Pain Therapy Associates
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Kara Canga-Arguelles, L.Ac, MSOM

Lisa Meyerson, L.Ac

Kara Canga-Arguelles, L.Ac, MSOM

Oriental Medicine & Acupuncture

Kara Canga-Arguelles, L.Ac, Msom - Schaumburg, IL - Chicago, IL

Certified: National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Licensed: Acupuncturist, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

MSc: Oriental Medicine, Magna Cum Laude, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, IL

BSc: Nutrition, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, IL

BA: Psychology, magna cum laude, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL (additional studies at the University of Toronto)

Kara first became involved in Chinese medicine as a patient. In her early twenties, a course of treatment over a few months involving acupuncture and herbal medicine gave her a “new body and a new outlook on life.” For the first time in a long time, not only did her initial problems resolve, but she also felt what it means to be healthy and energized. Many things that were not functioning optimally, symptoms that another person or doctor might have dismissed, had righted themselves. However, in Chinese medicine all symptoms are clues to one’s state of health, part of a pattern of vitality or disease in the body, or somewhere on a continuum between. She came to study Chinese medicine out of a deep desire to share with others what it means to actually feel good in your own body, and be closer on that continuum to health.

“In a way, I was blessed for acupuncture to find me, and at a relatively young age, too. I didn’t pick to be an acupuncturist; there was no choice but to try to share this great thing that had helped me so much with others.”

Her desire to share acupuncture with as many people as possible has lead to experience with dry needling for many different people with a variety of ailments. She has been privileged to treat many patients since her first years in practice. This has helped her to grasp the “personality” of a particular health issue, and be better able to predict the course and length of treatment. Additionally, Kara has a specialized focus on treating patients struggling with fertility. She helps couples trying to conceive naturally, and with ART and IVF, and she has a 95% success rate.

Some say that acupuncture and herbal medicine are treasures and gifts to man. Not only do they work together to alleviate immediate problems, but they can be used in an individualized way to change the source of the problem, thus paving the way for lasting relief and wellness.

“Acupuncturists are lucky in that we get to see a lot of miracles. When a patient says that they feel great, that is all the reward in the world. To this end, I am truly committed to helping the patient get to their best state of health.”

Lisa Meyerson, L.Ac

Lisa Meyerson, LAc, has a master's degree in traditional Chinese medicine from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and is a nationally board-certified acupuncturist (NCCAOM), licensed by the state of Illinois. She is also has extensive training in Western nutrition (BS in nutrition and hands-on experience).

Since 2013, Lisa has also been working with Pulling Down the Moon, the premier holistic fertility clinic in the Chicagoland area and the folks at Zen Shiatsu Chicago since 2012 in general practice. As of June 2017, she is now seeing her patients at Pain Therapy Associates and is very excited about being part of the community!

Lisa specializes in women's health and fertility, pain management, immune support and emotional balancing/stress relief. In her spare time, Lisa can be found studying yoga and Chinese medicine, cooking healthy meals and traveling.

Our acupuncturist welcomes patients rom Elk Grove, Schaumburg, Chicago, Arlington Heights, Elgin and close-by locations. For more information, please call Pain Therapy Associates at 847-352-5511 or use our convenient appointment request form today!

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Chicago IL 60640

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