top of page
OUR TEAM
We welcome you to see each of our practitioners here, as we work as a group practice - meaning you can schedule with anyone here at a time that works for your busy schedule. To ensure your treatments are kept consistent and aligned with your healing plan, our practitioners collaborate with one another on each patient case, which we call the "Think Tank" process. Our practitioners infuse your treatments with intuitive grace, deep listening, and gentle, expert guidance. Our whole team is here to support you!
Click on a staff member to view their bio:
Christie Jordan, L.Ac.
Dr. Reecha Pate, ND
Jinyoung Jang
Hristina Dimova
Edwin Alvarez
Gina
Courtney Storch
Allison Layman
Zia headshot_edited
Our acupuncturists are licensed by the state of Illinois, National Board Certified by the NCCAOM, which certifies them for both acupuncture and herbal medicine, and have a Masters in Oriental Medicine, which consists of over 3,000 hours of instructions and nearly 2,000 hours of clinical hands-on experience.
Christie
Christie Jordan, L.Ac.
Founding Director of Source Healing
Founder of The Awakened Now
Acupuncturist + Herbalist
SPECIALTIES
Intuitive Energy Healing, Life Guidance, Stress Manifestations in the body

For the last 25 years, Christie has been a teacher and healer whose intention is to guide patients back to themselves. She uses intuitive energy work to connect you back to your body, as most physical symptoms can be a call to connect more deeply into the self. This deeper connection to your body works as a guide that can activate greater wisdom, inner knowing, intuition, and awareness to how you interact with the world around you, your relationships, your work, and with your ability to create in this world in a way that is true to your heart. True healing is about reclaiming yourself and your wholeness. 

 

Virtual and in-person sessions can be a blend of energy work, meditation, Taoist stone medicine, herbs, nutraceuticals, awareness/intuition and energy training, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and others tools to activate the body and assist in flow. If in-person, she may also use acupuncture as a tool for calibration, if desired.

 

Christie received a Masters Degree from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and her B.A. in History and Literature from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She also studied acupuncture in Japan under the direction of Nakao Sunsae, was an apprentice to herbal master Dr. Zhengang Guo in Chicago, and interned with John Pirog. 

Christie Jordan
CHICAGO    |   WINNETKA    |   LAKE FOREST
PATIENT TESTIMONIAL:
"Christie is a true healer in every aspect. Whether it's healing physical symptoms or evaluating one's spiritual awareness, Christie possesses the gifts of connection and intuitiveness. She has been one of the most important aspects of my life, and it continues to be so." - R.D.
Reecha
Dr. Reecha Pate, ND
CHICAGO    |   VIRTUAL
Dr. Reecha Patel, N.D.
Naturopathic Doctor + Nutritionist
SPECIALTIES
Nutrition Counseling, Botanical Medicine, Women's Health,
Mental Illness, Hormonal Imbalances

Dr. Reecha Patel is a trained Naturopathic Physician committed to being your partner in wellness. Her journey in alternative medicine began when she was a young child growing up in an Indian household where Ayurvedic and other home remedies would be used to treat various conditions.  She now strives to utilize her knowledge to bring patients back to a healthy state by getting to the root cause of their problems and using evidence-based natural therapies to treat them. Many of those therapies include botanical medicine, nutritional counseling, and hydrotherapy. She also has an interest in women’s health, mental illness, and most major hormonal imbalances.  

Reecha hopes to inspire her patients to live their healthiest lives, as naturally as possible. She focuses on determining the cause of conditions and works with patients to create comprehensive and realistic treatment plans.  

Reecha received her Doctor of Naturopathic degree from National University of Health Sciences, where she also went on to obtain her Masters in Acupuncture with honors.  She also obtained her B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. 

For fun, Reecha enjoys dancing, hanging out with her family and friends, and traveling to new cities!

PATIENT TESTIMONIAL:
"Due to some recent health scares, I decided to embark on a path of introducing more natural remedies into my self-care practice. Consulting with Dr. Patel has really helped me feel empowered to own my health and wellness, and she is always so patient and kind. Thank you, Reecha!"  - L.B.
Jinyoung new headshot_edited
 
  • In-Network BCBS PPO
  • Out-of-Network Aetna and Cigna
CHICAGO    |   WINNETKA   |   LAKE FOREST
SPECIALTIES
Jinyoung Jang, L.Ac., K.M.D.
Acupuncturist + Herbalist
Pain Management, Women's Health, Pediatrics, Facial Paralysis (Bell's Palsy), and Podiatry

Jinyoung gained a particular interest in pain management through her own personal experience with pain. As a teenage girl, she experienced debilitating cramps that couldn’t be helped by conventional medicine. When she turned to acupuncture and herbs, she experienced lasting relief that created an indelible imprint on her, giving her purpose to become a Korean Medicine Doctor specializing in pain management. As this medicine has greatly improved the quality of her life, it’s her commitment to do the same for others. 

