Phranque  Wright, Pain Management Specialist
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Phranque Wright


4007 N Broadway Chicago IL, 60613


Phranque Wright is an acupuncturist practicing in Chicago, IL. Dr. Wright 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. Wright 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

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2007

Colorado School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Diplomate of Acupuncture 1998

Beijing Herbal Medical Acupuncture Institute Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Diploma 2000

Board Certification

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

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  • 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 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. READ MORE

  • 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. READ MORE

  • 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 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. READ MORE

  • 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 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. READ MORE

  • 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 particular case. READ MORE

  • 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. READ MORE

  • 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 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. READ MORE

  • 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 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. READ MORE

  • 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 need to be assessed by the practitioner to know the root cause of the inflammation, so the that treatment can be focused more properly. READ MORE

  • 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 answer all of the questions they have for you so you can be assessed properly and treated more precisely. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture work on shoulder pain?

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

  • 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. READ MORE

  • 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. READ MORE

  • 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. READ MORE

  • 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. READ MORE

  • 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 different. READ MORE

  • 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 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 READ MORE

  • 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 with your practitioner. So keep them apprised of your results and always be honest because we are there to help. READ MORE

  • 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. READ MORE

  • 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 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. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

PainEmotional IssuesColds/FluDigestionMenstrual issuesQuit smokingSleepRespiratory

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Professor Pacific College Of Oriental Medicine 2008 - 2016
  • Professor Chicago College of Oriental Medicine 2018 - 2018


  • Lifetime Membership Award 2006 Acupuncture Association of Colorado 

Professional Memberships

  • Acupuncture Association of Colorado - Lifetime Memeber  
  • Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine  
  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine  
  • Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Official Sponsor for The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby League

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