Acupuncture is said to unblock the body’s energy pathways, similar to the way a busy sidewalk is easily cleared by poking pedestrians with a javelin. Remove troublesome obstacles with today's Groupon to Acupuncture in NOLA. Choose between the following options:
- For $24, you get one acupuncture-therapy session (up to a $50 value).
- For $59, you get three acupuncture-therapy sessions (up to a $130 value).
Tonya Tigart draws upon her advanced training at Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China to supply healing and relief from more than 50 conditions during one-hour acupuncture sessions. After a 15-minute health consultation, clients can feel the body turn warm and receptive, like a baseball mitt baked to pliability, while cocooned in the warm embrace of a reclining chair with memory-foam padding and feet-warming heat lamps. Ms. Tigart inserts sterile, disposable needles into a select constellation from more than 360 points on the body, depending on individual needs. Patients fight back purrs before deciding when needles have overstayed their welcome at a maximum of 60 minutes. Community Acupuncture takes place in a quiet group setting, allowing friends to receive treatment together and establish a collective energy without having to bathe in a lightning storm. Prior to an appointment, check the website for a list of recommended pretreatment practices.
Acupuncture in NOLA
Acupuncture in NOLA's two nationally certified acupuncturists draw upon three-year degrees in Oriental Medicine and good group vibes in their tranquil public-treatment centers. Both avid students of holistic healing, owner Tonya Tigart supplemented her Master's of Science with advanced acupuncture training at Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China, and partner Kathleen Keane boasts extensive massage-therapy experience in addition to her Master's of Science. Their aim is to help patients heal themselves via several holistic therapies, particularly acupuncture, which the World Health Organization recognizes can be effective in treating more than 50 ailments, including chronic pain, anxiety, and the nagging fear that the refrigerator door is on fire.
Tigart and Keane carefully attend to physical and psychological comfort, letting their acupuncture patients decide when their needles should come out, or if they should be dispatched entirely for thumb-based acupressure. Treatment can be administered in private or in a public space, where patients enjoy the fellowship of friends and other health-seekers as they relax on memory-foam recliners, sip tea, and defrost frozen wristwatches under heat lamps.