I am not one who writes reviews especially for an acupuncturist but I suffer from excessive damage from two motorcycle accidents that resulted in numerous fractures in my hips, back, sacrum, and lower pelvis.
I have tried various treatment and medication to ease my pain including multiple injections and chiropractors and massage treatment to no avail.
My pain management Dr. recommended acupuncture as a treatment for years.
Not knowing anything about it I went online to read various reviews to search for the best reviews that I could believe. Obviously, I did not want to waste any time or money with someone who could not relieve my pain.
Finally, I found Dr Kwan Chong in Barrington had a holistic approach that seemed to be producing results according to his reviews.
I gave him a call out of desperation to ease my pain and he agreed to meet with me that very day! I think he heard the pain and desperation in my voice. As soon as I met with Kwan Chong he quickly assessed my health and conditions and began to tell me aspects of what was causing my pain, he almost intuitively knew what I have been going through and what medical challenges I had- all this without me telling him any of this as this was our first meeting!
One of the biggest things that impressed me about him is his calm style and confidence in his ability to improve my overall health both in mind and body. He has the ability to unravel the true causes of your pain to treat multiple layers and was able to reduce my pain by 70% by first treatment!!
Now I know this may sound like an “as seen on tv” infomercial but he actually has reduced my pain significantly…he is deeply knowledgeable and precise.
If you have tried just about everything else for pain relief, I would highly recommend visiting Holistic Acupuncture in Barrington and let Dr. Kwan Chong help you. His treatments are simply amazing!
After all these years of dealing with pain, he has finally put me on the road to healing.
— Scott C.
I am a 48-year-old Financial executive who was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease (Hypothyroidism) 10 years ago. After several increases in thyroid medication dosages, severe fatigue and memory issue, I made the decision to seek an alternative to traditional western medicine. Dr. Chong had solid recommendations and impressive training in Acupuncture and Holistic medicine.
We started treatment in December, 2016 with twice weekly visits and later added some herbal medicine as well. From January-June 2017, I have had FOUR reductions in thyroid medication dosage after blood-work showed my level moved to the opposite end of the spectrum. I feel like a different person. The mental fog has lifted, I sleep well and have good levels of energy. I have also been able to lose 42 pounds (and counting) now that my body is functioning properly.
Dr. Chong is thoughtful in his treatment approach. He checks on you regularly, both during and after treatment. Bring your most challenging health issues to Dr. Chong, he can make a positive difference in your life.
— Kelly E.
Hello Dr. Chong,
I want to thank you for opening your practice in Barrington. For had you not opened it I would of not benefited for your Acupuncture. You see I am a 6th degree Taekwondo master, a 2 time US Nationals Gold medalist. I have taught Martial Arts in the northwest suburbs, Northshore and Barrington for over 25 years. Over time I had developed arthritis and chronic hip problems where I had pain in my hip flexor from just sitting for even short periods of time. Doctors told me that I’d have hip problems for the rest of my life and suggested a hip replacement. Doctor Chong you have taken away my pain and restored my flexibility which doctors had told me would never return. I had this pain for the last 7 years and in just 4 weeks you’ve taken it away.I am enjoying returning to my normal activities and working out.Doctor Chong’s your skill in acupuncture is amazing and life changing.I will recommend you to everyone I know or that I hear about who has ankle, knee, hip or back problems or acne.
— Master S. Morris
Based on my experience with Dr. Chong, I am pleased to provide this anecdotal testimonial.
I contacted Dr. Chong after straining my back. He attributed this strain to respiratory issues; what he did not when doing so is that I was concurrently battling a lingering case of the flu that persisted over 5 weeks and had just recovered from a superimposed bacterial upper respiratory tract infection.
As a physician, I have been impressed by his abilities to uncover items from my medical history and draw astute and accurate connections. He is professional, genuine, and has a quiet confidence that is very reassuring. Importantly, he also has excellent bedside manner.
Within 24 hours of my initial session, the viral upper respiratory infection resolved and my low back improved significantly. After my second session that same week, my low back symptoms resolved and I felt rejuvenated. Per my experience thus far and the emerging literature on acupuncture, I anticipate seeking long-term care from Dr. Chong.
— Andres Quintero, MD
I am a pharmacist and have to stand on my feet for 8-10 hours per day. I had severe nerve pain in my right toe. This pain kept me up all night and was very distracting during the day. I was on Ambien for sleep, Vicodin for pain and Requip for the nerve pain. All these chemical therapies did not help. I was going to stronger medications and finally (after 6 months) said this has got to stop. The more medications that you take the more side effect you will have. Namely drowsiness with these drugs.
Being a pharmacist I looked at acupuncture very skeptically. What we are taught in the medical industry, that drugs do work for various disease state conditions.
Well, they did not in my case. Dr Kwan did however help me. He used acupuncture on me and within 5 sessions the pain had gone from 7on a pain scale of 10 down to a 2 or 1.
I highly recommend Dr Kwan for people who are looking for pain relief without loading themselves on the various drug pain killers.
— Peter S. Norton D.Ph. FASCP.
I am a 26 year old woman that ended up injuring my back from Zumba. I went to the doctor and they prescribed me some strong pain killers and steroids. The medication wasn’t helping and each day it was hard to sit, stand, and walk. I finally looked into acupuncture as my mother swore by it and told me it would greatly help me. I was worried about the needles but was in so much pain I decided to give it a try.
