To celebrate its grand opening and welcome the community, Blossom will host an open house on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 4-7pm. Complementary raffles will be held every half hour for free or discounted services, such as acupuncture and massage.
The clinic utilizes eastern medicine methods and herbs to treat an array of common ailments as well as pain, depression, anxiety, and women’s health issues such as infertility, menopause and PMS. The clinic offers acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapies, a variety of massages, Reiki, and additional alternative treatments.
Blossom owner Karen M. Stringer is licensed and board certified in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Business partner Lisa Borge is a licensed massage therapist. Each brings more than 10 years’ experience in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Stringer additionally holds certification in Occupational Acupuncture (treating those with job-related and chronic injuries).
“We hope everyone comes by to meet Lisa and myself,” says Stringer. This is a great opportunity to find out how acupuncture, Reiki and massage can benefit everyone.” Reiki is a homeopathic method of using the body’s own energy to heal itself.
It is estimated that as many as 38% of adult Americans have used or are currently using some form of complementary or alternative therapy such as acupuncture or Oriental Medicine. Acupuncture can effectively treat both acute and chronic conditions, from stress reduction, aches/pain, women’s health (menopause, PMS, irregular menses, infertility, etc.), to digestive issues, sports injuries, sports enhancement, and emotional imbalances. It is also used for remedial and preventative care. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes over 200 conditions treatable with acupuncture.
“Whether you are suffering from a chronic illness, or feel depressed and stuck in a rut, or are trying to start a family, our mission is to assist you with your health goals by addressing the totality of your soul, mind and body,” says Stringer. “We hope to teach patients that they have the ability to heal and stay healthy, whether through combining Western and Oriental Medicine or by trying alternative methods,” says Stringer. “Our main objective is to get your body back in balance and thereby maximize personal health.”
“We are elated to join the community of Elmhurst,” says Borge. “We are glad to bring our experience, dedication, and passions to help those of all ages achieve optimal health.”
Stringer, a Glen Ellyn resident, holds a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin. Stringer focuses on addressing each patient’s individual needs through acupuncture, Chinese herbs, bodywork, and nutrition. She is a member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) and American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA). She is a certified practitioner of tui-na (Chinese massage) and Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Stringer began her holistic healthcare career as a licensed massage therapist in Los Angeles, managing her own massage business, Heart In Hands, specializing in Swedish, deep tissue and sports massage techniques. She trained with the Doulas of North America, assisting women with child birthing. While at the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, she interned at the integrated medical facility of Seton-Williamson County Hospital as well as a community outreach program in North Austin.
In addition to traditional massage, Villa Park resident Borge is a Reiki master and specializes in Craniosacral therapy. She is also a trained birthing Doula (Doulas of North America), utilizing Hypnobirthing with her pregnant patients. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
The facility is located in the historic Liberty Arts building at 120 N. York St, Suite 110, Elmhurst, IL 60126. For more information, to see a complete list of services, or to arrange an appointment, please call or visit blossomwellnesscentre.com/.