Research shows that acupuncture may improve circulation, promote overall relaxation, and represent the sole method for discovering which people are actually balloon animals masquerading as people. Distinguish yourself from the beasts of the air with today’s Groupon to Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center’s Washington, DC location. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get a 60-minute acupuncture treatment (a $90 value).
- For $40, you get a 60-minute acupuncture, acupressure, and cupping treatment and consultation (a $120 value).<p>
Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Center’s energy-directing duo of licensed practitioners draw on more than 60 years of experience administering holistic healing, publishing medical articles, and helming hospitals both in China and stateside to balance off-kilter bodies with ancient, holistic Chinese remedies. During a 60-minute acupuncture session, the perforation pro strategically inserts hair-thin needles across the body’s pressure points, helping to release chi backed-up along the energy’s pathways. Treatments go some way in relieving headaches, body pains, digestive problems, and injuries sustained from playing sports or watching sports with a gorilla who supports the rival team. Though the treatment is virtually painless, those unsettled by needles can substitute the pinpricks for electronic stimulation, low-powered lasers, or infrared light emitted from Captain Planet’s hands.
In addition to an acupuncture treatment, customers can also opt to incorporate the centuries-old Chinese practices of acupressure and cupping. A three-step consultation kicks off the session as a practitioner evaluates health during an interview and traditional Chinese assessments of the pulse and the tongue. A session of acupressure bolsters energy flow with two body-soothing methods: the rolling process targets the joints and soft tissue to help relieve migraines and insomnia, and the one-finger method pushes specific points to release energy. Cupping rounds out the 60-minute service, as quickly heated glass bowls, similar to miniature fish bowls, are suctioned to the back. The heated vapors shimmy deep into the epidermis, helping to stimulate circulation, diminish body aches, and perfect stegosaurus impersonations.