About The Practice


Monique Wheeler, L.Ac.

Chicago Acupuncturist Monique WheelerMonique Wheeler is a fully licensed Acupuncturist by the State of Illinois (L.Ac.) and is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM) as certified by the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She holds a Master’s Degree of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago. Pacific College’s Master’s degree program is an in-depth, rigorous study of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine theory, Chinese herbalism and biomedicine that lasts approximately four years.

Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Monique studied geography at Louisiana State University, earning a B.A. and M.A. in the subject. She subsequently worked as a city planner for ten years before studying acupuncture. She decided to pursue acupuncture as a career after experiencing significant health benefits through treatment. Her personal experience of better health through acupuncture solidified a desire to help others experience emotional and physical well being. She is committed to helping her patients on their path to better health and to providing the best care possible.

Ioana Vanca, L.Ac., Dipl. OM

Iona VancaIoana Vanca, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the state of Illinois and is Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine By the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Ioana completed her Master’s Degree at Pacific College Of Oriental Medicine in Chicago where she studied with leading professors and practitioners. The four year curriculum at this school consists of over 2800 hours of training in acupuncture and herbology, practical clinical experience and adjunct therapies which include: Tui Na massage, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, eastern and western nutrition, electric stimulation and auriculotherapy.

Ioana’s passion focuses on women’s health, female fertility, pain management and psycho emotional conditions. Her goal is to create harmony by combining the Traditional Eastern method of healing with the understanding of our current environment and influences that impact our health.

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