Acupuncture is said to unblock the body’s energy pathways, similar to the way a busy sidewalk is easily cleared by poking pedestrians with a javelin. Remove troublesome obstacles with today's Groupon: for $19, you get an auricular-acupuncture session at Great Lakes Wellness Group in Lansing (a $40 value).
At Great Lakes Wellness Group, a holistic health center, certified acupuncturists clear the energy meridians of the body by strategically inserting hair-like needles into clients’ ear lobes. Like knitting clubs in nurses' fantasies, 30- to 40-minute sessions employ sterile, disposable needles to defuse stress and purify toxin-ridden systems. Stimulation of five areas on the ear that correspond to other areas throughout the body may minimize cravings, heighten energy levels, and trigger more potent immune systems.
Great Lakes Wellness Group
Jim Bertrau, the founder of Great Lakes Wellness Group, turned to alternative medicine as a result of his own personal experiences with healthcare. After conventional medical treatments failed to meet his needs, Bertrau discovered that eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, and raising his own spiritual awareness were the keys to better health. He now believes that the path to overall health begins with treating the whole person, rather than the symptoms.
To share what he has learned, Bertrau performs holistic treatments that address the underlying causes of disease and discomfort, all without the use of drugs or surgery. He empowers people to actively participate in their own future well-being by offering nutritional consultations and customized, four-phase programs designed to get to the root cause of illness. The programs include a pH analysis to check sugar and salt levels, a personalized food plan, and a live-cell analysis—a nutritional-microscopy technique used to find internal imbalances. Bertrau is also certified in auricular acupuncture by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), which he uses to diminish stress and pain by placing needles at five designated points along the outer ear.