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Exceptional Care Creates Exceptional Results.

Your Body's Healing Resources Are Stronger Than You Can Imagine. We Help You Awaken Them With 100% Natural Medicine

Heather is absolutely amazing!! I highly recommend her! She is knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and a great listener who works with you to form a treatment plan. She is the best! - Holly P

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Testimonials From Real Patients

Heather Sullivan does her homework and is generous with her knowledge. I suffer from Stage 2 Parkinson's Disease and acupuncture has made a difference in my quality of life. I often fall asleep on the table with 20 needles stuck in me. I have recommended this high quality business to friends and will continue to do so! Hours of operation are very convenient for those who work. - Ron T

Heather, We have a heartbeat at our 6 week ultrasound! Doctor says everything looks good.  Fingers crossed.  Thank you so much for helping us with our infertility! - Sara & David L

Thanks to Sullivan Acupuncture I am feeling instant relief from my sciatica that had me in pain and limping for 2 months! LOVE this place!!! - Linda P

I have been a patient of Heather’s for over a year. She is helping transform my life through acupuncture, cupping, nutritional and lifestyle coaching! I am happier and healthier than I have ever been in my life and I’ve lost 30 pounds!
With her calm, attentive nature Heather takes the time to listen. She openly shares her knowledge to educate and help me achieve my goals. If she doesn’t know the answer she makes the extra effort to find the answer. Heather goes above and beyond to focus on my individual needs with genuine personal attention and concern. - Nicole L

Heather was able to stop the migraines which I've been suffering from for over 15 years. Prior to her treatments I had been to a Chinese Accupuncturist whose treatments do not compare to Sullivan Accupuncture and only offered temporary relief. - Juan V

Never tried acupuncture until today and wasn't sure what to think but I'm amazed now. Never been able to have a massage without being in pain until now. Went in for shoulder pain but the level of relaxation I'm in has me hooked for more! Heather rocks! - Nat T

Heather is a great acupuncturist, that listens and provides excellent treatment to me for my upper back and shoulder issues as well and helping to balance my hormones. She listens to me and helps however I need ever visits. Her kind, down-to-earth approach is always so refreshing and I always leave her office feeling amazing! - Bren L

I not only had a wonderful experience at Sullivan Acupuncture, but have become a regular client of Heathers. Heather is knowledgeable, personable, caring and wonderful. I have been seeking treatment for difficulty with fertility and have seen some pretty amazing results. Heather is there for you via text, call or email between appointments for any questions or advice you may need. Whatever it is you are struggling with, if you think acupuncture could help, Heather will not disappoint. And if your insurance doesn’t cover acupuncture, she is very reasonable cost-wise! - Lizzie

Dr Heather, I wanted to drop a quick email to you to let you know that for the first time in like EVER I have not experienced pain with my period.  Woohoo! - Jane L

Hey Heather!  I GOT MY PERIOD YESTERDAY! Thank you so much for helping me induce it. I was really nervous I would never get it.  One step closer to getting pregnant! Phew! - Beth S

Heather is most compassionate and treats the mind and body. I have been twice now and gained a lot of understanding the connection between the pain I am experiencing and holding onto things from the past, Acupuncture is healing and Heather listens and knows what to do. She is such a great healer! - Cindy

I have had chronic pain for the last 19 years after an accident. I have tried many forms of therapy and other acupuncturist with little or no relief. I have been to Heather for at least 5 visits and I am feeling much more relief than I have ever felt trying the other methods. It just goes to show that if you keep looking you will find the results that you have been searching for. An added bonus is that my insurance has covered my treatments. - Gina T

I could not be more thrilled with the results I received from just 3 treatments for my plantar fascitis. - Kim M

So this is what a good night's sleep feels like. LOL. Thanks Heather! I feel like a champ. - Gary G

Excellent experience. Heather knows her stuff and always made me feel better. My only wish is she lived closer to me so I could go more often. - Juds

