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Free Community Acupuncture



As part of our nonprofit activities, we offer free acupuncture. 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. 


Community acupuncture is given in a public setting. You will need to fill out informed consent paperwork. 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 20 minutes long.


We will be at the following venues providing free treatments in 2024.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 23

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Soulside Healing Arts

Sunday, July 21

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Soulside Healing Arts

Sunday, August 18

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Soulside Healing Arts

Previous Events (2024)

Sunday, January 28

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Soulside Healing Arts

Sunday, February 11

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Soulside Healing Arts

Sunday, March 3

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Miraspa Therapeutic

Sunday, March 17

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Soulside Healing Arts

Saturday, April 27

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2024 Alzheimer's Walk
2200 E. Washington St.
East Peoria, IL 61611

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Glenn Salazar Werry, LAc

Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Jujutsu & Qi Gong Instructor

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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