Who We Are
Chicago Healing Center is a group of independent, professional healthcare and allied health practitioners who know and trust each other. Each of us has a unique story and scope of practice.
We believe that healing truly does begin with being heard, and we welcome you to our harbor of convalescence, recovery, and rejuvenation.
What We Offer
We offer acupuncture, massage, counseling, energy healing, medicinal herbs, laser therapy, osteopathic manipulation, moxabustion, Ayurvedic assessment and advice, cupping, gua sha, nutritional counseling, food sensitivity testing and candida testing, active trigger point therapy, and meditation coaching.
We also offer integrative medicine as an adjunct to, rather than a replacement for, your primary care provider or other healthcare providers.
We sponsor community education talks and offer classes in yoga and Tai Chi (beginning again in the Fall).
Community Acupuncture Clinic
A current focus is the Chicago Healing Center Community Acupuncture Clinic, a collaborative effort of multiple acupuncturists dedicated to making acupuncture affordable and accessible by keeping costs low and time for urgent issues open.
We treat in a group setting. The community acupuncture model gets back to the roots of how acupuncture has been practiced in Asia for thousands of years – in a group setting. Patients lie in a small, quiet, soothing community room. Treating patients in a community setting has many benefits: it’s easy for friends and family members to come in for treatment together; many patients find it comforting; and a collective energetic field becomes established which actually makes individual treatments more powerful. There is a beauty to a group setting. Have you ever felt the power of being in a group? In church? In a yoga class? At a high school football game? Group energy in a healing environment is equally inspiring, supportive, and collaborative.
What makes us different? We treat on massage tables, not reclining chairs, which frees our practitioners up to access more areas of the body for treatment. Additionally, we have all the modalities in the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) cannon, including cupping, heat, medicinal herbs, and moxabustion therapies.
We recommend regular treatments. Acupuncture is most effective when done consistently. In China it’s not uncommon for a patient to receive daily treatments until symptoms are alleviated. Keeping community acupuncture costs low allows you to come as regularly as you need to ensure you are feeling your best.
Treatments in the CAC are only $55 with additional discounts for Medicare, Medicaid, VA and students. We appreciate appointments when they are scheduled ahead of time, but also welcome walk-ins. We keep late evening and weekend hours to accommodate a myriad of work (and life) schedules.
This clinic opened May 2017 and is the vision of Dr. Leslie Smith. Each practitioner who cares for patients in this setting was hand-selected by her as someone who is like-minded, tender, and gifted as a practitioner.
Our Core Values
We share the core value of a profound desire to support and nourish others as we endeavor to improve the plight of humanity with our kindness, skills, understanding, knowledge, and compassion.
Already know you’re interested?
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To book an appointment with Dr. Leslie Smith, click here.
Thanks for visiting, and we hope to meet you in person soon!