Accidentally discovered during the boozy revelry of a Chinese pin factory’s New Year’s party, acupuncture has since developed into both a potent alternative medicine and popular celebrity Jeopardy! category. Stay pain-free in a pain-free way with today’s Groupon to Jax Acupuncture in Jacksonville Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one 60-minute acupuncture session (an $80 value).
- For $39, you get two 60-minute acupuncture sessions (a $160 value).<p>
Jax Acupuncture’s nationally board-certified needle wielder, Dave Schantz, who specializes in treating chronic illnesses, employs traditional Eastern medicine to alleviate a wide assortment of ailments. The experienced acupuncturist begins each one-hour session with a brief consultation to discuss desired goals and past medical history, before conducting a pulse diagnosis to customize each patient’s acupuncture treatment plan. The Chinese mapped a network of channels through which energy, or chi, flows through the body. Tentatively known as The Inter Net, before that name was discarded as silly, these channels—now known as meridians—revealed that an uneven flow of energy can cause disease and pain. Through the use of very fine needles, a skilled acupuncturist can manipulate the flow of chi through the body’s meridians, helping alleviate the symptoms of a broad range of ailments—including rheumatoid arthritis, depression, and fibromyalgia—as suggested by the World Health Organization after a review of clinical trials in 2003. After 20–30 minutes of relaxation and magnet avoidance, the acupuncturist carefully removes the needles and patients receive follow-up instructions and care.
At Jax Acupuncture, the hands of a skilled acupuncturist, massage therapist, and hypnotherapist combine, using the principles of Chinese medicine to help allay chronic pain disorders and boost bodies to tiptop shape. Complementing a roster of deep-tissue, neuromuscular, and shiatsu massage with herbal therapy, cupping, energy healing, and moxibustion, the holistic professionals can target ailments beyond pain, too, including chronic fatigue, infertility, and autoimmune disorders. Together, their services can restore balance to the body without a trip to a shady back-alley healer.