Joined 1st Choice January 2018
- Bachelor of Arts: Marketing and Communications - DePaul University School for New Learning, 1997
- Certificate in Medicinal Herbalism: Chicago College of Healing Arts, 2001
- Certificate in Acupuncture: Chicago College of Healing Arts, 2003
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DATA:
- Marketing Committee Chair for Sun City Community Association of Huntley
- Director of Marketing & Business Development for W.E. O’Neil Construction Company
- Huntley Small Business Owner: Gigi’s Herbals & Acupuncture
Gigi moved to Huntley upon retiring from her corporate career in Marketing & Business Development in 2013 and has been pursuing her passion for acupuncture and herbs. In January of 2018, Gigi joined the 1st Choice Fyzical Therapy team as a marketing assistant and in March of 2018 as an acupuncturist where she complements the physical therapy services offered. Along with her husband and dog, Gigi loves to hike the local parks and conservation areas identifying herbs in the community. She enjoys cooking farm to table and is always looking for healthy local resources.
Gigi is a Licensed Acupuncturist, a Diplomate of Acupuncture accredited with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild (AHG). She was past President of the AHG Illinois Chapter and was on the Governing Board of the Glastonbury Foundation, an organization dedicated to sustainable living, herbal education and ecology of wild plant stewardship. She has been studying and practicing western herbalism with Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic methods and a special interest in animals since 1999. She teaches and lectures on the subject of herbs and has published several articles on the use of herbs and aromatherapy for dogs. In her acupuncture practice, she utilizes Acutonics, Aroma Acupoint Therapy, cupping, gua sha and other modalities in addition to acupuncture and herbs.
GOAL: As Marketing Assistant, Gigi ensures that 1st Choice Fyzical Therapy projects a professional image in the media. As a collaborating acupuncturist, Gigi enjoys working with the 1st Choice Fyzical Therapy team to provide acupuncture in a combined effort as well as providing her own clients with alternative approaches to health.