Chinese Medicine Specialist

Exhale Sinus and Facial Pain Center -  - Otolaryngologist

Exhale Sinus and Facial Pain Center

ENT, Chinese Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Facial Pain Dentistry located in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Saint Charles, and Schaumburg, IL

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for thousands of years. It uses ancient mind and body practices to address and treat health issues. Ryan Vaughn, MD, Lisa Decatorsmith, MSOM, L.Ac., and the team at Exhale Sinus and Facial Pain Center located in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Saint Charles, and Schaumburg, Illinois, take an integrative approach to patient care. They offer Chinese Medicine treatments alongside conventional Western medicines. Call the practice to find out more or book through the website.

Chinese Medicine Q & A

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) follows the teachings that a vital life force, qi, courses through your body. Yin and yang are the opposite and complementary forces that make up qi. When qi remains in balance, you stay healthy. If yin and yang alter, it unbalances qi, and disease and illness occur.

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks to address the imbalance and restore health. Lisa Decatorsmith, the practice’s acupuncturist, is an expert in delivering all aspects of Chinese Medicine to support holistic health. Her warm, calming approach to treatment allows her patients to achieve the most successful outcome.

What conditions does Chinese Medicine treat?

Millions of people across the world swear by Chinese Medicine. It’s a remedy for many health conditions, including:

  • Skin conditions
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Mental health disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Insomnia
  • Fertility
  • Parkinson’s disease

 The team at Exhale Sinus and Facial Pain Center incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture into their patient treatment plans. 

What are popular methods of Chinese Medicine?

Chinese Medicine focuses on mind and body connections. Practices include:


Acupuncture triggers strategic points in the body with carefully placed needles.


Cupping uses heated cups to create suction on the skin.


Meditation focuses on breathing to relax or invigorate the mind.

Tai chi

Tai chi is a series of movement and concentration exercises, focusing on the breath.

Herbal remedies

Herbal supplements come in concentrated pill, powder, or tea format for consumption.


Moxibustion explores the benefits of burning dried mugwort on particular points on or near the body. 

The providers at Exhale Sinus and Facial Pain Center have training in acupuncture practices to support optimal health.

Who is Chinese Medicine suitable for?

There are lots of reasons people turn to Chinese Medicine. Many health professionals recommend it, but it’s truly a personal choice. You may find it helpful if you experience a variety of symptoms with no apparent cause, if you’ve tried conventional medicine with little results, or if you want to prevent illness.

The team at Exhale Sinus and Facial Pain Center are advocates for Chinese Medicine. They use it in conjunction with conventional medicines as part of their integrated approach to holistic patient care. Find out more by making an appointment through the website or over the phone.