Eastland Acupuncture Testimonials

Eastland Acupuncture Chicago Acupuncture"I first met Dr. Z a few years ago and he was able to help me overcome a three year bout with insomnia! When I was thinking of having a child I went to him to help prepare my body for conception. Not only were his treatments effective, but I would soon find that acupuncture can help with everything pregnancy related.

I had all of the common issues with my first pregnancy - nausea, reflux, back pain, headaches, restless legs, etc. Dr. Z was able to help me alleviate or completely get rid of all my aches and pains.

I was most grateful for his help with my nausea. It lasted for 16 weeks and was 24/7 until I went to Dr. Z, and after two treatments my nausea was gone! I asked myself for weeks afterwards, 'Why did I wait so long??"

Dr. Z was also my savior during my second pregnancy. I went into preterm labor at 33 weeks and started having contractions and dilating. Every time I started to have contractions I would go in to Dr. Z and they would stop within minutes. I reached full term - something my OB was sure would not happen.

I firmly believe that second pregnancy went to term because of acupuncture. My son was born at 39 weeks and 1 day and came out pink and healthy and ready to face the world!

I recommend Dr. Z to everyone I meet - especially my pregnant friends or friends trying to conceive. He is a lifesaver!

- Stephanie Poczos

Dr Z has quite literally changed my life.

A few years ago, I was regularly suffering from muscle spasms in my lower back. They would strike about every six months, and I would be out of work for a week each time.  I had gone to doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors--nothing worked. Nothing! After a particularly bad bout, uncomfortable for weeks, I happened to walk past EASTLAND ACUPUNCTURE. I have never tried acupuncture, never believed in it really, but thought "what can it hurt?"

Laying on his table that first time, he felt along my spine and said "Here. This is where the problem is." In just moments he had isolated the vertebrae that were out of place. After one session only, I was immeasurably better. Before I was unable to sit comfortably for any length of time, but that evening I was in a lawn chair at a BBQ for hours! After a few weeks, I was fully PAIN FREE! I had forgotten what it was like to not feel pain in my lower back!

I have been going to DR Z ever since. Whenever my back feels tweaky, I visit him straight away and after I am right as rain. Since I started seeing him, I have had one--ONE--muscle spasm in over three years, and that was when I was away on a business trip and couldn't get to him.

I tell everyone about Dr. Z--and everyone that sees him agrees. He's a miracle worker.

- Neil

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I was first referred to Dr. Z for lower back pain and I quickly discovered that he has the golden touch! Having been to other acupuncturists in the past I was already a firm believer in acupuncture and other pieces of eastern medicine. However, it has been Dr. Z who has successfully addressed long standing issues of back pain and fertility, and he helped me have a happy and successful second pregnancy!

Together Monica and Dr. Z make a fabulous and extremely supportive team. Thank you!

- Taya

I sought out Dr. Z about a year and a half ago for neck pain due to arthritis that had gotten unbearable -- my pain was severe, my range of motion extremely limited. I had tried acupuncture previously with mixed success.

An orthopedic doctor told me the only thing to do for my pain was a lifetime of pain medication which I was loath to do.

Under Dr. Z's care I began to see improvement almost immediately -- I literally cried with joy when about 2 months into treatment I realized that I had no neck pain at all. My neck pain continues to be minimal and sporadic - rather than severe and constant. Before treatments at Eastland Acupuncture I had grown to expect pain to debilitate me for the rest of my life -- Dr. Z changed that reality.

Dr. Z has since treated me for a variety of ailments, from colds to digestion issues to other aches and pains -- but more importantly to me he has formulated a therapy of general wellness that I think is making me a healthier person. I now seek his advice and treatment before I go to my 'western medicine Doc' -- whom I love and has been my Doc for years.

Dr. Z is a wizard with his needles and hands and an alchemist with herbs. His demeanor is calming and authoritative. His ability to diagnose is almost uncanny.

Monica is always a pleasure and her demeanor adds to the calming, professional atmosphere of the office.

I am a convert to and true believer in Chinese medicine due to my experience with Dr. Z -- I consider it to be a road to wellness and wellbeing that I will continue to follow for the rest of my life.

- Karen S

After numerous doctor appointments with an ENT, a neurotologist, two neurologists and a hematologist, as well as MRIs of my brain, neck and spine and two EMGs, Dr. Z and acupuncture have done the most to improve my neuropathy and vertigo. His approach is completely different than western doctors who seem determined to fit you into their pre-conceived categories of diagnosis.

