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Dr. Chris Leininger

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

DACM, Dipl. Ac. & ABT (NCCAOM), L.Ac.

Specializing in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for Pain Management, Degenerative Eye Diseases and Dry Eyes, Peripheral Neuropathy (Diabetic, Idiopathic, and Chemo Induced), and Stroke Rehabilitation.

Background:  Chris Leininger is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) and a licensed acupuncturist, Nationally Board Certified in both Acupuncture and Asian Bodywork Therapy with the NCCAOM.  He holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine graduating with honors from Midwest College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  He went on to complete his Doctorate with Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

In addition, Dr. Leininger is a Certified Medical Qigong and Acupressure Practitioner with the AOBTA, and a  Level III Certified Qigong Instructor and Clinical Practitioner with the National Qigong Association.

Because of his attention to detail, ability to solve mysteries, and treat complex cases he has developed the reputation of being “the doctor’s doctor”.  Medical doctors, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, pharmacists, physical therapists, and massage therapists all receive treatment and refer patients to his office.

Amongst his other credentials and accomplishments Dr. Leininger is also a published author.  He has been published in the esteemed Sjogren’s Foundation Newsletter regarding acupuncture for the treatment of dry eyes.  And he recently published his first book entitled: Motivation and Inspiration for Daily Life.

Dr. Leininger a survivor of Chronic Lyme disease, following years of antibiotic treatment (including nine months of intravenous antibiotics), he was declared Lyme free.  However, in spite of his doctors’ efforts, he was left with disabling arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and many other ailments.  He was  told he would need to learn to live with the pain and train for a new vocation.  Devastated by this suggestion, and in an effort to regain his own mobility, his journey into Chinese medicine began.  During the process of healing, he realized that he was being called to serve more than just himself.

His office has hosted interns from ISU School of Medicine, IU School of Nursing, Harrison College, and Ivy Tech Community College.


Professional Organization Affiliations & Memberships

National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

          Diplomate in Acupuncture  & Diplomate in Asian Bodywork Therapy


                Dipl. Ac.(NCCAOM)            Dipl. A.B.T.(NCCAOM)


National Qigong Association (NQA)

          Certified Clinical Practitioner & Level III Advanced Instructor


American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA)

          Certified Practitioner in Medical Qigong  &  Acupressure

  •           Board of Directors – Member-at-Large, Served 2014 – 2015


American Herbalists Guild (AHG)

          General Member