Health is the absence of disease and horse-hoof hands. Today's Groupon heals you of your ailments with an integrated, holistic discount: $50 gets you an acupuncture session at Six Fishes Healing Arts ($100–$135 value, depending on the practitioner), a healing practice that provides Traditional Chinese Medicine in a modern, clean environment. An acupuncture treatment balances your qi, the energy that flows through the body, to help relieve stress, sooth anxiety, and ease chronic pain.
The compassionate and skilled practitioners at Six Fishes will evaluate your health problems by carefully targeting strategic points along the body with super fine needles and even finer space-based lasers. If you're squeamish about needles, your friendly practitioner will make you feel comfortable. Acupuncture needles are not hollow, so they don't pinch like hypodermics, and each needle is sterile and disposable. Many patients say they feel so relaxed during their sessions, they drift off to sleep for a while and leave their sessions lighter than air.
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 winter when bacteria and viruses emerge from large cracks in the sidewalk.
Citysearchers give Six Fishes five stars:
- ...she has successfully treated me for both acute and chronic conditions...Cara's experience and wisdom is a rarity. Her new office is comfortable and she always treats me with kindness, respect and compassion. –majacoby
- When my session is complete, I often joke that I feel drunk. The truth is, my body feels completely relaxed and refreshed, my mind peaceful. – bethb56
- I have many health challenges and Cara was the first to make me feel that these were in fact challenges that she and I would address together as a team. She is meticulous, extemely [sic] thorough, and a wonderfully attentive listener. – melissawayne
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.
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Six Fishes Healing Arts
Holding multiple diplomas in acupuncture and Chinese herbology, Six Fishes Healing Arts founder and head practitioner Cara Frank draws upon three decades of experience to heal patients with Eastern and holistic modalities. Frank and her colleagues Tansy Briggs and Jennifer Harrison specialize in internal medicine, addressing a variety of ailments within an office boasting exposed-brick walls, wisdom-crammed bookshelves, and huge windows swathed with bright red curtains. The trio uses acupuncture, massage, herbs, and nutrition counseling to holistically treat chronic symptoms by aligning the mind, body, and spirit.
750 S 15th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146Get Directions