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Three or Six Acupuncture Treatments at Eight Branches (Up to 58% Off)

Eight Branches

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In a Nutshell

Skilled acupuncturist inserts thin, sterilized needles into the body's energy meridians to stimulate immunity and promote wellness

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Expires 180 days after purchase. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Acupuncture is a better way to treat chronic insomnia than counting sheep or alphabetizing your fears. Sleep soundly with this Groupon.

Acupuncture is a better way to treat chronic insomnia than counting sheep or alphabetizing your fears. Sleep soundly with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • C$29 for three acupuncture treatments (C$66 value)
  • C$55 for six acupuncture treatments(C$132 value)

Eight Branches is a teaching clinic and students will be providing treatments with instructor supervision.

The Science of Acupuncture: Pinning Down the Source of Relief

Acupuncture can be used to help treat symptoms such as back pain, migraines, and insomnia. Check out Groupon’s exploration of how tiny needles put the body back in harmony.

Hair-thin needles are inserted in a line along the right arm, and in the depths of the large intestine energy is freed and digestion becomes easier. That’s the theory, anyway. Acupuncture has a 2,000-year lineage, but science is still grappling to understand how its effects are produced. Traditional Chinese acupuncture theory maps invisible channels for energy—known as chi—on the skin. Practitioners believe that these meridians link the body’s vital organs and that stimulating points along these meridians gets blocked chi flowing and restores balance to the entire system.

How does this ancient wisdom link up with modern knowledge of human anatomy? It’s hard to tell, but advanced imaging techniques offer tantalizing hints of how relief might be produced. Doppler ultrasounds have shown that blood flow increases where the needles are inserted. Thermal imaging has revealed that inflammation subsides during treatments, and neuroimaging studies suggest that acupuncture mutes the brain’s pain receptors and releases endorphins. Other doctors have noted that many of the hundreds of acupuncture points across the body correspond with nerve bundles and muscle trigger points, or that they follow major arteries. Whether by simple trial and error or by working from a grand theory of the natural world, ancient Chinese healers may have foreshadowed some of Western medicine’s insights millennia ago.

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    Eight Branches

    358 Dupont Street

    Toronto, ON M5R 1V9

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