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 $40, you get two acupuncture treatments (a $145 value) at Long Acupuncture Studios, located northwest of Minneapolis in Maple Grove, and north in St. Anthony. Your Groupon is good for both locations.
Lindsay Long is a Northwestern Health Sciences University master's graduate, licensed acupuncturist, and practitioner of Chinese herbology—an experience that has given her exceptionally talented hands at straightening out the human body's muddled meridians. Acupuncture is a roughly 3,000-year-old practice that draws on the ancient concept of qi, the life force that flows through the body, and remains a vital part of healthcare in Japan, China, Vietnam, Korea, and other countries. It works by applying small, virtually painless needles to areas of the body where qi likes to hang out, stimulating proper energy flow and relieving impediments to good health. Long Acupuncture’s treatment includes an initial ailment-quashing session, a follow-up session, and a 10,000-mile transmission-fluid check-up.
Western medicine had long been unable to explain why pincushions never get sick until 2003, when the World Health Organization issued a review of clinical trials that suggested acupuncture may be effective treatment for a range of conditions including nausea, sprains, allergies, politician's wrist, and phantom centaur syndrome. Everyone only gets one of today's Groupon to Long Acupuncture Studios, but you can buy multiples as gifts, so you can finally get your stunt double’s back pain treated as recompense for all those times he made you look cool at the office and supermarket.
Six Google Maps reviewers give Long Acupuncture Studios a perfect five-star rating:
- I went to Lindsay for help with clenching and grinding my teeth at night. Initially, I was hesitant, but Lindsay was very knowledgeable and confident -she put my worries at ease. After the treatment, I felt so relaxed and was NOT clenching anymore! – Kammi
- At first I was a bit anxious about acupuncture and the needles, but felt I was out of options in the medical world...and how much could it hurt, really?!?! Now, I call every one of those needles a magic wand and Lindsay is the wizard who applies them! I absolutely LOVE going to acupuncture and I look forward to going. Lindsay is a great listener, very skilled at what she does and a great partner in fine-tuning my health. – Lyn
- My experience with Lindsay was truly the best. She treat [sic] me for a couple issues & I was 100% pleased with the results. Further [sic], Lindsay is skilled & very knowledgeable. Add to that a great bed-side manner & you have it all. – R
Modern Point Acupuncture
Modern Point Acupuncture’s three licensed acupuncturists tend to physiques with both modern techniques and traditional Chinese medicine. They insert hair-thin disposable needles into key pressure points scattered across the body, increasing blood flow and catalyzing the body’s self-healing process.
During sports-acupuncture sessions, this needling technique pairs with modern sport science to alleviate athletic injuries, such as acute sprains and the mental exhaustion that occurs after searching for four square’s secret fifth square. Women's health acupuncture uses needling to help with fertility and menopausal symptoms. Thanks to expertise in other Chinese healing methods, the acupuncturists also tend aches and prescribe herbal remedies for ailments from acne to insomnia.