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Phranque Wright

Acupuncturist

Dr. Phranque Wright DAOM, is a top Acupuncturist in Chicago, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Phranque Wright DAOM is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Phranque Wright DAOM is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Phranque Wright DAOM is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Chicago, IL, Dr. Phranque Wright DAOM is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.

Dr. Phranque Wright DAOM is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Worsley-style Five-Element medicine so his focus is not only on the physical manifestations of ailments but the potential emotional and psychological roots to these issues. He treats the person as a whole - mind, body and spirit - instead of just chasing symptoms or treating based on a disease's name.
22 years Experience
Phranque Wright
  • Chicago, IL
  • Colorado School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Is acupuncture good for bronchitis?

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be very helpful in cases of bronchitis and other respiratory issues. I have helped quite a few patients. You want to find a qualified, Licensed READ MORE
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be very helpful in cases of bronchitis and other respiratory issues. I have helped quite a few patients. You want to find a qualified, Licensed practitioner - Licensed Acupuncturist - in your area.

Remember that if your first choice is a good one, stick with them, but if you find you don't click well with the practitioner, you can always go to another practitioner whom you feel more comfortable using.

Good luck.

Can acupuncture help a cough?

It can, it does, but it depends on your condition on how to treat it. Find a licensed acupuncturist in your area so they can assess you and treat you properly.

Does acupuncture help you get over a cold?

When a patient comes in for a cold/flu issue, it is best if they come early so that we can kick it out right away. If someone comes a bit later we can still treat them, in fact READ MORE
When a patient comes in for a cold/flu issue, it is best if they come early so that we can kick it out right away. If someone comes a bit later we can still treat them, in fact it usually brings them to "last day" type of feeling. The practitioner may use more than just needles i.e. cups, scrapping, herbs, etc. But with acupuncture alone a lot can be done by a well trained practitioner.

Find a licensed acupuncturist in your area and get help soon.

How does acupuncture relieve pain?

There are literally hundreds of studies on acupuncture and how it relieves pain. The studies com to many answers that vary (from a western medical point-of-view) . Here are a READ MORE
There are literally hundreds of studies on acupuncture and how it relieves pain. The studies com to many answers that vary (from a western medical point-of-view) .
Here are a few findings:
1. "Acupuncture stimulates the secretion of endorphins in the body (specifically Enkephalins) which is 1000 times better than morphine which is why it helps pain"

2. "There is an effect of constricting or dilating of blood vessels, from doing acupuncture so it releases white blood cells and increases circulation of red blood cells to injured areas. This is why it is so good for treating traumatic injuries so quickly and also why it treats edema problems."

3. "it regulates the cortisol releasing hormones (CRH) to reduce negative reactions to stress which is why it is so good for treating anxiety and stress related issues."

4. "Disrupts C fibers in nerves to rellieve pain."

5. "Yet another study claims that adenosine is released to deep levels, which is why acupuncture is good for treating pain"

The more studies that are done demonstrate more physical reactions that occur with acupuncture treatments. From a Chinese medical point-of-view, we are unblocking circulations and as the circulations repair, those help the body repair and function more properly. Pain comes when things aren't moving well.

I hope you find a licensed practitioner in your area if you need some treatments. If you don't know where to start, you can go to WWW.NCCAOM.ORG and search for a well trained practitioner in your area.

Can you treat tinnitus with acupuncture?

It can be treated with acupuncture and other Chinese medical practices, but you will need a differential diagnosis from the acupuncturist to know which is the best route for your READ MORE
It can be treated with acupuncture and other Chinese medical practices, but you will need a differential diagnosis from the acupuncturist to know which is the best route for your particular case.

Is acupuncture good for stress?

It is incredible for stress relief. Most of my patients fall asleep on the table while iI am working on them.

Can acupuncture help your skin?

I have worked on a few patients with dermal issues with great success. One of them specifically took a few months to treat, about half a year. Their particular condition was very READ MORE
I have worked on a few patients with dermal issues with great success. One of them specifically took a few months to treat, about half a year. Their particular condition was very dramatic and emotionally rooted, but eventually they were fully clear. Another only took a few treatments. Their case was more acute in nature and so more easily resolved.

It is all a matter of your particular case.

Does acupuncture work for anti-aging?

There really is no such thing as "anti-aging" we cannot actually prevent ourselves from getting older. Cells go through the process of birth, growth, decline, etc as do all living READ MORE
There really is no such thing as "anti-aging" we cannot actually prevent ourselves from getting older. Cells go through the process of birth, growth, decline, etc as do all living things.

