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Dr. Robyn Cepek

Doctor of Acupuncture

As a licensed acupuncturist in Illinois with a national certification from the National Certification of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Robyn is committed to helping her patients navigate their health journey and find relief and balance.

She specializes in psycho-emotional issues and offers trauma-informed care to help those dealing with difficult mental and physical symptoms of diseases like depression, anxiety, PTSD, stress, digestion, sleep issues, and pain. She is very passionate about offering care for chronic pain and autoimmune issues as well. Her treatments focus on helping to regulate the nervous system, calm the mind, and bring relief and healing. As a mother of a young daughter, she also understands that supporting women through transitionary times is crucial.

When Robyn is not working with patients or hanging out with her daughter and husband, she loves to make candles, write music and sing with her folk-rock band, and spend time in nature.

FAQ

  • Doctor of Acupuncture from Five Branches University
  • Masters of Acupuncture from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
  • Special training in Trauma-Informed Care from Acupuncturists Without Borders
Like so many in our profession, I found my love of acupuncture after it helped me in my health journey. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia when I was 14 years old. I spent years navigating the western medical system and trying many of their symptom management options. Eventually, there came a point where I knew I had to try something new. I was so pleasantly surprised with how much acupuncture helped me feel like myself again. That’s what sparked my initial love of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine).

Ask for help. Let’s face it, life can be downright HARD sometimes. I see people way too often trying to push through, only to find themselves sick, tired, depressed, or anxious because they are trying to do more than any one person is able to do. So whether it is getting help from a friend, family member, finding an accountability buddy, going to your doctor (OR ACUPUNCTURIST!) –no one is meant to do this alone. Some of us are lucky enough to have a built-in community of helpers, others have to build their own. Just know you are worthy of help. Always. Also “If you can do it in 60 seconds, do it now.” This tip keeps me from letting little tasks pile up and has been a game changer for me.

I don’t know if I could narrow down a single case, because when I look back at my career thus far, there are beautiful “wins” throughout. The 8-year old boy who can now eat without fear of setting off his digestive pain. The teen who can now go to school without crippling anxiety. The mom who finally feels she has the capacity to be more present with her family. The man who can take that trip he has been looking forward to because his bowel disease is finally under control and he is not afraid to travel. What could be more memorable than watching someone be able to have the life they want and deserve. It gets me every time.
When I’m not working, I always have a project of some kind going. I love doing DIY home projects – just finished building out some closet shelving and next will be adding decorative wall paneling to my living room (wish me luck!). I am also a singer/songwriter so I love sitting at a piano or with a guitar and writing music. Making candles is also something I love – it started as something to keep me feeling centered during the height of covid and I ended up making a side business out of it for fun. I love doing pilates, reading a book snuggled up with my two old cats, taking my dog to the dog park, cooking a new recipe with my 5-year old daughter, and playing board games with her and my husband.

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