If you need an acupuncturist, Heather is caring and wonderful. She's been my acupuncturist for over 8 years. I've been to others in the past, and her knowledge she attained from China is core, and makes her special. She's the BEST!!! - Lisa A

I can't speak highly enough about Heather and Sullivan Acupuncture. She exhibits such knowledge and professional expertise. On my first visit to her in February with horrible sciatic pain, she put me at ease, describing her background and answering my questions as I had never seen an acupuncturist before. Heather was never challenged in my ever-changing issue throughout my time to recovery, even referring me to additional chiropractic therapy and getting me an immediate appointment to supplement my acupuncture. Finding Sullivan Acupuncture was truly a gift. I fully and confidently recommend them!  - L.L. F

Heather is fantastic! She has worked on my lower back pain, stiff neck, and headaches and I always leave feeling wonderful! I have referred family and friends because she is that awesome! - Amber M

I was having stomach and digestive issues for years that no doctor could "diagnose." I had never done acupuncture before but was willing to try anything. Heather was very thorough in explaining everything and offered several different "natural" products I could try. After leaving each session with her, I felt so relaxed and calm all over. I have given her name to several friends and they have been very happy with her also! - Anna M

She really listens to my physical complaints and every time I walk out of her office feeling like I’m walking on a cloud! My PCP recommended her for maintenance of an old c-spine injury and she is now a part of my monthly self care schedule - smart, professional... healing that’s what I have to say about Sullivan Acupuncture! - Kate

I always leave Sullivan Acupuncture feeling much better. I suffer from inflammation and am extremely sensitive. Heather has always been very gentle and treats me like an individual making adjustments as I need them. I highly recommend Sullivan Acupuncture! - Amy S

If you live in the Gurnee/Grayslake area go to her. She is very good!!! - Carol F

Super acupuncturist!!! Incredibly knowledgeable and pleasant!!! She asks about any pains or problems that we would like her to work on trouble and also listens intently to our concerns and needs. We are repeat customers and we see her on a routine basis. Recommended! A+++. - Eric S

Heather is fantastic!! I look forward to every visit. She is not only good at what she does but she is so caring and compassionate. I leave every appointment pain free and my spirit is always uplifted by Heather's warmth and her sincere caring for me as a whole person. Heather, thank you for the beauty of your inner spirit that you share so generously with me and all your patients. You're the best! Jim

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Sullivan Acupuncture is in-network with BCBS, United, Aetna and Cigna.



How can we help YOU today?

Types of Pain Treated

  • Acute Pain / Trauma

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Gastrointestinal Pain

  • Chronic Pain

  • Neuralgia

  • Arthritis

  • Musculoskeletal / Joint Pain

  • Neuropathy

  • Migraines / Headaches

  • Internal Pain

Women's Health Conditions Treated

  • Hormonal Wellness

  • Fertility

  • Thyroid Conditions

  • Endometriosis

  • IVF Success

  • Pregnancy and Postpartum

  • PCOS

Pelvic Floor Pain And Dysfunction
  • Pain in rectum or genitalia

  • Sexual Dysfunction

  • Pre and Post Birth Trauma

  • Pain during intercourse

  • Bladder/Rectal Incontinence

  • Interstitial Cystitis

  • Lower Abdominal Pain

Other Symptoms Treated

  • Insomnia / Sleep Disturbances

  • Allergies / Immune Sensitivities

  • Bell's Palsy

  • Anxiety / Depression / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Constipation / Diahrrea / IBS

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Vertigo / Dizziness

Don't See The Symptom That You Would Like Treated, Click Here To See The Full List Of Conditions Acupuncture And Dr. Sullivan Treats.

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Sullivan Acupuncture is in-network with BCBS, United, Aetna and VA.


Here's How Our Unique Combination of FOUR Very Potent, Time-Tested 100% Natural Therapies Work To Bring The Body To Heal Itself

And YOU get to choose which therapies you would like to incorporate

Gentle, Painless Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the most powerful ways to naturally stimulate your body’s internal healing process. Then, it gets right to work repairing and restoring all cells and tissues. Acupuncture harnesses the vast healing intelligence your body contains to help you heal faster.

