Founded in 1906, National University of Health Sciences is a leader in the growing field of integrative medicine and is respected worldwide for success in balancing healing arts and science, combining broad-scope integrative medicine with patient-centered care.

National University sets the standard in training for careers in health care and provides a dynamic atmosphere where students, faculty and clinicians of various complementary and alternative health professions work together in an integrative environment. National University offers several programs, including: doctor ofchiropractic (DC) and doctor of naturopathic medicine (ND) degrees, and master of science degrees in both acupuncture (MSAc) and oriental medicine (MSOM). An associate degree and certificate in massage therapyand a bachelor's degree completion program in biomedical sciences are also offered.

National University is an established champion of research, high admission standards, accreditation, and academic excellence for its professions. That's why students from across the globe choose NUHS to pursue higher education in health care. 



Missions on Fire

National University of Health Sciences

Lyme Support Network

The Unbroken Smile is a site for all Chronic Pain and Chronic Illnesses. We didn’t choose this life, unfortunately it chose us. Chronic Pain effects over 100 million people each year, regardless of our age, race, gender, or religion.
Our site was designed to bring us together regardless of what condition we may have been diagnosed with. We all hold this connection of pain and it’s unlikely it will go away until there are cures. We are here to inspire each other, tell our stories, share our arts, share our advice, and lean on one another. Also, getting some much-needed tips and ideas along the way of how to cope and live each day in Chronic Pain.

Nature’s Care, an Illinois medical marijuana dispensary, where every patient will come to understand and have access to the healing powers of cannabis. We provide premium medical marijuana in the Chicago area to qualified residents, conveniently located in Rolling Meadows.​The goal of our medical marijuana dispensary is to help you feel better physically and emotionally. Our qualified patient care specialists partner with you and your doctors to educate and provide a personalized cannabis plan for nature’s optimal results. We are all in this life together connected by Mother Nature and connected to each other. Come connect with the caring staff of Nature’s Care. We also provide free medical card application assistance, call for more information: 847-754-4955

International Research Consortium for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

The Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI), formed in 1973, is the Midwest's leading non-profit health organization dedicated to finding the causes and cure for lupus.
 LSI promotes lupus awareness and complements the work of health care professionals by providing personalized resources for the lupus community while supporting research.

Be Well With Janel

Illinois Women in Cannabis (IWC) is comprised of professional and entrepreneurial women in Illinois who are interested in working in the Illinois medical cannabis industry. There are opportunities in this industry for women of diverse backgrounds and interests, including advertising, marketing, law, finance, patient care‐giving and agriculture, throughout the State.

IWC connects, educates, mentors and supports Illinois women of all ages and backgrounds in order to maximize their opportunities in the emerging Illinois medical cannabis industry – an industry too new to have a glass ceiling.

Athletico’s Mission is to provide exceptional, progressive and cost-effective outpatient rehabilitation and fitness services through personalized care that emphasizes patient education and prevention of future injury.
​Athletico has facilities throughout Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin, and employs over 4000 clinical and administrative staff, and offers more than 40 specialty rehabilitation, outreach, and fitness services.  Our team of specialists includes physical therapists and occupational therapists, certified athletic trainers, personal trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, andmassage therapists.

Medical Cannabis Outreach


Our Mission Is To Provide A Safe, Professional, Clinical Setting For Qualified Patients To Gain Safe, Legal Access To Medical Cannabis. We Believe In Cannabis As A Medicine And We Want To Help You Heal Through Our Customized Cannabis Therapy Program. Our Goal Is To Optimize Your Therapeutic Relationship With Medical Cannabis And Our Mission Is To Go Get You Well!
Fast Easy Approvals
Our expert staff and cannabis friendly physicians make our clinics a one-stop shop to gain safe, legal access to the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program.
Evaluation & Consultations
Our clinicians will evaluate you to ensure you are a candidate for the cannabis program, from there we hold your hand through the entire process.
Pain Management & Wellness Clinics
Five Locations to Better Serve You!
We provide our patients with the state required fingerprint.
Ongoing Care
Our cannabis friendly physicians want to continue caring for you to ensure and oversee your progress with follow up visits.
Mobile Wellness Clinics
Our staff of Clinicians, RN’s and Physicians will bring a mobile medical cannabis clinic to your area.
Education Seminars
Our organization has provided over 250 educational seminars to patients, healthcare providers, industry leaders, and community leaders.


The Medical Cannabis Community


Central Pain Nerve Center


Dr. Ashraf Hanna is the director of pain management in the Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater and Tampa Florida. He completed a Pain Management Fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and served as President for the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine. He is Board Certified in both Anesthesiology & Pain Management. He completed his Anesthesiology residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, where he spent six months of advanced clinical training in pain management.
​Dr. Hanna treats multiple conditions including:
Auto Accidents / Workers’ Comp Injuries / Cervical & Lumbar Stenosis Cervical & Lumbar Herniated Disc / Cervical & Lumbar Facet Joint Disease / Whiplash Injuries / Headaches / CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, formally known as RSD) Fibromyalgia / Chronic Pain / Sciatica / Joint Pain / Discogenic Pain / Neck Pain / Low Back Pain / Lyme Disease / PTSD and Depression.

