During their training, acupuncturists acquire knowledge of the body's meridians by reading textbooks and hone their pinpoint precision by picking the locks on dollhouses. Watch them in action with this Groupon.
- $39 for a consultation and two acupuncture treatments (a $203.40 value)
As practiced in ancient Chinese medicine, acupuncture rebalances the flow of energy through the body by using fine needles to target the body’s 12 meridians. These treatments can assuage a range of physical ailments and bring relief from pain and allergies, stimulate weight loss, or even help patients cope with stress and its related symptoms.
Acupuncturist Ryan Tze-Wai Longenecker knows his trade inside and out thanks to a four-year Chinese Medicine Practitioner program at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition to learning traditional acupuncture and herbal treatments, Longenecker, who speaks English and Cantonese, also learned less common treatments such as Balance Method acupuncture and pulse diagnosis. At Avenue Acupuncture, Ryan puts his entire healing repertoire into play to help patients recover from back pain, depression, and other ailments that can't be cured by simply turning a frown upside down.