Herbal Medicine

Herbs simultaneously cure AND strengthen the body. This dual action is something unique to herbal medicine that makes it very well suited to treat chronic and non-life threatening conditions like migraine, external/internal pain, PMS, menstrual difficulties, menopausal symptoms, hormonal imbalance, and reproductive issues.

Functional Nutritional Therapy

You'll receive a CLEAR, easy-to-follow nutritional plan. When your cells, glands, and tissues are fully nourished with the specific nutrients they need they naturally function at a very high level. This means you feel your best because your body’s key systems are optimized.

Relaxation and Stress Reduction

When your nervous system is calm, your hormonal system, immune system, digestive, and circulatory systems all calm down, too. This means more hormonal balance, less inflammation, better circulation and nutrient absorption.

Or Just Call 224-440-7373 and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Sullivan Acupuncture is in-network with BCBS, United, Aetna and VA.


Meet Dr. Heather Sullivan-Maldonado

DACM, L.Ac, BA - Nutrition Biology

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Dr. Heather Sullivan-Maldonado's Qualifications:


  • Licensed Acupuncturist

  • Board-Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Therapy with NCCAOM, national board agency

  • Doctorate Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

  • Internship completed in China at the Premier University of Guangzhou

  • Fellow of American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM)

  • Certification in Five Element Functional Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine

  • Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Bachelor's in Nutrition from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine

  • Bachelor's in Biology from UW - Madison

  • Certified in Hypnosis by the Wellness Institute

  • 10 Years In Practice

Dr. Sullivan-Maldonado has advanced certifications in pain management and women's health/fertility with top acupuncturists including:

  • The Late and Great Dr. Richard Tan

  • Brad Whisnant

  • Bob Doane

  • Matt Callison

  • Jane Littleton

  • Chris Axelrad

What education levels are required for various health practitioners to practice acupuncture in the State of Illinois?  Find out here.  

Heather's Story


Growing up, she faced certain health challenges including a family history of clinical depression, a reading disorder and crippling dysmenorrhea. Through these trials, she found healing in yoga, East Asian theosophy and natural medicine. After graduating from University of Wisconsin-Madison with an Integrative Biology degree, she gave up her free-spirited, hippie-chick ways to enter the grueling field of corporate sales. From there, she transitioned to the purchasing field where she climbed to the highest non-management level in the supply chain department as senior corporate buyer. Despite her success, she felt a growing dissatisfaction with her occupational choices and, through introspection, decided to return to her roots in natural medicine. Given her interest in all things East Asian, Chinese Medicine became a perfect fit and she never looked back. 

Heather’s mission and purpose is to form a partnership with her patients to finding the right combination of natural medicine and lifestyle transformations to set them back on the path of healing. She views her patients as her extended family, treating them with compassion and loving-kindness that is so necessary in the health field.

When she is not happily treating her patients or studying her 5000-year-old medicine, Heather spends her time practicing qigong, meditating, snuggling her husband, two dogs and being servant to two superior-minded cats.

Or Just Call 224-440-7373 and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Sullivan Acupuncture is in-network with BCBS, United, Aetna and VA. While Medicare pays out for lower back pain, Licensed Acupuncturists are not allowed to participate.  Therefore, Sullivan Acupuncture will give qualifying patients a superbill and Medicare form to collect directly from Medicare.

About Heather

Sullivan Acupuncture Location - Gurnee Illinois

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Or Just Call 224-440-7373 and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Sullivan Acupuncture is in-network with BCBS, United, Aetna and the VA. Medicare does not allow acupuncturists in-network.  Medicare/Medicare Supplemental patients will need to pay out-of-pocket and Sullivan Acupuncture can give them the appropriate paperwork to get paid back directly from Medicare.  Medicare currently only pays out for lower back pain.

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