Ricky J. Colmer, Ph.D., L.Ac

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Contemporary Acupuncture received its name based on the modalities used to treat patients. The combination of computerized diagnostics with ancient methods, offers improved results in both presenting conditions and balancing the bodies energy.

20 years ago, Contemporary Acupuncture began as R&R Therapy located in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. Four years later, it was relocated to Grayslake, and then to Lake Villa, Illinois. March 1, 2016 it was introduced to Lake Bluff, Illinois where it is currently located.

Dr. Colmer received his Ph.D. in Traditional Chinese Medicine in a joint venture between the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and Guangzhou International University, China where he completed his doctorate. Only 25 professors were selected for this honor.

Mission Statement

The primary mission of Contemporary Acupuncture is to provide optimal alternative healthcare in a comfortable setting.

ďAs a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I believe that the integration of medicine and patient education is the most effective approach to solving healthcare issues; it offers the opportunity to focus on symptomology, healing, and the conscious and subconscious mind."

Dr. Ricky J. Colmer, Ph.D., L.Ac

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Dr. Ricky J. Colmer, Ph.D., L.Ac

My name is Dr. Colmer. Most people just call me Dr. Rick. I specialize in pain management and offering people hope.

I treat a variety of conditions that include pain management, sports injuries, cancer, infertility, emotional disturbances and energy balancing, just to name a few.

All ages are accepted. For young children or those who fear needles, I offer electro-acupuncture that is 100% pain free.

A variety of modalities are included: Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (herbs), homeopathy, Standard Process whole food supplements, ARL mineral hair testing, cupping, ion pumping cords, guasha and energy balancing. Moxabustion is not used in this clinic.




I have been seeing Dr. Rick for about a year now. Dr. Rick is knowledgeable, professional and easy-going. He makes it a very comfortable and enjoyable experience. The best part, acupuncture works!
Jamie Wolfe: Mrs. Illinois Royalty Internationl 2017

Dr Rick rocks! Without his caring advice, treatments and conscientiousness, I believe I won't be alive today. If he can do it for me, he can do the same to you. Thank you Dr Rick and please accept my gratitude! Robert Lim: President/CEO-Goe7

Dr. Rick researches and has a treatment plan in place upon your 2nd visit. He gets to the issues quickly and expertly. His knowledge base is vast
Lisa Ganfield: Proprietor, Ganfield Therapeutics

Dr. Rick has helped me immensely through the years with numerous issues including cancer recovery, high emotional stress levels and heart recovery. His gentleness, kindness and knowledge of Chinese Medicine have played a huge role in keeping my health and emotional status balanced through it all. I have a positive outlook and remain in great health as a result of his treatments.
Nancy Ohanian: President/CEO-Birds of a Feather and Friends