Treatment Modalities for Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Treatment Modalities for Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Can Traditional Chinese Medicine really increase the body's ability to maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit?


Treatment Modalities and Methods

At Nature's Balance Acupuncture and Wellness Center in Crystal Lake, we use many different alternative treatment methods or modalities. These methods are based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and proven alternative medicine practices that are safe and effective.

Call Nature's Balance Acupuncture at 815.788.8383 today to find out how Treatment Modalities for Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help you!

When we design a treatment plan for you, we'll customize it to your individual needs using one or more of the following modalities:


Barely larger than a cat’s whisker or human hair, tiny, sterile needles are inserted at precise points on the body (acupoints). The goal of acupuncture is to eliminate pain, rebalance the flow of blood and oxygen and restore the body’s natural healing ability so that the body can return to a state of balance and harmony. Learn more about how Acupuncture works here.

We also treat vision problems like macular degeneration using the Boel Method for Eye Acupuncture.

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture

The Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System utilizes an ancient needling technique that helps to reduce fine lines as well as lift, tighten and tone the face, neck and abdomen. The needling brings increased energy and blood to the face and can improve or increase the production of collagen and elastin. Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture is a natural and healthy way to help you achieve a more youthful and beautiful look as well as help you attain your weight loss goals. Learn more about Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture here.

Targeted Nutritional Support

Ancient herbs or nutraceuticals can be used to help rebalance the body and may be used as a primary treatment modality. In addition, herbs and/or nutraceuticals are often suggested to help the body maintain long-term wellness. Learn more about Herbal and Nutritional Therapies here.

Infrared Sauna Therapy

Relax, detox, and improve your health in our infrared sauna. Our sauna provides the benefits of near, mid, and/or far infrared therapy. This full spectrum treatment provides a variety of research-backed health benefits that includes detoxification, weight loss, pain relief, and reducing blood pressure. Learn more about full spectrum Infrared Sauna Therapy here. We also have infrared body wrap services for a more targeted approach.

Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage is the manipulation of the muscles and tissues of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, and stress. It is received weekly for chronic health conditions such as headaches or back pain or biweekly for wellness care. Learn more about Massage Therapy here.

Rapid Release Therapy

If you suffer from soft tissue problems like muscle spasms, TMJ, or scar tissue pain, our Rapid Release Therapy helps break up scar tissue which reduces pain and improves mobility. Learn more about Rapid Release Therapy here.

Delta Pulse™

Delta Pulse™ uses PEMF (Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field) technology which stimulates the same acupoints as does acupuncture. It is non-invasive and pain free with long lasting results and no side effects. It has been widely used on athletes and everyday people around the world for years and treats a wide variety of conditions, such as any range of motion issue, chronic back, neck, shoulder or knee pain, arthritic conditions and even poor circulation. Learn more about Delta Pulse here.

Ion Cleanse Foot Bath

Today we are exposed to the greatest toxic load in the history of our planet. Tissue waste along with chemical and heavy metal residues build up in the body faster than ever. The Ion Cleanse Foot Bath is one of the most relaxing ways to rid your body of the toxins present. While relaxing for 40 minutes with your feet dipped in a container of warm water, the toxins are pulled from your body as a result of the positive and negative ions in the water. The Foot Bath provides an efficient way to maintain high energy levels and long term wellness. Learn more about Ion Cleanse Foot Bath here.

Diet Therapy

Ancient wisdom dictates that disharmonies in the body can be cured by eating the proper foods. Appropriate foods may be suggested in order to restore health and support longevity. Learn more about our Natural Weight Loss Program here.

Assessment Tools


AcuGraph brings acupuncture into the 21st century with technology that allows us to analyze and document the energetic status of your acupuncture meridians using a computerized device. The AcuGraph allows patients to watch their body improve over the course of their treatments. Nature's Balance Acupuncture uses AcuGraph to track the effectiveness of your acupuncture treatment.

Saliva Hormone Testing

Saliva Hormone Testing is an accurate and simple way to assess the current levels of circulating hormones in the bloodstream, such as estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol, etc., in the body. In addition, stool specimens can be analyzed to identify food intolerances and parasites. Learn more about Saliva Hormone Testing here.

Medical Thermal Imaging or Thermography Screening

Medical Thermal Imaging is a totally safe, non-radiation, non-contact and low-cost means to measure the quantity and patterns of heat emitted from the human body. The higher the temperature, the more inflammation found in the body. Thermography is used most often to identify breast disease approximately 7-10 years earlier than more traditional mammography. Learn more about Thermography here.

ZYTO Technology

While a healthy, balanced body has the capacity to deal with all stressors, an overtaxed or overstressed system eventually experiences difficulty in pushing back. The results of this can be fatigue, pain, weight gain, and susceptibility to illness. Through Galvanic Skin Response, the ZYTO Elite allows us to evaluate the stress of each of your body's systems and pinpoint the correct product or therapy that will bring your body back into balance. Learn more about ZYTO Technology here.


Rheumatoid Arthritis

I did physical therapy and traditional medicine for 7 months and I DID NOT get any better. In fact, if anything, I got worse! Acupuncture, herbs and stretching has done more for me in 4 months than 7 months of traditional medicine!

Lynda S. - Algonquin, IL