• First Health Associates
  • 415 E Golf Rd, Suite 120, Arlington Hts, IL
  • 1-847-593-3330

Rated the "BEST" Acupuncturist Arlington Heights


Welcome! If you’re looking for an acupuncture clinic in the Arlington Heights area, we are glad you found us! We invite you to explore how our Arlington Heights acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor Dr. Yu Zhu, L.Ac., (MD China) can help you address many physical or emotional problems that you may be experiencing. If you have been looking for an experienced acupuncturist in Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect, Rolling Meadows or the surrounding suburbs, look no further, First Health Associates Center for Integrative Medicine has had the privilege of providing quality health care in this area since 1981. If you’re looking for natural, non-medicinal ways to restore or maintain optimal health you’ll find an array of good choices here.

Our acupuncture clinic serves patients in Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows and surrounding suburbs. Since 2009, when Dr. Yu Zhu, L.Ac., (MD China), established the acupuncture clinic at First Health, Traditional Chinese Medicine has gained recognition among patients and medical practitioners. It has been proven effective as a natural form of treating a broad array of conditions, including feminine hormonal issues; back, neck and joint pains including arthritis; digestive disorders; emotional maladies including depression and anxiety; and cancer support. Acupuncture is also used by many as a preventative measure to keep the body in balance and disease free.

First Health Associates’ acupuncturist Dr. Yu Zhu has more than 30 years of medical experience, combined with extensive training as a China-licensed medical physician, college professor, researcher and medical author specializing in Traditional Chinese Medicine and herbal medicines. Dr. Zhu provides patients with an integrated perspective in diagnosis and treatment. She is an expert at identifying the root cause of disease and employing a variety of Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques to restore the body to good health.



Fertility Acupuncture can play an important role in preparing your body for pregnancy and in optimizing it for a healthy, stress-free pregnancy. Our Arlington Heights acupuncturist Yu Zhu, MD(China) taught TCM in China for 23 years before coming to the US.

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 Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health issues in the United States today. Using Chinese herbs and acupuncture for anxiety have offered a safe and effective method of control and management for well over 2000 years.


Migraine sufferers often turn to acupuncture as an effective treatment to relieve migraine pain and to prevent the onset of migraines. Employing acupuncture for migraines is a safe, effective alternative to the side effects of migraine medications.

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Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. Medications address symptoms, using acupuncture for allergies re-balances the immune system eliminating allergies.


Is sciatica slowing you down or preventing you from doing the activities you enjoy? Acupuncture has proven to be an effective non-surgical sciatica treatment that can relieve the radiating pain.

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Acne/Skin Conditions

TCM is used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions and may be one of the safest and best acne treatments. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medications address the root cause of the condition.

Weight Loss

Less than 1/3 of American adults are at a healthy weight. Employing acupuncture for weight loss can aid in shedding pounds, and help the body heal from obesity-related health conditions.

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Neck and Back Pain

Acupuncture for back and neck pain has been used for many years as a fast and effective drug-free treatment and pain management option. Acupuncture offers patients a safe and non-surgical, non-pharmalogical way to reduce pain.

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Depression is one of the most common mental health issues in the United States. Acupuncture is an effective depression treatment option for those who struggle to find the good things in life.

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Digestive Disorders/IBS

From acute nausea or constipation to lifelong, chronic disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, problematic digestive disorders have been successfully treated with TCM for thousands of years.

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Acupuncture is a safe, effective osteoarthritis treatment choice. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years as an effective option to treat the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.

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Tired of being tired? You’re not alone. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been used successfully in addressing the causes of sleep disorders, creating long-term healthy sleep patterns.

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Established in 1981, First Health Associates is an integrative medical clinic whose mission is to offer the latest and safest treatment options available. First Health’s Arlington Heights acupuncture clinic has extensive experience using Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat an array of health problems and issues. We are committed to helping patients restore their health and discover new ways to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Arlington Heights acupuncturist/Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Dr. Yu Zhu LAc, MD(China), director of First Health’s Acupuncture Clinic, has more than 30 years of experience helping people who suffer from an array of health problems and issues. Her expertise, wisdom and compassion are the hallmarks of treatment that foster a caring and trusting relationship with all of our patients.

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