 

Jinyoung Jang, L.Ac., K.M.D. (Korean Medicine Doctor) was born in South Korea and received education in both China and Korea. She graduated from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. She trained in a well-known Traditional Chinese Medicine hospital for many years under Dr. Zhou Ying, an accomplished Kidney/Liver specialist, and Dr. Yan Jiran, a highly acclaimed TCM G.I. doctor in China. Jinyoung has also received Western and traditional Korean medical education in South Korea for 5 years when becoming a Korean Medicine doctor. She studied under Dr. Jeong Daun, who is a well-known Systematic Acupuncture Korean doctor.

 

After moving to the U.S, she was certified by NCCAOM and treated numerous patients with diverse medical conditions at one of the largest acupuncture clinics in Dallas, Texas. 

 

Jinyoung takes care of each patient with a holistic approach by including various treatment tools to provide care for both temporary relief as well as diagnosis of the root causes. She uses acupuncture, gua sha, herbal therapy, cupping, and acupressure/tui na. She is full of balanced energy that makes patients feel welcome and well cared for.

 

Jinyoung specializes in pain management, women and children’s health, facial paralysis (Bell's palsy), and podiatry.

PATIENT TESTIMONIAL:
"Jinyoung has helped me immensely with my Bell's palsy - I can't thank her enough for her thorough and caring work!"  - P.H.
Jinyoung
Hristina Dimova
CHICAGO   |   WINNETKA  |  LAKE FOREST
Hristina Dimova, L.Ac.
Acupuncturist + Herbalist
SPECIALTIES
Fertility, Women’s Health, Digestive Disorders, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Pain Management

Hristina Dimova's fascination with the holistic functions of the human body has led her to receive a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition. She is National Board Certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbs and is licensed in both Florida and Illinois. Hristina is also a certified Acupuncture Detox specialist through NADA.  

 

Hristina received advanced training from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in China and Cook County's John Stoger Hospital. Her experience includes working at the Edward Hines hospital treating and helping our veterans using NADA and Battlefield Acupuncture, which are specific types of auricular acupuncture treatments designed to help traumatized individuals cope with anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and fears and phobias.

 

Hristina specialties include infertility, women’s health, digestive disorders, PTSD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain, and other chronic disorders. She’s also trained in facial acupuncture and skin rejuvenation.

 

Hristina is originally from Bulgaria where she received a BA in Education. She is an avid reader and a lifelong learner, and loves exploring unique bookstores with her son and daughter in the city.  She is fluent in English, Bulgarian, and Russian. 

PATIENT TESTIMONIAL:
"Hristina has a very nurturing presence about her, which really helped me relax during my treatment. After only a few sessions, my shoulder pain is already improved - looking forward to continuing my care with her"  - J.M.
Hristina
Edwin Alvarez
CHICAGO   |   WINNETKA
Edwin Alvarez, L.Ac.
Acupuncturist + Herbalist
SPECIALTIES
Sports Medicine, Pain Management, Fertility, Men & Women’s Health, Stress, Anxiety

Edwin has been practicing acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for 14+ years. He has a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and is state licensed and national board certified in both acupuncture and herbal medicine. 

 

Edwin first got involved with Chinese Medicine through his interest in Tai Chi. His Tai Chi teacher was an acupuncturist who sparked his shy curiosity into a passion for learning Chinese Medicine and studying original classical texts. Currently he spends his free time diving deeper into the Classics and doing Chinese translations: “I feel that in order to get to the heart of the medicine, one has to understand its source.”

 

Edwin has a vast experience that ranges from orthopedic sports medicine to Classical Chinese herbal formula training for internal disorders. He has worked in corporate, community and non for profit environments. He has also been a teacher of Chinese Medicine and worked in a supervisory level. Edwin loves to work with osteoarthritis of the knee, hips and rotator cuff injuries. He also enjoys helping athletes and runners during their seasons to maximize their efforts as well as their recuperation. Edwin additionally works with most chronic health issues, stress and anxiety, both men's and women's health and infertility. He is fluent in Spanish. 

