accessory techniques- Moxibustion, fire cupping, and Gua Sha. Dietary and herbal recommendations will be provided.
*Please note* New patients must call the clinic to schedule a New Patient Acupuncture appointment. Patients are unable to schedule New Patient Acupuncture appointment on MindBody. Existing patients can schedule follow-up Acupuncture appointments. To schedule your first appointment call us at: (815)-768-9795
Please print and fill out the New Patient Intake form before your first appointment. If you do not have time to fill it out please come in 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
LK Acupuncture won 1st place in Best Holistic Health.
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