Western medicine has long remained unable to explain why pincushions never get sick, but the growing popularity of acupuncture has made the answer self-evident. Today's Groupon pokes ill feelings right in the skin with a 45-minute acupuncture session ($65) and a five-minute reflexology foot massage ($20) from The Qi Spot Acupuncture Clinic for $29, an $85 total value. You can use your Groupon at any of three locations in downtown Portland, northwest Portland, and Lake Oswego.
The Qi Spot Acupuncture's knowledgeable therapists use gentle needling to unite an individual's yin and yang in pleasant two-part harmonies that keep the body healthily in balance. The technique draws on the ancient concept of qi, the life force that flows through the body, and remains a vital part of healthcare in Japan, China, Vietnam, Korea, and other countries. It works by applying small, virtually painless needles to areas of the body where qi likes to hang out, stimulating proper energy flow and relieving the impediments to good health. In 2003, the World Health Organization issued a review of clinical trials that suggested acupuncture may be an effective treatment for a range of conditions including headaches, nausea, sprains, and allergies. Even if you already feel as fit as a sea urchin, the process can de-stress, invigorate, and boost your overall health.
Included with a full acupuncture session is a health and herbal consultation that delves into your health history and lifestyle to observe what habits may be contributing to inner unrest. The Qi Spot's friendly experts will guide patients through a variety of simple herbal remedies that can provide peace for body and spirit from the comforts of home. Today's Groupon also gets you a concluding five-minute, reflexology foot massage to deliver sweet reprieve to weary toe holsters.
- [Founder Wade McCulloch] is extremely knowledgeable about Chinese Medicine. – natetherocketman, Citysearch
- It took all the pain and discomfort i [sic] felt in my shoulder away. – albacromby2003, Citysearch
- The treatment I had was excellent. I left with that euphoric feeling you should always get when you get acupuncture. – tiffanyamber98, Citysearch
The Qi Spot Acupuncture Clinic
The staff members at The Qi Spot share a philosophy centered around creating a gentle environment to help patients to forget everyday stressors and focus on bringing their bodies into balance. The practitioners specialize in traditional Chinese medicine therapies, including acupuncture, herbal remedies, and naturopathic counseling, to relieve pain and aid in healing after auto accidents. Cupping, cosmetic acupuncture, and moxa also help to inspire a healthy flow of chi. Improving energy circulation, like rotating the skeleton's tires, helps to prevent pain and illness by encouraging the body to function smoothly.
The Oregonian has written about the holistic hub, and co-owner Wade McCulloch performed facial acupuncture on television in front of a live studio audience for AM Northwest. The practice also shows a commitment to helping others by providing community acupuncture to clients without health insurance and by contributing to the Harambee Center, a Portland-based organization that supports Kenyan communities.