Healing Spring Acupuncture Center

Welcome to Healing Spring Acupuncture Center 


Experience Truly Matters

Acupuncturist Mitzi North Labant, L.Ac. and her associate Dawn Graziano, DACM, L.Ac. have over four decades of combined experience in treating patients. They will help restore your health in a safe and relaxing environment, through the use of gentle acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle guidance. At Healing Spring, you will find ways to bring all aspects of your life into balance.

Open 7 days a week

Healing Spring is conveniently located on Chicago’s North Shore in Glenview, Illinois.

Acupuncture, Herbs, Nutrition, Qigong, and Lifestyle Guidance

Your Healing Spring team works synergistically to combine ancient time-proven techniques with new cutting-edge approaches like electro-acupuncture medicine. We will provide a comprehensive treatment plan that will assist patients in replenishing health and wellness in their lives.

Established in 2002, Healing Spring Acupuncture Center specializes in the treatment of:

Pain of all kinds Insomnia

Emotional Distress Allergies

Digestive Disorders Shingles

Auto-immune Disorders PTSD

Chronic Fatigue Headaches

Fibromyalgia Bells Palsey

Menstrual, Fertility and Menopausal Disorders

Training Specializations include:

  • NAET® (Nambudridpad’s Allergy Elimination Technique)

  • Richard Tans Global Balance Method

  • Master Tung Treatments

  • EAM™ (Electro-Acupuncture Medicine)

  • Acupuncture Without Borders (NADA protocol)

  • Japanese Meridian Style

  • Classic Herbal Formulas

  • Qin Bo-Wei’s Chinese Herbal Technique

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Mitzi North Labant
Lic. Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM),

Mitzi North Labant has been practicing acupuncture for over 38 years. She is nationally board certified and licensed in Acupuncture. While training as an architect, Mitzi became fascinated with acupuncture after taking a Shiatsu class that explored the ways that changes in the weather and emotions affect one’s health. She was inspired to study acupuncture to help clients keep their minds and bodies in balance during challenging times.

Mitzi was the founding president of the Illinois Society of Acupuncturists (formerly ISAA) in 1982. She taught at the Midwest Center for the Study of Oriental Medicine from 1982-1986 and was president of the school from 1985-1986. For the last 20 years Mitzi has deepened her practice by traveling to Taiwan where she studied Acupuncture, Oriental Herbs, the use of food as medicine, Tai Chi and Qi Gong with a Taiwanese Master.

Mitzi's mission is to empower her patients to notice and “read” the messages their bodies are sending them, so they can respond to those messages in balanced, positive ways throughout their lives.



  • 1973 BS Iowa State University, Ames, IA

  • 1981 - Ac.T. Midwest Center for the Study of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, IL

  • 1981 - 6 month internship at Lincoln Medical Center with Dr. Michael Smith, MD. Bronx, NY

  • 1986 - 1 month internship Chen Du Traditional Medical College, Cheng Du, China

  • 1989 - Studied Qi Gong with Master Sun at the University of Shanghai, Shanghai, China

  • 2001 - NAET® certification

  • 1994 to 2014 - Richard Tan, L.Ac., OMD

  • 2019 - EAM™ certification

Activities and Professional Affiliations:

  • Illinois Society of Acupuncturists

  • American Society of Acupuncturists

  • Acupuncturists Without Borders

  • NAET®

  • EAM™

  • Tai Chi and Qi Gong Practitioner/Teacher

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Dr. Dawn Graziano
DACM, MSTOM, Lic.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM)

Dr. Graziano holds a Bachelor of Science in Advanced Technical Studies from Southern Illinois University, a Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

Her 4-year Master’s program emphasized acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and clinical recognition to biomedicine. She has completed over 1000 clinical hours of training and more than 3500 hours of classroom study. Her subsequent Doctoral program focused on studying evidence-based medicine with an emphasis on leadership and training in integrative medicine. Dr. Graziano combines an evidenced-based approach to acupuncture and Chinese medicine with a focus on modern environmental influences.

She is a state-licensed and board certified holistic practitioner, specializing in Japanese, Chinese, orthopedic and neurological acupuncture, classical Chinese herbalism and Reiki. Her clinical interests range from treating pain, orthopedic and neurologic balance, stress/anxiety, digestive health and nutritional imbalances from a TCM perspective including acute and chronic conditions. She is constantly researching and refining these specialties with continuing education courses.

Dr. Graziano’s holistic approach focuses on treating emotional and physical health to promote a deep balancing between the two.

