Kachina L. Smith, D.Ac., M.Ac., L.Ac., ADS

"I use Chinese medicine to provide treatments for patients who are deeply in need of nourishing support and, in effect, awaken the body’s inner wisdom to heal itself and restore balance."

Dr. Kachina Smith (Dr. Chi) is a licensed acupuncturist and owner of Soaring Spirit Acupuncture LLC. Currently, she practices in the D.C. metropolitan area. A metro area native, Dr. Chi received her Doctorate and Master's degree in Acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). Her license is granted through the Maryland State Board of Acupuncture. She also is a certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA).

From very young age, she had an insatiable passion for medicine. She began as a pre-medicine student and intern prior to receiving her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. While continuing to work in traditional Western medicine, she searched for a way to fulfill her purpose as a healer. At a summer retreat, she was lead to acupuncture.

Dr. Chi practices acupuncture because it enables her to care for each person as a whole - body, mind, and spirit. Her own life changed for the better due to treatment. Her education and professional experience in traditional Western medicine enables her to build relationships and work collaboratively with practitioners in the community.

Read testimonies from her patients here. Learn more about acupuncture by visiting this page. Dr. Chi joined the staff of The Still Point Spa in Takoma Park, MD in February of 2018. For information about what services Dr. Chi offers, click here.  Dr. Chi also began studies for a specialty in Chinese Medicine Obstetrics in 2019.

Dr. Kachina Smith

About Soaring Spirit Acupuncture LLC

Mission Statement

Serving the community and delivering holistic personalized treatment empowered by values of quality, safety, integrity, and integrative innovation. 

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Kachina's name means "Spiritual Dancer" in Hopi Indian. Her family is of both African American and American Indian heritage. Her totem is the eagle and is represented as her logo. In American Indian belief, the eagle is the messenger between Heaven and Earth; the illuminator of the Spirit. Known to her clients as Dr. Chi, Kachina sees her life path as an acupuncturist as a part of her practice of Eagle medicine and that she and her patients, like eagles, must soar and live their best lives.