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Health is the ideal balance

among all major parts of our being

Please note: Karen George is a separate entity from

ProActive Sport & Spine.Payment is made at the time of service

and a receipt can be provided for insurance reimbursement.

HSA cards accepted.  Call for an appointment:

224.235.4651 (office) or 847.529.7276 (cell)

Karen L. George

Licensed Acupuncturist

Licensed Massage Therapist

Karen is licensed in acupuncture by the state of Illinois. She received her degree from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and did an Advanced Acupuncture Residency of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Guangzhou University in China.    

Karen is certified in massage therapy through the NCBTMB.  She trained at the Chicago School for Massage Therapy.

    Some conditions treated are:
  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • Life-disrupting migraine & cluster headaches
  • TMJ
  • Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatique Syndrome
  • Immune System Dysfunction
  • Chronic Sinusitis, Asthma
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Dysmenorrhea

Karen's practical skills enable her to help others achieve a well-balanced and enlightened sense of being. She accomplishes this by using a combination of her training as well as her life experiences. Her unique approach to treatment incorporates various bodywork techniques, energy work and counseling skills.


is based on the ancient Chinese theories of:

  • Yin-Yang

  • The Flow of Energy (Qi)

  • Generative Cycle

       of the 5 Elements

The various aspects of Chinese Medicine can often locate imbalances within the unbroken field of an individual's total physical and emotional being. Through integrated techniques, Karen is able to treat the complete person, facilitating your body's unique energetic balance--from within and without.

Massage Therapy

is the therapeutic manipulation of the muscles and soft tissues. Methods used include Acupressure/Trigger Point Release, Myofascial Techniques & Deep Tissue Massage

Through various methods Karen can increase your range of motion, ease neuralgia & assist your body's own healing. while integrating Oriental & Western philosophies, Kare educates patients, empowering them with self-help techniques.

Cold Laser Therapy

is a form of Phototherapy, also known as Light Therapy. The laser device produces a beam of light that is applied over the injured area. When laser light is absorbed by living tissue it triggers biological reactions in the cells.

Treatment outcomes include:

  • Reduction in pain

  • Enhanced lymphatic drainage (which increases circulation & healing)

  • Release of tight muscles that create pain, joint problems & decreased mobility.

  • Reduced inflammation

Mind-Body Healing

turns the awareness of one's body inward, releasing emotions held within. when these overwhelming feeling are stored in the body, they can create anxiety, triggering feeling of numbness, confusion or pain.

With each session, you will experience a deep calming of the spirit & body, easing joint pain & muscle tension. You will realize a renewed energy, serenity, improved powers of concentration & a sense of spiritual refreshment through human touch.

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