PATIENT TESTIMONIAL:
"I am in the midst of training for my very first marathon. I have a previous injury that has caused some issues when I run, and Edwin has really helped me find some relief. Getting regular acupuncture and cupping is now part of my self-care plan"  - S.T.
Edwin
Gina
Gina
WINNETKA
Gina Migasi, LMT
Massage Therapist
SPECIALTIES
Pain Management, Pre/Post Natal Support, Fertility Massage

Gina found her true calling as a massage therapist in 2003 when she graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. Her experience as well as passion and dedication to helping others is felt through her work and hands.

For the past 17+ years, Gina has cared for mothers through prenatal and post-natal massage. She also specializes in myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, and relaxation massage.

Areas of expertise include TMJ, hip/lower back issues, sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, migraines, carpal tunnel, and plantar fasciitis. She also works to help clear blocked energy to facilitate healing through bodywork.

 

Gina likes to spend her free time by traveling. One of her favorite destinations is Costa Rica. She also enjoys yoga, hiking, and anything else outdoors.

PATIENT TESTIMONIAL:
"Gina is very friendly & professional with a warm aura about her. She is good at communicating the type of massage pressure I wanted to achieve. I was able to relieve stress and increase relaxation which was my goal. I can't wait to go back!" - E.D.
Courtney Storch
Courtney Storch, LMT
Massage Therapist
Lymphatic Enhancement Therapist
SPECIALTIES
Sports Medicine, Chronic Pain & Tension, Stress & Transition, Therapeutic & Intuitive

Courtney is a seasoned clinical massage therapist with 20+ years of experience in professional settings using deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, and therapeutic massage techniques to address specific neuromuscular concerns.

 

Courtney’s natural warmth and compassion promotes a safe healing space with personalized care to each patient, as she intuitively tailors each treatment to help patients live their lives to the fullest. She is experienced in working with sports activity related pain, chronic pain and tension, and promoting whole body relaxation during times of stress and transition. She is an active mother of two teenagers.   

CHICAGO   |   WINNETKA  |  LAKE FOREST
Courtney
PATIENT TESTIMONIAL:
"I came in needing some routine work done on my neck and shoulders, but Courtney gave me so much more attention in areas that I didn't even realize needed work! You can tell that she is very in-tune with the body." - M.K.
Allison
Allison Layman
Allison Layman
Patient Relations and Creative Manager

Allison has been working side by side with Source Healing's founder, Christie Jordan, for over 5 years and is responsible for ensuring that Source Healing remains a safe haven for those wanting to embark on an inspired holistic health journey.

With over 10 years of experience in providing excellent customer service combined with a passion for helping others, Allison provides consistent and reliable communication and service that establishes lasting relationships. She is the first to welcome you over the phone and in person with a professional yet personable demeanor.

By meeting and collaborating with each practitioner daily, Allison is invested in understanding the unique needs of each patient and is here to support you.

 

Other than patient relationships, Allison is the first point of contact for collaborating with neighboring MD’s and like-minded businesses. She is also our in-house graphic designer and is responsible over Source Healing's web design, marketing and campaign designs, social media design, and design of proprietary retail items. In her spare time, she loves traveling with her husband and spending time outdoors. 

PATIENT TESTIMONIAL:
"The glue that holds it all together, Allison. She is the office coordinator, but that title just isn't enough, she has the best, warmest, loveliest smile, it makes you forget any stress, angst or frustration you might be holding onto. She is just outstanding and I love just being around her energy!" - J.D.
Zia headshot_edited
Zia Gardner
Front Desk Coordinator

Zia is communicative, caring, and has a passion for the wellness industry. She is here to help coordinate your care with a calm and gentle presence. Be sure to stop by the front desk and say hello!

Zia
PATIENT TESTIMONIAL:
"Zia is super helpful in booking my appointments - she is quick and precise which is exactly what I need after I come out of a relaxing treatment!." - G.J.

*

Looking to join our team?

We are always open to the next team member.
Email a cover letter and resume to info@sourcehealing.com.

"If I ever need an emotional, spiritual, or physical tune up this is the first place I come. As I walk through the doors at Source Healing, I'm immediately enveloped in warmth, light, and unconditional welcoming. The treatments and staff match the ambience! I've seen the evolution of Source from the very beginning, and there is no other place I recommend as frequently and wholeheartedly." - Tiffany R.

bottom of page