Theira Smith LAc, MSTOM, RN, BSN has been a healthcare professional for 13 years, working as a Registered Nurse, in the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Room, for 10 of those.
In 2012 Thiera was introduced to the world of Traditional East Asian Medicine, and although her background in Western thought initially provoked skepticism, the overwhelmingly positive successes she had in her personal health while being treated with Acupuncture, Herbs, and other Eastern Modalities created a passion for this relevant and effective medicine that led Thiera to study and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-Chicago.
During the 4 years (3,337 hours of theory and clinical practice) at PCOM, Thiera focused her internships in Community Acupuncture and Japanese Meridian Therapy. She obtained a certificate in Reiki in 2016.
Thiera is dedicated to making Traditional East Asian Medicine accessible to all people. She is currently building a Community Acupuncture Clinic in Rogers Park where payment is based on a sliding scale, $20-$50. She is also available for private appointments, offering both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Japanese Meridian Therapy treatments.