After a career in the pharmaceutical industry, which included both laboratory and sales experience, Cynthia realized that there are alternatives to the conventional Western Medical approach to addressing disease. She believes that the mind, body and spirit are integral components in the healing process and complements Western Medicine. She treats a wide variety of conditions and health issues specializing in:
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Cynthia Funai LAc, MSOM
Acupuncture focuses on restoring and balancing the Qi (“CHI”), the energy or life force, of the body. When the Qi in the body is not balanced, either there is not enough Qi or the flow of Qi is blocked. The result is pain, disease or emotional distress. Acupuncture seeks to correct these imbalances in flow through the insertion of needles in identifiable points throughout the body. It is a safe, chemical free way of helping the body heal itself.
Consistent with traditional Chinese medicine, Cynthia treats each person as an individual, and even though clients may present with the same symptoms or Western diagnosis, the underlying cause differs from person to person. Therefore, the treatment has to be tailored to the unique needs of each person.
"I strive to build a partnership with my patients through education and patient involvement, thus empowering them to take an active role on their journey to wellness."
~ Cynthia Funai
Cynthia trained with Dr. Richard Tan and due to its proven clinical effectiveness, practices his Balance Method to treat many issues. She also volunteers at the Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook.
LAc - Licensed Acupuncturist, National Certification
MS Degree, Oriental Medicine - Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
Diplomate of Chinese Herbology - NCCAOM
Diplomate of Acupuncture - NCCAOM
NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbology as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. For additional information, about the Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, please visit the NCCAOM Website.
Takako Takayanagi, LAc, MSOM & RN