Health is more than the absence of disease; it's the overall well being of the physical, psychological, and emotional biospheres. With today’s Groupon, greet the new decade with enough health points to definitively settle the Schleswig-Holstein Question. For $20, you get an acupuncture session at the Natural Health Center in Milpitas, a $100 value. Once you have your Groupon, call ahead to schedule an appointment or to get exciting tips on how to halter-break foals.
Western medicine has long remained unable to explain why pincushions never get sick. With the growing popularity of acupuncture, the answer has become self-evident. The technique 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. In 2003, the World Health Organization issued a review of clinical trials that suggested acupuncture may be effective treatment for a range of conditions including headache, nausea, sprains, and allergies. Even if you already feel as fit as a pincushion, the process can de-stress, invigorate, and boost your overall health.
Natural Health Center’s Robin Hays is a licensed acupuncturist, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, herbalist, and a Diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics. Were it not for her comforting, mural-filled office, her massive expertise might seem intimidating.
- I was initially skeptical about using acupuncture as a treatment for my hay fever. The results, however, speak for themselves. Not only was the relief immediate, it has had lasting impact. – Todd F., yelp
- The atmosphere is just wonderful here- each room has a theme with pictures that suit…Overall, a great place for self care. – Melanie C., yelp
- I never believed in acupuncture but now I am a believer! – wendy n., yelp