Acupuncture can improve your whole wellbeing and can treat symptoms related to chronic pain, migraines, and insomnia and can boost mental health, fertility and spiritual and emotional health. Our licensed acupuncturists are here to create a wellbeing plan that is personalized for you.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a healing practice that helps correct imbalances of energy, or Qi, in the body. Trained professionals insert ultra-thin, sterile needles in various points in the body (meridians) that connect all aspects of the body together into one network of communication. An acupuncturist may also manipulate acupuncture points with massage techniques such as acupressure, Tui na, and dermal friction (Gua sha). Most clients experience a state of relaxation and calmness during their session.

Getting Started

Start by scheduling a Foundation session. During this 90-minute session, a licensed acupuncturist will gather your health history, administer a TCM assessment, and learn why you are seeking acupuncture care. You and your acupuncturist will create a personalized wellbeing care plan. A wellbeing care plan may include individual and group sessions, depending on your wellbeing journey. You will receive your first treatment during the foundation session.

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine FAQs

Group Acupuncture

Group Acupuncture is a service where multiple clients are able to receive treatments at the same time. Clients are seated in zero gravity chairs in the same room, with a licensed acupuncturist moving from person to person. Clients can expect to be resting 30-60 minutes. Walk-ins are welcome, however they are not guaranteed. It may be likely that walk-ins have to wait for the next available space. Clients will not be accepted for session during the last half-hour.

Group Acupuncture Schedule


Through movement meditation, students cultivate the elemental energies of the Five Zan (Treasure Organs) and deepen spiritual awareness through somatic engagement. During the practice of Qigong, students will learn the health benefits of each movement and build understanding of the five element principles of Chinese Medicine. No experience is necessary. Class is accessible to all bodies, ages and all levels of physical ability. Class is 45 minutes in length. 

Qigong Schedule

Meet our Acupuncture/TCM Team

Carla Ghani, L.A.c, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)

Licensed Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner 

Carla’s passion for holistic care came into her life after navigating a myriad of chronic health conditions within her family. Her personal experience engaging with the conventional health care system influenced her to see that conventional medicine is reliable in many ways; however, limited in seeing the whole-person, which lead her to study Eastern Medicine theory.

As an acupuncturist, she treats all individuals no matter where they lie on the illness-wellness continuum to work towards wellbeing goals that are meaningful and whole. She is most motivated in helping clients feel empowered to take charge of their own health. 

  • Masters of Science Acupuncture, Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Diplomat of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) 

Christine Grisham DACM, L.A.c., Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), CMT

Certified Massage Therapist
Licensed Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner 

Christine became interested in training in holistic healing modalities after being a patient with a thyroid autoimmune disease and experiencing firsthand how powerful medical systems like Traditional Chinese (TCM) can be for treating complex illnesses. Through her own wellbeing journey, Christine combined TCM treatments, bodywork with functional medicine and successfully turned her health around. She now strives to help others who struggle to navigate the challenges of chronic illnesses. It is her goal to create a healing space that is unique to every individual, while providing treatment in a safe, nonjudgmental, and relaxing setting. Her areas of specialty are; autoimmune diseases, mental health, depression and anxiety, grief, trauma, addition, infertility, menopause and working with LGBTQ communities.

Christine believes our bodies and our health are like gardens, if we tend to them by giving them proper care, attention and love, we will thrive and be our best.

  • Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine 
  • Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine 
  • Certificate of Massage Therapy, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • Diplomat of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • Bachelors of Arts in Sociology, DePaul University

Ray Himmelman L.Ac, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), MSTCM, CMT

Licensed Acupuncturist/Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Qigong Instructor

Growing up with a wheelchair-bound little brother whose disabilities prevent him from speaking, Ray learned the importance of approaching each person as unique and whole. She learned that speech is just one way to communicate—the body has so much to say! Ray was inspired to pursue work that honors diverse experiences. She was drawn to acupuncture because its philosophy teaches deep listening to each unique experience. Ray’s practice of complementary medicine is focused on nourishing connections between the mental, emotional and physical body. Her approach to healing is body positive, gender-inclusive, and focused on collaboration with you. She designs treatment plans around each individual’s wellbeing goals and stewards a journey toward optimal health and wellbeing. 

  • Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Certified Practitioner of Tui Na Medical Massage, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Certificate of Practitioner of Medical Qigong, Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College