$45 for 60-Minute Acupuncture with Consultation at Light Health Center($120 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Licensed acupuncturist inserts thin, sterile needles into specific points of the body to relieve aches and stress

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Younger than 18 must have guardian-signed waiver. Not valid with insurance. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $45 for a 60-minute acupuncture with consultation ($120 value)

Acupuncture Meridians: Mapping the Body Electric

In choosing which points to stimulate, your acupuncturist will be guided by a network of meridians running through the body. Begin to navigate these pathways with Groupon’s exploration of acupuncture meridians.

Like currents in the air, acupuncture meridians—as postulated by traditional Chinese medicine—are invisible paths of action in the body. Acupuncture theory holds that a person’s life force, or chi, flows along specific channels from organ to organ. When chi becomes unbalanced or blocked, health and wellness problems arise, such as digestive trouble or a bicep that looks like a creepy face when you flex. It’s the acupuncturist’s job to unblock chi by inserting thin needles into carefully chosen points along these pathways.

Twelve primary meridians flow through the body, each categorized as yin or yang (roughly defined as the passive and active forces within nature). Each meridian corresponds to a specific organ, element, and set of emotions. For instance, the lung meridian flows through the arm and is associated with yin and metal; should its flow of energy be disturbed, feelings of grief and sadness may manifest. For each condition an acupuncturist seeks to assuage, a timetable dictates when each meridian is most active and therefore easiest to treat. With so many complexities to keep in mind, it’s easy to understand why acupuncturists must undertake thousands of hours of coursework to become licensed.

So far, doctors and scientists have had little luck mapping meridians to visible anatomical structures, but some studies have uncovered overlap between ancient and modern medicine. For example, meridians tend to fall along planes between muscles, or between a muscle and bone or tendon—areas usually rich with connective tissue. A 2010 study published in PLOS One made one further connection: bands of collagenous tissue, in particular, present less opposition to the flow of electricity than other areas of the body. These bands underlie some—though not all—primary meridians, suggesting that the energy known as chi may be related in some way to the energy that zips through our power lines and singing toothbrushes.

Customer Reviews

Definitely better than other spas. Loved the pepper mint oil .
Jhilanie T. · July 28, 2017
It was a wonderful massage. Even though this was a Groupon, they treated me very well. I had pain in my left shoulders, neck and hand - so the masseuse concentrated on those areas. She kept checking if the pressure was ok with me and had magical hands. it felt so great! Definitely going back here.
Madhura S. · July 21, 2017
I really loved my massage but because I had a lot of stress 75 minutes was not enough. Definitely will go back, but for 2 hours. I have gone to different massage places, but this one was definitely a very good one.
Alexandria G. · July 21, 2017

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