Kwan Chong Biography
Kwan Chong is a third generation acupuncturist and holistic healer. After apprenticing under distinguished grandmasters from Korea, China, and Japan, Kwan Chong (L.Ac, Dip.Ac) has served Illinois as a licensed acupuncturist for the last 14 years—as long as acupuncture law has been enacted in the state, and before its three acupuncture colleges were even established in Illinois.
An unique aspect of Chong’s practice is his pursuit of the holistic well being of his patients. As a Tae Kwon Do black belt and Yoga practitioner for over 35 years, Chong is a big believer in preventative medicine and stresses the importance of keeping one’s mind, body, and emotional state in good balance. Chong works not only to alleviate symptoms, but also to heal the root of the patient’s condition. This comprehensive healing philosophy is apparent in all of his acupuncture sessions, which take into account the entire patient’s person.
Though rich in history, acupuncture is still a growing medical practice. In order to keep up with the latest skills and techniques in Eastern medicine and contribute to interdisciplinary dialogue, Chong regularly attends conferences and has given lectures to various groups in the U.S. and abroad. Never complacent and always questioning, Chong approaches the practice as a healing artist whose commitment to healing continually brings new challenges and achievements.
Chong received the call to healing when he was 16 years old. Ever since, any study and discipline he had engaged in was related to healing. He knocked on the doors of Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine while he was in high school. Chong was an environmental engineer(BS) before he got into the study of human mind and spirit at Garrett Seminary(MDiv, MTS) and at the joint adventure of Alexian Medical Center and Graduate Theological Foundation(Ph.D course work, CPEC, CMFT) while he has continued to deepen his skill and knowledge as a holistic acupuncturist who heals the mind, body, and spirit. He even updated most of traditional herbal formulas to meet the changed condition of modern day life style and physical composition and diet of each individuals through many years of research and clinical practice. It is a beautiful accomplishment!
Kwan Chong, MTS, MDIV, CMFT, Dip.Ac, LAc.,
109A East Station St.
Barrington, IL 60010
545 Landmeier Rd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007