Dr Z looks at the entire picture, from a different viewpoint and with a completely open approach to what he might find. The numbness and tingling in my hands and feet, general energy level and intense vertigo are all greatly improved, much to my relief!

- Edie

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I am very happy that I received acupuncture treatments for fertility at Eastland Acupuncture. The treatments helped my body best prepare for pregnancy and made me feel relaxed as well.

The staff was very respectful and knowledgeable. The acupuncture helped me achieve a sucessful pregnancy and now I have a healthy, beautiful son. Dr. Z also helped me (post-natal) with treatments to increase lactation which I found very effective.

- Aysha


My daughter, my husband and myself all see Dr. Z at Eastland Acupuncture Center for treatments. My daughter calls him the "miracle worker" because he was able to eliminate the pain she was in from a broken rib plus speed the healing time.

Dr Z has helped my husband become pain free from arthritis in his hands. He has treated me successfully for many ailments including neck pain, arthritis in my shoulder, anxiety and hot flashes.

The clinic is serene and beautiful and Monica, the office manager, is a delight. Dr Z seems to intuitively know where to put the needles and what underlying issues need healing.
I highly recommend him.

- Sheila H.

I have been going through IVF for the past few years and my nurse recommended I try acupuncture. I went to Eastland and saw Dr Z. before my transfer so he could help me with anxiety, back pain and my fertility issues. I have been to him 5 times now and will continue to go indefinitely! I am happy to report that my anxiety and back pain is significantly lower and I am now 6 weeks pregnant. I would suggest any women dealing with infertility go to Eastland and see Dr. Z. He is so intelligent and friendly and has a  true gift for healing.

- Tessa M

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My husband and I want to thank Dr. Z and Monica for their assistance and support in our journey to have a child.

After 2 years of participating in a variety of procedures, I sought out Eastland Acupuncture in an attempt to achieve a natural pregnancy. Through weekly visits and herbal therapy I got pregnant naturally in six months, the result of which is a healthy baby boy.

In addition to a successful pregnancy and delivery, Dr. Z. has also been able to alleviate my migraines and lower back pain and since my first appointment I have had more energy and am more relaxed in general.

I would highly recommend Dr. Z and Eastland Acupuncture to anyone who is open to a natural and holistic treatment program as a way to treat infertility or other medical conditions.

- Nicole C.

I have been going to Dr. Z now for almost 8 years.  He is amazing - it's as simple as that.  He has a quiet confidence that is so reassuring when you are looking for relief from whatever ails you or when you are trying something (acupuncture) new for the first time.  I am an overly energetic personality type and his calm energy was a perfect compliment to mine.  He has helped me heal from a dislocated shoulder, from numerous colds and flu conditions and menstrual pain relief among other things.  He is my "go to" guy whenever I have something that needs attention. I prefer seeing him  whenever I can over going to my "Western" doctor.  I can't explain how acupuncture works, but I can just tell you that it does.  

Dr. Z and Monica are a great team and they provide a relaxing, reassuring and restorative atmosphere.  I would not hesitate to recommend Eastland Acupuncture to anyone who seeks relief in a natural, organic way versus taking numerous medications that only cover up the illness rather than treat it.  If you go, have patience and let the "magic" happen... you will feel better.  Guaranteed.

- Teresa H

I have been through some very serious back pain problems.  Anyone who has ever experienced it knows how tough they are to conquer.  I decided to do my research to try everything before considering those serious matters like surgery, etc.

I tried numerous chiropractors, pain doctors and physical therapists.  I heard different opinions and very pleasant fairy tales about how they would help me.  My wife was given Dr. Z's number by her friends, and I finally gave it a try.  Dr. Z was right on with my problems - right on the very first visit.  He is extremely knowledgeable and honest.  I prefer less talk and more to the point.  I got very good results (it took some time - and I was told right upfront) and it didn't cost me an arm and a leg.  I also saw the same patients coming back to him.  Isn't it the best compliment for a good doc?

- Alex K

Eastland Acupuncture Chicago AcupunctureDr. Z. helped me find my calm during a very difficult period in my life. After having two miscarriages while undergoing a year and a half of infertility treatments, I started seeing Dr. Z. twice a week to help me.

I used acupuncture as a complimentary treatment to the infertility treatments, and even though I was on a roller coaster of hormones, the visits to Dr. Z. left me feeling relaxed, peaceful, and enabled me to continue pursuing my goal of having a family.

I now have two beautiful babies-- boy/girl twins-- and am seeing Dr. Z. to help me deal with the hormonal fluctuations I'm experiencing while weaning from breastfeeding.

