Acupuncture is said to unblock the body’s energy pathways, similar to the way a busy sidewalk is easily cleared by poking pedestrians with a javelin. Remove troublesome obstacles with today's Groupon: for $29, you get an acupuncture treatment and reflexology foot massage at The Qi Spot (up to a $90 value).
The Qi Spot's physical mollifiers wield traditional Chinese medical techniques, such as acupuncture and massage, to smooth out discord among anatomical systems. The practice revolves around the release of trapped stores of chi, a healthy energy that flows along 14 main internal pathways and occasionally off-roads to hit the sternum's radical jumps. Prior to prickling the skin, acupuncturists examine each patient with four diagnostic methods in order to craft an individualized treatment plan that caters to specific aches and tender spots. The gentle ministrations can target many points on the arms and legs that link to commonly troublesome areas, including the stomach, spleen, liver, and gall bladder. After 45 minutes of catharsis, a five-minute reflexology foot massage intensely kneads the skin while banishing any lingering stress or cramps from ill-fitting clown shoes.
The Qi Spot Acupuncture Clinic
The staff members at The Qi Spot share a philosophy centered around creating a gentle environment to help patients to forget everyday stressors and focus on bringing their bodies into balance. The practitioners specialize in traditional Chinese medicine therapies, including acupuncture, herbal remedies, and naturopathic counseling, to relieve pain and aid in healing after auto accidents. Cupping, cosmetic acupuncture, and moxa also help to inspire a healthy flow of chi. Improving energy circulation, like rotating the skeleton's tires, helps to prevent pain and illness by encouraging the body to function smoothly.
The Oregonian has written about the holistic hub, and co-owner Wade McCulloch performed facial acupuncture on television in front of a live studio audience for AM Northwest. The practice also shows a commitment to helping others by providing community acupuncture to clients without health insurance and by contributing to the Harambee Center, a Portland-based organization that supports Kenyan communities.