Meet Dr. Smith – I am a dedicated learner and an enthusiastic teacher of all things related to the body and to health. Click here to learn more about me.

In the video below, I talk about acupuncture and bridging the gap between Eastern and Western medicine at the Integrate Chicago conference. This lecture is framed in 5 Element Theory and provides a brief overview into how the Elements interact with each other. You can use this video as a reminder of some of the details about 5 Element Theory that we covered in your new patient visit with me.

Old Contact Information

The old contact information (773-609-3520) now connects to Uptown Acupuncture, run by Sarah Bartle, LAc. I  have recently left my position at Southern Illinois University as of January 4, 2022 and am taking a hiatus from clinical practice. Please check back in March 2022 for updates.

New Contact Information

If you have an emergency, please call 911.

If you need to reach me personally for some other reason, I have created a Google voice line (773-217-0567) that is seen by me only (but is not HIPPA compliant) or you can reach me via email (LeslieTCM@gmail.com) (also not HIPPA compliant). I do my best to respond in a timely manner, but please be patient as I am taking a hiatus from clinical practice.

SIU Medicine Patients

Dr. Corry Meyers has taken over all acupuncture treatments and appointments at SIU. He has an advanced degree in traditional Asian medicine (Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, DAOM) but is not an integrative medicine doctor or MD/DO. You can find more information about him here: Corry Meyers. Appointments with Dr. Meyers are available through the SIU scheduler at this number: 217-545-8000 (HIPPA compliant). Ask the operator to transfer you to Family Medicine and then ask to make an appointment with Dr. Meyers.

Here is a list of integrative and complementary providers in the Springfield area who may be useful to you on your healing journey.Referal sheet Springfield Dec 2021


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–Clasina Leslie Smith, MS, MA, LAc, MD, FAAMA, Dipl.Ac. NCCAOM


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