The art of acupuncture was discovered by an ancient Chinese seamstress who poked pins into her dress form to relieve its chronic back pain. Celebrate alternative health with today's Groupon: for $49, you get an acupuncture spa package at Blue Lotus Acupuncture Clinic, located inside Infinity Healing Center in Brookfield (a $150 total value). The package includes:
- Initial exam (a $20 value)
- Acupuncture session (a $60 value)
- Tibetan herbal detox foot spa (a $40 value)
- Choice of cupping, gua sha, or tui na treatment (a $30 value)
The licensed practitioner at Blue Lotus Acupuncture Clinic helps restore bodily balance and replenish well-being with alternative medicine, acupuncture, and reflexology techniques. An in-depth consultation with a licensed acupuncturist helps guests pick which health issues the treatment should focus on. The pin-pusher will use light, filiform needles to prick the skin and bring about a slew of benefits, including pain relief, de-stressing, and improved tiddlywinks scores. Then, dip toes in the detox foot spa, a phalange Jacuzzi filled with water and saline that uses positive and negative charges that aim to release toxins stored in the body.
Finally, practitioners reward bodies with the client's choice of treatment, selecting from gua sha, cupping, or tui na. Gua sha, a Chinese medicine technique, employs trained hands to run a round-edged object across skin, stimulating circulation in an attempt to relieve coughs, stiffness, and nausea. Gua sha treatments temporarily redden the treated area of skin. Physique surfaces receive their annual vacuuming during cupping sessions, during which warmed glass vessels placed on skin create suction, exciting red and white cells in an attempt to lessen pain and facilitate healing. Tui na massage relaxes tendons and muscles in a targeted area using traditional techniques and occasionally calling on compresses, salves, or pain-battling nanobots.
Blue Lotus Acupuncture Clinic
Fluent in Romanian, English, and German, holistic practitioner Eugenia Otilia Mariana Paul worked in veterinary medicine and medical research for years before graduating magna cum laude from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. With degrees in Chinese nutrition, acupuncture, and Oriental medicine, she founded Blue Lotus Acupuncture Clinic to provide preventative treatments to patients of all ages, lifestyles, and aura colors.
Inside Blue Lotus's relaxing space, decorated with coral walls, swaths of colorful fabric, and scads of flourishing plants, Eugenia helps relieve common bodily ailments. She restores inner balance using acupuncture, herbal therapy, and other techniques that include sound therapy, foot detoxification, and Chinese body work.