Health is the absence of disease and horse-hoof hands. Today's Groupon heals you of your ailments with an initial assessment and 40-minute acupuncture treatment at Joy Yoga Center for $30, a $60 value. An acupuncture treatment balances your qi, the energy that flows through the body, to help relieve chronic pain, stress disorders, depression, anxiety, insomnia, animal hands, and more.
Your Groupon includes a 40-minute acupuncture session and a detailed suggested plan for treatment (based on your health history and future concerns) that may incorporate diet recommendations, meditation, herbal medicine, and massage. Licensed acupuncturist Susan Underwood holds a masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She and her expert staff apply a holistic approach to healing that pairs acupuncture with additional energy-balancing methods, such as asanas, pranayamas, and meditation, to further promote physical and emotional balance.
The National Institutes of Health concluded in 1997 that acupuncture is an effective treatment for a variety of conditions, including asthma, allergies, headaches, menstrual cramps, and back pain. Even fiddle-fit specimens of health can benefit from acupuncture treatment, known to boost the immune system—just in time for winter when bacteria and viruses emerge from large cracks in the sidewalk.
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. But he committed the ultimate sin, and testified against other acupuncturists gone bad, acupuncturists who tried to kill him, but got the woman he loved instead. Framed for murder, now he prowls the badlands. An outlaw performing acupuncture, a rogue acupuncturist, a Renegade.
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. A movie featuring Reno Raines, rogue acupuncturist, is set to be released soon, tentatively titled The Acupuncturist Who Travels Around and Gets Into Adventures.
Joy Yoga Center
Joy Yoga Center's instructors guide students through Vinyasa-style flowing yoga sessions that focus on strengthening bodies and clearing minds. The team of instructors holds classes seven days a week for students of all skill levels, including regular sessions tailored to a variety of needs, and classes such as Joy Hatha Flow and Candlelight Yoga.