Acupuncture Treatment Packages at Tucson Natural Medicine Center (Up to 65% Off). Four Options Available.

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  • $39 for one 60-minute session of electro acupuncture ($95 value)
  • $25 for one 60-minute session of acupuncture with additional therapy ($65 value)
  • $69 for three 60-minute sessions of acupuncture with additional therapy ($195 value)
  • $135 for six 60-minute sessions of acupuncture with additional therapy ($390 value)

Acupuncture Needles: Hair-Thin Instruments of Healing

Although many fear hospital needles, those used in acupuncture are much less scary. Check out Groupon’s examination of acupuncture needles to ease any lingering aichmophobia.

Acupuncture generally doesn’t draw blood—a testament to the skill of professional acupuncturists but also to the special needles they use. Unlike the needles commonly feared by hospital-goers, acupuncture needles are thin enough to slip through the skin without breaking any blood vessels. Although most are roughly the thickness of a hair or a pixie’s wand, they come in several varieties for different treatment types: thinner needles provide less stimulation and are often used for children or the elderly; shorter needles treat the head and face; and longer needles (up to 5 inches long) target the thighs and other fleshy areas to reach points along the body’s theoretical energy pathways, known as meridians.

Filiform needles are the most common, comprising a stainless-steel wire sharpened at one end and wrapped at the other to form a handle. With a quick, skilled hand—or the aid of an insertion tube—practitioners insert the tip just beneath the skin’s surface, and although a small prickle may be felt, once the needles are in, the patient shouldn’t feel them at all. Today, most acupuncturists use disposable needles due to their safety and simplicity, but some may use reusable steel or even gold needles, sterilizing them between use in the same way doctors or guitarists do their instruments.

The practice of acupuncture stretches back more than 5,000 years, well before stainless steel was a household commodity. Archaeologists have dug up traces of the implements early healers used to get energy, or chi, flowing properly through the body: sharpened stones were a popular choice, as were delicate needles of bone.

In a Nutshell

Clients can augment acupuncture sessions with additional therapies such as cupping, moxibustion, chinese herbal medicine, or dietary therapy

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Not valid for clients active within the past 3 month(s). Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Additional therapies for 60 minute session include cupping, moxibustion, chinese herbal medicine, dietary therapy. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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