Although poking things with sticks usually induces them to attack, poking things with needles is guaranteed to evoke a positive response. Give yourself a friendly poke with today's Groupon: for $50, you get an initial two-hour intake exam and acupuncture session at Seven Treasures Healing Arts on Old Bee Caves Road (a $110 value).
Seven Treasures Healing Arts heals and soothes patients with a blend of acupuncture, specialized Asian bodywork, herbs, and nutrition and lifestyle guidance. A Diplomate of Oriental Medicine from the NCCAOM, acupuncturist, zen shiatsu practitioner, and Reiki master Susan L. Ondrasek treats allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, anxiety, and more, but not before starting the two-hour session with an in-depth system analysis. After diagnosing any issues, clients receive Asian bodywork, either zen shiatsu bodywork or tui na—Chinese manipulative body therapy—both of which attempt to balance the body's yin, yang, and yammer.
Once the bodywork finally chugs to a stop, hair-thin, sterile needles carefully insert themselves into key meridian points along the body, striving to unblock chi and relieve recurring symptoms such as fatigue or, even worse, the midnight munchies. A healing Reiki treatment follows the acupuncture, and a talk about diet, lifestyle, and herbal recommendations concludes the visit.