What You'll Get
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 $60, you get two acupuncture treatments (a $175 value) at Long Acupuncture Studios, located northwest of Minneapolis in Maple Grove.
Lindsay Long and Sara Bublitz are licensed acupuncturists who combine Chinese herbology with their treatments—an experience that has given them both 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 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.
- It is amazing what acupuncture can do. My favorite is that it totally relaxes you and then you notice things during your day that it has helped with. Lindsay is extremely knowledgable and I have learned so much. – Korrine D.
- I have been seeing Sara for my headaches because nothing seemed to help until my weekly acupuncture treatments. Sara is very kind and gentle and always makes me feel comfortable. Now, my headaches are under control and I owe it all to Sara. I recommend her to any and everyone! – Jen P.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 6, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Not valid until 1/1/11. By appointment only. 24-hour cancellation notice or Groupon is forfeited. New clients only. Valid only at Maple Grove location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Modern Point Acupuncture
Modern Point Acupuncture’s two 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.