Health is more than the absence of disease; it's the overall well being of the physical, psychological, and emotional biospheres. Today's Groupon can heal you through and through with an integrated, holistic discount: $32 for one hour of acupuncture and massage with Marisol McManus at Miami Acupuncture Center, located in the heart of Coral Gables. Unstick your qi and release your hidden superpowers.
The Chinese mapped a network of channels through which energy, or qi, flows through the body. Tentatively known as The Inter Net, before that name was discarded as silly, these channels revealed that uneven flow of energy can cause disease and pain. Dr. McManus's approach to acupuncture is based on the connection between body, mind, and spirit; her Five-Element Acupuncture treatment is tailored to each patient's needs, and uses the minimum number of super-thin needles to remove obstructions in energy flow and promote overall health. Your treatment is followed by a relaxing massage that allows your body to fully absorb the benefits of treatment. The total treatment takes about one hour.
The National Institutes of Health concluded in 1997 that acupuncture is an effective treatment for a variety of conditions, including asthma, allergies, headaches, menstrual cramps, and back pain. Even fiddle-fit specimens of health can benefit from acupuncture treatment, as it is known to boost the immune system—just in time for flu season.
Reviewers on Insider Pages share their stories of healing under McManus's care:
- The moment you walk through the doors, you feel welcome and nurtured in a way not often experienced in traditonal [sic] medicine. With a relaxing massage to prepare you before hand and Dr McManus' always gentle and caring manner you leave feeling worlds better after treatement [sic]. And best of all you never feel rushed or like just a number! – Leslie H.
- Dr. McManus took the time to carefully diagnose both my condition and the causes that trigger it. One of the causes is stress, and she has given me periodic accupuncture [sic] treatments that keep me much more balanced and less vulnerable to stress. She prescribed an Oriental herbal mix that completely releaves [sic] the Eczema. Most importantly, it works without any side effects! – David V.
- She has successfully treated a Polycystic Ovarian Disorder I have suffered since the age of 14 as well as the daily stress I suffered due to a hectic work atmosphere and schedule. My husband has also greatly benefited from her treatment and expertise. – Cristal C.
Reno Raines: Renegade Acupuncturist
The stunning popularity of acupuncture in modern America can be traced to a seminal cultural phenomenon: the hit ’90s TV series Renegade. The first of many shows to bring the Eastern art of healing with needles into the mainstream, the series’ haunting intro continues to inspire idealistic young acupuncturists:
- Reno Raines. He was an acupuncturist, and good at his job. But he committed the ultimate sin, and testified against other acupuncturists gone bad, acupuncturists who tried to kill him, but got the woman he loved instead. Framed for murder, now he prowls the badlands. An outlaw performing acupuncture, a rogue acupuncturist, a Renegade.
Independently wealthy, Raines accepted only kindness and handwritten letters of thanks in exchange for his services. Riding alone on his motorcycle, Diana, Raines stopped in his rambles just long enough to thwart local corruption, do some acupuncture, and capture the heart of any woman foolish enough to fall for him. A movie featuring Reno Raines, rogue acupuncturist, is set to be released soon, tentatively titled The Acupuncturist Who Travels Around and Gets Into Adventures.