Our Location

      4250 Marine Drive,
      Suite 200
      Chicago, IL 60613

      About Us

      Our History

      Wellness Associates of Chicago was founded in 1989 - one of the earliest and most innovative centers of integrative medicine in Chicago.

      Our Focus

      We specialize in investigating chronic illnesses that are associated with undiagnosed allergies. These illnesses are often identified as:

      • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
      • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
      • Chronic Sinusitis
      • ADD/ADHD
      • Migraine Headache
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Eczema
      • Acne
      • Restless Leg Syndrome
      • Various autoimmune diseases.

      Many of our patients have had these diagnoses for years, and no one has looked into their underlying causes. At Wellness Associates of Chicago, we are dedicated to uncovering the reasons for your illness and helping you to enjoy better health.

      Our Team

      Martha H. Howard, MD

      Dr. Howard combines Traditional Chinese Medicine - including traditional acupuncture, laser acupuncture and herbal medicine - family practice, environmental and preventive medicine, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and sound-based therapies in her practice. She is a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, which she has been practicing since 1982. An administrator, teacher and speaker as well as a clinician, she is Medical Director of Wellness Associates of Chicago.

      In Memory of Gene Turner, CMT

      Gene passed away on June 28, 2023.  We are honoring his loving kindness and his great contribution to our practice with this memorial. Gene spent his life helping others and making things work better.  Born February 3,1945 in Chicago and raised in Albany Park, he had many careers in his lifetime including biomedical engineering at Baxter, electrician, Education Director of the American Massage Therapy Association, Owner of River Bikes on the Chicago River, and Managing Director of Wellness Associates of Chicago with his wife Martha.

      Leon Chen, OMD

      Dr. Chen's unique background combines education, theory and practice of eastern and western medicine, integrating both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Orthopedics. A 1985 graduate of Gansu College of TCM, he became a full professor of Chinese medicine and O.M.D specializing in Acupuncture and Tuina. He also had an MD in Orthopedics and was head of a large hospital department of orthopedic surgery in China. Currently Dr. Chen is licensed for acupuncture and bodywork in the US.

      Thomas Ivey, MSW, LCSW

      Up Your Game Counseling is about academic and athletic empowerment.
      Consider reaching out if you seek a therapist with resilience forged in sports and a commitment to holistic well-being. The qualities that stood out in my collegiate years were not just confined to the basketball court but resonated in my interactions with teammates. Recognizing these qualities was pivotal in my journey to becoming one of the few collegiate players drafted into the NBA.

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