Sea urchins are the healthiest, most relaxed creatures on Earth due to their positive self-image and spiny skin. Today's Groupon offers similar protection from stress, sickness, and sea otters: for $39, you get an initial examination (a $55 value) and one traditional Chinese acupuncture treatment (a $65 value) at Acupuncture Center in Overland Park, a $120 value. This Groupon also gets you 20% off one future acupuncture appointment at Acupuncture Center.
For many, excluding Humpty Dumpty and his closest relatives, traditional Chinese medicine has been known to remedy a variety of ailments including insomnia, depression, alcohol addiction, respiratory disorders, and ulcers. The Chinese mapped a network of channels through which energy, or qi, flows through the body. Tentatively known as The Inter Net before that name was discarded as silly, these channels revealed that uneven flow of energy can cause disease and pain.
During your session at Acupuncture Center, Dr. David Yoo and his fellow doctors will evaluate your medical history, as well as sleeping habits, temperature preference, favorite Harry Potter character, and diet. After making a diagnosis, they will administer an acupuncture treatment tailored to your needs. Visits last roughly 45–60 minutes, with a 5–10 minute examination followed by a half-hour treatment.
The number of treatments needed for a full recovery varies with each patient, averaging from three to six. Today's Groupon to Acupuncture Center gets you started. Besides buying one for yourself, you can also purchase multiples as gifts and finally get your stunt double’s back pain treated as recompense for all those times he made you look cool at the supermarket.
Check out enthusiastic testimonials on YouTube to see what past patients say about Dr. Yoo and the Acupuncture Center. One viewer even posts this comment:
- As a patient for several years, I can honestly say that this doctor is one of the most genuine, professional and effective as he appears in this video. Give it a try...you will be pleasantly suprised [sic]! – Kberlyyyyy
Inspired by the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine, Acupuncture Center’s Kim Yoo strives to create balance and harmony in the body through non-Western medical techniques. The hair-thin acupuncture needles unblock energy flow along the body's 71 meridians, and cupping sessions draw stagnant qi out from its nap on the soul’s couch. Dr. Yoo also employs moxibustion, a 3,000-year old practice of applying a stick of burning mugwort over an acupuncture point to stimulate and strengthen the blood and life energy. Acupuncture Center works in conjunction with primary-care physicians, often receiving referrals from MDs and augmenting traditional treatments of maladies such as lower back pain, arthritis, migraines, and sleep disorders.