Terri C.

Staff Bio

Terri has been employed at Galter LifeCenter since 2018. She has worked in this field since 2000.

Education/ Certifications:

  • Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
  • Illinois Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Bachelor of Arts, Baylor University, magna cum laude

Workshops attended: 

  • Internship, Guangzhou Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Guangzhou, China
  • Internship, Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, IL
  • Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Acupuncture and Assisted Reproductive Therapy
  • TCM Perspectives on Menopause 
  • Memorial Sioan Kettering: Oncology Acupuncture
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Women’s Health (including fertility and pregnancy)
  • Oncology
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Pain Management
  • Immune Support for Cold and Flu Prevention

Languages I speak:
English and some French

Interests outside of work:

  • Family time with my husband, teenage daughter, mother and my dog
  • Avid Reader - belong to monthly book club
  • Raising Monarch butterflies in the summer
  • Gardening  

Places I have Traveled:
China, France, Italy, Turkey, Hungary, Austria, Egypt, Greece, Croatia, Switzerland, Belgium, Jamaica, Alaska, Grand Canyon, Gettysburg, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier 

Philosophy that drives my work: 
I was drawn to Traditional Chinese Medicine because it espouses an integrated, holistic system of medicine that regards each individual as unique and provides tools to help achieve optimal health by creating and maintaining balance. I believe that we cannot separate ourselves from nature but instead are nourished and sustained through our connection to it. Traditional Chinese Medicine beautifully describes our health as a reflection of the things that we can identify in nature such as heat, cold, wind, dryness, and dampness. To achieve optimal health is to have a healthy balance of each of these elements. My intention is to be responsive to each person’s health concerns and to facilitate healing in a way that encompasses mind, body and spirit. 

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