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Meet Bahia Al-Salihi of Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine in Deerfield

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bahia Al-Salihi.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Bahia. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I graduated from the National University of Health Sciences in 1992 with a degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic. I also embraced a wide-range of non-pharmaceutical, holistic, health care modalities; I got certified as a massage therapist, a personal trainer, an aerobics instructor, and a yoga instructor. I went back to school and separately earned a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. As a result, I am a licensed Chiropractic Physician and a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Illinois. I am also an herbalist, formally certified in Chinese herbal medicine through the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The name of my practice – the Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine center – describes exactly what we offer; a highly personalized, holistic, non-pharmaceutical approach to your health.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
One of the biggest challenges, and therefore one of the greatest opportunities in this approach to health, is to educate patients that being healthy and staying healthy is a lifestyle. Yes, genetics is a factor that contributes to health. But even our genetics are impacted by our everyday choices. We choose whether to exercise or not, we choose what to eat and drink, we choose where to focus our mental and spiritual energy. All of these choices add up and effect our health. It takes effort on our part to be healthy. It is a commitment, and it takes time. It is ultimately our personal responsibility to make healthy choices.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine story. Tell us more about the business.
We specialize in chiropractic care, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Not all practitioners that offer acupuncture are actually licensed acupuncturists, and patients need to ask their providers if they are licensed to practice acupuncture. The service called “dry needling” is actually acupuncture being provided by a practitioner who isn’t licensed to provide acupuncture and patients are not aware of this fact. Acupuncture is a science and an art, and should only be practiced by formally educated and licensed practitioners. We are proud to be fully licensed to provide the services we offer. We are known for our ability to work with other health care practitioners, most notably obstetricians and midwives who refer their pregnant patients to us for care.

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