“Annie’s confident and competent manner made me feel incredibly relaxed and cared for in her acupuncture practice. As a newcomer to the world of Five Element Acupuncture and its philosophies, I felt guided, enlightened, satisfied, and heard through her global approach.” -GD
“Annie Spindler is an expert who thoroughly discusses your needs and comes up with solutions tailored for you. I highly recommend her.” -BG
“Annie has found her calling in the five element approach to acupuncture. She takes the time at each session to address what is happening in my life and through this process she has helped me in numerous times with pain management and connecting me with my body. In this holistic approach Annie shines in her wonderfully emotional and intellectual self. She is a healer in the deepest sense.” SSP
“Annie is very professional and understanding. She took time to listen to me. She made me feel comfortable as she guided me through the healing process. You can see the passion Annie exudes as she enriches others with her knowledge.” -KG
“My name is Ted, and I wanted to thank you. On Tuesday, my wife, Stephanie, visited Anna in order to get her labor started. We were worried because Stephanie was one week overdue. The visit to Anna worked. Beverly went into labor that night. She and my daughter are doing well.” – Ted, Oak Park, IL
“I started going to Patricia for acupuncture when my husband and I were struggling with infertility. I continued seeing her throughout our numerous fertility treatments, IVF, and now during the pregnancy. I can’t imagine having been through everything we did without Tricia’s treatments, knowledge, and support. Her calm demeanor was always comforting, she was able to answer questions and explain things that the doctor’s did not, and she was also able to give helpful recommendations. She was an integral part of our journey through infertility. I would strongly recommend her to any family or friends who are seeking treatment for infertility, menstrual irregularities (it even helped my menstrual cramps immensely!) or any other conditions that she offers treatment for. Tricia was truly amazing!” - AS
“When I came into Serenity Acupuncture in March, a very good friend had recommended it as well as my Neurologist. I had a history with fibromyalgia and migraine pain. I’d just been diagnosed with two more chronic illnesses, acid reflux disease and IBS. I desperately needed help because I was losing weight in an extremely unhealthy manner, was on seven medications, and experienced very limited relief. For the first time in my life, I was about to work with the two most compassionate and understanding practitioners I had ever described my symptoms to: Patricia and Anna. Fibromyalgia pain is very strange to experience let alone try to describe to a professional.
It is now August and I’m only on four medications. That’s down three daily medications in under six months. I’m about to wean off another in the next two months. Possibly even another after that by the end of this year. On my first visit and treatment, I experienced a symptom free fifteen minute period for the first time in nearly a decade. This relief period has only gotten longer, as I now experience days without symptoms. I am now able to do the physical therapy I need to do. I sleep more soundly. I have more energy to have quality time with my family and friends. I even have energy for hobbies. My daily life has changed very dramatically from what it was when I came in, and what it was even before that in a very positive way.
I cannot recommend Serenity Acupuncture enough. You must try it at least once, because no one should have to wait a decade after suffering with a chronic illness to find more relief.
I hope this encourages others to take the next step!” – Virginia, Oak Park, IL
“I have seen Tricia three times for acupuncture and she’s done cupping twice during my three visits. I made an appointment with Tricia after a month (or two!) of dull pain/numbness/tingling in my wrist and arm. It was also beginning to bother me when trying to fall asleep because I couldn’t find the right position for my arm and hand. I thought my symptoms were that of carpal tunnel but had not been to my doctor to be diagnosed. I wanted to try other methods of healing before I saw a doctor because I was afraid they’d tell me I needed surgery. I had never had acupuncture or cupping before but was open to it. After one session with Tricia my arm and wrist felt 70% back to normal. After three sessions, the constant dull pain, numbness, and tingling are gone. I honestly feel like my arm and wrist are 90% back to normal (I don’t even think about it anymore and it used to consume my thoughts before I did something about it). Tricia believes that I just need a couple more sessions and that I shouldn’t have this problem again. I do need to watch my posture though since I work on the computer every day. She believes that I do not have carpal tunnel but instead had some pinched nerves/muscles in my back. The acupuncture and cupping has allowed these areas to get new circulation and have been able to heal.
Additionally, I have seen Tai once for a massage to work on these areas in conjunction with Tricia’s acupuncture. Tai gave me the best massage I ever had (and I’ve had quite a few massages). She focused on the areas I have had trouble–same areas Tricia has been focused on healing. She did deep tissue and myofascial massage. She knew exactly where to work to help give me relief. This is the massage I’ve wanted my entire life. I will never get a massage from anyone else from now on. Period.
The rest of the staff is great too. Mabel leaves me these wonderfully soothing voicemails reminding me of my appointment. She’s has such a peaceful presence and soothing voice. I haven’t met Anna yet, but I’m sure she is just as sweet and good at what she does.
