We offer a safe, effective and drug free alternative for those suffering from chronic pain, fibromyalgia, allergies, depression, anxiety and fatigue. We also address acupuncture points for fertility, acupuncture for thyroid issues, weight loss, smoking or overall living a healthier, more productive and energetic lifestyle. 


Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is very similar to Chinese Medicine by using a patient centered approach to focus primarily on identifying the cause of illness, not just treating the symptoms of illness. It uses the cause, identified through comprehensive medical history...


Other Services

The Emperor’s Medicine offers numerous therapies to assist with your overall health and well-being. Whether you are recovering from an injury, battling a sickness, or simply need a deep, therapeutic massage, we are here.


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Welcome To The Emperor’s Medicine Acupuncture and Functional Medicine Clinic

Try the Same Thing, You Will Get the Same Results. Try Something Different and Get Different Results!

Selma Gladney welcomes you to the web site of The Emperor’s Medicine, an Oriental medicine, acupuncture, and functional medicine clinic located in Naperville, Illinois.

The purpose of this clinic is to help as many people as possible in their quest for optimum health and to educate them about the benefits of Oriental medicine and functional medicine so they may, in turn, educate others.

We provide our patients with better health and well-being through the use of acupuncture, which is a proven side effect free therapy that dates back over 3,000 years, dietary therapy by using food to help heal the body, functional medicine and Chinese herbs, natural medicine at its best.

Taking part in many health care organizations in the state of Illinois as well as national levels Selma shows dedication to the profession of acupuncture and functional medicine.

Many people rely on The Emperor’s Medicine for treatments to help relieve their pain, menopause symptoms, menstrual disorders, depression, anxiety, stress reduction, autoimmune diseases and much more. We treat women, men, and teens in our Naperville clinic.

At The Emperor’s Medicine we specialize in women’s health, acupuncture for cancer patients, autoimmune diseases, and digestive disorders as we take the time to get to the root of the problem.

Acupuncture, Oriental medicine, and functional medicine are very successful in the treatment of a multitude of conditions. Many people try them as a last resort to serious and complicated medical problems and find that it can help them whereas other treatments could not.

If you have any health problems that concern you, contact The Emperor’s Medicine of Naperville today for a consultation! 630-428-9001. We Can Help!

The Emperor’s Medicine is helping make the entire Fox Valley area more balanced, less painful, healthier, even happier place, one patient at a time.



Acupuncture and Pain:

Acupuncture is best known for its ability to successfully treat pain and its causes. In Chinese medicine, we view pain as an obstruction of qi energy and blood in meridian energy paths due to injury, muscular tension, inflammation, sprains, or pathogenic invasions of cold and damp. Acupuncture alleviates pain by raising endorphin levels and diminishing the nervous system’s sympathetic response. Also, acupuncture decreases inflammation and swelling, relaxes muscles to prevent spasms, and increases energy and blood circulation to the local area.

Acupuncture and Digestive Disorders

At The Emperor’s Medicine, we can help you achieve relief from a variety of Digestive Disorders including, but not limited to constipation, GERD, IBS, Crohn’s Disease and diverticulitis. We use a combination of acupuncture treatments, herbs, dietary changes, supplements, and education to provide you with a personalized treatment plan to address the root cause of your digestive issue and for you to maintain a healthy gut.

  • Constipation –  Studies have shown that acupuncture provides a medically safe and effective option for constipation. Acupuncture also is shown to have long-term, persistent effects in long-term relief. Our patients who receive acupuncture nearly double the number of bowel movements and improved general well-being and quality of life.
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) – This occurs when stomach acid flows back to the esophagus and irritates the esophageal lining on a frequent basis. Acupuncture has provided many positive outcomes for patients with GERD. With lifestyle changes and Chinese Medicine, we can help rid the discomfort of GERD.
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) – IBS is a common condition, that is classified as chronic, that attacks the large intestine. Symptoms include bloating, gas, abdominal pain, constipation and/or diarrhea. We treat IBS with Chinese Medicine and lifestyle changes to help you reach optimal wellness. At The Emperor’s Medicine, we have high success rates in treating IBS.
  • Crohn’s Disease – Also known as an inflammatory bowel disease, this disorder has no known cure in the pharmaceutical industry. Crohn’s disease spreads deep into the layers of the bowel tissue and at times, can lead to life-threatening complications. Patients with Crohn’s Disease usually experience fever, fatigue, diarrhea, bloody stools, weight loss due to reduced appetite, mouth sores, and discharge and pain near or around the anus. With treatment here at The Emperor’s Medicine, many of our patients are able to achieve relief and optimal wellness from Crohn’s.
  • Diverticulitis – This disorder causes small bulging pouches that form in the lining of your digestive tract. Unfortunately, this is a common disorder among people over the age of 40. Patients with this disorder experience nausea, constipation, vomiting, and abdominal pain and/or tenderness. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas can bring the body back into balance by alleviating the pain and inflammation and treating the underlying cause of this disorder.

