Yolanda J. Seliga, DACM, LAc., Dipl.O.M., MSTOM, Acupuncturist
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Yolanda J. Seliga, DACM, LAc., Dipl.O.M., MSTOM

Acupuncturist

422 N Northwest Hwy Ste 140 Park Ridge IL, 60068

About

Dr. Yolanda J. Seliga is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine practicing in Park Ridge, IL at Healing Point Wellness Center. Dr. Seliga evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of Oriental Medicine. Evaluations are completed through assessment of the patient's past health history and familial history, assessment of current symptoms and concerns, tongue and pulse diagnosis, as well as abdominal diagnosis and palpation. This all leads to a working diagnosis in which the practitioner selects specific acupoints on the body. Stimulating these points is how Dr. Seliga treats the patient's condition. Each treatment is individualized specifically to your needs and may include acupuncture or acupressure, herbal formulas, and Chinese adjunctive modalities, including cupping, guasha, and/or moxibustion, in order to bring you to optimal health and wellness.

Education and Training

Loyola University Chicago Bachelor of Science in Biology 2014

Pacific College of OM Master of Science Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine 2018

Pacific College of OM Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 2019

Board Certification

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

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Yolanda J. Seliga, DACM, LAc., Dipl.O.M., MSTOM's Expert Contributions
  • Can acupuncture help with depression?

    Hello & thank you for your question. Yes, acupuncture is great for emotional concerns such as depression and anxiety, and I have treated it many times in clinic with great successes. It is believed acupuncture helps regulate serotonin and dopamine to regulate mood. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help you get over a cold?

    Hello & thank you for your question. Yes, acupuncture is great at expelling cold pathogens and boosting immune and lung function! Herbal medicine (along with acupuncture) can also help prevent colds if you frequently get them. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help a cough?

    Hello & thank you for your question! Yes, acupuncture can help alleviate a cough whether its dry, productive, or a mixture of both. We can also give suggestions for minor lifestyle and diet modifications, as well as herbal formulas, to decrease recovery time. READ MORE

  • Can insomnia be cured by acupuncture?

    Hello & thank you for your question! Yes, acupuncture can help alleviate symptoms of insomnia, whether you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. During your treatment, your practitioner will ask a series of questions, check your pulse, and look at your tongue to understand the root cause of insomnia. By using specific acupoints, and maybe suggesting an herbal formula, you will notice relaxation and improvement in sleep quality and energy. READ MORE

  • What does acupuncture for the head do?

    Hello and thank you for your question! The answer depends on the individual who is getting a treatment and their symptomology. Acupuncture can help alleviate headaches, TMJ, eye disorders, ear disorders, congestion, dryness, and much more, in which an acupuncturist may decide to use local points on the head, face, and neck to increase circulation to that particular area to alleviate specific symptoms. I hope this was helpful! READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture good for heel pain?

    Hello & thank you for your question! Yes, acupuncture is beneficial for heel pain! By needling in and around an area of pain, we are forcing the body to send blood, lymph, fluids, energy to that area to alleviate pain and inflammation. Acupuncture also releases endorphins, which are your body's natural pain-killers, to also help alleviate pain. The best part is that acupuncture also stabilizes the surrounding area to help prevent a future re-injury. Hope this helps! READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help foot pain?

    Hello & thank you for your question! Yes, acupuncture is beneficial for foot pain! Acupuncture stimulates your body's own self-healing mechanisms. By needling into a particular area, we are triggering the body to send all of it's resources (Blood with nutrients and oxygen, lymph, body fluids, energy) to that area to alleviate pain and inflammation and to relax any tense areas. Also, acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, your body's natural pain-killers, to help alleviate pain as well. READ MORE

  • What are the side effects of acupressure for someone with dengue?

    Hello & thank you for your question! You may feel some minor soreness or mild lightheadedness, which usually improves with time, hydration, and rest. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with knee problems?

    Hello & thank you for your question! Yes, acupuncture is beneficial for knee pain. Stimulating local and more distal points for the knee increases circulation of blood (with oxygen and nutrients), body fluids, and energy in order to alleviate pain and inflammation. Acupuncture also triggers the release of endorphins, your body's natural pain-killers, to help alleviate pain as well. It will also stabilize the knee joint in order to strengthen the knee and also prevent future re-injury. I hope this helps! Wishing you health, Dr. Yolanda READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help a torn meniscus?