The International Research Consortium (IRC) is a recently formed organization whose goal is to promote research directed at relieving the pain and disability, prevention, and ultimately, the cure of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) – a rare chronic pain condition.

Our members belong to over 50 research laboratories around the world. Here they can collaborate and compare findings to further CRPS research.

If you are suffering with pain and want to feel better or are seeking the best technology to maximize sustainable health, choose HealthSmart — one of the premier centers providing NUCCA spinal care. For over 30 years Dr. Marshall Dickholtz, certified NUCCA professional, has been the right choice for thousands of individuals and families seeking to restore their optimum health. Dr. Dickholtz has been featured on Good Morning America, Discovery Health Channel, and ABC's Health Beat with Sylvia Perez.
Our intention is to correct what others have missed and treat what others can't.
The unique form of health care provided is critical to your wellbeing and goes beyond just making your pain disappear.
It is about accurately correcting interference between your brain and your body for the ultimate expression of your life's 
vital healing energy.
This vital energy, inborn and naturally available for your body to operate correctly and effectively, can be restricted by a small but specific spinal misalignment.

​Dr. Jay Joshi is a nationally recognized board certified Anesthesiologist and fellowship trained Interventional Spine and Pain Management physician who has distinguished himself via his solid reputation, education, experience, and leadership roles in national activities, including Advisory Boards, Educational and CME Programs, Publications, Speaking Events, and Consulting. He is considered a National “Key Opinion Leader” in pain management and he has presented to a variety of audiences, both large and small, over 600 times. Internationally, he has worked in the Department of Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He has been featured on major TV networks, Radio, Print, and the Internet.

​“Proper Pain Management is the comprehensive integration of multiple complex treatment options that yields an effective and safe patient outcome”. Dr. Jay Joshi, CEO and Medical Director of the National Pain Centers. We believe that good outcomes can only be seen when the following principles exist: Strong Knowledge Base and Education Solid Clinical and Procedural Skills Unwavering Integrity and Ethics. Research your pain physician, their fellowship training, and their core principles.  Failed treatments can lead to a lifetime of problems, so choose wisely.  Let us help you, your patients, and your loved ones experience how appropriate pain management should be practiced.

Promoting cutting-edge technologies to enhance healing, regeneration and provide pain relief. NeoKine Laboratories is committed to become a leader in improving patient health by accelerating the human body's natural healing and regeneration processes with procedures that are effective, accessible, convenient, painless and safe.

Through the help of the community, we look to donate funding to research for Fibromyalgia in order to some day find the leading cause behind this and other chronic pain illnesses with hope and belief that there will be a cure. Along with helping the members of the FM & CP community, by providing services for the under insured and low income families.

At Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd., we are highly skilled attorneys who have devoted our practice to helping those who are living with disability to secure the benefits they need from the Social Security Administration (SSA). We have spent our careers helping clients successfully navigate the complex bureaucracy, rules and procedures of the SSA. This devotion to a single legal practice area has allowed us to build an unparalleled depth of knowledge and breadth of experience that truly benefits our clients.
We have more than 50 years of experience helping individuals secure the benefits they need.
Please contact our Chicago SSD law firm online today or by calling 847-299-0008 to schedule a free initial consultation.
All of our work is done on a contingency fee basis as approved by the Social Security Administration

Law Office of Rabin, Kodner, and Brown

People everywhere are discovering the life changing power of Kangen Water® Make your own healthy, alkaline, antioxidant drinking water that's rich in minerals and purged of impurities, right in your own home! Change Your Water - Change Your Life!®

At Chicago Center for Myofascial Pain Relief, we provide exceptional, hands-on treatment for people experiencing muscle pain and dysfunction. Our treatments are designed with one objective in mind: to get each of our clients pain free and back to participating in all daily activities. For those who are sports and fitness focused, we work to ensure they are at their optimum performance level, with the freedom to pursue their future athletic endeavors pain-free.

Alpine Health and Wellness

Power of Pain Foundation recognizes the value of every person who makes up the chronic pain community. We are guided by our commitment to excellence, leadership and patient empowerment.

Athletico Physical Therapy

The Lyme Support Network is a non-profit service organization dedicated to making a difference by building awareness of Lyme Disease within our community.  Our primary goal is to serve as a support group for people with Lyme Disease and / or other tick-borne diseases.  Our work also includes education and advocacy to promote knowledge and understanding of Lyme Disease among the general public, government agencies and within the medical community.

We promote awareness, support patients and raise funds for research but most importantly we give hope and help to those with CRPS.
Our patient services include support via email or phone, three newsletters per year, CRPS self-management program, CRPS Survivors network (soon to be a forum.)
We also have a "PAY IT FORWARD PROGRAM" where patients donate to maintain the website, the HELP LINE and to help other patients.


