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 way to stay nearly pain-free: for $60, you get two acupuncture treatments (a $175 value) at Long Acupuncture Studios. This Groupon is valid at locations in St. Anthony, Maple Grove, and Eden Prarie.
Lindsay Long, Miles Inhofer, Kennedy Sharp, and Sara Bublitz are licensed acupuncturists who combine Chinese herbology with their treatments—an experience that has given them 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, mostly 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 at least you can finally get your back pain treated from all those times you tried to look cool by doing back flips at the office and supermarket.
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.
Minnetonka - Hopkins
8577 Columbine Rd.
(inside Premier Sports and Spine Center)
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55343Get Directions
Brooklyn Park - Maple Grove
9325 Upland Ln. N
Suite 230 (inside The Spine and Sports Institute)
Maple Grove, Minnesota 55369Get Directions
3803 Silver Lake Rd.
Suite 100 (inside HealthWise Family Chiropractic)
St. Anthony, Minnesota 55421Get Directions