Jump to: Reno Raines: Renegade Acupuncturist
According to the foremost doctrine in ancient Chinese medicinal texts: “Those who say diseases are incurable have not mastered the art of acupuncture and do not deserve to eat from my potato tree.” Today’s Groupon puts this historical healing treatment in the nimble, all-knowing hands of the professionals at Haas Acupuncture. For $39, you get an initial consultation followed by a one-hour session of holistic acupuncture relief, a $120 value.
Acupuncture, like a manicure and exorcism, is a procedure typically not covered by insurance. Let master of ceremonies Evan Haas or his wife, acupuncturist Akaraporn Sakhakorn, stick it to the man and your body’s imbalances during your one-hour session. A master of oriental medicine and licensed acupuncturist, Evan has dedicated years of his life to perfecting his craft with intense focus on the Balance Method. This approach treats the widest net of ailments with pinpoint precision; it works by tracing a roadmap of distal points across the body, creating almost immediate relief and equilibrium to an unsound system. Those too afraid of acupuncture can opt for Japanese Meridian Therapy, with its smaller needles and shallower insertions.
A variety of health conditions can find relief through acupuncture. It’s a nearly painless experience that helps alleviate anything from stress to heart conditions. Your initial assessment will help determine the best course of action for your specific problems. It’s a great alternative method for a quick body tune up for people from all walks of life, including professional rock and roll players and Ted Danson.
Reno Raines: Renegade Acupuncturist
The stunning popularity of acupuncture in modern America can be traced to a seminal cultural phenomenon: the hit 90s TV series Renegade. The first of many shows to bring the Eastern art of healing with needles into the mainstream, the series’ haunting intro continues to inspire idealistic young acupuncturists:
- Reno Raines. He was an acupuncturist, and good at his job. Independently wealthy, Raines accepted only kindness and handwritten letters of thanks in exchange for his services. Riding alone on his motorcycle, Diana, Raines stopped in his rambles just long enough to thwart local corruption, do some acupuncture, and capture the heart of any woman foolish enough to fall for him. But he committed the ultimate sin, and testified against other acupuncturists gone bad—acupuncturists who tried to kill him, but instead murdered the woman he loved. Framed for murder, he now prowls the badlands, an outlaw performing acupuncture, a rogue acupuncturist, a Renegade.
A movie featuring Reno Raines, rogue acupuncturist, is set to be released soon, tentatively titled The Acupuncturist Who Travels Around and Gets into Adventures.
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