- Sue Zuckert


I went to Dr. Z  several years ago for help with asthma, and  was very happy with the results. Since then he has "fixed" a number of other problems - one was particularly dramatic. It happened that when Dr. Z was out of town I experienced intense pain in my back and side. My PCP and her colleague both diagnosed my problem as shingles, and started me on antiviral medication. When Dr. Z returned I went to him hoping to get some relief from the pain. He saw immediately that I didn't have shingles, but a pinched nerve, and he just fixed the problem! After not being able to stand upright for over a week, I walked out of his office like a normal person, and was fully recovered in just a few days!! Best thing was throwing out the drugs.

- Mary P

I first started seeing Dr.Z with a variety of issues related to fibromyalgia. I was weak,tired, living in a brain fog and did not have a good quality of life. I had previously tried everything from anti-depressants to craniosacral therapy and nothing was working. From the first time I saw Dr. Z, I could feel the fatigue lifting and the pain lessening. My mind was sharper and digestive system worked better, too. It was an amazing Eastland Acupuncture Chicago Acupuncturetransformation, as my family and friends would attest. I even got a promotion at work!


My husband and I assumed we were not going to be able to have children, as one of my doctors previously told me, but that was not the case. I had a very smooth, healthy, energetic pregnancy, labor and delivery with no complications, thanks to Dr. Z.

From early pregnancy nausea to later hip pain, Dr. Z had a way to help! I highly recommend Dr. Z for help with fibromyalgia and pregnancy. Acupuncture is a great way to keep yourself balanced and centered. I cannot imagine what my life would be like without it!

- Jaci S.

For six years I suffered from extreme headaches, sometimes lingering for several months at a time. I saw many doctors and tried several different types of medicine. After years of unsuccessfully trying to find a traditional way to treat the pain, doctors began to act indifferent when I described my pain to them.

I decided to help myself by researching non-traditional methods of treating pain. Acupuncture was the first method I chose to try. After one appointment with Dr. Z, I noticed a significant decrease in my daily pain. After three appointments with Dr. Z, it was virtually gone. Today, I do not experience any pain and I do not take any medicine. I am a happier, more energetic person than I have been in six years. It’s truly unbelievable. I recommend acupuncture and Dr. Z to everyone I meet if I hear they suffer from pain, especially headaches

- Amy

I've been a patient of Dr.Z for a few years now and there hasn't been a single time when I didn't get relief from my symptoms after his treatments. Those of you who have ever experienced any kind of muscle spasm and/or numbness of the finger tips can relate to how uncomfortable it makes you feel. So as soon as I get first symptoms I know it's time to visit Eastland and get better!

I was always a strong believer in acupuncture, but after Dr.Z helped me recently overcome a week long migraine attack that didn't respond to medical treatment, my confidence in his knowledge and expertise grew even bigger.

- Masha K.

Dr. Z is an excellent doctor. I trust him completely because he has  thorough knowledge of and training in conventional medicine and in alternative medicine and acupuncture. He helped me with my chronic back-pain issues with his needles and a recommendation to stick with gentle yoga  when University of Chicago hospital recommended a surgery. He has that special touch which is both healing and comforting, I love how it works. I always leave his office feeling relaxed, calm and good.

- Valentina P

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I started seeing Dr. Z several years ago for my low back pain, which he diagnosed as sciatica, and the results were amazing. Then he addressed my sinus headaches that I continually had for years, that conventional cold and sinus medicine did not solve. I swear by his herbs for cold & sinus problems!!

He has most recently helped me get through the aches and pains of pregnancy, which included a flare of my ulcerative colitis, a recurrence of my sciatica, and various leg and body aches.

With his combination of acupuncture, massage, herbs and nutrition information, so many ailments I have had are gone so much faster than when I tried other methods. I trust him with every aspect of my health.

- Meredith

I was referred to Dr. Z. by a friend of mine for allergy treatment. I always been slightly allergic to dogs, but over the past few years my allergies have gotten worse, but I refuse to give up my pooch! Honestly, I was a bit nervous - I hate needles and I've never had this sort of treatment before, but Dr. Z. made this experience easy and relaxing! The treatment was pain free, I got to take a phenomenal nap, and most importantly, the treatment worked!

I saw immediate results after the first treatment - my sneezing was reduced and my itchy/watery eyes went away. I've been going to him regularly now for the past few months and now I can go allergy free for a few weeks at a time. If you are looking for an alternative medicine treatment, Dr. Z is the way to go!

- Nikki C

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