The founders of the Central Pain Nerve Center, Lisa Davis-Budzinski, a Healthcare researcher & advocate, and Rebecca Brandt R.N. & Health Educator, are Central Pain Syndrome patients as well as advocates for others with CPS  & chronic pain conditions. Years ago, our Central Pain outreach began as board members of the Central Pain Syndrome Foundation, with Lisa, managing the organization regularly as Vice President, and Becky as Health Educator & treasurer.
We saw a huge need for updated support capabilities and better outreach. So we developed the “Central Pain Nerve Center” to reach out and support pain patients in an updated digital world.

Ketamine infusion protocols at Alpine Health & Wellness are tailored to specific patient considerations. However, all patients are fully monitored with pulse oximetry which measures the oxygen in the blood in real time, automated blood pressure cuff, and electrocardiography. Initial ketamine infusion therapy for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and other pain conditions due to centrally-mediated neuropathic pain is generally performed for 4 hours a day for 10 days. Shorter ketamine infusion “booster” protocols may also be quite helpful in optimizing pain relief and quality of life. Protocols for other conditions, including mental health disorders, may vary.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

The Unbroken Smile


*We are not medical professionals and we do not provide medical advice*

Illinois Women in Cannabis

Chicagoland Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association

The Calmare® MC-5A medical device is able to provide relief from chronic neuropathic pain by overriding pain signals from damaged nerves. The active principle is not to inhibit pain transmission, but to substitute or override pain information with synthetic "non-pain" information. In many cases patients experience immediate pain relief. This FDA cleared, break-through medical treatment consists of ten 45-minute sessions in which the patient rests comfortably while the signal is delivered through non-invasive, surface electrodes on the skin. This means NO side effects associated with medications, injections or surgery.

Our mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of eligible individuals. We offer a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including about 200 programs offered by biopharmaceutical companies. We've helped millions of Americans to get prescription drugs for free or at very low cost drugs.

My IIN certification gives me cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and disease prevention. I put my experience and training to work directly with clients like you to help make lifestyle changes and introduce health-promoting habits to their lives within a 6 month program to get lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, health, and happiness. Each session will leave you feeling listened to, motivated and in charge of your health.
The "integrative" aspect of this program means that your health and wellness level is partially about what you eat, but also we will address balance in the rest of your life: physical fitness, relationships, life purpose and spirituality. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes over time that transform your life.
My education goes beyond a certificate. I have put principles into effect in my life experiences and made improvements in all of these areas as well. I will support and guide you to making reasonable changes in your life for your optimal health and happiness.

The StimRouter is an implantable neuromodulation device to treat chronic peripheral nerve pain. The StimRouter System is designed to accommodate patients who have an active lifestyle and to empower them with complete control of their pain management treatment.
Benefits of the Stim Router:
15-20 minute, out-patient procedure
Small, low-profile rechargeable external pulse transmitter
Wireless, handheld patient programmer

As an organization focused on advancing the education, awareness and legal access for medical cannabis, we believe people should have the opportunity to live a better quality of life. Our mission is to shape a new perception of cannabis where it can be respectably viewed as a first option, rather than a last resort.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA) mission is to provide support, education, and hope to all affected by the pain and disability of CRPS/RSD, while we drive research to develop better treatments and a cure.

Lupus of Illinois

Missions on Fire is an organization dedicated to providing missionary opportunities to individuals with chronic illnesses!

Spire is the world’s only breath and activity tracker proven to decrease stress.​
​-Understand your stress by location, time, and activity with daily stats and weekly reports
-Master the visual Breath Guide to help catch your breath and lower your tension
-Follow your breath-wave on-screen and see how it correlates to moments of focus, calm, and tension
-Track your activity, steps, calories, and more

​Use code "MidwestExpo" when ordering and receive 15% off. NOTE: we do not profit from this code.

SPERO Therapy of Illiinois


Chicago Center for Myofascial Pain Relief

Enagic-Kangen Water

Florida Spine Institute

The National Pain Report is the leading online news site dedicated to the coverage of chronic pain.

We exist to make it simple and easy for qualified patients to get safe access to the highest quality information and expertise. You can visit elevele® in Highland Park, IL as of March 23, 2016. You’ll find there is no lingo. No code words. No hype. Just sincere, medicinal cannabis experts with a customized approach to your care in a clean, safe, secure and supportive environment. For many years, medicinal cannabis has been misunderstood. We’re here to bring a sensible and informed perspective to your care. Learn for yourself and discover a great experience with experts that can help you find your level.

Nature's Care 

A medical cannabis dispensary proudly serving patients throughout Illinois
Greenhouse operates four conveniently located medical cannabis dispensaries in Deerfield, Litchfield, Mokena, and Morris, serving patients throughout Illinois. You can also find us on Facebook and Leafly.
​The Greenhouse proudly offers community education and exercise classes. Be sure to check us out and see which one fits into your schedule.

National Pain Centers

Bioness StimRouter