A Cup of Tea with Gabriella

Hi Gabriella, why did you become a licensed acupuncturist?

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I became fascinated with the concept of energy and how emotions affect our overall health and psychology.  I researched acupuncture while I was a holistic health coach many years ago and fell in love with the fact that acupuncture is a holistic modality that is concerned with the wholeness of the patient and not just what may be out of balance at the moment.  I wanted to offer my patients a more complete medicine and not just focus on nutrition, which is one of the focus branches of TCM.  Today, I'm still amazed at how sophisticated and complete Traditional Chinese Medicine is, and I feel honored that I get to grow and share this medicine with others.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

There is nothing more gratifying than to participate in someone's healing and witness their transformation out of physical or emotional pain. 

What distinguishes you from other licensed acupuncturists?

I come with my own history and experience that contributes to what I share with others.  My holistic nutrition background and my personal studies into metaphysical realms give me a unique perspective in how I approach health and balance.  I feel my strengths come from being an active listener and being able to combine modern and ancient techniques to deliver the best treatments possible.

How do you stay healthy in your own life?

I stay healthy in my own life primarily by eating quality whole foods,  moving my body and getting as much acupuncture as possible.  I love to walk in reservoirs around Chicago and taking public transportation when I can.   Emotional health is super important to me as well and I find my center by being around positive friends and family and exploring more creativity in my life.