Mary Helen Lee, Acupuncturist/Herbalist

Mary Helen Lee, Acupuncturist/Herbalist
White Moon Healing Center 1309 West Albion Street Chicago, IL 60626

Mary Helen Lee, Acupuncturist/Herbalist

Mary Helen is a licensed acupuncturist, and is nationally board certified in Oriental Medicine, Chinese Herbs, and Acupuncture. She is a Professional Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild, practicing both Western and Chinese herbology. She is certified in Aromatherapy, Flower Essences, and Reiki. She also has training in Diet & Nutrition, Homeopathy, Bio Magnetics, Diagnostic Screenings, Tibetan Medicine and Shamanic Healing. Mary Helen has been in practice since 1991 and loves to treat animals as well as people. She teaches an annual class on detoxification to other acupuncturists and medical professionals, that is also open to the general public.
For acute issues, the first session is 1 hour/ $75. For chronic issues, the first session is 2 hours/ $150. First time pet consult is 1/2 hour/ $40. First time pet consult with acupuncture: 1 hour/ $75. Follow up pet acupuncture is 1/2 hour/ $40.
We have a large natural pharmacy. We make our own line of organic concentrated herbal extracts combining Chinese and Western herbs. We also custom make herbal formulas and flower essences, and brew our own kombucha tea. We carry a wide array of vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements, homeopathics and essential oils.
Years In Practice 30
Primary Specialty


Gender Female
Education B.Sc.-Mississippi University for Women, Degree in Biology with emphasis on Zoology. Minors in Physical Sciences and Art, 1987
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine-Master's level certification in Acupuncture, 1991
Chicago Center for Psychophysical Healing-Certification in Western Herbology, 1991
World Learning Center Herb School-Certification in Chinese Herbology, 1992
East-West School of Herbology-Completed home study course, 1993
Bach Flower Essences Certification, 1995
Herb Fest- 3 days of herbal seminars each year, 1993-1996
Reiki Master Teacher Certification, 1995
Institute of Chinese Herbology-Certification of Comprehensive Practitioner Training Program in Chinese Herbal Medicine, 1998
The Society of Homotoxicology of North America-7 Heel/BHI seminars, 1996-present
Institute of Aromatic Studies-Level I Certification in Aromatherapy and Essential Oils, 2004
Tibetan Medicine I & II-Dr. Tenzing Dakpa, 2006

Training Over 1,400 hours of continuing education seminars including training in: Advanced Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis, Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture, Laser Acupuncture, Magnetics, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Japanese & Taoist Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Drug-Herb Interactions, Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Therapy, Oncology, Endocrinology, Gynecology, Psychological Disorders, Immunology, Stroke Recovery, Cardiovascular Disease, Digestive Disorders, Pain Management, Diet & Nutrition, Energy Work & Shamanic Healing.1992-present
Affiliations American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and the American Herbalist Guild.
Certification Certification:

National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine-Certified in Oriental Medicine-2005, Chinese Herbology-2001, Acupuncture-1992.
American Herbalist Guild- Professional Herbalist since 2002.
Office Staff Conan Milner, B.F.A., A.H.G., has been the herbal pharmacist and clinic manager at White Moon Healing Center since 1998. He is an herbalist and member of the American Herbalist Guild. He has extensively studied Oriental medicine, Chinese and Western herbalism, homeopathy and qi gong.
Conan is a health reporter for the Epoch Times and is active in the Chinese human rights movement to end the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
Payment Options cash, check, visa, MC
Services 2014
List of Services
We offer phone consultations for people who live out of town or who are not able to come into the clinic. We mail out orders from our pharmacy all over the country.

For New Patients

Basic First Time Medical History: For those who want treatment for acute issues, like a cold, UTI, allergies, or minor injury. Includes brief review of your medical history, an acupuncture treatment, and herbal recommendations. 1 hour, $75.

Full First Time Medical History: This session is for people who need treatment for chronic issues, such as diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDS, anxiety disorder, chronic pain, or other more serious medical issues. Includes a review of your medical history and Chinese diagnosis, an acupuncture treatment, and herbal, nutritional and detox recommendations. 2 hours, $150

Animals: For first time pets, most animal cases can be handled without bringing your pet into the clinic. We can review your animal’s medical history over the phone or in person. We will cover nutritional, detox and herbal recommendations. ½ hour, $40.

For Established Patients

Acupuncture Treatment: This session includes counseling on diet, lifestyle stresses, herbal, supplement and detox recommendations; plus an acupuncture, magnetic, infrared, and aromatherapy treatment. 1 hour $75

Herbal Consultation: Herbal needs can change as your health progresses and may need to be updated periodically. Depending on the length of time since your last session, this consultation can range from half an hour to an hour. $40 or $75

Nutritional Consultation: For clients who need extra counseling on diet, we can take the time to review your daily food journals and give detailed recommendations on foods as medicine for your individual needs. 1 hour session. $75, half hour session $40

Dextox Consultation: For clients who need a detox plan due to taking over-the-counter or prescription medications or exposure to environmental toxins. This can range from a half hour to an hour. $40/$75

Gwasha & Cupping: These therapies are great for chronic pain in the neck, shoulders, back, rib muscles, hips, arms and legs. These muscular parts of the body can develop a build up of toxins and knots in the tissues that can be removed using a massage oil and rubbing the muscle with the back of a Chinese soup spoon or the aid of a suction cup. The toxins come out on the surface so the bloodstream can eliminate them over the next few days. This gives pain relief and greater range of motion. These techniques are also used to remove toxins from the lungs due to smoking or respiratory infection. Half hour session $40

Aromatherapy Consultation: Essential oils can be diffused into a room, used in a bath, applied topically, inhaled directly, or sometimes even taken internally for a wide variety of health issues. Get customized recommendations for your individual needs and see how these scents can instantly lift your spirits. Half hour session. $40

Counseling: For some clients whose health problems stem from emotional, spiritual or relationship issues some extra time is needed in addition to the counseling given in a regular treatment session. In some cases you may be invited to ask your spouse or other family member, friend or care-giver to attend. These sessions may range from an extra 1/2 an hour with your acupuncture or other treatment, to an hour or hour and a half separate individual or couples session. If needed we will give you a referral to a holistic psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, social worker, shamanic healer or psychic healer. $40/$75/$115

Smoking/ Drug/ Alcohol Detox: This includes counseling to work through emotional issues and habits, and a referral to substance counseling or group work if needed. These are special acupuncture treatments 3 to 4 days in a row, and special herbal and homeopathic recommendations as well as full body detoxification programs to be done over a longer period of time. 3 to 4 one hour sessions. $75 per session

Ear Candling: This is a gentle and effective way to remove excess wax, oils and fluids from the ears due to chronic ear or sinus infections, swimmer's ear, or for clearing the blockage from a head cold or allergies. Half hour session $40 (+$7 for candles).

Reiki Energy Work: Get the unique benefits of spirit guided laying on of hands energetic healing, chakra balancing and the intuitive insights that come up during this work. Often health issues originate from blockages in the aura or energy body that have been around for many years. These can be cleared through this energetic and emotional healing. Includes herbal smudging and sound/vibrational healing with chakra tuning forks and Tibetan chimes. 1 hour session $75.
Additional Services Chinese and Western Herbalist, Nutrition, Detoxification, Animals welcome
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