Leslie Deems is the founder of Awaken Balance. She is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, NAET practitioner, and lecturer. She holds a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese medicine and is licensed by the state of California. She has been studying and practicing Chinese Medicine for 20 years. Leslie was drawn to the art of Chinese Medicine when facing her own healing crisis in 1995. Her personal journey with the efficacy of acupuncture is what drew her to apprentice with the world famous Dr. Richard Tan in San Diego.
Leslie treats a variety of illnesses and diseases, but she has a passion for helping people with chronic pain issues and food allergies. Leslie has lectured at California State University, San Marcos, on alternative health care and facial diagnosis. Her manuscript on Face Reading is presently in the works. Currently, she is a volunteer for the Buddhist Tzu Chi medical foundation, providing free medical care for underserved individuals. She presently sees patients in both the San Diego and San Francisco Bay Area.
In addition to her private practice, Leslie resides on the Board of Directors of the Patricia Rincon Dance Collective, San Diego. Leslie enjoys being in nature, gardening and composting, dance, travel, and time spent with family and friends. Leslie is dedicated to providing quality care in a caring and compassionate way. In the pursuit of wellness, she believes it is best to use an integrative approach, considering all options, while treating the whole person.