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 $40, you get a consultation, acupuncture treatment, and cupping and Tui Na bodywork as needed at Chow Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (up to a $125 value).
Licensed acupuncturist Kenneth Chow—whose healing hands have been featured on WAFB Channel 9—combines acupuncture with ancient Tui Na massage techniques to restore bodily balance and vitality. The approximately hour long session begins with a consultation to map out a constellation of entry points into which Chow inserts ultra-thin needles that aim to treat ailments that run the gamut from aches and pains to reproductive issues. If deemed necessary, a fire-cupping treatment places heated suction cups on the skin to mobilize blood flow, and Tui Na bodywork treats bodies to soothing massage strokes that enhance the body's chi flow and restore balance for more symmetrical snow angels. After treatments, many clients experience immediate relief, although 6–10 treatments may be necessary to permanently banish pains from the bodily premises.