Yosef Charles Pollack L.AC., Acupuncturist
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Yosef Charles Pollack L.AC.




Yosef Pollack is an acupuncturist practicing in OAK PARK, IL. Dr. Pollack evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and touching the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points and nerves is how Dr. Pollack treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.

Education and Training

Tri State College of Acupuncture LAc 1990

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  • Is Acupuncture good for stomach problems?

    In a word, Yes! Acupuncture is good for stomach problems. Keep in mind, there are myriad Digestive conditions that will necessarily be evaluated and treated accordingly. Hippocrates, the Father of Western medicine said, "LET THY FOOD BE THY MEDICINE...LET THY MEDICINE BE THY FOOD" and "ALL DISEASE BEGINS IN THE GUT." Like one of Oriental Medicine's pillars, diet is crucial to one's overall health and wellness. Ciao, Yosef READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help inflammatory arthritis?

    In a word, yes! Google informs us that Inflammatory arthritis is a group of diseases characterized by inflammation of the joints and often other tissues. These include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) among others. Here's a link to further explain this condition from a Western medical perspective. Note there's no mention of poor nutrition possibly attributing to this condition: https://www.arthritis-health.com/types/general/inflammatory-arthritis Traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture therapy, views diet and exercise as 2 of several pillars contributing to our overall health. A licensed acupuncturist will gather information to discern where you may be inhibiting your body's ability to heal itself. An agreement is made to proceed with therapy and recommendations are made for you to understand and implement over time. So, yes! Acupuncture helps with this condition. The sooner you begin addressing basic needs of your body, the shorter time it will take to resolve. Keep in mind the adage "Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine..." ~ Hippocrates. READ MORE

  • My mother in law feels very sleepy all through the day. Can acupuncture help her?

    A completed Health Appraisal and consultation will help determine the contributing factors to sleepiness. Medications, the severity of conditions, lifestyle, et al will be taken into account. Only then can we prescribe a treatment plan. After a few sessions, we can be more specific as to a timeline. In a word, Yes! Acupuncture can very possibly help your mom. READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture help in treating infertility?

    Myriad parameters have to be addressed to determine a course of treatments for infertility. In as much as acupuncture increasing vaso-dilation (blood circulation) along with hormonal modulation, these play into the myriad reasons for infertility. Other factors, stress; diet; exercise; etc., are addressed as well. I've helped many families get started, those using IVF and those au naturale. Keep in mind, men may have issues that need correcting. We've had a few over the years with good success. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating joint pain?

    Joint pain, for various reasons is mitigated with acupuncture therapy. However, depending on the presentation, we may recommend X ray/MRI to determine the extent of a structural condition and may suggest seeing someone who can address the severity of your health concern. For chronic pain syndromes, acupuncture therapy is an excellent choice! READ MORE

  • How long does the effect of acupuncture last?

    Acupuncture therapy, when applied on an as needed bases can last a lifetime. After patient's conditions are resolved, they come in once a month for tuneups and any previous symptoms are warded off. It's important to maintain healthy habits that may be introduced during your series of acupuncture treatments. READ MORE

  • I have headaches frequently. Can acupuncture treatment help?

    For headaches and migraines, I've successfully treated hundreds of patients with Acupuncture therapy. Causative factors are numerous, yet acupuncture helps mitigate painful episodes very quickly. Helping dilate tissue/blood vessels promotes increased circulation to relieve stagnation that contributes to both headaches and migraines. Absolutely try it and see for yourself! READ MORE

  • I am having a lot of stress due to menopause and I am unable to sleep soundly. Should I go for acupuncture treatment?

    Acupuncture helps calm the Spirit allowing more appropriate responses to stressful conditions including menopause. Dietary improvements along with exercise are components of Acupuncture therapy that we offer at Acupuncture POINTS. In a word, yes! Most folks respond very favorable a series of acupuncture treatments. READ MORE

  • Does it hurt when acupuncture needles are inserted in the body?

    For most, it's painless. A slight pinch is all you may feel. Some folks are very anxious or had traumatic experiences warranting a guarded/highly anticipating moment during the procedure. Usually this calms down after a few sessions. It's a very small percentage of folks who find acupuncture too difficult to handle. And yes, there are other ways to apply acupuncture therapy painlessly. READ MORE

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OAK PARK, IL 60302
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