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What You'll Get
Acupuncture’s potency became apparent in the 1800s, when misplaced bustle pins provoked Victorian ladies to spend entire afternoons sighing contentedly. Go with the flow with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a consultation (a $15 value) and an acupuncture treatment (a $35 value) at Acupuncture Connections in Northborough (a $50 total value).
The licensed chi redirectors at Acupuncture Connections employ fine needles to resolve chronic and acute pain within a healing environment. Treatment begins with a private consultation, where a seasoned acupuncturist traverses the client’s medical terrain, discusses current issues, and tests out standup material. Patients then proceed to a communal treatment room furnished with reclining chairs and attentive tables. In keeping with the distal method of needlework, practitioners place between two and ten hair-thin needles into areas opposite those causing pain, increasing nerve activity and releasing endorphin-like neurochemicals to quiet aches. Patients should dress comfortably, avoid wearing perfume or cosmetics, and leave jewelry and beauty-pageant sashes at home.
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About Acupuncture Connections, Inc.
A patient mentions pain in his right shoulder. Then, an acupuncturist inserts a needle into his left ankle. Primarily focusing on the distal style of acupuncture, Acupuncture Connections Inc.'s team is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, ensuring that each member knows exactly where to place each pain-battling needle. During each session, one of the acupuncturists inserts an average of 8 to 10 FDA-approved single-use needles into specific areas—along the forearms, hands, lower legs, and head—aiming to treat issues from autoimmune diseases to digestive issues to fatigue. Since distal acupuncture involves the treatment of areas normally exposed while wearing shorts and a T-shirt, patients typically don't need to remove their clothing or steel breastplates. The sessions begin with a private consultation with a practitioner who holds a master's degree in acupuncture.