It doesn’t take much to disrupt the body’s internal energy: keeping an irregular sleep schedule, repressing anger, or squeezing an ice cube in your hand and slowly lowering your fist into a sink of hot water. Restore the balance with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $30 for an initial consultation and a one-hour acupuncture treatment (a $90 value)
- $40 for an initial consultation with a one-hour acupuncture treatment (a $90 value) and cupping (a $25 value; a $115 total value)
- $45 for an initial consultation and two one-hour acupuncture treatments (a $150 value)
- $65 for an initial consultation with two one-hour acupuncture treatments (a $150 value), each with cupping (a $50 value; a $200 total value)
After an initial consultation to explore the patient’s medical history and health issues, the acupuncturist disinfects treatment areas before inserting very fine needles just below the skin’s surface. Treatments are designed to stimulate the circulatory and nervous system and help release blocked energy pathways. During cupping therapy, the practitioner places sterile glass jars on specific sites on the back, helping direct blood flow to injured or weak areas. Cupping typically lasts 10–15 minutes and can help promote the healing process and relieve muscle tension.
Licensed acupuncturist Angela Buckridge helps relieve pain and various bodily maladies by precisely placing sterilized needles on vital areas of the body. Buckridge identifies the source of disruption of each patient's particular bodily energy, or qi, during full examinations, which include a diagnosis of the pulse and tongue and a reading of one's middle-school diaries. The restored qi brought on by acupuncture needles helps alleviate the symptoms of illnesses and ailments such as headaches, insomnia, abdominal pain, and allergies. In addition to acupuncture, Buckridge also performs cupping treatments, in which she expertly affixes cups to patients' backs in order to accelerate healing within the body.