Traditional Oriental medicine aims to harmonize the mind, body, and spirit by balancing energy flows and distributing pitch pipes to the backbone’s barbershop quartets. Get your chi in tune with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a personalized-acupuncture-and-massage package at Grand Ledge Acupuncture (a $100 total value). The package includes the following:
- A 90-minute initial consultation and acupuncture treatment (an $85 value).
- A 15-minute targeted mini massage (a $15 value).
Grand Ledge Acupuncture’s licensed chi-finagler, Barbara Brouwer, wields extensive training in Oriental medicine and a set of thin, sterile needles to treat patients for a slew of maladies, including stress, joint stiffness, and chronic pain. In an initial consultation, she asks clients questions about their health history to suss out the root cause of their complaint, whether it be blocked energy pathways or a charley horse taking out timeshares in their left bicep. After constructing a personalized course of action, the experienced needle negotiator pricks extremely thin needles just under the client’s skin at predetermined points in an attempt to stimulate energy flow and unearth repressed memories of their past lives as porcupines. As spiny patients relax and recline, Brouwer targets a needle-free trouble area for a 15-minute massage that complements the effects of the acupuncture treatment.