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Ginger Michels — Owner; Licensed Acupuncturist; Board-certified Herbalist

Ginger-Michels Licensed Acupuncturist

Ginger Michels, LAc, has devoted her life to helping others find physical and emotional health through acupuncture and herbal medicine. She is a licensed acupuncturist and board-certified Herbalist with a passion for healing and health through Chinese Medicine. As a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (OM), Ginger earned the distinguished Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM). As a Diplomate in Canonical Chinese Medicine (DCCM), her patients can rest assured she has the expertise, education and exceptional commitment to serving her patients. In addition, Ginger holds a Bachelor of Science degree from National Lewis University and earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Aurora University.

Ginger is a compassionate healer, who encourages her patients to be active participants in identifying and understanding their health concerns, in addition to taking steps to make positive changes in their lives to accomplish healing and maintain health.

Ginger is family-focused and loves spending time with her husband and two children. They enjoy being in nature and make time for walks, bike rides and picnics in the forest.

Andrea Aseves — Support Staff


Andrea has been working at A Touch of Ginger since 2013. She believes in the value of acupuncture and has embraced alternative healing methods since a young age. Through her work, Andrea has been trained about the different uses and effects of Chinese herbs to assist patients with general questions.

Andrea is married and has four children. She enjoys spending time with family, reading and the outdoors.

Karen Chervinko — Support Staff


Karen has been working at A Touch of Ginger since 2016. She has always had a holistic approach to her own health and wellness, so her career aligns with that belief as “a perfect fit.”

Karen is married with three children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and outdoors. Her hobbies include running, dancing, travel and reading. She also volunteers regularly at a women’s shelter.

Alex Kolpacki — Massage therapist

Alex Kolpacki is a licensed massage therapist. He is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) with a certificate of Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork. In addition, he has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Lewis University.

Alex approaches massage therapy from a Chinese Medicine perspective. This type of massage is therapeutic and works well in tandem with acupuncture treatments to promote efficient recovery from injuries. He also recommends specific exercises and stretches to facilitate continued healing after the session is over.

Alex lives in Naperville with his wife and dog. His hobbies include spending time with family and friends and studying martial arts, including Brazilian Jiu jitsu.