Acupuncture redirects the flow of energy, just like hooking up a car battery to a pumpkin. Get recharged with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $35 for a wellness evaluation and one esoteric-acupuncture session (a $150 value)
- $65 for a wellness evaluation and two esoteric-acupuncture sessions (a $240 value)
- $35 for one 60-minute acupressure session (an $80 value)
- $95 for three 60-minute acupressure sessions (a $240 value)
During the comprehensive evaluation, a licensed acupuncturist discusses the client's health history and symptoms. Esoteric-acupuncture sessions target not only physical imbalances via traditional Chinese acupuncture, but they also incorporate philosophies that address the mind and spirit, such as the chakra system and color therapy. The first visit lasts 60–90 minutes; the second visit lasts about 60 minutes, or the time it takes to knit a Barbie sweater using tiny acupuncture needles.
Alternatively, 60-minute acupressure treatments target the same energy pathways in the body, but the practitioner uses her hands and fingers. The massage-like sessions aim to restore balance, reduce pain, and combat stress.
Biorient Integrative Clinic
Biorient Integrative Clinic owner Dr. Katalin Csoka combines the best of Eastern- and Western-medical perspectives. After studying conventional Western medicine in her native Hungary, establishing a family practice, and working as a licensed pulmonologist, Dr. Csoka packed up her belongings and rode a dala horse to Scandinavia. She earned a PhD in clinical pharmacology in Sweden, and her extensive cancer research has appeared in numerous articles that have been published in professional journals. Dr. Csoka is also a licensed acupuncturist, and has undergone advanced training in traditional Chinese medicine in California.
Dr. Csoka believes that illness and disease stem from distortions in the body's energy network or organ function. As such, she uses natural methods that incorporate physical and mind-body healing. Within her private, welcoming office—which is affiliated with Mission Hospital—Dr. Csoka performs auricular and esoteric acupuncture, as well as cupping and Japanese shiatsu acupressure treatments. She interprets the results of micronutrient and food-sensitivity testing, and recommends herbal formulas to supplement nutritional intake or enhance the ability to find four-leaf clovers. Practicing what she preaches, Dr. Csoka herself has not taken any pharmaceuticals in more than eight years.