There are many ways to deal with stress. At Lake Bluff Acupuncture, Hui will combine therapies such as Acupuncture, Nutrition and Chinese herbal medicine, which focus on balancing central neurotransmitters and adrenal hormones as well as harmonizing and nourishing the internal organs. Exercise and lifestyle changes will also be emphasized. The treatment focuses on the elimination of stress- induced symptoms and the normalization of proper function of the body.

Are you one of millions of people who suffer from daily stress? Have you tried different things and not gotten stable results? Hui has an effective, natural solution to your condition and can help you return to a healthier and happier lifestyle.


All of us experience stress. Stress is a healthy response to a challenge or a threat in our lives that may feel beyond our control.

Our bodies are hard-wired to help us react to stressful events. At the first sign of a threat, whether real or perceived, our sympathetic nervous system kicks in and facilitates what is called the “fight or flight” response, which is crucial for survival of human race.

When we are healthy and the stress is short-lived, we are usually able to recover without too much wear and tear to our overall health.

More often than not, the stress in our lives is long-term or extreme, and as a result, we find ourselves in a constant state of “fight or flight”. Over time, this constant state of stress makes the nervous system overreact and triggers chronic, excessive release of stress-related neurotransmitters. These are root causes of numerous serious physical or psychological illnesses affecting quality of life.

Such stress related illness can include symptoms such as:

As-well-as less clearly medically defined problems such as:

It has long been thought that acupuncture can reduce stress. According to a study published online in the Journal of Experimental Biology and Medicine in Dec 2011, researchers of Georgetown University showed molecular proof of the stress relieving benefit of acupuncture therapy.

After alternative experiments, the researchers claimed that the acupuncture therapy significantly reduced levels of a protein linked to chronic stress.

This study tested the effect of acupuncture on blood levels of the protein neuropeptide Y (NPY), a stress related hormone, which is secreted by the sympathetic nervous system in humans. Scientists believe this explains the sense of well-being patients receive from Acupuncture therapy.

To schedule a consultation with Hui, please call the clinic at 847-533-3621.