After graduating from Southwest Acupuncture College, board-certified acupuncturist Thomas E. Turpen, MS, R. Ac., continued his training through a World Health Organization program in Beijing. Those experiences inform his approach at Arlington Acupuncture Clinic, where he unburdens patients of pain and treats musculoskeletal disorders with acupuncture and oriental-medicine-based procedures. Along with traditional acupuncture techniques, Turpen practices styles such as Japanese, Chinese, and Korean acupuncture.
He also relieves guests of ailments through more holistic means, such as reiki, medical qi gong, and medical hypnosis, which can help patrons overcome allergies more effectively than swallowing a grain of pollen and making it a part of you. Joel Jones, a licensed therapist, further assists clients by soothing their muscles during massages.
For more than a decade, the acupuncturists and health professionals at Acupuncture & NAET Clinic have used traditional Eastern medicine to help clients on their path to wellness. Their techniques and treatments aid patients as they work to quit smoking, lose weight, lessen pain, and eliminate allergies. Using techniques and treatments such as cupping, qi gong, and acupuncture, the staff redirects energy throughout the body without relying on cumbersome traffic cones.
Having studied Shiatsu with Kadoya Sensei in Tokyo, Buddhist techniques of Soku Shin Do and Ra Kuken Ho in Columbus, and abdominal Arvigo techniques in Belize since becoming a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in 1995, Barbara Jones has acquired effective massage techniques from all over the world, which she has used to win several underground mixed-massage-arts tournaments. Though she won't bring all of these globe-trotting styles into play during the massage in today's Groupon, you can still expect a wide variety. Because the source of each client's stress is as subtly different as his or her interpretation of the final episode of The Prisoner, Jones typically mixes and matches several massage styles, including deep tissue, Swedish relaxation, trigger point, acupressure, and more.
Urban Acupuncture Center grew out of the shared vision of three friends. Licensed acupuncturists Steve Drugan, Sue Bowlus, and Linda Chun were passionate about the ancient Chinese technique's potential to heal?especially after finding personal relief from conditions such as migraines and sciatica?and wanted to make it accessible to more people. After learning that clinics across the country were offering services on a sliding scale, the trio took a trip to Detroit to visit three community acupuncture centers. They saw people from all walks of life receiving acupuncture treatments together, and, recognizing the need for a similar establishment in Ohio, decided to found their own community-minded clinic.
Today, within the center's open, communal setting, patients relax in cushy leather recliners among Asian-inspired room dividers and multimedia works crafted by local artists while thin, sterile needles alleviate the stresses and imbalances that leave bodies low. Patients await treatment on the reception area?s pew-like bench beside a trickling fountain, where they can focus on centering their energies or finding the moisture needed to affix a temporary tattoo.