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Tui Na Massage

Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture,Other Modalities - Prairie Spring Acupuncture Clinic in Palatine, IL
tui na
seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.


Kathi Wotal offers Acupuncture, herbal medicine in Palatine, ILCupping is an ancient technique used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced and this is what I use in my practice.

Gua Sha

Also known as spooning or coining, a ceramic spoon or another tool is used to scoop the skin in rhythmic motion. This technique promotes the circulation of blood and "qi", relieving tension and discomfort. This method is often combined with an acupuncture treatment.

Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture

The ear is one of the most widely used microsystems of acupuncture. The ear is viewed as a reflection of the whole body. I use ear points on many patients and often provide "ear seeds" to provide continuous stimulation of the points after your appointment. Click here to learn more about specific wellness issues treated with auricular acupuncture.

Electric Stimulation (E-Stim)

E-stim involves attaching wires to acupuncture needles and stimulating the selected acupuncture points with gentle electrical currents. It can be used for treatment of a wide variety of issues, and is an extremely effective method for pain reduction. E-Stim is often used in various orthopedic issues including acute and chronic injury, joint pain, and increasing mobility post injury or surgery. The electrical currents are stimulating yet comfortable so that patients are able to completely relax during the procedure.

Other Modalities - Prairie Spring Acupuncture Clinic in Palatine, IL

Prairie Spring Acupuncture Clinic
Kathi L. Wotal, L.Ac.,
MSOM, Dipl. OM
600 N. North Court, Suite 230
Palatine, Illinois 60067
Phone: (847) 221-8644

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Tuesday 12-7
Thursday 10-5
Saturday 9-12

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