David Kato was born in Seattle and ended up in Chicago by way of Pusan, South Korea; Tianjin, China; and Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of Washington ('89) with a BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a concentration in audiology. After university, David received an MS in Oriental Medicine in 2004 from SAMRA (Sino-American Medical Rehabilitation Association). He was also tutored in Chinese medicine at Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (for $2.50 an hour), and is a former licensed massage practitioner in Washington state. David has two boys, Rohan (5) and Dax (3) and a golden retriever named Sammy. He's an avid cyclist, Ramen Noodle-consumer and sci-fi fan, as well as a vintage British motorcycle enthusiast and closet (and budget) audiophile. He would love to see acupuncture schools teach the community method as a sustainable business model so that more people can have access to treatment.
Marisa moved to Chicago in 2009 from Kaplan, Louisiana, after graduating from Northwestern State University of Louisiana with a BA in theater. She has been working as a receptionist for Lincoln Square Acupuncture since 2011. Marisa enjoys books, theater, art, puzzles, and she loves going to music festivals. One day, she hopes to open a children's theatre in Chicago. She is grateful to work at LSA, a place that promotes wellness and a positive sense of community.
Martina Pfefferle graduated from Beloit College in 2010 with a BA in music and European studies, and started working for LSA in 2012 as a receptionist and personal assistant. Martina identifies as big reader and an even bigger nerd with more than a mild addiction to X-Files and science fiction/horror films. She loves music, especially live music, and hopes to one day work in the industry, either playing shows or booking them.
Marguerite Vandenbroucke, LAc
Marguerite Vandenbroucke joined our team in May 2012. Originally from Maywood, IL, Marguerite moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to earn her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College. Marguerite’s education in therapeutic massage inspired her interest in acupuncture and herbs, and after her personal experience with “the awesomeness” of acupuncture, she learned the medicine so that she may help others the way she was helped. Marguerite has two cats, Dharma and Buddy, and enjoys cooking, reading cookbooks and watching cooking shows.
|Services at Lincoln Square Acupuncture
Lincoln Square Acupuncture is a calm and welcoming place where you can receive treatment for and prevention of a variety of medical conditions through the ancient practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Your treatment begins with an intake session conducted in the lounge, where there is quiet music playing and a white-noise generator. Everyone talks in lowered voices so there is little loss of privacy, though if this is a concern we may conduct the intake in a private office. The purpose of the intake is to learn about your health history and current symptoms so that we can recommend a course of treatment that may combine acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicines, moxibustion, cupping, scraping, electrical point stimulation, massage or use of herbal elixirs. Treatments are tailored for your specific combinations of symptoms and health concerns.