About 2017-07-09T14:53:33+00:00

Our Healing Philosophy

Healing and health. Wellness and balance. These are the ultimate goals of all medicine – western, eastern, and all others. We know that a healthy body and mind require many different kinds of treatment.

At NatureMed Acupuncture, we create customized, holistic care plans to address immediate relief needs as well as underlying causes and aggravating factors.

Meet Oleg Rivkin


Oleg Rivkin has worked in the medical field for over 30 years, first as an army medic, then a Physician’s Assistant working in a hospital environment. While working with patients in the hospital, Oleg became interested in pain management and recovery. He learned the practice of medical massage to help patients recover more quickly from injury, illness, and surgery. This led to a career in working to help people live pain-free. After moving to the United States he expanded his knowledge of healing to Traditional Chinese Medicine – acupuncture, herbal medicine, and manual therapies.

Oleg is a licensed acupuncturist and medical massage therapist in the State of Illinois. He holds a diploma for Physician Assistant (Ukraine), a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, is National Board-Certified Diplomat in Acupuncture, and is registered with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Oleg Rivkin, L.Ac, L.M.T, MSOM

Our Testimonials

I’ve been seeing Oleg for quite a few years now. He originally addressed my frozen shoulder issue better than the Physical Therapist did. Since then, I’ve always had issues with panic attacks / stress / migraine headaches. With acupuncture he has all but stopped all the panic attacks and stress related symptoms. I still get the Migrane / sinus headaches, but if I get one during my visits to Oleg, He helps diminish the pain and pressure related to these headaches. His acupuncture points always seem to hit the mark. He asks questions in the sessions on how I am feeling and based on my replies, he’ll address any physical or mental related issues that I might have. I highly recommend Oleg for any and all treatments that I have mentioned.

Brian C.

I have been seeing Oleg for about two and a half years. I started with massage then added acupuncture when the arthritis in my knee became very painful. I know that I would not be able to do the things that I do without Oleg. When I first started seeing him I suffered from daily knee pain and IT band syndrome symptoms that were caused by an unsuccessful surgery. Today I am much more mobile and am able to do my job (I am a teacher and I am on my feet all day) without pain or discomfort. I absolutely believe that I would not be where I am without Oleg as I had worked with many physical therapists and chiropractors without any results. I know that I will be a client for life.

Kathy R.

I have worked with Oleg for a couple of years for relief of significant pain secondary to multiple knee replacements. The results have been remarkable. Oleg is a magician.

Bruce F.

My name is Julia, I am 40 years old and live in Chicago. I can safely say that Oleg saved my life. A few months ago, just 3 months after the birth of my baby, I experienced an extreme case of hyperthyroidism. The T3 and T4 hormones were seven times the normal levels, and conversely, the TSH was 7 times below. The condition had worsened to a degree that I could no longer walk or even speak and had constant body and joint ache and high fevers as if I had a nasty case of flu – none of the remedies from the endocrinologist worked. My husband, a doctor himself, is a big believer in acupuncture. I started with Oleg’s colleague who developed the treatment plan and performed one session; she had to leave the city for three weeks and had Oleg take over from there on. After two acupuncture sessions with Oleg, 3 altogether in just one week, all my hormone levels were back to normal. I continued to work with Oleg for a few months. I am pretty sure that not every acupuncturist can do the miracles like Oleg did. His extensive training, scientific approach, care and patience made him exceptional and his treatment plans most effective. Thank you, Oleg!

Kathy R.

I was travelling from Oakland to Chicago last April for business and had been struggling with lower back pain for quite some time. I had some down time and decided why not try NatureMed Acupuncture. I was so happy that Oleg was able to fit me in on such a short notice. Needless to say after one acupuncture session I was totally fixed, no more pain. In the past, I have tried many different places in my area (SF Bay Area) and haven’t been able to truly find a master of their craft.

Kirill K.

Oleg is the best!!  This is my second visit to his office and he has worked miracles for me. I suffer from headaches to knee pain and Dr. Oleg was able to address my issues with one Acupuncture session. He is very patient and kind and takes the time to listen to you and understand your body. I am so glad I found him. I would definitely recommend anyone looking to heal holistically to come and give Dr. Oleg a visit you will not regret it.

Latrice T.

I am new to acupuncture, and this was my very first experience. I did 6 sessions over the past month with Oleg and was amazed at how relaxing and helpful the treatment was. Oleg was so intentional at finding the crucial points to help with my specific ailments. We were tackling chronic migraines. It was such a relief to have a place to come to and find NATURAL relaxation and alleviation from my pain. Oleg’s patience and understanding with what I was going through was so encouraging. He gave me hope to press on and to never give up. If you are looking to dive into acupuncture as an alternative medicine Oleg is the man! Thank you Oleg!!

Zac G.

I have suffered from severe lower back pain for about 2 years, nothing I had tried had really helped. After just going to see Oleg just once, my back pain was completely relieved. He was extremely attentive and educated me through out the entire procedure (since I’m pretty unfamiliar with acupuncture). Needless to say, I purchased 5 more sessions on the spot because it was that good. Highly recommend!

Taylor K.

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