I suffered upper back and shoulder pain. It was caused by my not wanting to give up working out. I enjoy going to the gym. Sometimes a little too much. This would cause a sharp jolting pain across my shoulder. I tried going to a chiropractor. After 3-4 months and still in pain, he stated it could take a year or more for the relief to be permanent. I have had acupuncture in the past for lower back pain, so I am familiar with the relief it can provide and how fast and painless it can be. I knew Lesley was an acupuncturist and I consulted with her. The first treatment resulted in my being able to move without sharp pain. After the first treatment my pain was reduced from 10 to 3. After six treatments (about 3 weeks) I was pain free and able to return to the gym. The pain has not returned. The treatments are very relaxing. Lesley used these really small, thin needles and I didn't even feel them. Anyone who suffers from pain or illness needs to expand their outlook and try acupuncture treatment. I highly recommend Lesley as an Acupuncturist. She is professional, has a gentle touch with the needles and answered any/all questions I had.
Tony N. -Huntley, 2013
Lesley is wonderful, she has magical hands! The experience was very soothing and relaxing...I will definitely be returning!
Healther M. - Chicago, 2013
I started seeing Lesley for my back spasm, after about 8 treatments there was a big difference in the way I felt. But it wasn't just my back that felt better, my upset stomach, gas & bloating had gotten better too! Lesley also treated me for eczema, something I've been dealing with most of my life. The eczema to my surprise is best controlled by diet. That saying "Food is Medicine" well I guess it's true. Lesley worked on a nutritional plan for me and my skin hasn't looked this good in a really long time. The Acupuncture treatments didn't hurt. Lesley uses these really thin needles she described them as being "as thick as 2 strands of hair". She explains everything thoroughly and answered all my questions. She's very professional and I highly recommended her as an Acupuncturist.
Michael B. -Chicago
As a single parent of an amazing child (who also has ASD & requires 110% of my cognitive & physical attention); living 1,200 miles from our family (a.k.a. support system); and trying my best at being a full-time college student with the hopes of providing better opportunities for my little family.... often times leaves me feeling exhausted & stressed-out, both mentally & physically... I'm not trying to sound like a commercial & apologize if I do, but I recently discovered (what I feel is) a new secret power, Acupuncture!!! I had started to experience all sorts of constant pains and aches from my neck, shoulders, back, all the way down to my sciatic, I also had several headaches, could not sleep well, and had even secretly picked-up smoking to deal with my stress, (which I have now quit, thanks to Lesley!) depression & anxiety were also present, and slowly increasing. Lesley, from Lesley M. Heidrich Acupuncture, LLC™ patiently listened to me, answered all my questions, and provided exactly what my body & mind needed! Not to mention, she was very professional, genuinely took interest in healing my whole person! If you live in Chicago, I highly recommend her!!
Carmen V. -Chicago, 2013
Dr. Heidrich is absolutely amazing! She is very knowledgeable and passionate about her job. My first session was a great experience and I will be returning for more, no doubt! Whether it's for stress or pain relief, I highly recommend seeing her. She listens to you and tunes in to your needs, giving you a session that can easily be described as magical. I look forward to next week's session!
NR. -Chicago, 2015
I went to see Lesley for a massage and acupuncture to ease the tension in my neck and shoulders. The pain in my neck and shoulders was keeping me from falling asleep and staying asleep through the night and stifling my creativity. Because Lesley took the time to listen to me, she was able to recommend a treatment plan and simple and affordable techniques I can use at home in between my sessions with her to keep the effects of stress on my body at bay. I was extremely concerned my sleeplessness from my discomfort was causing me to look and feel tired. It's like she waved a wand over me; using her suggestions, I am able to fall asleep and stay asleep during the night and manage my stress during the day to prevent tension from creeping back in.
MP. -Chicago, 2015
I had such an amazing experience with Lesley! I have never had acupuncture treatment before and she was so nice and walked me through everything. She is so knowledgable about her practice and was really able to pin point what would be best for my issues. She was also very personable and it was like chatting with a good friend. I will definitely be going back to her.
AR. -Chicago, 2015
Lesley's a calming and thorough acupuncturist with convenient and accessible hours in the Loop. She also includes a back and neck massage with treatments. Highly recommended
JF. -Chicago, 2015
I consider myself fortunate to have found Lesley Heidrich via Groupon. I'd always wanted to try acupuncture, but the thought of needles penetrating my skin kept me away. In 2014, I purchased a Groupon special and decided to confront my fears. Doing so has been one of the best decisions I've made to date.
Lesley was gentle, calming, humorous and kind. The needles turned out to be a non factor as I experienced no pain during the session. Did I mention she was gentle? I also loved the essential oils that Lesley used...various aromatic blends that heightened my experience. But the end part of the session was what sent me over the edge. Lesley had me turn on my stomach where she commenced to giving me a 10-minute back massage!
I left feeling as if I was floating on wings...
In short, I can't rave enough about Lesley Heidrich. From her magical and healing hands to her calming personality...I have become a repeat customer. And repeat customers really are the highest compliment you can pay someone. That and sharing the wonderful experience with loved ones.
I'll end with this: when people ask me what I've gotten out of my sessions with Lesley, I tell them plainly that I didn't go to her because I was experiencing any pain. I just went out of curiosity. But now, I continue to go because each session just feels so darn good!
Treat yourself to Lesley's healing touch and you, too, will leave her office feeling like you've just had one of the best experiences of your life!
Robyn W. -Chicago, 2015
Wow, Lesley is wonderful and I feel so lucky to have found her. I have always been curious about acupuncture and interested in trying it, but hesitant not knowing what to expect or who to trust. I found Lesley through a Groupon deal and she has far exceeded my expectations of any healthcare provider. She is extremely thorough and knowledgeable about what she does and is also a wealth of information regarding other healthy life style choices and behaviors. The facility and experience are very calming and rejuvenating. There is zero pain involved in the needle placement and she takes her time to address all of your concerns and design a plan to best suit your needs. One thing in particular she has been helping me with is bringing oxygen and blood flow to my scalp to help facilitate hair regrowth. Couldn't be happier and look forward to my next visit.
Elise L. -Chicago, 2015
Awesome experience all around!! Lesley exudes an enthusiasm for acupuncture and healing that is both tangible and comforting. This was my first acupuncture experience, and I am planning to continue with it after such a great time. She made me feel comfortable by attentively listening to my physical and emotional needs, and she explained every step. I haven't felt more relaxed and soothed in my life. I should also mention that she never made the process feel rushed, and she even spent extra time with me!
MC. -Deerfield, 2015
I don't know where to even start, first I wanted to mention I never write reviews only bad ones on restaurant service or food! But I just can't say how much I want to Thank Lesley for our lovely Acupuncture! it was my first time and I was very skeptical of this that it can really make a difference. our first session she asked me a lot of questions to get to know me better and what exactly my body needs that was wonderful that she did that. then I found out that I had more problems then I thought, the biggest thing I wanted to thank her is that she helped me to get rid of my eczema I had problems for couple months now and that went away just in one visit. also my digestion was very good after our visit and that was one of the things we worked as well. She is super nice super knowledge and knows what she is doing! I really hope she can help me with my sweets addiction and overeating! but really thank you Lesley!
SS. -Chicago, 2015