Loves Park, IL and the Rockford area


Acupuncture. Everyone has heard of it, but not everyone understands it.

Acupuncture was shot into the limelight this summer as several Olympians swore they owed a great part of their health to chiropractic treatments and acupuncture.

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing by inserting small needles at very precise acupuncture points. Needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. The chemicals can change the experience of pain and trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulation system.

While acupuncture is often associated with pain control, it has much broader application. Acupuncture treatment is useful in treating: digestive disorders such as gastritis, hyperacidity, spastic colon and constipation and diarrhea, respiratory disorders like sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis and asthma, neurological and muscular disorders such as headaches, sciatica, and various forms of tendinitis, urinary and menstrual problems as well as stress and emotional related conditions.

Dr. Shih is certified in acupuncture. Please call the office at 815-986-4411 to consult with one of these doctors if you would like to know if acupuncture would benefit you!

Can Acupuncture Help You Quit Smoking?

You've tried nicotine patches. You've tried medication. You've even tried cold turkey, but nothing works. Well, have you tried acupuncture? Recent findings have found that acupuncture has aided in lessening addictions, including smoking cessation. AMR Clinic's own Dr. Chen is a trusted professional in the field of acupuncture and can help you with quitting tobacco. If you're ready to curb the addiction, then schedule an appoint with Dr. Chen today.