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 deal. For $30, you get an acupuncture session and consultation at The Birch Center for Health in the Southside Flats, a $65 value. Unstick your qi and release your hidden superpowers.
Birch's acupuncturists, Melissa and David Sokulski, have proven their mastery of this oriental art by earning master's degrees from the New England School of Acupuncture, which is the oldest such school in the country. They are also officially licensed to practice by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. You can rely upon them to draw on their intense training and years of experience to expertly pinpoint specific points energy congestion and then carefully dismantle the situation with a well-placed attack.
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 an effective treatment for a range of conditions including digestive complaints, PMS, menopausal symptoms, pain, colds and flu, and mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. Even if you already feel as fit as a pincushion, the process can de-stress, invigorate, and boost your overall health.
The Birch Center for Health
At The Birch Center for Health, acupuncturist David Sokulski uses the skills that he mastered at New England School of Acupuncture— the oldest acupuncture school in the United States. He delicately inserts hair-thin needles into predetermined spots across the body, stimulating the flow of energy to treat ailments such as fertility issues, depression, and physical pain. He also practices cosmetic acupuncture, a technique that increases circulation to restore a healthy glow to the skin. Birch branches and miniature smiling Buddhas adorn their peaceful studio.
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