Maureen graduated from Georgetown University and went on to become a state-licensed, board-certified Acupuncturist in 1997 after graduating from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and passing the National Board Exam (NCCAOM) with scores in the top 3% of the nation. Maureen will graduate from Midwest College’s herbal program in the Fall of 2022.
Maureen is a holistic acupuncturist who specializes in infertility, pregnancy, and postpartum. She has been administering acupuncture, with high success rates, at IVF transfers since 2003 for several prominent practices in the Chicago area and for one year in Connecticut.
She practices Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture and microneedling, and helps with menopause for the “over 40” population.
Additionally, she treats all conditions that are recognized as responsive to acupuncture and its adjunctive techniques such as gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, upper respiratory, emotional/mental, neurological, gynecological and dermatological.
Treatment modalities include acupuncture, lifestyle changes and Chinese dietary therapy, traditional fire cupping, gua sha [scraping the skin], electroacupuncture, moxabustion, heat lamp therapy and acupressure (she is a Certified Acupressurist). Maureen performs acupuncture at transfers at Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago in Gurnee, IL and is also part of the team at Serenity Holistic Health in Oak Park, IL.
“I first went to see Maureen for chronic hormonal migraines that were impacting my work and quality of life. I found out I was pregnant a few months after first receiving treatments from Maureen, and continued to see her throughout what ended up being a very difficult pregnancy. I have different challenges in each trimester (extreme nausea/fatigue, migraines, and gestational diabetes), and Maureen was absolutely incredible and supportive through it all. She listened and tailored a treatment plan to address my needs, and went above and beyond every step of the way (providing me with information on acupressure points for labor and specific foods to eat for diabetes, sharing helpful tidbits from her own pregnancy/labor/post partum experience, as well as her daughter’s, etc.). When I found out my providers wanted to induce me at the very end of my pregnancy, Maureen immediately got me in for several emergency sessions and was able to successfully induce labor through acupuncture 72 hours before my scheduled medical induction! Maureen also provided much needed kindness and emotional support during COVID times that made a huge difference for my mental health and well being as I struggled through a difficult pregnancy while working full time and remaining largely socially isolated due to COVID. I will be forever grateful for the care I received from Maureen!” -P.M.