Cindy Kudelka :: Acupuncture

Cindy KudelkaINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

Cindy Kudelka is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, Chinese herbology, cupping, moxabustion, and gua sha). She has trained extensively with Dr. Richard Tan in I Ching and Balance Method acupuncture, which consist of needling acupuncture points away (distant) from the injured or painful area, leaving sensitive regions needle free and providing immediate pain relief. I Ching and Balance Method acupuncture works via the sophisticated inter-relationships of the acupuncture meridians/channels. Fewer needles are used than the commonly taught methods and immediate results are seen, especially with pain treatments. These ancient systems, which have been in use for thousands of years prior to post-communist China, also treat internal conditions including, but not limited to, respiratory conditions (allergies, sinusitis, colds/flu), cardio-vascular conditions, digestive conditions, reproductive/hormonal imbalances and emotional imbalances.

Cindy has trained extensively with Ross Rosen in advanced pulse diagnostics (Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis and Classical Chinese Pulse Diagnosis). These methods of diagnostics are sophisticated systems which rely on subtleties of the sensations, qualities and structure of the radial artery at both wrists, heavily steeped in ancient wisdom dating back thousands of years. By incorporating a precise measure of a healthy balanced pulse, even the subtlest deviations from this norm can be detected, thus establishing its importance not only in treating disease, but also as a preventative medicine.

Cindy had been trained in the advanced classical Chinese herbal system of the Shanghan Lun under Arnaud Versluys, founder and director of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine, and renowned author and practitioner Dr. Huang Huang. Shanghan Lun, known in English as the Treatise on Cold Damage Disorders or the Treatise on Cold Injury, is a Chinese medical treatise that was compiled by Zhang Zhongjing sometime before the year 220, at the end of the Han dynasty. It is amongst the oldest complete clinical textbooks in the world.

During February 2009 through July 2010, she was trained in Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy and apprenticed under Sharon Sauer and Mary Biancalana, directors of the MYO Pain Relief Center and instructors of the MYO Seminar Series. Myofascial trigger points produce referred pain patterns which are characteristic of the individual muscles involved, causing various types of physical dysfunction and acute or chronic pain patterns. Cindy incorporates her knowledge of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy into her acupuncture treatments in order to produce more effective pain relief.

Some of Cindy’s specialties include, but are not limited to, musculoskeletal problems and pain, fibromyalgia, headaches (including migraine headaches), respiratory problems and disorders (asthma, allergies, colds, coughs, weak immune conditions), gynecological/reproductive system problems and disorders, digestive problems and disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic fatigue.

CREDENTIALS:

• Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine (2010) at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago
• IL state-licensed in Acupuncture and Massage Therapy
• NCCAOM certified in Oriental Medicine (Chinese Herbology and Acupuncture)
• Massage Therapy, Asian Bodywork Therapy, and Tui Na Massage certificates (2005) at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago
• NCBTMB certified in Massage Therapy
• AOBTA certified in Asian Bodywork Therapy

SHOULD I SEE HER?  YES!

Cindy integrates her knowledge of Chinese Medicine and Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy/Bodywork to effectively address the specific needs of her patients and to deal with a wide variety of disorders and imbalances.
Some of Cindy’s specialties include, but are not limited to, musculoskeletal problems and pain, fibromyalgia, headaches (including migraine headaches), respiratory problems and disorders (asthma, allergies, colds, coughs, weak immune conditions), gynecological/reproductive system problems and disorders, digestive problems and disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic fatigue.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM THERAPY?

Typical Treatment Session
Treatments vary from patient to patient, but there may be a combination of modalities.
The diagnostic process in Traditional Chinese Medicine involves classical procedures of observation, listening, and questioning, as well as feeling the pulses, looking at the appearance of tongue, and palpating of the abdomen. These modes of diagnosis help to shape a treatment plan, which may include acupuncture, cupping, moxabustion, Chinese herbal medicine, and/or nutrition/dietary interventions.
The duration of each session is approximately one hour. Depending on the condition you may need one, two or three visits per week. You will be regularly re-evaluated to determine the total number of treatments needed.

AVAILABILITY

By Appointment, Tuesday-Saturday at the Lincoln Park office.

FROM CINDY…

“Being an acupuncturist is one of the most rewarding professional fields. I love being able to help people and have them leave the office with a sense of happiness, well-being, and decreased pain.”

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