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Free Community Acupuncture



As part of our nonprofit activities, this summer we offer free aupuncture. There is no sign-up required. Simply walk up and say hello! You will be asked to sign a consent form to receive treatment.


Acupuncture overall is a very powerful healing modality that addresses the symptoms of illness, as well as the root cause of the disease. Community acupuncture is a cost-effective way for people to receive the holistic care they need, and community acupuncture clinics have been established globally to support underserved or impoverished areas.


Community acupuncture can treat anything a one-on-one appointment can treat, with the added benefit of being in a group healing setting, surrounded by neighbors, friends, and a supportive environment. At Laughing Tao, we are excited to announce that soon we will be able to provide community acupuncture multiples times at our home-based clinic. Stay in touch by signing up for our newsletter!


Community acupuncture is given in a public setting. We ask you a few questions, and look at your tongue and take your pulse. Then we will insert 5 to 10 needles on your lower legs, feet, arms, hands, or neck and scalp. You will not remove your clothing for treatment, though we do ask you wear shorts, t-shirts, or loose fitting clothing. Treatments are 10 to 20 minutes long.


Community acupuncture will be held at Soulside Healing Arts at 1311 Southwest Adams Street in Peoria, Illinois from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the following dates.

Sunday, September 17

We will be at the Chillicothe Hope & Healing Holistic Health Event in the Pavilion at Three Sister's Park.

Saturday, December 2
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Glenn Salazar Werry, LAc

Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Glenn served as an infantryman for over 10 years, where he partnered with intelligence, became staff sergeant, and taught hand-to-hand combat to hundreds of soldiers. His service included four deployments spanning 37 months to both Iraq and Afghanistan, and he spent an additional 18 months supporting injured and wounded soldiers in their transition back to civilian life. Glenn practiced and taught martial arts for over 25 years, and is the co-founder of and a fifth degree blackbelt in Elemental Jujutsu. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition, a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine, and a Doctorate in Acupuncture. He specializes in supporting the healing of issues stemming from chronic pain and PTSD. 


Genevieve Salazar Werry, LAc

Acupuncturist, Herbalist, &

Reproductive Health Specialist

Genevieve  has worked for healthcare organizations for over 15 years. She specializes in women's health and reproductive health, including infertility, fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS, irregular menses and hormonal imbalances. She also supports the relief of many mental health conditions including PTSD, bipolar disorder, PMS, premenstrual dysphoria, depression, and anxiety. Genevieve holds a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. She also has a background in communications, marketing, and project coordination. Additional degrees include a Bachelors in English and a Masters in Writing and Publishing.

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