Acupuncture helps people balance their energy, just like cloning machines help people balance their teeter totters. Level out body and mind with today's Groupon: for $35, you get one acupuncture treatment and consultation at Confluence Healing Community Acupuncture and Herbs (up to a $75 value).
Confluence Healing's licensed acupuncturist takes aim at chronic conditions and brings balance to wobbly minds with both private and supportive community treatments. During an approximately 90-minute initial session, the pin guru divines health issues through old-fashioned discussion and the ancient art of filling out medical forms to customize treatments for each client's mental and physical condition. Skilled fingers guide 10–20 hygienic needles into arms, legs, and other key skin outposts to target the root of each malady, including fatigue and depression, while body owners relax on a comfy massage table.
Practitioners may also use other modalities of Oriental medicine including moxibustion, a practice that ignites a special herb over acupuncture points. Multiple treatments are typically recommended, and clients' posttreatment results and ability to find freelance work as a pincushion will vary.
Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine—or at least that's the attitude at Confluence Healing. To that end, the clinic offers community-minded acupuncture treatments on a sliding payment scale. Aside from its acupuncture treatments, Confluence Healing also treats health concerns with Chinese herbal remedies.