We help address the root cause of these ailments and many more Digestive Disorders by using Functional and Chinese Medicine to help the body heal itself. Call today and schedule your complimentary consultation to find out how Selma can help you, 630.428.9001.

Acupuncture and Autoimmune Disorders

Many patients have found relief from Autoimmune Disorders due to acupuncture being proven an effective relief for the inflammatory disorders. Here at The Emperor’s Medicine, we have developed various personalized therapies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, that have been very successful in addressing the root cause of the disorder.

  • Lupus – This is a systemic disorder that occurs when your immune system attacks your own organs and tissues, including the skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, joints, and brain. Lupus has been classified as one of the most difficult diseases to diagnose because it has the tendency to mimic other diseases. One discrete symptom is the “butterfly rash”. This is a facial rash that looks like the unfolding wings of a butterfly. Symptoms of Lupus range from mild to severe and no two patient cases are exactly alike. The most common symptoms are skin lesions, fever, shortness of breath and joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Chinese Medicine offered here at our practice has been proven to provide optimal wellness for patients with Lupus.
  • Celiac Disease – Also known as gluten sensitivity, is the immune response to eating gluten. Gluten is found mostly in foods containing barley, rye, and wheat. Symptoms differ in patients and include itchy skin rashes, joint pain, heartburn, headaches, fatigue, acid reflux, and potential nervous system injury. Here at The Emperor’s Medicine, acupuncture has been a valuable treatment for those who suffer from celiac disease.
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – This is a condition where your immune system attacks your thyroid, often leading to hypothyroidism. It mostly affects middle-aged women but has also been found to occur in men, women, and children of any age. Symptoms may include pale, dry skin, unexplained weight gain, muscle aches and tenderness, tongue enlargement, hair loss, fatigue, constipation, puffy face, and brittle nails. Here at The Emperor’s Medicine, our patients have benefited from our expert knowledge of combining both Chinese Medicine with Functional medicine and acupuncture for the thyroid to relieve autoimmune symptoms.  We address the root cause of Hashimoto’s and come up with a personalized treatment plan to bring the body back into balance.

We help address the root cause of these ailments and many more Autoimmune Disorders by using Functional and Chinese Medicine to help the body heal itself. Call today and schedule your complimentary consultation to find out how Selma can help you.

Acupuncture and Cancer Care

Selma has learned evidenced-based acupuncture in cancer care through The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the largest cancer research centers in the United States where she has learned how to treat cancer patients through modern acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine research. We are not curing cancer but we are treating the side effects of cancer treatments.

Our goal is that each person impacted by cancer may enhance their quality of life through the safe and effective delivery of acupuncture. Acupuncture can be successfully and safely integrated with conventional cancer treatments to improve the outcome for cancer patients.

Acupuncture and Woman’s Health

The Emperors Medicine has been specializing in women's health for over 15 years. By combining Oriental medicine and functional medicine to help women with a wide variety of health issues and have helped thousands of women regain their health by balancing their hormones, improving circulation, and correcting the root cause of their health issue. Every patient is provided with a customized treatment plan based on their specific case.

  • Infertility – infertility is defined as not having become pregnant after 1 year or having regular sexual intercourse without the use of birth control. There are many reasons for infertility in women. Both acupuncture for fertility and Chinese herbs have been used successfully in our clinic to improve fertility in both men and women.
  • Amenorrhea – A lack of a menstrual period. This could be due to many reasons. What we see most commonly in our office is dysfunction with the reproductive organs. With our expert staff at The Emperor’s Medicine, we will find the root cause of the dysfunction and correct it.
  • Endometriosis – Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of pelvic pain we see here in our clinic. Not only can it cause pain but it can also cause a heavy menstrual period or irregular period which can contribute to infertility.  Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas can greatly help bring the body back into balance by alleviating pain, circulating blood, reducing inflammation, and treating the patients underlying condition causing endometriosis.
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) – PCOS is a hormonal disorder that impacts millions of women and is a common cause of infertility. Women with PCOS do not ovulate, they have irregular periods or no period. At The Emperor’s Medicine, we treat many PCOS patients by stimulating ovulation and regulation their periods using acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, and dietary suggestions.  These treatments have been very successful for our patients.
  • Uterine Fibroids –  These are a benign uterine growth of smooth muscle. Women with uterine fibroids usually have heavy periods that last more than a week, abdominal cramps, spotting or bleeding in-between periods and difficulty emptying the bladder with larger fibroids. We are seeing an increasing number of woman at The Emperor’s Medicine with uterine fibroids and we find acupuncture and Chinese herbs to be very effective in shrinking the fibroids and regulating the menstrual cycle.
  • Menopause – Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are very effective in easing the transition of menopause. Both are beneficial in treating hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, insomnia, weight gain, and balancing the hormones.
  • IVF Support – There has been much clinical research in the effectiveness of using acupuncture with IVF increasing the success rate by 50%. By increasing blood flow to the ovaries during the stimulation phase of IVF improving the effectiveness of the drug.

We help correct these and many more woman’s health issues. Using both functional medicine and Chinese medicine to balance the body and aid the body in healing itself.