Choose from Three Options
- $29 for a 50-minute Healing Touch energy work session ($65 value)
- $16 for a 30-minute Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) session ($30 value)
- $42 for a 50-minute Healing Touch and 30-minute Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) session ($95 value)
Calming, hands-on Healing Touch sessions employ energy healing to address conditions such as pain, stress, and chronic conditions. Emotional Freedom Technique sessions incorporate gentle tapping along meridian lines in an effort to unblock emotional channels.
Meridians: Mapping the Body Electric
In choosing which points to stimulate, your practitioner will be guided by a network of meridians running through the body. Begin to navigate these pathways with Groupon’s exploration of meridians.
Like currents in the air, meridians—as postulated by traditional Chinese medicine—are invisible paths of action in the body. Acupuncture theory holds that a person’s life force, or chi, flows along specific channels from organ to organ. When chi becomes unbalanced or blocked, health and wellness problems arise, such as digestive trouble or a bicep that looks like a creepy face when you flex.
Twelve primary meridians flow through the body, each categorized as yin or yang (roughly defined as the passive and active forces within nature). Each meridian corresponds to a specific organ, element, and set of emotions. For instance, the lung meridian flows through the arm and is associated with yin and metal; should its flow of energy be disturbed, feelings of grief and sadness may manifest.
So far, doctors and scientists have had little luck mapping meridians to visible anatomical structures, but some studies have uncovered overlap between ancient and modern medicine. For example, meridians tend to fall along planes between muscles, or between a muscle and bone or tendon—areas usually rich with connective tissue. A 2010 study published in PLOS One made one further connection: bands of collagenous tissue, in particular, present less opposition to the flow of electricity than other areas of the body. These bands underlie some—though not all—primary meridians, suggesting that the energy known as chi may be related in some way to the energy that zips through our power lines and singing toothbrushes.