$55 for an Acupuncture at Kim Drolet, L.Ac. ($175 Value)

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A licensed acupuncturist helps increase wellbeing with acupuncture and soothing hot stone massage

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  • $55 for an acupuncture ($175 value)

Acupuncture Needles: Hair-Thin Instruments of Healing

Although many fear hospital needles, those used in acupuncture are much less scary. Check out Groupon’s examination of acupuncture needles to ease any lingering aichmophobia.

Acupuncture generally doesn’t draw blood—a testament to the skill of professional acupuncturists but also to the special needles they use. Unlike the needles commonly feared by hospital-goers, acupuncture needles are thin enough to slip through the skin without breaking any blood vessels. Although most are roughly the thickness of a hair or a pixie’s wand, they come in several varieties for different treatment types: thinner needles provide less stimulation and are often used for children or the elderly; shorter needles treat the head and face; and longer needles (up to 5 inches long) target the thighs and other fleshy areas to reach points along the body’s theoretical energy pathways, known as meridians.

Filiform needles are the most common, comprising a stainless-steel wire sharpened at one end and wrapped at the other to form a handle. With a quick, skilled hand—or the aid of an insertion tube—practitioners insert the tip just beneath the skin’s surface, and although a small prickle may be felt, once the needles are in, the patient shouldn’t feel them at all. Today, most acupuncturists use disposable needles due to their safety and simplicity, but some may use reusable steel or even gold needles, sterilizing them between use in the same way doctors or guitarists do their instruments.

The practice of acupuncture stretches back more than 5,000 years, well before stainless steel was a household commodity. Archaeologists have dug up traces of the implements early healers used to get energy, or chi, flowing properly through the body: sharpened stones were a popular choice, as were delicate needles of bone.

Customer Reviews

Wonderful experience. Kim has a friendly and knowledgable spirit. I highly recommend Kim's services. I will return. It's obvious Kim loves what she is doing.
Amy F. · August 22, 2016
Wonderful experience with a wonderful person!
Chanel C. · June 16, 2016
Kim is very professional. i.e., she has a quiet confidence and pleasant demeanor. She un-hesitantly answered my questions. Kim focussed in on my primary concerns on my initial visit, and provided me with follow-up suggestions plus introduced me to several products to assist me with my fractured ankle and the symptoms of a oncoming cold. Her prices on both products that I chose to purchase were more reasonable than they were on-line, including Amazon. I experienced Kim as a very authentic person genuinely concerned with providing preventative and healing services.
Carolyn P. · February 6, 2016
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    Kim Drolet, L.Ac.

    600 Palm Ave.

    Suite #112

    Imperial Beach, CA 91932

    +16197965462

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