Our practitioners are patient-focused and passionate about meeting you where you are on your health journey. We are here to support the realignment of your body, mind and spirit into congruence so that you can live your most optimal life amidst all the daily stress of modern living.
L.Ac, MSOM, Diplo.OM, RN, BSN
Elang Yoo is certified by National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is an Illinois licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, graduated with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois.
She grew up and went to school in South Korea, graduating with a degree in Chinese Language and Literature. She came to the Chicago, Illinois and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Loyola University. She began working as an OR Nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for over two years and in 2015 she is currently working for Duly Healthcare Surgical Center in Lombard, Illinois.
Initially, Elang was drawn into the nursing field from her strong desire to help people. It wasn’t until she experienced the benefits and effectiveness acupuncture during her pregnancy, that she became fascinated by the profession. Because she was pregnant, she was recommended not to take certain medication when she was ill. However, treatment from acupuncture and some herbal remedies were great alternatives.
From her experience as a nurse, she observed many patients seeking to improve their quality of life post-surgery without the need of high potency drugs. As a result, she attended to National University of Health Sciences to pursue a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has experienced in her clinical rotations that acupuncture and herbal treatment provide great alternative benefits for pain management and chronic conditions and wants to spread that type of medical practice in an era where opioid treatment seems to be the only public known option. In addition, acupuncture can also provide a great non-invasive alternative for patients that have physical and mental conditions as well.
As an East Asian medical practitioner, Elang feels she can become even more involved in patient care as well as using her skills and education as a Western Medicine nurse. In addition, she can combine her knowledge of western and eastern medical philosophies to create her own unique medical perspective and care.
L.Ac, MSOM, Diplo. OM
Hyeyeong Kim is a licensed acupuncturist/herbalist in Illinois and a board-certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine, recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Kim earned the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine at National University of Health Sciences.
Growing up in the suburb of Chicago, Kim always dreamed to be beneficial to the community and its people. Her caring heart and passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine help the patients to find relief. Kim believes that TCM is a lifestyle and a journey which she guides and navigate her patients in order to discover where their complaints come from. She emphasizes that there is a root cause of every symptom. Problems that cannot be explained anywhere else, TCM may explain and Kim is there to make sure her patients understand and work on the problem. Modern lifestyle is a definite challenge for everyone to stay healthy but she loves doing what she does and cannot wait to do more in the coming years.
Kim welcomes everyone but particularly symptoms related to: immune system, inflammation, pain management (headache, eyes/ears/throat issues, back pain, joint injury, arthritis, abdominal/intestinal, legs/foot), internal medicine (allergies, high/low blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, digestive, reproductive system, etc), OB/Gyne/infertility, emotional (anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress-related symptoms), health management for elderlies, autoimmune diseases, children’s digestive, ADHD, sleep problems. Lastly, Any issues that cannot be explained by allopathic medicine.
Alice is an Illinois native. After obtaining her bachelor’s from Indiana University in cultural anthropology her curiosity led her to explore Eastern culture and philosophy led her to Taiwan and China. She was exposed to the amazing broad ranging effects of Chinese medicine while living Asia for 10 years.
An impactful personal experience with Chinese medicine planted a seed of curiosity in her. She experienced an acute episode of shortness of breath from heat stroke and with only one guasha treatment session she could breathe easier and deeper. It was simply amazing and magical to her! This profound experience led her to dedicate herself to ongoing studies and clinical application of the art and science of Chinese medicine and other holistic modalities to better support her patients.
Alice spent 7 years in China learning from highly skilled acupuncturists and herbalists. She is trained in classical Chinese acupuncture, five element acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, acupressure & tuina massage, guasha (scraping), cupping, Chinese nutrition therapy, acupressure facial massage, qigong, myofascial release, Usui reiki, and meditation. She is also a lifestyle/wellness coach passionate about guiding patients on their health journey as they reframe the relationship to their body, mind, and spirit. She completed & obtained her Chinese medical degree from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Alice is personable and empathetic towards her patients. She employs a person-centered approach, meeting each person where they are. By relating to and understanding the person and not just the symptoms she works together with each patient to address their unique health needs whether it be acute, chronic or emotionally rooted dis-eases.
Amy Cui is in charge of the product development, quality control and basic scientific research on traditional Chinese Medicine at Ginkgo Wellness. She has rich experience in studying and applying the mechanism of plants and various micro- and macromolecular medicines. Having been working as a consultant in the field of nutrition, obesity and diabetes since 2007, Amy built her own consulting
company - Wellmay Life Science Company LLC in 2009.
Before her consulting career, Amy had worked since 2001 in the Touchstone Center for Diabetes Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, researching on pathogenesis of type-2 diabetes. She studied the molecular regulation of mammalian body weight and the mechanism by which obesity contributes to the development of diabetes. She focused on the characterization of the signal transduction pathways used by adipose tissue-derived hormones. One such hormone is leptin, a 16-kD circulating protein with potent weight-reducing effects in vivo. The data indicated that leptin functioned as a signal in a feedback loop regulating food intake and body weight; mice without leptin or its receptor developed morbid obesity and diabetes.
Amy earned a MD degree from Tongji Medical University in China and earned a Ph.D. in Biological Medicine from the South China University of Technology. Her research focused on the extraction and mechanism of functional components in plants.
Our philosophy is simple, we believe in empowering our patients to live their most optimal life. To support you, our patient, in your health journey we employ an integrative holistic approach to treatment. We respect the law of nature by employing the traditional wisdom of Chinese medicine; advanced AI technologies help support our practitioners so that they may provide you with the highest quality of care.