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Frank Grill, Licensed Acupuncturist

Frank Grill, founder and director of Naperville Acupuncture Center, is an Acupuncturist licensed in the States of Illinois and Wisconsin. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle, Washington in 2001. Frank has studied Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Japanese Meridian Acupuncture, Balance Method Acupuncture, biomedical and trigger point acupuncture, as well as Chinese Herbal Medicine. He is especially committed to demystifying and making a natural, holistic, and caring method of healing accessible to as many people as possible. In addition to traditional methods, Frank has added to and expanded the practice of acupuncture with principles of other disciplines, including Strain-Counterstrain, Muscle Energy Technique, Pain Neutralization Technique, Japanese Shiatsu and Sotai.  He also has studied Enzyme Therapy and Kinesiotaping. Having knowledge of wide array of techniques allows him to craft individualized treatment plans. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist 11 years ago, Frank worked as a professional Chef for 10 years in Seattle, including Sous Chef at the late, great Carmelita.  He is skilled in seafood, vegetarian, Asian and healthy cooking.  This grueling occupation led him to getting treated by, and then interested in, acupuncture. He understands, pain, stress, headaches, sciatica, tendinitis due to first hand experience. To this day, he still threatens to open a restaurant. Before becoming a Chef, he studied Economics at Pennsylvania State University. As part of his effort to serve the community, Frank participates in fundraisers and charity events, and also volunteers regularly to provide acupuncture at the Tri-City Health Partnership in St. Charles, Il. He is also involved in the study of permaculture, which combines organic farming, alternative energy, and ecological restoration. Frank is a tireless researcher and student of Chinese medicine. He attends many conferences and events to keep on the cutting edge of acupuncture knowledge so that he may serve you better. He is currently developing a new, scientifically based method of acupuncture.

Frank’s Education

  • 1998-2001 – Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Seattle, WA, Masters Degree in Acupuncture.
  • 2001- National Certification Commission Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Board Certified in Acupuncture.
  • 1987-1992 – Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, Bachelor Studies in Economics.

Acupuncturists are required 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years.  Frank meets and exceeds this and takes as many courses as possible to find better techniques and methods to help his patients.  In addition to courses on acupuncture, Frank studies a wide array of topics, including techniques from massage, physical therapy, and chiropractic.  His interests also diverge into other areas including sleep, dreams, psychology, and ecology.


