Pins and Needles Acupuncture + Herbs provides an alternative approach to medicine that promotes healing and wellness by focusing on the rejuvenation of mind, body and soul. Scroll below to learn more—let the healing process begin!
We offer a natural and holistic approach to traditional medicine that promotes healing and wellness through advanced practices and treatments including acupuncture, cupping therapy, Gua Sha, herbal medicine along with dietary and lifestyle recommendations. As a healthcare practitioner, it is my goal to encourage and educate patients to take charge of their health and wellness journey.
We treat a variety of concerns with a focus on mental health such as stress/anxiety, depression and trauma, support with the LGBTQ+ community as well as sleep concerns, fertility, pain management, digestion, and much more.
We offer complimentary consultations to answer all of your questions and concerns before you begin your journey.
Dr. Matthew Kerr LA.c
Dr. Matthew Kerr L.Ac, Dipl. OM, MSTOM
Owner and Operator
Dr. Matthew Kerr L.Ac., DACM, Dipl. OM received his doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a graduate of Pacific College of Health and Science with a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine where he completed over 1000 hours of clinical internship, as well as in-depth studies of biomedicine, herbalism, and Chinese medical theory. He is nationally board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbalism by the NCCAOM. Matthew received his B.A. in Psychology and a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
Dr. Kerr has a special focus on treating psycho-emotional issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorders and has extensive experience with treating trauma. He also treats the physical aspects of pain including headaches, migraines, neck pain, upper and lower back tension. Dr. Kerr also enjoys supporting his patients with men's and women's health and fertility. He is certified in the Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture protocol and enjoys educating his patients on the importance of taking care of your skin from the inside out.
Dr. Kerr also has a particular interest in opening his treatment space to the LGBTQ+ community. He was instrumental in creating the community acupuncture program from 2013-2014 with TPAN (Test Positive Awareness Network) here in Chicago to help bring treatment to those that need it most and may not have the ability to seek alternative healthcare.
He enjoys spending his downtime with friends and loved ones exploring Chicago. He also likes finding new and interesting vegetarian restaurants and recipes. If he is not out exploring, he enjoys relaxing at home with a movie or finding fun new show to watch on Netflix with his partner and cat.
We accept all major credit cards, HSA, FSA, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (PPO) and United Health Care*.
*Acupuncture coverage varies based on policy, we are happy to check your acupuncture benefits and urge patients to call their insurance company for a full overview of acupuncture coverage.
REVIEWS & FEEDBACK
What Our Patients Are Saying About Us
I have been receiving acupuncture from Dr. Matthew Kerr for quite some time now. I appreciate his kind and gentle approach to my specific needs. His treatments are individually designed to treat each person physically, mentally and spiritually. Acupuncture is a part of my routine to keep me well balanced and grounded.
I initially started seeing Dr. Kerr for support with anxiety and have continued working with him for several years. He treated me with acupuncture and gave me many helpful strategies to help when I feel anxiety rising. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer Dr. Kerr was a big part of my care team, supporting me through surgery, active treatment, and in to survivorship. I experience side effects from treament and ongoing medication which I can't address with "traditional" medicine but Dr. Kerr has been able to help with all of them. I am happy to refer friends to him, especially from the cancer community, because I know they will be in the absolute best hands. Beyond his professional skills Dr. Kerr is warm, kind, thorough, and communicates in a way that helps make complex concepts understandable. His support and work has been invaluable to me.
I started coming to see Dr. Kerr 3 years ago for hormonal support after a year of 45 day menstrual cycles. I'm happy to say that I'm down to 28 day! Acupuncture with Dr. Kerr was the cornerstone of that healing and he continues to provide such great support. Can't recommend him enough!!
HOURS OF OPERATION
Thursday and Friday
More availability coming soon!