Health is the absence of disease and horse-hoof hands. Today's Groupon heals you of your ailments with a 75-minute acupuncture treatment and initial consultation from Virginia Mitchell at United Wellness Center for $40 (a $100 value, first-time clients only), a pristinely maintained wellness facility. An acupuncture treatment balances your qi, the energy that flows through the body, to help relieve stress, sooth anxiety, and ease chronic pain.
Recently named best acupuncturist by Northern Virginia Magazine, Virginia Mitchell manipulates your energy channels with tiny needles to get your qi moving and reduce stress, lethargy, and bohemian ennui. Because each thin needle isn't hollow like a hypodermic, it won't pinch as much as a shot, and many people say they don't feel it at all. Even if you're a little squeamish, Virginia Mitchell will put you at ease by reading passages from the 2006 Washington Redskins Media Guide.
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 since it is known to boost the immune system—just in time for winter when bacteria and viruses emerge from large cracks in the sidewalk.
- She turned to the alternative medicine after a personal trauma and uses the firsthand knowledge to more effectively treat clients. – Northern Virginia Magazine
- The specialist was very good about answering all my questions, and the service she performed was skilled and gentle. Accupuncture [sic] does not necessarily hurt, and it really dis [sic] provide good results after enough sessions. – A H., Insider Pages
- The office is clean and has a calm atmosphere. They provide symphonic music to help keep your mind occupied while waiting. – Patrick A., Insider Pages
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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