- Acupuncture Therapeutics1224 East Green St. #100
Pasadena, California 91106
Mon 8.30am-3pm Tue 8.30am-7pm Thu 8.30am-7pm Fri 8.30am-2pm Sat 9am-2pmsubject to change
I have been impressed with Katarina’s professional approach. She thoroughly explained the procedure and the expected time frame for relief from my pain.
Professional approch. was last modified: July 12th, 2019 by katarina
Dr. Ryan is amazing! My doctor recommended I try acupuncture after I suffered a compression fracture in my back. I called a couple of places, but only Dr. Ryan took the time to walk me through how it works and really explain it to me. I was nervous at first.... Read more »
Katarina really knows her stuff! I’ve only been in for a few acupuncture treatments and I am having increased mobility in limbs! I have to admit, that I was not sure about the results of acupuncture therapy because this was my first time trying it. But it has helped me... Read more »
So far, Katarina Ryan, Lac is doing wonders to my problem areas. I am so happy that I found her. She is warm and a good listener. She accommodates one’s request to be comfortable during the procedure. This is very important for me, as well. Due to my post operative... Read more »
Thorough and very good bedside manners. Will recommend. And parking is awesome. Lots of it and free.
Very good bedside manners! was last modified: January 26th, 2019 by katarina
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Traditional Chinese Medicine
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