One or Two 75-Minute Acupuncture Sessions at Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (Up to 64% Off)

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Treat pain, allergies, stress, and other maladies with a natural, ancient technique

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Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required, Subject to availability. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver. 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.

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  • $15 for one 75-minute acupuncture session (a $35 value)
  • $25 for two 75-minute acupuncture sessions (a $70 value)

As practiced in ancient Chinese Medicine, acupuncture rebalances the flow of energy through the body. Whether being practiced in its traditional or western forms, acupuncture uses fine needles to target the body’s 12 meridians and redistribute energy. Patients look to these treatments for relief from pain and allergies, to stimulate weight loss, treat depression and headaches, or even to cope with stress and its related symptoms.

Acupuncturists often works to remedy chronic pain. To learn where this common complaint comes from—and a few complementary strategies for tackling—read on:

Chronic Pain: Perpetual Discomfort

When your finger touches a hot stove, it’s the pain that causes your brain to pull your hand away from the burner and halt tissue damage. When you’re sick, pain will let you know that you need medicine. But unlike the beneficial warning system of acute pain, chronic pain doesn’t pipe down once its message is received. Instead, it continues on, interfering with a person’s mood and ability to function. There may have been an initial trigger for the pain, such as an infection or the week you decided to try sleeping upright, and there may even be an ongoing cause—arthritis, ear infection, stress—but it also can occur seemingly out of the blue. It most commonly takes the form of headaches, lower-back pain, and joint discomfort, but can affect any part of the body. The 2011 report Relieving Pain in America noted that roughly 100 million adults suffered from chronic pain in the U.S. alone.

The quest to be rid of chronic pain can lead those who have it down a winding path of potential remedies. Opiates and acetaminophen (found in Tylenol) are common pharmacological go-tos, but there are other options. Relaxation helps prevent tension and redirect attention away from the pain, so many people try acupuncture, exercise, and massage. It’s also important to understand what may trigger your pain, if anything, and so the American Chronic Pain Association recommends keeping a log of daily activities to try to pinpoint aggravators—perhaps stress or weather conditions such as humidity or really sharp snowflakes.


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    Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine

    444 NE Ravenna Blvd

    Ste 208

    Seattle, Washington 98115

    206-517-4541

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