Get in Balance with Acupuncture


At the Tiffani Kim Institute, I’m proud that besides working with some of the best medical professionals in ‘traditional’ Western medicine, we also have first-class practitioners of Oriental medicine. And one of our main wellness focus areas is acupuncture. While we feature it all year – including couples acupuncture around Valentine’s Day to help balance their energies and during cold-and-flu season to helps to boost the immune and digestive systems – I believe any time of year is a good one for an acupuncture tune-up.

There’s a reason why for thousands of years, Chinese and other Asian medicine practices have treated people for conditions before they got them sick. Way back then, acupuncturists knew the value of prevention, helping keep ailments and diseases from taking root in people’s bodies.

But as I know from talking to clients at the Tiffani Kim Institute, not everyone’s convinced. I understand – an ancient technique that involves being stuck with sharp pointy objects (even though the needles are hair-thin!) probably sounds unbelievable. That is, until you try it.

So to make it easier for skeptics to give this treatment a try, TKI is offering a special deal on acupuncture services through Oct. 31. But no Halloween trick here: Take $40 off your first acupuncture consultation and treatment. Save 10 percent on a package of five treatments; 20 percent off a package of 10. I’ll admit I’m biased, but our team of acupuncturists is out of this world. Not only are they well-trained and passionate about their work, but they are truly some of the most patient people I know.

Personally, I’m a huge believer in acupuncture and how it helps re-balance the flow of Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) or ‘vital energy,’ in the body. When Qi flows in harmony, the body is in a state of good health. When it isn’t, the Qi flow can become obstructed, everything out of whack. Using those needles, a trained acupuncturist inserts needles at specific points along the body’s energy pathways, which are called meridians. The needles stimulate specific areas on the body associated with “out-of-balance” organ functions to bring back balance and help the body maintain good health.

So whether you’ve got chronic conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, or various auto-immune diseases, acupuncture just might be a good complement to your traditional medical regimen. After all, a technique that’s thrived for thousands of years – and that people still find credible in the know-everything 21st century – just might be worth checking out!

Tiffani Kim

About Tiffani Kim

Tiffani Kim is an entrepreneur, fashion designer, artist and founder of the Tiffani Kim Institute Medical Wellness Spa in Chicago’s River North. Ms. Kim helps you stay youthful and healthy from the inside out in her blog, “Living Well and Beautifully” with advice, recommendations, trends and more.