“I experienced both an immediate and a long-term benefit from acupuncture …–a decrease in pain and stiffness in my hands, and significant decrease in my headaches of many years’ duration. I had never experienced such a change in my headaches, especially.
- Cornelia S.
“Dr. Ryan and his staff care deeply about each person who enter their healing center. Their family-like atmosphere is very welcoming and allows the patient to accept all of the healing that is available. Dr. Ryan is incredibly knowledgeable and will gently guide you past your own physical and emotional limitations towards a healthier and more fulfilling life. He and his staff go above and beyond to accommodate each patient’s needs. Because of Dr. Ryan I became Gluten Free- which has truly changed my life. I highly recommend Dr. Ryan and his wonderful healing center to those looking for alternative solutions, care, and a truly warm experience! Just to let you know- I am still GFREE and 99.5% dairy free. I love it- although it does have challenges, I am SO happy with it and have you to thank for getting me there”
“Dr. Ryan Lombardo and [AcuHealth] have been nothing but wonderful to me over the past 4 months. I was referred by a friend/co-worker. She mentioned that Dr. Lombardo had done wonders for her when other doctors/specialists said there was nothing more they could do. Although our issues were different, I decided to give Five Phase Wellness a call and see what they could do for me.
I’m a 42 year old mother of 2 that wanted one last child. I had suffered 3 pregnancy losses since December of 2010, all due to chromosome issues. I had no trouble getting pregnant; I just needed to get pregnant with a healthy egg. I didn’t know much about acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine, but I had heard that it can sometimes help women in my situation.
When I called the office for the first time, I spoke with Suzy and she was so kind and friendly on the phone. She explained how the process of being a new patient worked and set up an appointment for me to have a consultation with Dr. Lombardo. After taking the time to go over all of my paperwork and test results, he explained to me how he thought he might help me achieve my goal via acupuncture. I really appreciated that he explained things to me in a way that I could understand since this was all new to me. He was patient with me, optimistic and very knowledgeable. I appreciated that he took his time with me and answered all my questions. I never felt rushed or that he had to hurry to get to another patient.
I was fortunate enough to conceive a healthy pregnancy during the first month of treatment with Dr. Lombardo. Although luck may have had a tiny bit to do with it, I feel I owe a lot of credit to him. He researched which points would be most beneficial to me and guided me with dietary suggestions that would improve my chances even more. He even continued to see me through the nausea of the 1st trimester (and a little beyond). He was always available to me and encouraged me to call if I needed to even on a day that I didn’t have an appointment. I felt he genuinely cared about me as a patient and my treatment. His optimism and positive outlook boosted my confidence and belief that I could achieve my goal of a healthy, take home baby. I can’t thank him enough for that!
His staff, Suzy, Jenna and Amanda were great as well. They always greet me by name, offer something to drink and ask how I’m doing. The office is comfortable, clean, relaxing and always smells good when I walk in the door. I’m so glad I pursued the referral from my friend and made that phone call. I’ve had a great experience and outcome courtesy of Dr. Lombardo and the staff of Five Phase Wellness center. I will happily and confidently refer anyone I know to him without any doubts.”
“[AcuHealth] has helped me to make dramatic positive changes in my health. From the first moment I walked in, the sense of peace and healing was palpable. The people, the energy, and the space are welcoming and embracing, and it is obvious that the staff really cares about their clients. I have always felt genuinely listened to and taken care of, and never rushed.
When I first went to see Ryan, he exuded enthusiasm and passion for the work that he does. He is patient, kind, compassionate, respectful, intuitive, and intelligent. I came in with a chronic health condition, and he carefully explained how he intended to treat me (not just the condition) to achieve optimal wellness and good health. I knew immediately that I could trust him, and he answered all my questions and provided me with a perspective that other doctors and specialists had not. With Ryan’s guidance, I made changes to my diet, and felt better almost immediately. With acupuncture, I have lost weight, feel more energy, and generally feel healthier than I ever have, despite my diagnosis. I am so grateful for all of his time, attention, and care. It is truly humbling to feel so cared for, and I appreciate everything that Ryan has done and all that he has helped empower me to do for myself.
Finally, Jenna and Suzy are the first faces and voices that one encounters at Five Phase Wellness, and they are kind, caring, and helpful. Each time I go there, I feel their energetic embrace. Being cared for by all the staff at Five Phase has made such a difference in my life, and I am grateful that I found this truly healing place.”