  • 11/21 – Ozone therapy with Dr. Frank Shallenberger
  • 1/20 – ongoing, study of North American and European Herbalism with Matthew Wood
  • 1/20 – ongoing, Neuromeridian Acupuncture with Poney Chiang
  • 1/20 – ongoing, study of Five Element Functional Medicine with Chris Axelrad
  • 11/19 – Meaning of Dreams in Chinese Medicine, with Bob Quinn, Evanston, IL
  • 10/19 – Meditation Theory and Practice I, American Institute of Health Care Professionals
  • 9/19 – Relaxation Strategies, American Institute of Health Care Professionals
  • 6/19 – Myofascial Meridian Pain: Taiyang & Shaoyang JingJin, with Anthony Von Der Muhl
  • 1/19 – Skills In Hand, Neuromotor Evaluation with Dr. Micheal Preberg
  • 4/19 – A Spirit at Rest: Treating Sleep Disorders with Chinese Medicine, with Yvonne Farrell
  • 6/18 – Pain Neutralization Boot Camp II, Dr. Stephen Kaufman, Denver, CO
  • 5/18 – IASTM Technique with Mike Reinhold
  • 9/17 – Neurofunctional Acupuncture, Upper Extremity Treatment Strategies, with Dan Wunderlich,, L.M.T.
  • 7/17 – Orthopedic Testing and Acupuncture Strategies, HIp and Shoulder, Lotus Institue
  • 4/17 – Detoxifying the Body and Replacing Chemical Medications with Natural Remedies, with Mary Rogel, PhD,
  • 4/17 – Neuropuncture, Electrical Acupuncture Protocols, with Dr. Michael Corradino
  • 6/17 – Introduction to Clinical Orthopedic Strategies, David Wells, DC,
  • 1/17 – Lifestyle Medicine for Stress Management, Harvard Medical School
  • 12/16 – Cupping, Silicone Cups for Injury and Fascia Remodeling, with Jeanne Phenany
  • 10/16 – Motor Point Acupuncture with Dr. Anthony Lombardi
  • 4/15 – Laser Acupuncture, Dr. Martina Moore
  • 9/16 – Advanced Acupuncture Techniques, with Leon Chen OMD,
  • 6/15 – Electroacupuncture for Pain and Orthopedics, Pro-D seminars
  • 9/14 – Pathogenesis and TCM Treatment of Shoulder Disorders, Leon Chen, OMD
  • 11/13 – Fundamental and Advanced Kinesiotape, Kinesiotaping Association International
  • 2013 – Healing Community Trauma, with Melanie Rubin and Carla Cassler
  • 2013 – Acupuncture Sports Medicine, with Whitfield Reaves
  • 2011 – Treatment of Pain with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, with Robert Doane,
  • 2011 – Allergy, Stress, and Depression: Pulse Diagnosis and Herbal Treatment, JImmy Wei Yen Chang, OMD
  • 6/10 Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports Injury, Trauma, and Rehabilitation, Boulder, CO, with Dr Yun Tao Ma
  • 6/10 – Understanding the Mechanisms of Acupuncture to Enhance Clinical Outcomes, with Donald Kendall
  • 6/10 – Acupuncture from the Nei Jing for Great Clinical Results, Lotus Seminars, Dr Donald Kendall
  • 2/10 Permaculture Design Certification, Stelle, Illinois, with Wayne Weisman and Bill Wilson
  • 1/10 – Master Tung’s Acupuncture, with Chuang MIn Wang, DC,
  • 11/08 – A Day in Dr. Tan’s Clinic, Chicago, IL, Advanced Acupuncture Seminar with Dr. Richard Tan
  • 11/08 – TCM Institute, Chicago, IL, TCM treatment of uterine fibroids, Dr. Zhengang Guo
  • 9/08 – Midwest College of Oriental Medicine Chicago, IL, Chronic Pain Release, Dr. Donald Martin
  • 9/08 – TCM Institute, Chicago, IL, TCM treatment of Chronic Cough, Dr. Zhengang Guo
  • 9/08 – Loomis Institute, Chicago, IL, Certificate of Enzyme Nutrition, Dr. Harold Loomis
  • 6/08 – Kaufman Techniques, Denver, CO, Pain Elimination Bootcamp, Dr Stephen Kaufman
  • 6/08 – Lotus Institute, Denver, CO, Integrative Approach, Great Results, Bob Doane
  • 6/08 – Lotus Institute, Denver, CO, Women’s Health, Dr. Jimmy Chang
  • 6/07 – Golden Flower Seminars, Chicago, IL, Weight Loss and Oriental Medicine, Kirsti Reid
  • 6/07 – Honso Seminars, Chicago, IL, Liver and G.I. Disorders, Hai He Tian, Xiao Tian Shen
  • 4/07 – Midwest College of Oriental Medicine Chicago, IL, Acupuncture and Applied Kinesiology, Dr. Donald Martin
  • 12/06 – Lotus Seminars, Chicago, IL, Acupuncture 1,2,3 for Pain, Dr. Tan
  • 12/06 – Lotus Seminars, Chicago, IL, Pharmaceutical Drugs and Chinese Medicine, John Chen
  • 11/05 – Richard Tan, OMD, Chicago, IL, The Power of Needles, Richard Tan
  • 6/05 – Midwest College of Oriental Medicine Chicago, IL, Safety and Ethics in Practice, Dr. Donald Martin
  • 6/05 – AcuSport Seminars, Chicago, IL, Orthopedic Treatment of the Low Back, Matt Callison
  • 3/05 – Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, IL, Digestive Disorders, Craig Mitchell
  • 3/05 – Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, IL, Gynecology and Infertility, Bob Flaws
  • 6/04 – Richard Tan, OMD, Chicago, IL, Strategy of 12 Magical Points, Richard Tan
  • 1/04 – Chi-Akra Center, Santa Barbara, CA, Advanced Facial Acupuncture, Mary Elizabeth Wakefield
  • 9/03 – Richard Tan, OMD, Chicago, IL, Balancing the Eight Extra Meridians, Richard Tan
  • 9/03 – Richard Tan, OMD, Chicago, IL, Basics of the Balance Method
  • 9/03 – Illinois AAOM, Chicago, IL, Ear Acupuncture Therapy, Terry Oleson, P.hd
  • 5/01 – NIAOM, Seattle, WA, Sotai, Japanese Physical Exercise, Stephen Brown
  • 4/01 – NIAOM, Seattle, WA, Acupuncture Meridian Therapy, Stephen Brown

Angela Collins, Office Manager

Back by popular demand! After a brief hiatus, Angela has come back out of retirement to join us and we are ever so grateful. When not answering the phone, scheduling your next appointment, or keeping our plants happy, Angela is busy making the beautiful pottery which you will see decorating our office.  She is also a yoga enthusiast and shares a home with two naughty cats. 


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