More and more, Americans are favoring Chinese alternatives, as evidenced by kids who eat hot dogs with chopsticks and teens who use hot-dog chopsticks to eat practically anything. Revel in the wisdom of the Far East with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a one-hour stress-relief acupuncture treatment with relaxing essential oils and a reflexology foot massage at Balanced Restored Center for Integrative Medicine in Mill Valley.
Today's renewing treatment is infused with the healing wisdom of Anne Cabrinha, a longtime practitioner and advocate of Chinese medicine. She relieves stressed and strained bodies and minds using traditional techniques dating back thousands of human years. New patients will first undergo an in-depth analysis designed to identify the underlying source of various ailments. Cabrinha then pokes through pain forts with sterile, single-use needles approximately three hairs in width. As the needles perform their prickly duty, hot essential oils are introduced across the dermis, further blurring the line between sensorial certainty and suborbital serenity. The treatment concludes with a reflexology foot massage to promote podiatric placidity.
Acupuncture is known to produce sensations ranging from warm and tingly to warmish and not tingly. And while results may vary, many acupuncturees become so relaxed that they drift off during the treatment, often awakening to feelings of general well being. Likewise, practitioners frequently claim treatments can alleviate chronic back and neck pain, boost the immune system, and ease performance revue performance anxiety.
Ten Yelpers give Anne Cabrinha a perfect five-star average:
- If you are unsure about acupuncture but think it may help, Anne will make it a literally painless process. She listens to what your ailments are, cares about making you better and thinks outside the box. – Bianca S., 6/17/10
- She is an excellent listener and very skilled at what she does. Everything you want in a health care professional. – shannon m., 3/23/10
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