Zhi Ya Li Holistic Center and School

Alternative Medicine, Training, Spiritual Development

Zhi Ya Li Holistic Center is the premier Alternative Oriental Medicine Center and School in Chicago and Northern Illinois. With over 30 combined years of experience we provide a wide variety of professional alternative medicine services with focus on local ethnic communities of Ukrainian, Polish, Lithuanian and Russian speaking persons.

While the Center has been in existence for 10 years the base knowledge obtained by our teachers and practitioners, and used in the center, is centuries old.

The center differentiates itself by the deep level of knowledge, experience and guidance obtained from the lineage of the school. The many years of in-depth training in Oriental healing modalities and meditation received by the teachers of the school in Northern China, Mongolia, Southern Siberia has allowed the school to tap into the vast pool of practical knowledge and experience in the areas of Acupuncture, Herbal remedies and Meditative modalities.

This practical knowledge, traditional to the East, has been refined and finessed in Western Europe and the USA to fit the local demand for such services. The teachers and the practitioners of Zhya Lee center have completed the rigorous training in Oriental Medicine Colleges in Illinois and hold active licenses to practice Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and other healing modalities commonly offered by the alternative medical profession.

Our Mission

The mission of Zhia Ya Li Center is to provide comprehensive wholistic personal treatment and learning in the field of Hypnotherapy, Qigong, Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities such as Acupuncutre and Herbal Formulas. Our Center is designed for clients and students to receive the most professional and actionable help once can get in the Midwest, to master techniques and to acquire lifelong strategies, tips and tools that can be used in everyday life. We provide continuum services of career education with compassion, responsibility, creativity and quality.

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of the Center is based on the belief of providing professional alternative medicinal help, career education with compassion, responsibility, creativity and quality. Our staff believes that individuals are holistic beings who are unique, and every person needs an individual approach.

Our Value

Our Value is in the Lineage of Teachings, our staff, and Initiations, blending decades of practical curated alternative medicinal advice and practice, techniques and modalities from the Orient as well as the West to achieve unparallel results. Whether you come for deep and comprehensive knowledge, guidance or helth treatment - our focus will always be you -the individual. It’s our promise, it;s our belief, and it’s our path to work for the benefit of all people


  • The Health Center branch offers treatment with protocols based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine studied in China, Mongolia, Tibet and Siberia. These include acupuncture, herbal teas, cupping, and other modalities. We run the largest herbal formula tea room in the Midwest with over 600 raw herbs, converging on over 1200 formulas for treatments of various ailments ranging from acute to chronic conditions, cosmetic acupuncture, actionable weight loss and chemical dependency cessation protocols approved by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association ( The Western treatment modalities are represented by Hypnotherapy protocols, including regression therapy, motivational and stress reduction modalities.

  • The School branch of our Center focuses on offering professional training in the areas of Western and Oriental Hypnosis, at any level of difficulty, that specifically focuses on stress relief, chemical dependency cases, and smoking cessation protocols. To that effect we are the only Hypnotherapy School in Illinois approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) ( All of our staff is certified by the National Guild of Hypnotherapy (NGH) ( to both practice and to provide approved training to students. We also hold Oriental Qigong classes, beginning to advanced meditation level classes and seminars, and a Tai Chi program.

  • It is worth mentioning, Zhi Ya Li Center is officially affiliated with Dagom Gaden Tensung Ling Buddhist Monastery in Indiana. This affiliation allows us to create comprehensive health improving and spiritual retreat programs, and hold a variety of classes and seminars at our Center.

Dont’t Miss! Trip to Tibetan Monastery

Zhi Ya Li Holistic Center is inviting all the seekers and interested in Tibetan Buddhism with us on an unforgettable journey to a real Tibetan Monastery in Indiana. We will have a unique opportunity to immerse and surround ourselves with energy, receive wisdom lessons from Lama Jam, the head of the DGTL and Gaden Khachoe Shing monasteres, through lectures, seminars and mediation sessions. We will also have a chance to meet and greet other monks and guests of the monastery, receive blessings from Lama as well as eat authentic Tibetan meals prepared n the monastery. There are many varieties of traditional Tibetan folk art and souvenirs to look at and buy!

Attend. Meditate. Recharge. RSVP before June 1st to book your spot: those trips always sell fast!

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