Lisa Alvarez, MSOM, L.Ac

Acupuncture | Oriental Medicine
Healing Foundations Co-founder

Lisa has been a licensed and board certified acupuncturist since 2007. She earned her master's degree in Oriental medicine at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, graduating with honors, and her bachelor's degree in sociology from Beloit College. Lisa's approach to health and wellness follows the holistic tradition of Oriental medicine and focuses on balancing the body and mind.  She continues to study advanced acupuncture techniques and other healing modalities to offer her clients comprehensive healing support.
Available by appointment Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.


Rebecca Gemperle; Acupuncturist, Co-Owner

Rebecca Gemperle, MSOM, L.Ac

Acupuncture | Oriental Medicine
Healing Foundations Co-founder

Rebecca has been a licensed-board certified acupuncturist since 2007, after earning her master's degree in Oriental medicine, graduating with honors, and her bachelor's degree in nutrition at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. She also earned a bachelor's degree from DePaul University in public policy. She has completed advanced acupuncture training in Beijing, China, and served as a volunteer acupuncturist through the Bumi Sehat Birthing Center in Bali, Indonesia. Rebecca says what she loves most about her work is that Oriental Medicine allows her to offer a variety of healing techniques for a diverse set of health conditions— from anxiety to infertility. As Healing Foundations co-founder, Rebecca hopes to create an environment where individuals can step away from the every day stresses of life and feel relaxed, safe, important, accepted and listened to. Rebecca is the proud mother of two little girls and also enjoys exploring the city and world with her family.
Available by appointment  Monday and Thursday.



Revital Peremen, MSOM, L.Ac

Acupuncture | Oriental Medicine | Pediatric Acutherapy | Thai Bodywork

Revital provides a unique style of healthcare and offers a comprehensive set of services for improving physical, mental or spiritual health.

Prior to discovering her interest in integrative holistic medicine, Revital arrived in Chicago in 1995 to pursue a graduate degree in Sociology at the University of Illinois and worked a number of years in medical marketing research. Shifting gears and studies, she first became a certified Asian Body Therapist in 2005, and then in 2008, a licensed and board-certified Acupuncturist. 

In complement to acupuncture, Revital specializes in Tui-na (Chinese medical massage), with additional training in Pediatric Tui-na. This style of massage influences the body's energetic flow and circulation in the same way as acupuncture by using massage and manual techniques instead of needles to activate acupoints. She is also a practitioner of Thai bodywork, known as Thai Yoga Massage, having studied this modality in both Chicago and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

As an elementary school teacher for many years, Revital enjoys and is accustomed to working with youngsters of all ages. When visiting the clinic with your child, you will learn tools and techniques to use at home; equipping parents to heal and maintain their children's health is a cornerstone of Revital's pediatric practice.
Available by appointment evenings, Monday – Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons


Jennifer Gaspers; Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor

Jennfer Gaspers, LMT

Yoga | Bodywork | Craniosacral Therapy

Jennifer Gaspers is a Licensed Massage Therapist, CranioSacral Therapist (2005), and certified Hatha Yoga Teacher (2011).  Combining Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy and Shiatsu with Chinese medicine techniques, Jennifer believes strongly in leveraging multiple modalities to facilitate healing and bring her clients meaningful, lasting results.

Jennifer's intimate yoga classes at Healing Foundations are inclusive of all levels of experience and strive to connect the transformative power of yoga to each participant's every day life. In every class or private session, her focus is to help you cultivate gratitude for exactly who you are in the present moment as well as to support your own journey of self discovery.

Jennifer is a returned Peace Corps volunteer. She spent time in Swaziland where she started the Bambanani Project of Swaziland, teaching business and marketing skills to underserved community members. Handmade jewelry from the Bambanani Project is available at Healing Foundations and craft fairs throughout the city.
Available by appointment Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.


Clint; Reiki Master

Clint Smith

Reiki Master practitioner

Clint has been a Reiki practitioner since 2015; known for bringing his clients a uniquely pragmatic and accessible approach to this subtle healing modality.
Available by appointment Wednesday through Saturday.


Venus Sabay; Qi Gong, Chelation, Sound Therapy

Venus Sabay

Qi Gong | Chelation

Venus became a Certified Medical Qi Gong Instructor under the study of Sifu Gail Galivan at Inner Alchemy Energy Medicine in 2012.  In acknowledging the effectiveness of self-discovery and truth, her objective is to guide each person to their own unique path via healing and balance in the mind-body relationship realm; she utilizes the power of intention with coordinated breath and gentle moving meditations. Her Qi Gong classes allow each individual to experience the inner working of their universe with significance and ease, creating a more harmonious life.

Venus works with students of all levels, and has had the privilege of working with the older adult population at Rush Medical Center's membership program Rush Generations and at Mathers-More Than a Cafe, to incorporate recreational and wellness programs for the senior community.

Venus graduated with a BA in Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000 and performs regularly throughout Chicago as a musician and singer.

Packages available.
Available by appointment  Mondays 12-5pm, Wednesdays 2-6pm.