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Margaret Thompson-Choi, L.Ac.
Choice Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine,
Init. Session Cost: $90
Avg. Session Cost: $60
Practicing Since: 2010
FREE initial consultation
Choice Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Reflections of Health Integrative Care Center
1301 S. Route 59, Unit 109, (in Goyke Health Center) 60 W. Randolph, Suite 200, Goodman Theatre Building
Naperville, IL 60564 Chicago, IL 60601
Special Office Directions   
On the Southwest corner of Route 59 and 83rd StreetOffice is located on 2nd floor of Goodman Theatre Building across the street from City Hall.
Office Hours  
Tuesday & Friday by appointmentMon., Wed., Thur. 9 AM-6 PM

Practice Description
I practice in an integrated health care setting that combines the expertise of a variety of medical professionals to promote all aspects of health--physical, intellectual, and spiritual. I have a special interest in women's health issues, including assisting women through the life-giving process spanning from before conception to post-partum. Previous experience as an English instructor has helped me to become an excellent communicator, which is vital for proper patient diagnosis, care, and education. I have the ability to empathize with patient's suffering while inspiring and guiding them to greater health. Special emphasis includes: facial rejuvenation, fertility and pregnancy care, weight loss and management, smoking cessation, insomnia, Korean 4-needle technique and constitutional medicine, pulse, tongue, and physical diagnosis, and interpretation of clinical laboratory tests.

Graduated from National University of Health Sciences in 2007 with Master of Science, Oriental Medicine degree

Practice Details


  • Headache/Migraine
  • Weight Management
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Sleep
  • Infertility
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Women's Health
  • Pain management
  • Asthma
  • Allergies

Payment Methods

  • Some Major Insurances
  • Major Credit Cards
  • Cash

Techniques and Styles

Treatment Techniques Acupuncture Styles
  • Chinese Herbology
  • Moxibustion
  • Acupressure
  • Gua Sha
  • Tuina
  • Electroacupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Korean Hand Acupuncture-Acupressure
  • Five-Element Acupuncture
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Scalp Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

Other Services

  • Chiropractic
  • Massage Therapy
  • Diet and Nutrition Q&A

Q: Why did you decide to be an acupuncturist?
 At the age of 11, I planned to go to medical school. My life road for the next 15 years was clearly mapped out, or so I thought. As an undergraduate English major, I took all the science classes necessary to apply to allopathic and osteopathic medical schools and even had a couple of interviews. While working on my undergraduate degree, I took a couple of years off to teach English in South Korea. There I was first introduced to acupuncture and oriental medicine when an oriental doctor used acupuncture to help me overcome a severe sinus infection that I had for several weeks. I was surprised at how quickly the pain and infection disappeared without the use of drugs. Also, a good friend at the time (who later became my husband) had Bell?s palsy cured through acupuncture. Acupuncture and herbal medicine also greatly helped me overcome women's health issues, and I wanted to learn and share with other women how to overcome pain or infertility in as minimally invasive a manner as possible. I returned from the other side of the world to the United States with a different perspective ? both on my career objectives as well as how to approach health and sickness. My experience teaching English helped me decide to stop pursuing an allopathic medical education. Instead, I received a master?s degree in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and I started reading everything I could get my hands on about natural and alternative medicine.
Q: What work/education experience makes you a better acupuncturist ?
 I received a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. The 4 1/2 academic-year curriculum, including both western and eastern diagnostic sciences equipped me to communicate and work with other medical professionals, knowing when to refer or co-manage a patient with a condition outside an acupuncturist's expertise. After receiving my degree, I completed post-graduate training at Kyunghee University Medical Center, a 300-bed, fully-integrated Western and Eastern Medicine hospital in Seoul, South Korea. While there, I had the privilege of studying with world-renowned Oriental medicine specialists with expertise in a variety of areas such as obstetrics and gynecology, stroke recovery, neuropsychology, and pain management.
Q: What about your personal interests?
 Hiking in natural beauty Playing Violin Reading Traveling