Acupuncture is said to unblock the body’s energy pathways, similar to the way a busy sidewalk is easily cleared by poking pedestrians with a javelin. Remove troublesome obstacles with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a consultation, acupuncture session, and massage at Advanced Acupuncture of Hollywood (a $145 value).
The skillful staff at Advanced Acupuncture combines Chinese tui na massage techniques with traditional acupuncture practice to alleviate maladies such as physical pain, depression, and stress. After a 15-minute consultation answers clients' questions about the treatment, licensed acupuncturist Chung Jen Tsai pokes tiny, sterile needles into the skin at precise points along the body's energy pathways, called meridians, during a half-hour acupuncture session. A mildly stimulating electric current enhances the treatment and recharges the body's battery-powered life-support systems. Finally, a 10-minute traditional Chinese massage de-kinks remaining muscle knots.