Initial Consultation and One, Four, or Six Acupuncture Treatments at REST Acupuncture by Design (Up to 61% Off)

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Licensed acupuncturists provide acupuncture treatments for stress relief and relaxation

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. New customers only. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Available only on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Open from noon to 8 p.m. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for an initial consultation and one acupuncture treatment ($75 value)
  • $99 for an initial consultation and four acupuncture treatments ($225 value)
  • $139 for an initial consultation and six acupuncture treatments ($325 value)

Acupuncture Meridians: Mapping the Body Electric

In choosing which points to stimulate, your acupuncturist will be guided by a network of meridians running through the body. Begin to navigate these pathways with Groupon’s exploration of acupuncture meridians.

Like currents in the air, acupuncture meridians—as postulated by traditional Chinese medicine—are invisible paths of action in the body. Acupuncture theory holds that a person’s life force, or chi, flows along specific channels from organ to organ. When chi becomes unbalanced or blocked, health and wellness problems arise, such as digestive trouble or a bicep that looks like a creepy face when you flex. It’s the acupuncturist’s job to unblock chi by inserting thin needles into carefully chosen points along these pathways.

Twelve primary meridians flow through the body, each categorized as yin or yang (roughly defined as the passive and active forces within nature). Each meridian corresponds to a specific organ, element, and set of emotions. For instance, the lung meridian flows through the arm and is associated with yin and metal; should its flow of energy be disturbed, feelings of grief and sadness may manifest. For each condition an acupuncturist seeks to assuage, a timetable dictates when each meridian is most active and therefore easiest to treat. With so many complexities to keep in mind, it’s easy to understand why acupuncturists must undertake thousands of hours of coursework to become licensed.

So far, doctors and scientists have had little luck mapping meridians to visible anatomical structures, but some studies have uncovered overlap between ancient and modern medicine. For example, meridians tend to fall along planes between muscles, or between a muscle and bone or tendon—areas usually rich with connective tissue. A 2010 study published in PLOS One made one further connection: bands of collagenous tissue, in particular, present less opposition to the flow of electricity than other areas of the body. These bands underlie some—though not all—primary meridians, suggesting that the energy known as chi may be related in some way to the energy that zips through our power lines and singing toothbrushes.

Customer Reviews

13 Ratings

Lexy was very kind and informative in addressing some of my concerns, and made the process very relaxing. I definitely recommend this to anyone who needs to recharge and can't take a vacation.
Michelle · May 27, 2016
Great experience!
Katy W. · April 15, 2016
Nice relaxing place
Sonata R. · April 2, 2016
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