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C$23 for an Acupuncture Treatment with Deep-Heat Massage at Gloria Acupuncture Clinic (C$65 Value)

Coquitlam

96% of 73 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

An acupuncturist places needles to promote healthy energy flow; a heat-therapy massage promotes circulation and boosts the immune system

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Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. 24 hour cancellation required. Valid only at only Coquitlam location. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided.

The Deal

Acupuncture Meridians: Mapping the Body Electric

In choosing which points to stimulate, your acupuncturist will be guided by a network of meridians running through the body. Begin to navigate these pathways with Groupon’s exploration of acupuncture meridians.

Like currents in the air, acupuncture meridians—as postulated by traditional Chinese medicine—are invisible paths of action in the body. Acupuncture theory holds that a person’s life force, or chi, flows along specific channels from organ to organ. When chi becomes unbalanced or blocked, health and wellness problems arise, such as digestive trouble or a bicep that looks like a creepy face when you flex. It’s the acupuncturist’s job to unblock chi by inserting thin needles into carefully chosen points along these pathways.

Twelve primary meridians flow through the body, each categorized as yin or yang (roughly defined as the passive and active forces within nature). Each meridian corresponds to a specific organ, element, and set of emotions. For instance, the lung meridian flows through the arm and is associated with yin and metal; should its flow of energy be disturbed, feelings of grief and sadness may manifest. For each condition an acupuncturist seeks to assuage, a timetable dictates when each meridian is most active and therefore easiest to treat. With so many complexities to keep in mind, it’s easy to understand why acupuncturists must undertake thousands of hours of coursework to become licensed.

So far, doctors and scientists have had little luck mapping meridians to visible anatomical structures, but some studies have uncovered overlap between ancient and modern medicine. For example, meridians tend to fall along planes between muscles, or between a muscle and bone or tendon—areas usually rich with connective tissue. A 2010 study published in PLOS One made one further connection: bands of collagenous tissue, in particular, present less opposition to the flow of electricity than other areas of the body. These bands underlie some—though not all—primary meridians, suggesting that the energy known as chi may be related in some way to the energy that zips through our power lines and singing toothbrushes.


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96% of 73 customers recommend

  • “Very good therapist who takes time to know the patient and helps according to the diagnostic. Their suggestions improve my health and the quality of service is worth...”

    “Very good therapist who takes time to know the patient and helps according to the diagnostic. Their suggestions improve my health and the quality of service is worth the price.”

  • “A wonderful experience. my first time and the heat massage plus accupuncture made me feel great. Andrew was very patient and explained everything very well.”

  • “Very good benefits with the Far Infrared Treatment combined with Acupuncture.”

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    Coquitlam

    106 - 1120 Westwood St.

    Coquitlam, BC V3B 4S4

    +16046711007

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