Consultation and One or Three 60-Minute Acupuncture Treatments at Central Acupuncture and Health (Up to 62% Off)

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Treat pain, allergies, stress, and other maladies with a natural, ancient technique

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $39 for an initial health consultation and one 60-minute acupuncture treatment ($100 value)
  • $75 for an initial health consult and three 60-minute acupuncture treatments ($200 value)

As practiced in ancient Chinese Medicine, acupuncture rebalances the body by stimulating the nervous system to improve circulation and other bodily functions. Acupuncture uses fine needles to target the body’s 12 meridians and redistribute the bodies vital resources. Patients look to these treatments for relief from pain, allergies, stress, anxiety, and to promote overall good health.

Acupuncture Needles: Hair-Thin Instruments of Healing

Although many fear hospital needles, those used in acupuncture are much less scary. Check out Groupon’s examination of acupuncture needles to ease any lingering aichmophobia.

Acupuncture generally doesn’t draw blood—a testament to the skill of professional acupuncturists but also to the special needles they use. Unlike the needles commonly feared by hospital-goers, acupuncture needles are thin enough to slip through the skin without breaking any blood vessels. Although most are roughly the thickness of a hair or a pixie’s wand, they come in several varieties for different treatment types: thinner needles provide less stimulation and are often used for children or the elderly; shorter needles treat the head and face; and longer needles (up to 5 inches long) target the thighs and other fleshy areas to reach points along the body’s theoretical energy pathways, known as meridians.

Filiform needles are the most common, comprising a stainless-steel wire sharpened at one end and wrapped at the other to form a handle. With a quick, skilled hand—or the aid of an insertion tube—practitioners insert the tip just beneath the skin’s surface, and although a small prickle may be felt, once the needles are in, the patient shouldn’t feel them at all. Today, most acupuncturists use disposable needles due to their safety and simplicity, but some may use reusable steel or even gold needles, sterilizing them between use in the same way doctors or guitarists do their instruments.

The practice of acupuncture stretches back more than 5,000 years, well before stainless steel was a household commodity. Archaeologists have dug up traces of the implements early healers used to get energy, or chi, flowing properly through the body: sharpened stones were a popular choice, as were delicate needles of bone.

Customer Reviews

Josh seems very interested in my well being, instead of just trying to book me for more work, for his benefit. Took the time to ask questions and make sure I was comfortable and informed before working on me. I will definitely go back. Felt great afterwards and would definitely recommend him to others!
Oren M. · September 4, 2015
Excellent expertise in field Highly recommend
Barbara C. · September 2, 2015
Super comfortable chairs available in private rooms with relaxing music.
Kim P. · August 27, 2015
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