“My blood test results were not promising: total cholesterol in the mid-300’s, triglycerides close to 400, and those dreaded words from my doctor after viewing the glucose readings, “Allan, you are pre-diabetic.” My 62 year old, 5”8” frame was barely supporting a weight approaching 200 pounds. The past couple of years I was always fighting off respiratory illnesses, my joints ached, and my energy level was dismal. Prescriptions were being written for me to begin taking statin drugs to lower the cholesterol and other drugs to attack my pre-diabetes condition. It was May of 2009. … In October of 2009, my new blood test results vindicated that my total cholesterol and triglycerides had significantly lowered and most importantly I was no longer pre-diabetic. My doctor was amazed with the change in my physical appearance with a weight loss of 35 pounds and waist size from 40 to 34. He wanted to know how and what I did and wanted to incorporate Ryan’s “anti-inflammatory” eating plan into his own medical practice group. … It is now two years since I began my life-change to wellness and a health daily life-style. My weight has minimally fluctuated +/- 5 pounds. My choices with foods have become more varied; yet overall, remain within the guidelines. I do eat sweets but I don’t “consume” them—i.e., a piece of chocolate not a whole bar, a fist-size serving not a plate-full of carbs, a slice not a loaf. I still need to exercise more frequently balancing muscle build-up with cardio. I believe Ryan’s “anti-inflammatory” program can positively assist anyone who is willing to make the life-style change and is disciplined to implement his recommendations.” Read more…
“When I was 30 I decided to visit my primary care physician for a full check-up. To my absolute shock I was informed that I had high cholesterol (253 to be exact) and would have to consider taking a statin to reduce it. Seriously?! I was entering the best years of my life, felt good, had no wrinkles and she was telling me I needed a lifelong medication to reduce my cholesterol with the potential serious side effects of liver damage, muscle pain, weakness, and other muscle problems that may lead to kidney failure. Umm, no thanks.
Both my doctor and I were confused as to why I had such high cholesterol since I was a healthy eater, led a fairly active lifestyle and had nothing in my family medical history that could explain my unusually high levels. I decided to continue on and ignore the problem thinking it would go away.
A few years later I had my blood retested only to find out that my cholesterol level was now 314 … holy heart attack waiting to happen! My doctor had her prescription pad out ready to write me a script for Lipitor. I made a deal with her … give me six months to reduce the level without meds. I decided it was due to chronic stress so I created my own wellness plan by reducing my sugar intake, hired a personal trainer to ensure I was consistently challenging myself and ate a handful of walnuts daily.
I was now obsessed and it didn’t help that I was adding to my chronic stress with this new worry.
When I went back six months later I was down to 254 and was then stuck at that level for another year. My doctor was adamant that if I did not do something now, that “I was going to die,” a bit of an exaggeration for most, but I took it to heart. That’s when I decided to co-open a wellness center (with the goal of balancing my personal & professional life through living well and helping others). I was now on a mission and had some good ammo on my side … my colleague Dr. Ryan Lombardo.
Under his guidance, I committed to working out twice a week, incorporated acupuncture treatments to decrease stress and inflammation, and introduced nutritional supplements into my diet that were found to naturally and effectively reduce cholesterol.
And guess what … I am excited to share that on my 36th birthday my total cholesterol had been reduced (without prescription drugs) to 175! Yay!!!”
“My husband was diagnosed with alarmingly high blood pressure at a routine visit to our family physician. With a family history of heart disease, type two diabetes and hypertension our doctor gave us three weeks to try to get the blood pressure down and said if he could lose 10 pounds that would help significantly. Frightened by this news we discussed how we should move forward in getting the blood pressure within a healthy range, the weight off and the high levels of stress down. My husband and I turned to Five Phase Wellness Center and Dr. Ryan Lombardo to help us take a holistic/alternative approach at attaining our goals.
Through a detailed consult process, Dr. Lombardo was able to identify the systems in my husband’s body that needed strengthening from a Chinese medicine stand point and design a custom treatment plan to get us started. With dietary changes, acupuncture sessions, herbal supplements and stress management my husband began to look and feel better. Within two weeks time he had lost 10 pounds and by week three his blood pressure went from 174/118 to 117/78! Now at ten weeks out from our initial start of his wellness program with Dr. Lombardo my husband is down 27 pounds and maintaining his blood pressure results. My family will forever be thankful to Five Phase Wellness Center and Dr. Lombardo for saving my husband’s life! I truly believe that Dr. Lombardo has a gift and is a natural born healer. Our family practitioner is beyond amazed at the results as well!”
