Sea urchins are the healthiest, most relaxed creatures on Earth due to their positive self-image and spiny skin. Today's Groupon offers similar protection from stress, sickness, and sea otters: for $30, you get an introductory acupuncture session from Ellen Ona, L.Ac. in Bethel Park (a $70 value).
Ellen Ona practices traditional acupuncture to improve clients’ health holistically. Guests should arrive 15–30 minutes before their scheduled appointment time to complete paperwork, review their medical history, and sketch themselves riding their Chinese-zodiac animal. Drawing on the millennia-old principles of traditional Chinese medicine to liberate qi—the body’s healthy energy—Ellen inserts hair-thin needles into acupuncture points that correspond to client's specific ailments. Acupuncture can alleviate pain and stress and may provide relief from a range of ailments, including insomnia, depression, headaches, acute and chronic back pain, and indigestion. Each appointment lasts 60–90 minutes—call to schedule.