Steven Vasilakis LAc

Illinois State Licensed and National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) certified.

I’m a licensed acupuncturist, and nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in 2008 and am licensed in the state of Illinois. My journey toward Chinese Medicine began in 1985 when he had the good fortune of meeting and studying under one of the world’s leading authorities on Taichi and Taoist meditation, Master Waysun Liao. Although my initial attraction to Taichi stemmed from interest in martial arts, I realized that Taichi was also a health discipline, based on same theories as acupuncture and herbal medicine.

2006 China Times article featuring Steven’s apprenticeship in Dr. Fuda’s clinic in Taiwan.

In 1998, I became a full-time student and assistant to Master Liao and dedicated much of his time to understanding the subtleties of Qi cultivation. In 2002, Master Liao requested that I share his expertise to benefit others. At that time, I began teaching at the Taichi Tao Center in Oak Park, IL and the Chinese Cultural Center in Westmont, IL. In 2006 I was given an award of excellence for my performance of the 37-form at the First Taiji World Cup Championships in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2010, I was granted Steven with a Master level instructor’s certificate by Master Waysun Liao.

My first exposure to acupuncture was in 1997, when Master Liao introduced me to Dr. Wang, Fuda during a trip to Taiwan. Dr. Wang’s unique electro-acupuncture methods have shown astounding results in treating stubborn illnesses and are especially effective in helping cancer patients not only cope with the side effects of chemotherapy, but also regain their strength and vitality. Fascinated by this modern day miracle worker, I traveled to Taiwan on several occasions over the past decade to observe and study under Dr. Wang. In February of 2008, Dr. Wang awarded me an official certificate of competency in the practice of his methods.

Currently I seriously study and practice Tung style acupuncture under the tutelage of one of Master Tung’s direct disciples; Dr. Wang Chuan-Min. On May 4, 2012, Dr. Wang Chuan-Min accepted me into the Tung lineage as his 4th disciple.

My destiny and duty is to promote the traditional healing arts I have been taught. My main goal is to help people restore their health and teach methods and practices that promote wellness. I beleive that helping people achieve the smooth and harmonious flow of Qi (life energy) is the way to optimal health and longevity. Some of the conditions I treat include sports injuries, pain disorders, infertility, digestion problems, fatigue, stress, allergies, and more.

Credentials

  • Masters Level Acupuncture Degree, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
  • BA, Interactive Multimedia, Columbia College
  • Lineage Disciple, Master Tung Style Acupuncture
  • Board Member, World Tung’s Acupuncture Committee (董氏針灸專業委員會)
  • Member, World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies
  • Electro-Acupuncture Certification, Greenville Research Clinic, Madou, Taiwan
  • Master Level Instructor of Taichi and Qigong
  • Licensed Acupuncturist, Illinois
  • Board Certified in Acupuncture, NCCAOM

Photos With My Teachers

Photo with Master Tung system acupuncture teacher Dr. Chuan-Min Wang

Photo with acupuncture teacher Dr. Fuda Wang in Madou, Taiwan

Our Clients Speak...

WONDERFUL

Steven is amazing, I have been going to see him for a year and a half for various reasons, he always delivers positive results. As a health care professional myself, trust him completely! Highly recommend!

COLLEEN, PLAINFIELD, IL

ANXIETY

I have been using acupuncture for anxiety that is hormone related. I love it! It calms me and it after I have gone 3 or 4 times It keeps all my symptoms at bay so I go occasionally for a quick tune up. Works like a charm and I don't have to take any medicine. What could be better? True Believer!

LEANNE, PLAINFIELD, IL

ACID REFLUX

My reflux is so much better! I still get symptoms but not like before. I can eat, and I don't have reflux every day. Also my PMS is much more manageable and my cycles are more predictable. Steven Vasilakis is a wonderful acupuncturist! Very professional, thourough and kind! Thanks You, Steven!

MONIQUE, CREST HILL, IL

KNEE PAIN

I have had type one diabetes for 33 years. Along with the diabetes I have the complications of heart disease, thyroid disease, neuropathy and depression. I have suffered from all over body aches and knee pain for a few years. I went to Steven as last resort and now he is the first one I go to. He was able to start by reducing the pain and now it is no longer an everyday struggle. I have never felt pain free like I do now! He is miracle worker!

LIZ, PLAINFIELD IL

HERNIATED DISC

I am back to running 10 miles a day on my weekend runs. I sleep soundly, no more anti-inflammatory meds. I can stretch easily and have no pain in the morning. I Highly recommend Steven! This was my last attempt before surgery - I am very happy with the results!

DAN, PLAINFIELD, IL

LOWER BACK PAIN

I've seen Steven a number of times, specifically when my back was the worst. His ability to focus on the troubled area and offer treatment without medicine is almost a miracle. He's followed up with me after treatments and advise ways to better treat myself. I'm a big fan, and would advise others to check him out.

WALT, PLAINFIELD, IL

ALLERGIES

I have been suffering from seasonal allergies (grass, trees, pollen, ragweed) for several years and decided to try accupuncture.  The results have been amazing and I am no longer dependent on allergy medication and shots. The last 4 months, I have had appointments with Steven Vasilakis and he has helped make the spring allergy season much easier to deal with. For those of you with allergies, try accupuncture it really works. I am so impressed with the results.

LYNEE, PLAINFIELD, IL

INFERTILITY Thank you for all your help. You're a big reason we're enjoying our little miracle. JEANETTE, CHICAGO, IL
COSTALGIA

My 18 year old son received 3 acupunture treatments from Steve V to help relieve pain he had been experiencing for a year following surgery. (Nuss procedure) Acupuncture was one possible option for pain management. I was skeptical but was amazed at the results.  My son felt some relief after the first session and considerably better after the 3 treatments.  2 months following treatment he is pain free. Appointments were always on time, the office was neat and clean. I recommend seeing Steve to help with any type of pain relief.

A.G, NAPERVILLE, IL

MIGRAINE HEADACHES

Steven has helped me with my migraines on two seperate occasions. Two years ago was the first time I started going and the migraines went from two times a week of a dark room and vomiting to manageable slight headaches. I stopped going and the migraines returned in about six months. I have returned to getting treatments and again the headaches have gone away. You never realize the quality of life you are giving up when you suffer from reoccurring headaches. Steven has helped me manage the migraines through acupuncture and my stress level has also improved. Thanks Steven.

TIM, PLAINFIELD, IL

SCIATICA/LOWER BACK PAIN

Pain subsided after two treaments and was gone after five or six This was two years ago and I have had no problem with sciatic pain and very little lower back pain ever since.

SHARON, PLAINFIELD, IL

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