Setting Up An Appointment

To arrange an appointment, you may click Book Appointment or call us at: 224-541-0022.

Fees

Acupuncture visits can include as part of the treatment: Patient intake, evaluation, discussion of progress, pulse diagnosis, and one ore more therapies such as, acupuncture, guasha, cupping, tuina. Discussion of follow-up care, dietary and lifestyle modifications may also be part of the treatment.

  • Initial Visit: Depending on the complexity of your case, the initial visit can run from 60 to 90 minutes ($75 or $100).
  • Follow-up Visits: Can run from 30-60 minutes and are $75.

Herbal consultations: Approximately 20 minutes long and are $40, in addition to the cost of the herbs. Herbs can range from $20-45 for a weeks supply. (Prices are determined by the size of the formula, the cost of the individual herbs and the dosages).

Payment

We accept cash, check and credit cards including HSA/FSA cards. Payment is due at the time of your office visit. Once you have been checked out, you will be sent an email receipt. If you would like to submit your visit to your insurance company for reimbursement a superbill will be emailed to you. (see below)

Insurance

When your visit is complete and you have been checked out, I will email you a superbill in PDF format. (A superbill contains the Diagnosis codes, Treatment Codes and my practice information, such as license number and NPI number, which insurance companies accept.) If your insurance policy includes acupuncture or herbal treatments, you can submit the superbill to your insurance company for reimbursement. Each plan within a company is variable, so two plans with the same company may have different coverage for acupuncture.

 

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All Hours By Appointment
in Grayslake:

Mon 9am-4pm
Tue 4pm-7pm
Wed 9am-Noon
Thu 9am-4pm
Fri 4pm-7pm


Office hours in Highland Park at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute’s Health Performance Institute:

Tue 9am-3pm
Fri 9am-3pm
To book an appointment with me in Highland Park, please call the front-desk at: 224-765-5550

  • Laurel's Bone Spur

    I presented with intense heel pain related to a bone spur that had not responded to traditional western protocols. Vel achieved what western medicine couldn’t—dialing down the pain quotient to a level that allows me to function normally. I appreciated his patient-centered approach and especially the proactive way he coordinated treatment with another practitioner to maximize my outcomes. Mr. Natarajan has the mind and manner of a true healer, one who listens to his patient, thinks about root cau…

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  • Ted's Osteoarthritis

    After seeing Vel for many months now I have come to learn that he is destined for a successful career as a acupuncture and herbal medicine practitioner. His patient care (bedside manner, if you will) is extraordinary as he takes all the time necessary to assess and consider treatment options, and it all seems to come naturally to him as a caring human being. My issues have been treated not only with a simple plan of needles but many other supplement procedures and techniques...to Vel, nothing seems…

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  • Jenna's Digestion

    I was treated by Vel for a variety of symptoms, which I had suffered from for months. I was experiencing digestive issues (nausea, diarrhea), fatigue, muscle soreness, hormone imbalances (from going off birth control), mood swings and just general discomfort. During that time I also came down with a bad cough and cold. 
    In meeting Vel and his larger team, I was immediately impressed by his demeanor as a doctor. When listening to my symptoms he asked questions that helped me further explain…

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  • Mamie's Fatigue

    I came to Vel with chronic problems of fatigue, sore throat, dizziness, and nausea. He has been consistent in treating my superficial symptoms as well as getting to the root of the problem. I see him on a weekly basis and I can tell that I get stronger and stronger every time. His kindness and patience has meant the most to me. He understands that I have many layers of physical and emotional trauma that have built up over time. I feel safe in his care and my treatments with him give me hope that…

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  • Celeste's Numbness

    I had been having numbness and tingling in my right hand for years. Some days were worse than others and then it could be weeks when it was fine. I had an MRI and was told I had some bulging and some arthritis in the neck. I had PT for a while and it seemed to help but then it got to the point where I couldn’t even do any hand sewing for more than a couple of minutes before the hand was painful and numb. Since I sew for a living this was not good. I had heard about the great work Vel had done with o…

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  • Eric's Forearm

    After injuring my shoulder and forearm I experienced a gradual loss of range of motion and the ability to grasp. Simply shaking hands with someone caused a great deal of pain. Vel completed a health history, discussed the circumstances related to my injury and completed a hands on evaluation to determine that acupuncture could help to alleviate the pain, increase range of motion and allow the healing process to begin. Throughout, Vel provided thorough and easy to understand explanations of each…

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  • Patsy's Shoulder

    I want to put in a strong recommendation for Vel Natarajan's acupuncture treatments. I have known Vel over 9 years and have found him to be one of the smartest and most sensible humans I know. So when I heard Vel was leaving the business world to study acupuncture and oriental medicine, I definitely took notice.

    If Vel thought oriental medicine was legit, it must be.
 Overcoming my innate fear of needles and pain, I decided to try acupuncture...

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