Ann Degrassi-Kalkis, L Ac., Dipl. OM, MSTOM
Ann is a NCCAOM board-certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (includes Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology) and founder of Healing Balance Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Ann has always had an interest in natural healing and medicine, so after 20 years on the Chicago Board Options Exchange, she left to pursue her lifelong dream. Ann received her Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago. She has additional training in aromatherapy, infertility, qi gong and energy work; and has a B.S. in Biology. Ann was a Chinese Herbal instructor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and has also taught at various local events in her community. She served as an Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ILaaom) board member and Secretary for two years. She lives in the area with her wonderful, supportive husband and beautiful daughter and loves to garden.
Ann’s practice has a special focus on the treatment of reproductive disorders, including fertility (both male and female); women’s health; and stress-related disharmony. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be useful to improve emotional health, digestive balance and immune strength as well as treat various other complaints, including pain. She prefers to take a holistic approach to the wellness plan, incorporating several TCM modalities of treatment, lifestyle/diet suggestions, meditation and qi gong. Ann believes that everyone has within them the power to heal and feels strongly that education is as important as treatment to empower the individual while providing the tools to achieve their optimum healing balance.