Meet Dr. Smith – Dr. Smith is a dedicated learner and an enthusiastic teacher of all things related to the body and to health. Click here to learn more about her qualifications, background, medical philosophy and personal hobbies. In the video below, Dr. Smith talks about acupuncture and bridges the gap between Eastern and Western medicine at the Integrate Chicago conference.


I am in the process of retooling my website. In the past, it has been tailored to being in private practice (Chicago Healing Center). I have closed my private clinic as of February 2019. I am working on making the site more appropriate for my current work as Director of Integrative Medicine and Director of Culinary Medicine at SIU School of Medicine, for lecturing and teaching, and for publications or other forms of information dissemination. Please be patient with me while I make this transition but feel free to poke around the content in transition.

The old contact information (773-609-3520) now connects to Uptown Acupuncture, run by Sarah Bartle LAc, who was for a time my receptionist and then a clinician in the Chicago Healing Center’s Community Acupuncture Clinic before becoming the clinic manager there. Sarah has also taken over the space at 4753 N Broadway, Suite 812 (the CAC space), which was right next door to my office. I have given up my lease from Suite 810 and am no longer seeing patients in Chicago.

If you wish to see me in clinic, please call Michelle Goodman at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield IL: 217-545-4692 (HIPPA compliant). If you need to reach me for some other reason, I have created a Google voice line (773-217-0567) which is seen by me only (but is not HIPPA compliant) or you can reach me via email ( (also not HIPPA compliant).

Dates for Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture clinic at SIU School of Medicine (Center for Family and Community Medicine) have historically been Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00 PM. However, during this time of social distancing, we are having to space clinic times out sporadically. Please call for specifics on appointment times: (217) 545-4692. As of right now, these are the clinic times for May 2020:

Auricular (ear) clinic (no walk-ins, please call for an appointment (217) 545-4692)

  • Tues, May 12th, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Fri, May 15th, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Tues, May 19th, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Fri, May 22nd, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Tues, May 26th, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Thurs, May 28th, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Private clinic times (1:1 appointments, no walk-ins, please call for an appointment (217) 545-4692)

  • Tues, May 13th, 1:00 – 4:00 PM (Dr. Smith)
  • Mon, May 18th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Dr. Smith)
  • Wed, May 27th, 1:00 – 4:00 PM (Dr. Smith)
  • Fri, May 29th, 1:00 – 4:00 PM (Dr. Arany)

Thanks for checking in!

–C Leslie Smith, MS, MA, LAc, MD, DABMA, DNCCAOM


Acupuncture in Chicago by Leslie Smith, MD