“I wasn’t surprised when I was diagnosed with arthritis. My great aunt was crippled with it and my uncle also suffered with it. I have arthritis in my hands and knees; nothing severe but bothersome. My hands get stiff and achy once in a while and the pain in my knees comes and goes with the change of the seasons. Following the advice of Dr. Ryan Lombardo, I am trying to follow an anti-inflammatory eating plan and have lost some weight. I have had acupuncture treatments when the knee pain gets to be a problem, usually in the late spring and late fall when the weather is chilly and damp. Three treatments are usually all I need to get relief until the next seasonal transition.”
“Although a skeptic at first, I’m a believer!…Ryan has skillfully helped me manage chronic health issues as well as facilitate general well-adult care. I’m positive that anyone who is looking for someone in his field would be hard-pressed to find someone who is as knowledgeable, professional and caring as he is. Ryan kept me going in spite of all my “issues,” treated me with respect and compassion, and gave me reassurance that things were improving. What more can I say? He is the best as far as I’m concerned…truly making a difference in my life!”
“Ryan Lombardo brought me back to life. I was suffering with the conditions of Celiac Disease and traditional, Western medicine alone was not helping me improve at all. A friend referred me to Ryan and upon receiving my first treatment with him I noticed marked improvement in my overall health. At my first meeting with him, he truly listened to the symptoms I was having, how these were affecting my life, and what goals I wanted to achieve with our treatments. He is very compassionate and considerate of his patient’s needs and incorporates this into his practice. I had never had an acupuncture treatment before so I was quite nervous about the entire process but he made me feel very comfortable and talked me through the entire process and procedure. He educated me on acupuncture and informed me as to what he was doing and what effects it would have on my body. He also worked with diligence to couple Western and Eastern medicine techniques into his practice. As a result of my treatments with Ryan, I can honestly say that my life has changed for the better. I am symptom-free and I have regained my life back. I was once a lifeless individual and I am now thriving, full of life, full of energy, living with a positive outlook, and enjoying my life. His skilled practice not only helped heal my Celiac symptoms but he gave me the tools I need to live a happier and healthier life. I am forever indebted to Ryan for treating me and restoring my life.”
A Thank You from a Reformed Smoker
“Dr. Lombardo. You have moved from The Tiffani Kim institute, so I hope this finds you…I just wanted to take a quick moment to let you know of my success with quitting smoking! I have been smoke free for about 15 months now. Quitting was the single best decision I ever made in my life. I can’t say that it has been an easy road; I have had to work very hard to get to this point. Smoking was such a big part of my life, that when I stopped I felt like I was losing everything, I felt like I had to re-learn all of my social skills. As a smoker, I was so conscious of the 4 walls that surrounded me, I found it difficult to work/concentrate because I was always looking ahead to my next smoke break.. I feel absolutely free now.
Anyways.. I just wanted to thank you for helping me. This process has really changed my life. I am more self confident, I have better time management skills, I am less depressed/anxious—- and most importantly. I have a lot more money AND I smell good!
Thank you O-So-Much!”
- Katie K., Elk Grove Village, IL
“I saw Dr. Lombardo after being referred by Dr. Johnny Lin a foot and ankle fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush. This followed 2 surgeries the first to restore a shattered left ankle with a plate and pins after a fall on ice. The second a clean out procedure to relieve pain and buy time before perhaps a fusion. Several years later I became maxed out on the pain meds and needed to find an alternative to another surgery. Dr. Lombardo’s treatment relieved not only the majority of my pain, but the anxiety related to the chronic ankle pain I had endured over the last 5 years. During treatment my use of pain meds was reduced by 2/3rds, and my anxiety greatly reduced resulting in better sleep habits. I hope to return soon for treatment following my recent ankle fusion to deal with the pain during my recovery without the drugs.”
- Peter C., Chicago, IL
“Three months ago I had my first appointment with Ryan Lombardo. I had 3 major complaints. (1) Extreme Fatigue, (2) Allergy and Asthma problems, (3) Inability to Lose Weight. I now have more energy than I have had in 20 years; my allergies are the best ever; and I have lost 14 pounds. Thanks to Ryan, this is the best I have ever felt.” – H.B., Chicago, IL