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. Today’s Groupon gives you a pain-free way to stay pain-free: for $25, you get two acupuncture treatments at Living Room Community Acupuncture (up to a $95 value).
The state-licensed staff at Living Room Community Acupuncture facilitates the gentle flow of bodily energy, or chi, for pain alleviation and stress reduction during nonprivate acupuncture treatments. As the visit begins, patrons discuss their health history with a therapist before pouring themselves into a recliner or massage table in an open community room among other individuals, in keeping with Eastern acupuncture traditions of creating ample opportunity for group-based energy flows and discussion of the energy- futures market.
Tranquil music wafts through the room as the trained acupuncturist painlessly inserts very thin needles at key points of the body, aiming to relieve stress and treat maladies such as insomnia, depression, and arthritis. Based on the experience of Living Room therapists, chi can take up to 20 minutes to release, and during the treatment patients are free to stay and relax as long as they wish or until chi has learned its lesson. Living Room Community Acupuncture keeps varying operating hours throughout the week; potential clients should check the schedule before making an appointment. The clinic resides on the second floor with no elevator access.
THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT.
Living Room Community Acupuncture
Living Room Community Acupuncture may be different than most acupuncture clinics in the US, but it’s similar to the ones in China. Instead of treating individual clients in an isolated room, the community-acupuncture clinic treats clients in one big group in an open treatment room. This style is more common in China because it encourages group healing and can be done on a sliding cost scale due to the fact that the acupuncturists can treat more than one person at a time.
After a consultation, which includes a tongue check to make sure clients can flip it upside-down, the acupuncturist inserts the needles into the forearms, hands, lower legs, feet, and head. Clients then recline in comfortable zero-gravity chairs, typically for 30–40 minutes. Treatments may help to alleviate general pain and decrease stress, as well as tackle specific conditions such as headaches, digestive disorders, and asthma.