Samara Reigh Opening Chicago Clinic, Blue Island Traditional Medicine

Samara, and her business partner Beatrice, have a gorgeous new space for the clinic leased and the doors will open mid-May. If anyone is ever in Chicago, please visit. For those that do live in Chicago, come on down to Pilsen! They would be delighted to treat you.

Two years ago, Samara and Beatrice started an organization bringing their services (acupuncture & trigger point therapy) to homeless shelters on Chicago’s West and South sides.  They're continuing the volunteer work, but are also excited to be opening a bilingual community clinic in the Pilsen neighborhood, where they'll be serving the general public. Samara believes that holistic and preventive medicine are powerful, effective, transformative tools that should be utilized as public health strategies and made available to the whole population. She has thought this for a long time, and this clinic is her way of putting that idea into action. 

They have managed to secure a small business loan from a non-profit to cover some of the start-up expenses, but are reaching out to the community as well to help get them all the way there. Here's a link to their campaign on Kickstarter. They would be honored and grateful if you would consider donating to the clinic start-up. Samara is going in with all her heart on this one, and would love to have your help.

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Brodie Welch is a Chinese Medicine expert, Licensed Acupuncturist, self-care strategist, and teacher. She empowers women to show up for themselves, tune into their own inner wisdom, and tweak their daily habits so they can feel their best. She practices and teaches Chinese Medicine, yoga, meditation, qi gong, stress relief, and habit change in Corvallis, Oregon, and offers innovative learn-from-anywhere classes at Read more here.

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