I found Dr. Chong online and was intrigued by his testimonials, education, and years of experience. I gave him a call and he was able to see me almost immediately which was a huge relief. Dr. Chong was very knowledgeable and walked me through the whole process. After the first visit my pain had noticeably decreased and I was starting to feel better. Dr. Chong followed up with me to make sure I was feeling better the next day. He truly cares about his patients and their well-being. It is hard to find a doctor that truly gets to know their patient and works to not only fix their issue but improve their day to day life. I went for a second visit and my pain was completely gone. It was amazing. I started off as someone very skeptical and scared to someone who believes in it and is now having her husband go to get help with his digestion.
Thank you Dr. Chong for helping me get back to myself.
— Natalie Labanowski, Training Supervisor, HomeCare Customer Service, Medline Industries, Inc.
While visiting in Arizona this winter, my daughter introduced my husband and myself to cupping. It seemed helpful to us so on our return home I looked for someone close by who provided such treatment. I found Dr. Chong online and called him. He was able to get us in right away. My husband has several continuing health issues such as lymphoedema, digestion issues, a hiatal hernia and much pain from past surgeries as well as these issues. I have pain in my shoulder from old injuries and migraines.
After our first visit with Dr.Chong, my husband and I both left there feeling as if we were walking on clouds and pain free.My husband has had no feeling in his arm for 6 years because of removal of an excessive amount of lymph nodes. After a few treatments from Dr. Chong, he now has feeling in his arm again. He has more energy and is taking less pain medication. Dr. Chong totally relieved me of a horrid migraine the last time I saw him. I have had migraines for years. I have seen various doctors, taken various medications, been to chiropractors and received naprapath. I have never had immediate relief from a migraine until Dr. Chong’s treatment. I walked out of his office with absolutely no migraine.
I truly believe Dr. Chong has a gift and he definitely has a gentle caring way about him. I bless the day we found him.
— Ruth Igyarto
After cross-country skiing in February of 2014, I hurt my left thumb. The pain was unbearable. Little movements such as folding clothes or holding a coffee mug could bring me near tears. I was diagnosed with tendonitis and prescribed anti-inflammatory medicine. The pain dulled sometimes but never went away, even when the thumb was at rest. It affected all that I did, even sleeping. I had graston treatments, stretching exercises, you name it and still pain. Over a year later, someone recommended Dr. Chong. After two acupuncture treatments with Dr. Chong the pain is gone. GONE! It is an unbelievable experience. To anyone suffering with pain, I recommend Dr. Chong.
— Debbie S.
I have been suffering from severe fibromyalgia for a few years now. It happened out of nowhere and flipped my world and dreams upside down.I had to put my life on hold. I have seen countless doctors, massage therapists, chiropractors, physical therapists and not one of them has helped. I was at my whits end until I met Dr. Kwan Chong. He has fulfilled all my needs and more. He really takes the time and interest in his patients. My mind, body and spirit are at an all-time high. I went from laying in my bed all day to getting my life back. My pain is becoming less and less with each treatment and I couldn’t be happier. I have never left an appointment without a huge smile on my face and calmness throughout my body.
— Madeline Potts
My name is Chris DeVuono. For over two years I have had many, many medical problems, and have searched for many solutions. For over two years, due to a massive sports related injury my life was completely flipped around. The injury affected me in many places. I had Post-Concussion Syndrome, double vertigo, whip lash, urological problems, stomach problems, heart problems, and I have had a constant headache for over two years. I tried Physical Therapy, a Chiropractor, Sports Medicine, Neurological medicine, Urology department, Psychiatric department, veggie detoxes, all kinds of western and alternative medicine, along with the slow passage of time, but nothing was working. For over two years I had one constant splitting headache, I was always dizzy, my spine was severely misaligned, I urinated blood that burned like crazy, my stomach developed many serious problems, my heart was irregularly pounding and “screaming”. My entire body was ready to give out, then a miracle happened.
My Dad and Uncle found Dr. Kwan Chong, Acupuncturist. Dr. Chong was the ONLY DOCTOR who was finally able to give me relief. Dr. Chong drastically brought down the pain in my head, brought my mind back into reality, took away my dizziness, healed my stomach, regulated my heart, realigned my spine, and in addition to healing every symptom of my body-mind, he also expanded my spiritual-consciousness. He healed me and expanded my consciousness. Dr. Chong, is a marvel of marvels, better then any eastern, western, new age doctor or therapist I have ever had, and he is also an amazing spiritual healer. Dr. Chong heals not only the physical, but also the mental, the emotional, and the spiritual, completely. I have never before witnessed or even heard of a more well rounded, educated, compassionate healer than doctor Chong. He healed my body-mind, my emotional distress, and my inner being. And because of him, I decided to go to medical school and study Neurology and become a doctor. Dr. Chong is healer.
— Chris DeVuono
We recommend Dr Kwan Chong for healing therapy.
My husband met with a car accident in 2013 and 2015. Both times he herniated disks. He was in terrible pain and pain meds [were] giving side effects. He was treated by Dr Kwan through Acupuncture treatment, Cupping and Tuna massage. His symptoms were controlled immediately. His pain levels have come down to 3-4 from 8-10. Dr. Kwan spends time and treats with holistic approach. He has gifted healing hands. We strongly recommend Dr Kwan to anyone going through difficulty with western medicine
— Dessi Bush DeVuono
I teach aerobic dance at community college and private club. For the last few years I developed knee pain. At first I controlled it by taking pain killers like Tylenol and Advil etc. Later the pain increased so much and I began to visit doctors and the finding was that protective meniscus between the bones were getting worn out bone to bone. I followed as doctors recommended but there was no much help. Then I found acupuncturist Chong’s clinic. I received a few treatments and I began to have substantial relief from the knee pain. Right now that is the only way for me to get relief from such a terrible pain on my knees. I still teach aerobic dance at community college and private clubs. I recommend Dr. Chong’s holistic acupuncture to anybody who has joint pains.