Acupuncturists use needles to elicit specific bodily responses, from the eye relief that comes with probing the cheeks to the stomach relief that comes from probing piñatas for treasures. Spearhead the right spots with today's Groupon: for $32, you get a treatment package at Carella Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Gladstone (a $165 value). The packages includes:
- An initial exam (a $65 value).
- Acupuncture or laser spinal therapy (a $65 value).
- A hydromassage (a $35 value).
Harvard-educated, board-qualified chiropractic orthopedist Dr. Frank Carella employs alternative, noninvasive treatments to target isolated aches and systemic pains throughout the body. Patients begin their visit with an introductory exam, which takes stock of health specifics including lifestyle and particular bodily pains. During Chinese acupuncture sessions, thin needles are inserted into the skin in order to unblock clogged energy channels, activating the body's ability to heal itself and assuaging symptoms related to arthritis, migraines, respiratory disorders, and localized muscle pain. Integrating elements of modern technology with ancient Chinese medicine, laser spinal therapy stimulates acupuncture points with beams of LED light, penetrating tissue to increase cell metabolism, improve circulation, and reduce swelling. Dr. Carella developed the illuminating experience to address chronic neck and back pain and help silence shrill sciatica.
Similar in appearance to a waterbed, the hydromassage apparatus treats clients to soothing sprays of warm water while their bodies stay dry. Dr. Carella walks first-time patients through the treatment, which involves lying on one’s back to receive 15 minutes of powerful, jet sprays. The treatment can help relieve cramps, muscle aches, and pains while providing a blissful, jacuzzi-like experience, sans nosy next-door neighbors.
Though Carella Chiropractic and Acupuncture sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Carella Chiropractic and Acupuncture
He can’t say that he invented the laser light, but Doctor of Chiropractic Frank Carella does take credit for the development of laser spine care. During each laser-therapy treatment, he stimulates acupuncture points across the body with a laser light and manipulates the spinal nerve root with an LED light. The therapeutic glow from these devices helps soothe chronic pains, such as sciatica, spinal stenosis, nerve-root irritation, backaches, neck aches, and post-handshake shudders. Though not all of Dr. Carella’s treatment techniques—which include acupuncture, chiropractic care, and hypnosis—are his own inventions, he performs each with the same level of care that has earned him the nickname “The Gentle Chiropractor.”
Dr. Carella has mastered his technique throughout more than 40 years in business, a lengthy and accomplished career that even Dr. Carella himself didn't predict. He was diagnosed with a structural lumbar dysfunction, which led him to research its treatment methods. That's when he discovered the field of chiropractic care. He wrote a textbook on hypnosis in 1975 and contributed to a book that offered treatment methods for those suffering from back pain. He also belongs to several medically based associations and academies, and his skills have brought him such high-profile clients as football Hall of Famer Bobby Bell, Grammy Award–winner Roberta Flack, and professional wrestler Harley Race.