Acupuncture consists of the insertion of small needles into the body on points along meridians. Meridians are thought to be the body's electrical conduit, traversing the limbs and torso to make connections with internal organs. When needles are skillfully placed along meridians they can alter the energy flow along the meridian and modify organ function. Acupuncture is effective at treating a wide range of complaints including pain, gynecologic disorders, GI and nerve problems, and it is useful in addictions such as smoking and drug use.

Via Western research we know that acupuncture modifies how the nervous system works. The nervous system can be thought of as your body's computer, controlling all bodily functions. And just like a computer, the programming can become altered in an unhealthy manner, creating a variety of symptoms and diseases. For many of us, due to excessive stress, the sympathetic portion of the autonomic nervous system will increase and overpower the parasympathetic portion. The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for relaxation, healing and healthy GI function. Acupuncture is exceptional at increasing the healing, parasympathetic system. For Dr. LeRoy, as a Chicago acupuncturist, it is his favorite of means of decreasing stress to improve sleep, GI functions and relieve symptoms of anxiety and panic disorder.

Dr. LeRoy recieved his acupuncture degree from the Midwest Center for the Study of Oriental Medicine in 1995. He has been on the faculty of several colleges teaching the theory and application of acupuncture, as well as anatomy, physiology, and pathology to Oriental medicine students. Because of his extensive training in the nervous system and clinical neurology, Dr. LeRoy has a unique perspective on the mechanism as well as the application of acupuncture. He often combines this therapy with dietary and nutritional changes, chiropractic, and herbal medicine to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for most health conditions. Dr. LeRoy's training also allows him to bridge the gap between Western and Eastern medicine to better serve the needs of his patients.

The average acupuncture session costs $85 and if combined with chiropractic costs $105.