In her free time, Dr. Graziano enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, painting, experiencing live music and replenishing her qi through qigong.



  • 1993 BS Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

  • 2009 - 2012 Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder, CO

  • 2012 - 2017 MS Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, IL

  • 2017 - 2018 DACM Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, IL

Activities and Professional Affiliations:

  • Illinois Society of Acupuncturists

  • American Society of Acupuncturists

  • EAM™

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 “Mitzi has treated me in the last several years for anxiety, digestive issues (which cleared up within 12 hours!), hot flashes (that have dissipated) and general wellness. She is an exceptional healer. She is now treating my mother for post-concussion issues. My mom is finding relief!

I can recommend Mitzi with the highest of confidence!"

-Melinda, Age 61, Glenview, IL

"I have been coming to Healing Spring for about 8 years. I have several autoimmune diseases and my body reacted to just about every food and element outside. Andrea, Mitzi and Dawn have been a tremendous help in overcoming my immune system and retraining my body to not attack itself. They have helped me to understand my conditions and have given me many natural ways to address my issues and to support my overall health.”

-Kim, Age 49, Plainfield, IL

"Andrea & I started working together to treat a non-union elbow fracture. We went on to work with menopause, allergies, and arthritis, as well as assisting in my recovery following major surgery. My arm is functional, hot flashes minimal & surgical scar looks great. Thank you, Andrea, Mitzi, & Dawn!"

-Stacey, Age 52, Wheeling, IL

""I first met Mitzi North Labant in August of 1986 and since that time have depended upon her calm, knowledgeable and precise use of acupuncture to help me through a variety of health problems. Mitzi has helped me deal with a rare cancer of the conjunctiva, with pain caused by a shattered humerus and with respiratory and digestive problems. Her needling technique is gentle and exact. She is a thorough professional, spiritually and medically grounded.”

-Astri, Age 82, Evanston, IL

I have been receiving acupuncture at Healing Spring since the office opened.  Mitzi is very attentive, supportive and knowledgeable.  I received NAET treatments which helped clear my allergic responses.  The acupuncture treatments I have received through Healing Spring have kept my body healthy and balanced."

-Chris, Age 50, Mt. Prospect, IL

"I could barely walk, I needed to use a cane.  I went to my internist who sent me to a neurologist and then a neurosurgeon.  I had 5 MRI's a CT scan, a bone scan and a surgical biopsy plus numerous blood tests.  I was sent for physical therapy which did not seem to help.  None of these doctors made a diagnosis.  Finally I decided to try acupuncture.  A friend of mine recommended Healing Spring Acupuncture Center where I met Dawn.  She started treating me and after a few visits I started to notice a difference.  I began to walk better and have continued to improve.  I put the cane in the closet and for the first time in months I have hope and feel good.  With doing stretching exercises along with Dawn's treatment, I am walking almost normally."

-Maggie, Age 80, Northfield, IL

"Dawn did not know how many acupuncture treatments I have had in my life, and she is one of the best. I would like to follow her where ever she is going to practice."

-Junko, Age 49, Chicago, IL

"Dawn's knowledge and deft treatments mean the world to me."

-Regina, Age 53, Chicago, IL

"Dawn has been instrumental in my healing journey since I started going to her for Acupuncture in July 2018,  She takes a great deal of time to understand me as an individual, instead of just treating the symptoms.  Since going to Dawn I've made a great progress with reducing my Sinusitis, Yeast/BV, Digestive/Bloating issues and anxiety.  I would highly recommend Dawn for any health issues you may be dealing with!

-Elyssa, Age 39, Glenview, IL

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 "Pins & Needles"
by Delia O'Hara, Chicago Sun-Times, August 23, 2004
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"The American Incarnation of Chinese Medicine"
by John Salovaara, Conscious Choice, December, 2000
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"Study: Acupuncture May Help Women Get Pregnant"
NBC Channel 5 News Feature
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"Giving Women a Shot At Fertility"
Reported by Dina Bair on WGN TV news.
This article is transcribed from the WGN TV Medical Watch
evening cover story, July 16, 2003, which featured acupuncturist
Andrea Friedman Ishikawa and three of her patients, Linda Rodriguez,
Suzanne Daley and Dina Richter.
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"Bodybasics - Bedtime Story"
Sleep better at any age - by Barbara Tunick
Vegetarian Times, July 2003 (excerpts from article featuring
Andrea Friedman Ishikawa)
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"Acupuncture, Anyone?"
Improving Wellness Takes On Many Forms At Local Healing Centers
— by Richard Mayer, Glenview Journal Reporter
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