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

For over 2000 years, TCM has been used to diagnose and treat an array of illnesses based on an individual’s unique symptom origin.

“I came to Dr. Zhu for help with high blood pressure, arthritis in my hand and a morton’s neuroma. Happily, all have improved over the last two months. In addition, Dr. Zhu noticed things that I had adapted to as just being a normal me. They were not!  Sinus and digestive issues show real improvement and I am quite pleased.” CC

Dr Yu Zhu recieved her medical and TCM degrees in 1983 from the Gansu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Gansu, China

“Dr. Yu Zhu has given the definition of pain relief new meaning for me. Through the use of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, Dr. Zhu has relieved post neck surgery pain for me without prescribing pain killers, as other doctors recommended. My husband saw what a difference her treatments made for me and he was convinced that she could help his feet and ankle problems. Dr. Zhu has made a tremendous difference in the quality of our sleep due to relieving these sleep depriving ailments. I would recommend her to anyone looking for help without the side effects of prescription pain relievers.” MJ

“I had previously tried acupuncture with no success.  But, for some reason, I wanted to try it again.  This time, though, I did my homework and a very thorough search for the best acupuncturist in the area.  That’s when I found First Health Associates and Dr. Zhu.  Her credentials were very impressive so I scheduled an appointment.   It was the best decision I have made for my health in a long time. Acupuncture changed my life.” James D.
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She works to enhance the immune system to prevent illness. Believing that “the body knows best,” she stimulates the body’s organ systems to help it heal itself.

“I have been seeing Dr. Zhu for over 5 months. I have been receiving Acupuncture to treat a skin issue on my forehead and to correct my immune system from performing poorly. She has been Monumental in helping this condition go away. I can hardly notice the skin issue I had 5 months ago. She is professional and very helpful in relieving stress in my everyday life. I cannot thank her enough!” BF

“I have been coming to see Dr. Zhu for a year, and she has helped very much. No other doctor has made my pain go away.” JR

Dr. Zhu’s medical experience, combined with extensive training as a China-licensed medical physician specializing in acupuncture and herbs, provides patients with an alternative method in diagnosis and treatment.

“In my experience with Dr. Zhu, I can attest that she is prominent in her knowledge and expertise. Her care is extraordinary. She listens patiently, understands your issues and is always on target with the proper treatment. Over the years, I have recommended Dr. Zhu to several friends and acquaintances and ALWAYS receive positive feedback in that they are grateful to have finally found Dr. Zhu to ease their pain and address their health issues in a harmonious and successful manner She is caring, patient, and extremely informative. She heals the mind and body.” PT

Dr Zhu has more than 30 years of medical experience treating patients with allergies, infertility, migraines, stress disorders, respiratory distress, digestive disorders and women’s health issues.

“I came to Dr. Zhu 6 months ago with disabling irritable bowel syndrome. More than three physicians with Western training were unable to be of any help. Within the first month of acupuncture and herbal medication I was pain free and my digestive problems disappeared. I had also been taking medication for acid reflux for eight years, and thanks to Dr. Zhu I no longer need it. Her treatment has been nothing short of a miracle!” TR

After graduating with honors, Dr. Zhu was appointed a professor’s position at the Gansu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where for 13 years she taught and served as Director of the Acupuncture Technique and Research Unit.

“My nagging pains and aches on my left arm and my left upper and lower abdomen for over one year had vanished after 4 sessions of Acupuncture treatments. Thanks Dr. Zhu!” MG


“She is an excellent professional. I have had other experiences with acupuncture and for me she is the best. Also, her bedside manners and her authentic care makes the difference. She is extremely knowledgeable and intuitive to get in touch with the priority treatment of a session. I would highly recommend her.” ZC


“I came to Dr. Zhu for acupuncture. She was terrific! She understood my pain, and changed her approach based on my status. I would recommend her to anyone in pain.” GM


“She was wonderful. My problem was solved and I could avoid surgery. Her skill and personality made me look forward to visits. I would highly recommend her. ” MS


“Her care significantly improved all aspects of my life. She is a gift from heaven. I have sent a few patients (to her). ” TH



“Dr. Zhu is very professional and pays a lot of attention to the details. Very good communicator.” KC”


Dr. Zhu is always open and encourages dialogue. She asks open ended questions in order to get a full picture of my health. Dr. Zhu allows conversation about even the most personal and less than “polite” topics of intestinal track and elimination issues one is not prone to discuss. In fact, after 1 major surgery and 3 minor surgeries Dr. Zhu is the first provider to identify my condition and has provided great relief. Dr. Zhu knows the whole picture. I have already referred two family members and two friends.” GB”


Dr. Zhu always takes time to listen to me and offer her advice regarding treatments. She explains why she is performing certain treatments in terms I can understand. I have already referred my daughter and sister in law.” CB



“I always felt good when I left her office. She was kind and caring. She is an excellent and caring Dr. and I can’t say enough about her. There should be more Dr’s like her.” DS


“Dr. Zhu is both extremely caring and competent. I have to admit that I was not a believer in acupuncture before I came to Dr. Zhu”.


“When I came to her last January, I suffered from an extremely stiff knee from a partial knee replacement. I had finished all of the physical therapy that my doctor suggested and there was nothing else the physical therapist could do. I was not satisfied and sought a more natural approach. Within a few visits of seeing Dr. Zhu some of the stiffness had begun to disappear.”


“Dr. Zhu never rushes when she is with me and she makes me feel that I am her only patient she has to see. I would definitely recommend Dr. Zhu. Because of her skill, I now believe that acupuncture can be a successful.” R


“Dr Zhu is a true professional and a caring doctor! I will recommend her and have been to all my friends and family. This was my first experience with acupuncture and because of Dr Zhu’s care and knowledge, I have improved my health tremendously. I am very thankful that I found her and acupuncture as an alternative to traditional medicine!” EM


“Dr. Zhu has been a very caring and conscientious care provider.” CJ


“Dr Zhu was amazing! Very caring and attentive!” JM