Evidence Based Acupuncture

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

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Majority of Conditions Treated at Contemporary Acupuncture
Anxiety, Arthritis
Depression, Dizziness
Eczema, Endometriosis
Fatigue, Fibromyalgia
Hepatitis, Hypertension
IBS, Infertility
Knee Pain, Low Back Pain
Migraines, Neck Pain
Obesity, Plantar Fasciitis
Shingles, Sciatica
Uterine Fibroids


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

Specializing in Pain Management and Offering People Hope!!

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

Dr. Colmer is a Honor Graduate from Guangzhou University, China where he received his PhD in Traditional Chinese Medicine. One of only 25 professors selected for this honor.

He is a Cum Laude graduate from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine where he received his M.S.O.M. in Oriental Medicine.

Dr. Colmer is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Concordia University Wisconsin where he received his B.A. in Healthcare Administration.

When he is not working, he enjoys practicing Southern Shaolin Kung-Fu,fishing, studying, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.




Dr. Rick is the best acupuncturist in the mid-west. He has a PhD in Chinese Medicine and trained in China, and he uses homeopathic and other western medicine remedies. He has helped me with pain, stress, digestive problems and his treatments really work. I feel fabulous as a result of his treatments and have referred many friends to him
Kathryn Somers J.D.: Lawyer at DiGiacomo & Somers LLC

Dr. Colmer is highly skilled in Traditional Chinese Medicine. I have met many practitioners and I have to say that he is the best. Iíve found that some practitioners will do standard protocols regardless of the patientís symptoms and others, once they get to know a patient, will do the same acupuncture points over and over. Dr. Colmer takes into account the whole patient and their circumstances at each visit. In my opinion, his ability to diagnose is excellent and his treatments are quite effective. When I had a health challenge, Dr. Colmer was there for me and he was able to help me improve quickly. I can recommend Dr. Colmer for anyone seeking to recover or optimize their health, without reservation.
Dr. Joseph Starkman DO.: Osteopathic Healing Arts

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

Dr. Colmer is a knowledgeable practitioner who believes in life-long learning. He's compassionate towards his patients and passionate about his work. His office is clean, comfortable and inviting. I've found his treatments to increase my overall energy and decrease my instances of migraine headache.
Melanie Wilson: Receptionist - Osteopathic Healing Arts.