So, what I think you're asking is can acupuncture keep me looking young. To that, I would say, it can in certain ways. It can help you feel more relaxed and hopeful, it can help you become less tired in your life and it can help reduce stress in your life, which leads to body wear and tear.

However, it does not do it on it's own. You must also learn how stress factors affect you, how sleep and eating habits affect you, how your relationships (current and past) affect you and how to deal with life on a day-to-day basis.

Health care is not a one-dimensional factor, acupuncture and Chinese medicine helps with the dimensions of physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual in many ways. You would need to find a good practitioner who is well trained and a Licensed Acupuncturist (not a chiropractor, MD or PC who "also does needling"). They should be able to talk with you deeply about your life and health and guide you towards your goals.

But remember that there is wisdom in age that is stable with time and youth is fleeting, so we all need to become content with who we are growing to become and worry less about matters of what we were.

Good luck with you on your journey.

Is acupuncture anti-inflammatory?

Acupuncture can help reduce inflammation and inflammation related issues. It is not "anti-inflammatory" on its own, but it does help in reducing the heat in the body. You would READ MORE
Acupuncture can help reduce inflammation and inflammation related issues. It is not "anti-inflammatory" on its own, but it does help in reducing the heat in the body. You would need to be assessed by the practitioner to know the root cause of the inflammation, so the that treatment can be focused more properly.

How often should you get acupuncture treatment for migraines?

It really depends on your particular case. You will need to discuss this with your acupuncturist. Be sure to tell them all aspects of the condition you have and be sure to honestly READ MORE
It really depends on your particular case. You will need to discuss this with your acupuncturist. Be sure to tell them all aspects of the condition you have and be sure to honestly answer all of the questions they have for you so you can be assessed properly and treated more precisely.

Does acupuncture work on shoulder pain?

Yes, it does. I work on shoulder pain practically every week.

Can acupuncture help with knee pain?

Yes it does, I have worked with a long list of patients who have had knee pain alleviated and even eliminated with acupuncture alone.

Can acupuncture loosen tight muscles in neck?

Yes, I do this for my patients almost every day. It is better than drugs, massage or chiropractic if done by a trained professional.

Is it safe to do acupuncture every week?

It is. You can even get acupuncture every day and in some cases a few times a day. It all depends on your particular case. In any case it is safe weekly.

What are the pressure points to relieve neck pain?

It would depend on the cause of your pain. Points for neck pain can be all over the body.

How are acupuncture and chiropractic care similar?

They're not similar at all unless your Chiropractor is a trained acupuncturist. Acupuncture follows Chinese medical model and Chiropractic follows a Western medical model. Very READ MORE
They're not similar at all unless your Chiropractor is a trained acupuncturist. Acupuncture follows Chinese medical model and Chiropractic follows a Western medical model. Very different.

Where are acupuncture needles placed?

They are placed pretty much anywhere on the body with the exception of on genetalia, on nipples, in eyeballs oir inner ear and in the navel. Points are found all over the body READ MORE
They are placed pretty much anywhere on the body with the exception of on genetalia, on nipples, in eyeballs oir inner ear and in the navel.

Points are found all over the body and needles can go on arms legs, hands, feet, chest, back, abdomen, face, scalp, etc.

When and where specifically for treatment always depends on diagnosis and treatment plan, so only a few places each time

How long do the benefits of an acupuncture session last for?

There is no single answer to this question. Sometimes one treatment results last forever, sometimes weeks, sometimes an hour. You will need to discuss your particular situation READ MORE
There is no single answer to this question. Sometimes one treatment results last forever, sometimes weeks, sometimes an hour. You will need to discuss your particular situation with your practitioner. So keep them apprised of your results and always be honest because we are there to help.

Is acupuncture on the head safe?

It is totally safe and actually least problematic because needles cannot penetrate the skull so no worry about too deep needling.

What should I do after my first acupuncture session?

Do what your body tells you to do or what your practitioner tells you to do. If you feel sleepy, take a nap. If you feel hungry, have some food, thirsty, drink, active go do some READ MORE
Do what your body tells you to do or what your practitioner tells you to do. If you feel sleepy, take a nap. If you feel hungry, have some food, thirsty, drink, active go do some work.

Acupuncture will regulate your body and let you know it's true energetic balance, so follow what your body guides you to do next.