The Chicago Integrative Eczema Center is a resource for patients and families with atopic dermatitis (eczema) seeking a more holistic approach to care. They emphasize natural therapies, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Acupuncture/Acupressure in addition to trusted Western medical treatments, bringing the best of many worlds together for optimal care.
The Center Provides:
2) Patient care
3) A patient and family support group
4) Opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research related to understanding the causes and treatment of eczema
Hands-on teaching sessions on skin care techniques and learning stations with information and handouts
Lectures about the causes and treatment of eczema from practitioners of standard medical and alternative therapies
Review of new research findings
Question and answer sessions
Appointments with Peter Lio, MD and Ryan Lombardo, DAOM (Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), L.Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist), who work closely with allergists, dietitians, hypnotherapists and psychologists
Patient and Family Support Group:
Working with the NEA-sponsored Chicago Eczema Support group, there is an opportunity to meet with other patients and families with eczema on a monthly basis
Participants may have the opportunity to try new therapies through clinical research
Meet the Faculty:
Peter Lio, MD
Dr. Peter Lio is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Pediatrics at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is the co-founder and co-director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center and very passionate about finding safe treatments that work for eczema. Dr. Lio received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his internship at Boston Children's Hospital and his dermatology training at Harvard. He has had formal training in acupuncture under Kiiko Matsumoto and David Euler, and has held a long interest in alternative medicines. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the National Eczema Association. His clinical office is located at Dermatology & Aesthetics of Wicker Park.
Ryan Lombardo, DAOM, L.Ac., ABAAHP, BCIM, RH
Dr. Ryan Lombardo received his Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, IL. The Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM) is the highest formal educational credential available in the field of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the United States. Dr. Lombardo is one of a select few doctors practicing as a DAOM recognized by the State of Illinois and has been practicing acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the Chicagoland area as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) since 2003. Dr. Lombardo is a faculty member of Midwest College’s doctoral program, leading the Nutraceutical Science and Chinese Medicine Energetics curriculum. Ryan Lombardo has been a “Featured AcuDoc” of the American Cosmetic Acupuncture Association and has been interviewed for Self Magazine, American Spa Magazine, Day Spa Magazine, Today’s Chicago Woman, the Chicago Sun-Times, WGN, and various other local and national media.
Here's a Great Video by Dr. Peter Lio about the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center.
Upcoming Educational Session: November Chicago Integrative Eczema Center Meeting, Dermatology & Aesthetics of Wicker Park: 1455 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Saturday, November 8th
10:00 AM: Welcome, introduction to Eczema
10:30 AM: Questions and Answers, Support Group Meeting
This session is open to the general public and is free.
Registration is required, however, as the room is space is limited.
Please check out their website or call for more information. (773) 276-1100 http://www.chicagoeczema.com
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