What a special team this practice has–they really know they’re stuff and are very good at relieving pain, stress, and ailments. I am looking forward to continuing to go here for years!” - Tara, Oak Park, IL
“I saw Tricia for acupuncture before and during my IVF cycles (which were successful!). She is knowledgeable about the IVF process and was able to answer many of my questions during my treatments. This was very reassuring as the process is so stressful. Tricia is a supportive and caring person as well as an excellent practitioner. I highly recommend Tricia and I will not hesitate to return if I have any other health issues arise.” -Candy, Elmhurst, IL
“I am a pretty “western” person as far as medicine goes. My father was a doctor and my husband works for a medical school. I approached Serenity Acupuncture with a lot of curiosity and a certain amount of skepticism. But today I became a believer.
I had an annoying pain in my shoulder that did not seem to be getting any better. I thought of this place, which just opened in my neighborhood and thought, “what the heck?”
Serenity certainly lives up to its name — it’s calm and soothing, with candles, new-age music, Asian-style doors, the whole bit. Owner Patricia Miller was my acupuncturist. She was very gentle and explained everything in detail, even letting me view and hold one of the needles. Surprisingly, she put the needles in my left knee even though the pain was in my right shoulder. Don’t ask me why, but it worked. There was still a little discomfort, so she needled me in the shoulder for a little while after that. When I left, the pain was 90 percent gone. Go figure.
As a newbie to the scene, I really can’t compare Serenity to any other acupuncture experience, but in all I found the experience very pleasant and I was impressed at how clean and sanitary everything was. I also learned that acupuncture is very successful with people experiencing infertility. Even though my ovaries are retired, I found that fascinating.” - Lisa, Oak Park, IL
“I go to Tricia for acupuncture/cupping and also see Tai for massages. Both women are miracle workers. By far the best acupuncturist and masseuse I have EVER been too. Both women love their jobs and are talented and it shows!
Tricia is a healer in every sense of the word and is one of the kindest most genuine people you will ever meet. I’ve seen Tricia for a number of ailments including stress, PMS, back pain, headaches to supporting my pregnancy and ensuring a healthy delivery. Tricia has healed me in ways I didn’t even imagine. When I start to get frazzled even my husband says I need to get in and see Tricia ASAP. I feel better the minute I step in the door. She has a great staff too.
Tai gives amazing massages. I had a sharp pain in my shoulder which kept me from lifting my son. I saw my OB who prescribed a physical therapist. I went to see Tai to see if she could at least provide some temporary relief until my physical therapy appointment. Well, low and behold my pain was completely gone after my massage with Tai. This is just one example of Tai’s wonderful work. Tai has healing hands and knows exactly where to focus her efforts. I swear it’s like magic sometimes she’s so good.
Thank you, thank you, thank you ladies!” - Mayra, Oak Park, IL
“I want to thank you and your entire staff for the wonderful experience I had at your acupuncture clinic!! Tricia, you are so knowledgeable about fertility acupuncture and I know that doing acupuncture with you + IVF was the reason I conceived. My son was born in May. He and his older brother are our the love of our lives.
Thank you for your outstanding professionalism and helping us be parents again! Please know, I truly appreciate everything you did for me.” – Sara, Oak Park, IL
“I have been dealing with sacral/coccyx pain for about 18 months. The pain was so bad, I couldn’t sleep on my back or sit straight in a chair. After several visits to my primary care physician because of the pain, and her unable to resolve it, she referred me to Tricia at Serenity Acupuncture. I’m a manly man and was a little concerned about having needles stuck into my butt, but at this point (no pun intended) I was open to just about anything that might help me.
Upon entering the front door, I was greeted with a warm, peaceful, relaxing environment. To be honest, I felt better just walking in the door. Tricia is very calming and took the time to get to know me and about me and my ailment before planning any treatment. After completing a thorough exam, we agreed that acupuncture was a viable option for me. She treated me immediately, explaining exactly what she was going to do, how it was going to be done, and why it should benefit me. The treatment took about 30 minutes and I almost immediately felt better. I have been back for two follow up treatments and I can honestly say I feel at least 95% back to normal. I’ve foolishly lived with this pain and discomfort for more that a year and the solution was right around the corner from my house all along.
Tricia, thank you so much! You’re a miracle worker!” – Kevin, Oak Park, IL
“The first time I tried acupuncture was out of curiosity because my sister was a fan and I was curious to find out what it was all about. I had been experiencing heel pain that was most likely caused by planter fasciitis. It was quite bothersome so I decided that would be my impetus to making an acupuncture appointment.
After one treatment, the heel pain was diminished. After a few treatments, the heel pain was completely gone and has not returned. It’s been over 5 years.
In my mid thirties I was experiencing very heavy periods. Conventional doctors offered hormone therapy or surgery as treatments for my heavy periods. I was not thrilled with either option, as I did not want to jeopardize my fertility. Tricia treated my symptoms with acupuncture and herbs. I have experienced relief from the heavy periods and I am able to go through each month without any disruption in my daily activities. It has been such an enormous relief to have the symptoms under control.” - Lynne, Oak Park, IL