Heidi Shimko, L.Ac., MSTOM, Dipl. O.M., graduated magnum cum laude from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago with a M.S. in Oriental Medicine and a B.S. in Nutrition. She is a fully-licensed acupuncturist in the State of Illinois and is certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Heidi is a National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)-certified Acupuncture Detox Specialist, and was able to use this training while supervising the NADA clinic at Midwest College. Heidi is also trained in Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture.  She began her journey into this field with an introduction to Reiki training which quickly led her to become a Reiki Master.

Heidi enjoys helping her clients wherever they may be on their journey towards good health. The story of what has lead a person to work with her is just as important as their medical history. Understanding both the client's current state of health and where they want to be helps her frame each session. She enjoys a good puzzle and traditional Chinese medicine and the natural healing powers of the body tend to lend to the best puzzle solving you can imagine!

Heidi specializes in digestive disorders as well as complicated syndromes such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and autoimmune disorders. She enjoys working with psycho-emotional issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, post traumatic stress disorder, and addiction.