Hailing from sunny San Diego, Ariel received her BA from University of California, Santa Cruz in Community Studies with a focus on Resistance and Social Movements, and a Master of Science from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in Manhattan. At Tri-State she studied under renowned teachers such as Kiiko Matsumoto, Emilie Connor and Mark Seem. The three styles of acupuncture taught at TSCA (KM, TCM and APM) have given Ariel a flexibility of treatment possibility. She also completed an internship at the Integrative Therapies Program in Pediatric Oncology at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, under the supervision of Diane Rooney, LMT LAc. 


Ariel completed postgraduate specialization in Orthopedics and Rehabilitation with Andrew Nugent-Head. She continues studying with him when he is in New York. After graduation, Ariel worked at WorkSong Chinese Medicine in Greenpoint, where a high patient volume gave her her sea legs. Finding and working in a community acupuncture practice brought Ariel full circle in terms of incorporating the theories of social movement and justice into her own practice. She attended the CANference in NH and lost her heart to the movement. To read more about the theories and culture of community acupuncture click here. She is back at WorkSong currently on Wednesday mornings.


Our lovely treatment studio is in Bushwick, just a block and a half from the L train, Jefferson stop. Treatments are an affordable $65/session. To set up an appointment:

Once you have booked, you will receive a followup email including our address.

Ariel Deva de León, Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc)