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Dear Heather,
Very excited about your participation in the ULF conference! My son has adrenoleukodystrophy and suffers from high extensor tone. Can acupunture relax his tone and help with the lesions in his brain? Thank you.

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Hi Chris,
I believe that acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can be very beneficial to people with Leukodystrophy.  Yes Acupuncture can really help modulate muscle tone and tendon tightness.  Herbal medicine and acupuncture will also help with Myelin issues and lesions in the brain.  The important thing is to find a qualified practitioner.  Please go to NCCAOM.org.  It is a buyer beware market for acupuncture.  people with as little as a weekend course can practice it.  You want someone with a masters degree that practices herbal medicine everyday as well as acupuncture.  You can massage his GB34 and GV17 everyday.  Google those points to find their location. 1-3 min each session.  They maybe tender. Good luck.  Listening to parents stories was heart wrenching.   

Warm Regards,
Heather Vandeburg MSOM LAc diplAc

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Heather Vandeburg L.Ac M.S.O.M. dipl.Ac

Expertise

I can answer any questions about Acupuncture, Chinese Herbals, Tuina (Chinese massage, Cupping, and Gua Sha. I can answer questions about Qi, Meridians, and Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory. I can answer how these different modalities can benefit different conditions.

Experience

I have a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice in DeKalb IL. I have been practicing TCM since 2002. I have given many lectures and classes on the subject of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Women’s Health, Nutrition and Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation. This Includes speaking at an International Conference for the United Leukodystrophy Foundation.

Organizations
AAOM, NCCAOM, CCAOM, ILAAOM, APA

Publications
For Women Today, ILAAOM publications, State of Dentistry,

Education/Credentials
Master degree in Oriental Medicine, Bachelor degree in Nutrition, Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences. I am lisensed and board certified in Acupuncture. I did an advanced internship at Guang Zhou University in Guang Zhou China.

Awards and Honors
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine

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