Kathi L. Wotal

Kathi L. Wotal

L.Ac. MSOM, Diplomate of OM

Kathi has been a licensed acupuncturist for the past six years and has treated hundreds of patients here in the northwest suburbs. Kathi treats a wide variety of health issues including all kinds of chronic and acute pain issues, migraines and headaches, insomnia, allergies, respiratory conditions, constipation/diarrhea and other digestive health issues, women’s health conditions (including painful or irregular periods, menopause, endometriosis, fibroids, etc.), and more. Kathi has a special passion for treating emotional health concerns, such as anxiety and depression, and ran a free clinic treating anxiety and post-traumatic stress for several years. 

Kathi is board certified in Chinese herbs and has focused on using essential oils for healing. Essential oils can be a powerful and effective way to easily help manage many health issues from the comfort of your own home. The plants used to make essential oils are often the exact same plants used in Chinese herbal medicine, just prepared in a different way.  

Kathi focuses on listening to what your health goals are, communicating to you clearly on how she can help you with acupuncture, and making suggestions and recommendations for what you can do at home to help yourself through lifestyle changes, foods, and essential oils.

Born in Redondo Beach, California, she eventually settled in Palatine, where she and her husband raised four children. Kathi worked for many years as an environmental geologist before going back to school to get her Master’s in Oriental Medicine from the National University of Health Sciences, graduating summa cum laude, and currently is a part-time faculty member there in the acupuncture department. 


BS in Geology, Northern Illinois University

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM), National University of Health Sciences


NADA Protocol for Emotional Trauma; Essential Oils on Acupuncture Points for Gynecological Health; Balance Method 

Board Certifications

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, from NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)