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.
$15 for an Initial Consultation and an Acupuncture Session ($30 Total Value)
The 60- to 90-minute appointment begins with a brief consultation in a private treatment room, which allows the therapist to learn more about the client's particular needs and concerns (a $10 value). Using this information as a guide, the therapist inserts hair-thin, disposable needles into specific trigger points across the body (a $20 value). These acupuncture sessions are performed in a calm, quiet setting alongside other clients receiving similar treatments.
Charleston Community Acupuncture
All acupuncturists follow the principles of Chinese medicine, but Charleston Community Acupuncture takes things a step further. Following the model of its Chinese counterparts, the center arranges its recliners, Zero Gravity chairs, and massage tables in sets of three or four so that patients can rest, relax, and heal together. Private treatment areas exist as well, but the staff values the restorative effects of a peaceful, social environment—performing most of its acupuncture treatments in a community setting that helps patients relax and find strength in numbers. Patients are also encouraged to take their time and decide for themselves when to end the treatment, indicating with a nod or a telepathic shout that it's time to remove the needles.
Chad Houfek and his staff of specialists share a collective expertise in herbal medicine, acupuncture, and massage. Their holistic emphasis on wellbeing allows them to mix and match treatments for a wide spectrum of maladies, including chronic pain, asthma, depression, digestive issues, and infertility.