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!
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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.
Our massage therapists have over a decade of experience and are licensed by the state. Additionally, all of our practitioners are trained in Western sciences and various forms of energy work that keeps the treatments individualized and inspired.
Christie Jordan, L.Ac.
Founding Director of Source Healing
Founder of The Awakened Now
Acupuncturist + Herbalist
Intuitive Energy Healing, Life Guidance, Stress Manifestations in the body
Christie started practicing Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1999 with a passion to assist people through health crises that often happened with life transitions. Before long, her little word-of-mouth practice blossomed into a full business, and Source Healing opened at its current location in the River North neighborhood of downtown Chicago.
Christie realized her passion for the healing arts after she watched her dad move through his healing process when he was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. She wanted to help people get in touch with their own body's ability to heal and teach them to become aware of the effects of emotional and spiritual disharmony in the physical body and take action before they debilitated to a point of no return. Christie made it a goal to not only heal her own heart but to educate her clients for lifelong empowerment and evolution in health and wellbeing. That is what Source Healing does.
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 has appeared as a guest on several cable shows, on the E! channel, and on FOX News. She has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, RedEye, and Chicago's own 190N.
"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.
Dr. Reecha Patel, N.D.
Naturopathic Doctor + Nutritionist
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!
"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 Reecha 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.
David Derdiger, L.Ac.
Acupuncturist + Herbalist
Asian Bodywork Therapist
Pain Management, Sports Injuries, Internal Medicine, Complex Chronic Diseases, Neuropathies, Qigong Instruction
David began his journey in Chinese Medicine while studying biomaterial engineering at the University of Illinois. After working on a biomaterial design project for arthritis, he felt that his design didn’t prevent or get at the root of why the disease appeared in the first place. This led to enrollment in a course on medicinal plants and herbology where David discovered his calling in Chinese herbal medicine.
David earned his Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine in 2014. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Taiwan to study Mandarin and get closer to Chinese culture, so that he might better understand the roots of the medicine. He used his newly obtained fluency in late 2017 to further his studies at the Wang Ju-yi Applied Channel Theory Research Center in Beijing, and continue his studies in taijiquan and qigong.
David has practiced in a variety of settings including community acupuncture, solo private practice, and integrative medicine. During that time David has established himself as a general practitioner, capable of treating issues of physical and internal medicine utilizing bodywork, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and qigong instruction.
David’s assessment process involves extensive hands-on examination, and the blending of intellect and intuition based on years of experience. By examining the course of the acupuncture channels on the arms and legs, he brings physiology beneath his fingertips to better understand the interconnected nature of the body’s systems, and to clearly distinguish the roots of imbalance.
David honors the innate ability of our bodies to heal and self-regulate, and carries out treatment with the goal that patients will leave with the tools and capabilities necessary to return to self-regulation and carry on with their lives as desired.
"David is an incredible acupuncturist who is truly on a mission to help patients heal and be healthy. His energy is calming. Initially I went to David for sleep problems after many years of different doctors and prescriptions which didn’t work. I am happy to report I am finally sleeping soundly again because of David’s treatment plan. My appointments with David provide a good blend of mental and physical balance." - K.G.
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.
"Jinyoung has helped me immensely with my Bell's palsy - I can't thank her enough for her thorough and caring work!" - B.C..
Jia Li, L.Ac.
Chronic Pain, Fertility, Women's Health, Psychological/Emotional Disorders, Autoimmune Disorders
Jia Li, L.Ac. is a second-generation licensed acupuncturist originally from Shanghai, China. Jia’s early experiences with traditional Chinese Medicine cemented her interest in medical arts and sciences. After moving to the U.S, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut with a double major in Physiology-Neurobiology and Molecular biology. Her devotion to holistic health and wellness led her to complete a Master’s degree of Acupuncture at the Pacific College of Health Sciences, New York/Chicago.
While pursuing her studies, she apprenticed under her mother, Dr. Hua Xie, who is a licensed acupuncturist and M.D from China with more than 40 years of clinical experience. Jia was able to gain valuable exposure in treating a broad spectrum of ailments including acute and chronic pain, psychological/emotional disorders, autoimmune disorders, gynecological disorders, etc.
She has completed continuing education - including training in infertility treatments with Chinese Medicine, Orthopedic Acupuncture, Cosmetic & Facial Acupuncture, and Scalp Acupuncture.
Additionally, Jia is a certified Gyrotonic and Pilates Instructor who specializes in training individuals with Scoliosis, hypermobility, and Osteoporosis. She is on an ongoing, never-ending journey to learn and practice various modalities to assist in her patients’ healing and well-being.
"Jia is a tremendous practitioner. She is knowledgeable, intuitive, caring and compassionate. I wholeheartedly recommend her services." - M.G.
Ning Suanthong, L.Ac.
Acupuncturist + Herbalist
Asian Bodywork Therapist
Pain Management, Holistic Internal Medicine, Craniosacral Therapy, TCM Education
Ning Suanthong is passionate about holistic medicine, Oriental medicine, acupuncture, and Asian bodywork (Chinese, Japanese, Thai). She has 15+ years of professional experience as a healer. Ning is here to help others heal themselves from physical, mental, and emotional disharmonies in the body. She is an avid meditator and a steward of the Buddhist temple in Chicago. She teaches meditation to free the mind and spirit from attachments, to be conscious and aware in the present moment, and to acquire knowledge about the self.
Her treatments are a masterful blend of Acupuncture and Asian bodywork infusing Zen Shiatsu, Acupressure/Tui Na, and Thai bodywork. She also incorporates craniosacral, Reiki, meditation, breathwork, and Qi Gong in her sessions when she sees the requirement for it.
Master of Oriental Medicine - Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Zen Shiatsu Certification
Craniosacral Level 4
Reiki Level 3
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Research and Statistics from University of Northern Texas
"Ning has an immense knowledge and understanding of Chinese medicine - I feel like I learn something new every treatment! When she leads me through meditation and Craniosacral, I feel so weightless and at ease. I literally feel my muscles melt under her skilled hands." - K.B.
Racie Balajadia, LMT
Asian Bodywork Therapist
Pain Management, Clinical Massage, Sports Injuries, Pre/Post Natal Support
Racie begins each session with listening, intentional healing, compassion and empathy. She has been practicing massage since 2014, but her informal training started at the young age of 5 from her grandmother. Her absolute love and forte are deep tissue, clinical massage and sports therapy. However, she has many techniques to offer such as prenatal, cupping and gua sha, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, acupressure, Thai, shiatsu and reflexology. Her goal in treating patients is to offer the best possible and customized care while offering education and solutions.
In addition to her love for massage, Racie plans on continuing her education in acupuncture and psychology. The mind, body, and spirit connection is deeply rooted in her belief that none of these aspects can be separated to live a happy, healthy, productive life.
"I injured my shoulder years ago and never received the proper care I needed, even though I saw multiple therapists over the years. Racie was the first one to actually get to the bottom of the issue, and it's like I have a new shoulder! Better mobility, ease of use, and better range of motion. Thanks Racie! " - B.G.
Gina Migasi, LMT
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.
"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.
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.
"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.
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 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?
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"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.