    Hello & thank you for your question! Yes, acupuncture is beneficial for a meniscus tear. Acupuncture helps the body repair itself through needling local (and more distal) acupuncture points to increase circulation of blood (which is of course rich in oxygen and nutrients essential for healing), body fluids, and energy to alleviate pain and inflammation, enhance the body's healing mechanism, and reduce recovery time. There are also topical liniments available to help promote good circulation, help ease pain, decrease inflammation, strengthen connective tissues, and further shorten recovery time. READ MORE

  • Why do I have chronic stomach pain?

    Hello & thank you for your question! Often times, when all of the physical tests show no obvious cause, the concern is due to an energetic imbalance. Due to the chronicity of your stomach pain, you will probably need 8-12 treatments to notice more substantial changes, though you should notice minor improvements along the way. With acupuncture, we are activating your body's healing mechanisms, as the body naturally wants to heal itself and bring the body into balance or homeostasis. Acupuncture gives the body additional energy and resources to allow for proper function, thereby alleviating symptoms that you may have. READ MORE

  • How are you supposed to feel after acupuncture?

    Hello & thank you for your question! After acupuncture, you should feel relaxed and at ease, but depending on your chief complaint and symptomology, you may also leave with energy - this just varies from person to person. You should also notice an improvement in sleep. Occasionally, people may feel some lightheadedness after their treatment, which is usually a result of the acupuncture moving energies and fluids within the body that may have been stuck for quite some time, but this should be minor and temporary, usually helped with hydration and time, and maybe a piece of dark chocolate! To help avoid this, be sure to eat a protein-snack prior to your appointment, or a light meal 1 hr prior. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture a permanent cure?

    Hello & thank you for your question! The answer depends on the chief complaint for treatment. What is it, how long have you had it, how frequently do you experience these symptoms, etc., are all pertinent to the answer. Acupuncture can absolutely alleviate certain symptoms, but may not permanently cure severe illnesses or disorders. However, in more severe cases, acupuncture can help minimize symptoms and increase overall quality of life. Hope this helps! Wishing you health, Dr. Yolanda READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture treat acid reflux?

    Hello & thank you for your question! Yes acupuncture can treat symptoms of acid reflux. You may be a great candidate for an herbal formula, if that is something you are open to. The sooner you get in to see a practitioner, the better (this way it will likely take less treatments to resolve your symptoms compared to if you put it off longer). READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture on the forehead safe?

    Hello & thank you for your question! Yes, acupuncture on the forehead is safe. There are acupuncture points that are located all over the body, and through 4 years of schooling and 4 National exams, licensed acupuncturists are properly trained and skilled to needle these points. You can find a nationally-board certified and skilled practitioner on NCCAOM.com READ MORE

  • Would acupuncture help plantar fasciitis?

    Hello & thank you for your question. Yes- acupuncture can help plantar fasciitis, and I've treated it many times in my clinic with success. Your practitioner may choose to enhance the acupuncture treatment with electrical stimulation (mild vibration of the needles that helps decrease pain and inflammation), cupping, and/or gua sha. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with sleep problems?

    Hello & thank you for your question. Yes, acupuncture helps with insomnia, whether it's trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. It does this by regulating hormones and activating the parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest) in order to bring about relaxation and improved sleep. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help your skin?

    Hello & thank you for your question! Yes, acupuncture can help with skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and more. Herbal therapy is extremely helpful for skin conditions, along with some dietary modifications that your practitioner will suggest based on your particular case. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture work for anti-aging?

    Hello and thank you for your question! Facial, or Cosmetic Acupuncture, increases blood and nutrient circulation to an area and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, thereby reducing redness and inflammation, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and reducing any facial tension. You will likely receive body acupuncture points (or constitutional points) in order to improve overall health and well-being, which will also enhance the effects of facial acupuncture. READ MORE

  • How long does facial acupuncture last?

    Hello & thank you for your question! The lasting effects of facial acupuncture vary from person to person based on lifestyle, diet, and additional factors. Typically, it is recommended that facial acupuncture is done in a series due to the cumulative effects of acupuncture, ideally once a week. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Emotional DisordersDigestive DisordersPain ManagementWomen's Health

Professional Memberships

  • Illinois Society of Acupuncturists  

Professional Society Memberships

  • Illinois Society of Acupuncturists

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Being motivated by patients inquiries and questions.

Yolanda J. Seliga, DACM, LAc., Dipl.O.M., MSTOM's Practice location

Healing Point Wellness Center

422 N Northwest Hwy Ste 140 -
Park Ridge, IL 60068
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https://healingpointwellness.com/

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