Natalia’s inspiration to become an acupuncturist started with the seed of always wanting to help people. She wished to be in a health care profession that used a garden of modalities to heal and help restore a person’s imbalances, prevent disease, and increase their overall well-being. She began her career as an acupuncturist in 2008.

Natalia is one of only four Certified Sports Medicine Acupuncturists in the state of Illinois. Sports Medicine Acupuncture is a synergistic blend of the ancient wisdom and methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM), modern sports medicine science and assessment, and specialized treatment techniques.  It is a comprehensive and intelligent approach to treating pain, sports injuries, work injuries and used for pre/post orthopedic surgeries.  

In her free time, Natalia enjoys hitting up the trails in Bemis Woods, Western Springs (a southwest suburb of Chicago) with her husband, son, and dog. Her passion is helping others to balance their mind, body and spirit through holistic healing. In a society that is over-stressed, over-worked, and depleted of the care that’s right for them, Roots Wellness speaks loudly by integrating Chinese Medicine, Exercise Physiology, and Western Medicine.

Pictured with family in Western Springs, IL



2017:  Matt Callison, L.Ac, C. SMA
Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification                                                           

2014:  Robin Greene, L.Ac.
Pediatric Acupuncture  

2011: Battlefield Acupuncture
Nogier's Auriculotherapy

2010: Dr. Richard Teh Fu Tan
Dr. Tan's Balance Method                                                                                  

2008-Present:  Diplomate of Oriental Medicine                   
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

2010-August 2016: Elite Rehabilitation Institute in Oak Park, IL
Integrative Health Team including Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and Massage Therapists               

2008-Present: State of Illinois
Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist                                      

2008: Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Clean Needle Technique Certification

2008:  Pacific College of Oriental Medicine; San Diego, California
Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine                          

2004-Present:  First Aid
CPR Certification and Basic First Aid Safety

2003:  University of Illinois
Bachelors Business Management and Marketing                                                 



Children’s Hospital: Hematology/Oncology/Chronic Pain
San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care
Heartland Health Outreach-HIV/AIDS Clinic
Pacific Beach Homeless Clinic
Downtown Seniors/Geriatrics Clinic
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Clinicals
San Diego Alternative Healing Network Functions

While attending Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, Natalia worked at Circle of Living as an Acupuncture Apprentice under the guidance of Mark Kastner, L.Ac who speciliazes in Orthopedic Acupuncture and Marie Kastner, L.Ac who specializes in Wellness and Women's Health

Pictured second from the left in Nicaragua in the Spring of 2013 with students from the National University of Health Sciences.

Pictured second from the left in Nicaragua in the Spring of 2013 with students from the National University of Health Sciences.



2017:  Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago

Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders

2013 :  Natural Doctors International
Taught acupuncture students in Nicaragua and worked with Naturopaths, Nurses, Psychologists, and Massage Therapists    

2016:  Mentor
High School Independent Study: Oriental Medicine                   

Bragg Scholarship



Chicagoland Area:
NBC 5 Healthy Life Expo March 2009
Chicago Green Festival, a joint project of Global Exchange and Green America May 2009
Gilda's Club, Creticos Cancer Center; Monthly Lecture Series on The role of Ancient Healing Methods and Trigger Point Therapy
Environmental Fair, Western Springs, IL October 2009
Wellness House of Hinsdale, IL; The Value of Acupuncture in Cancer Care October 2009