What You'll Get
For dozens of years, the Chinese have practiced acupuncture, a healing method that corrects imbalances by stimulating specific points on the body that help energy, or qi, to flow smoothly. During every visit, acupuncturists measure your qi pressure, which is similar to measuring your blood pressure except that inflatable thing is placed around your soul. Acupuncture will help reduce your dependence on medication for pain; plus, after you take all those needles out of your body, you'll finally have a utensil set for those little squares of cheese! Carlos Chapa and Dong Kyu Jang at Valley Ranch Acupuncture know acupuncture. It’s what they do. Their oldest patient is 354 years old.
Stagnant qi and chronic conditions are no match for the licensed practitioners at Valley Ranch Acupuncture, a new practice dedicated to patient education and holistic healing. Find out how Valley Ranch's acupuncture treatments can help relieve what ails you, whether it's chronic fatigue, insomnia, allergies, or eczema, or losing weight, managing pain, or treating digestive disorders. With today's Groupon, you get a consultation and acupuncture session for only $35.
From the moment you step into Valley Ranch, you're greeted with the warmness of mahogany floors, bright marigold walls, and a friendly, experienced staff. VR's acupuncturists will evaluate your health history, and diagnose and treat you. The consultation may last 15 minutes to over an hour, and the treatment lasts anywhere between 15 and 40 minutes. After that, Valley Ranch practitioners Carlos Chapa, M.S., and Dong Kyu Jang, M.S., L.Ac, explain your treatment so you can leave with all you need to know about self-care practices, which may include nutrition and herbal remedy suggestions.
Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese healing technique, corrects the body's imbalances by targeting the channels through which your qi (life-force) flows with tiny needles (30 acupuncture needles can fit into a hypodermic needle). If you've never tried acupuncture before, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a helpful resource for learning what to expect.
Valley Ranch Acupuncture's practitioners are trained with more than 3,000 hours of in-class practice and hold master of science degrees in Oriental medicine from Dongguk University. Carlos Chapa previously served as a Marine medic and has studied both Western and Eastern medicines. Dong Kyu Jang is a diplomat of Oriental medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, one of the highest certifications attainable in most states.
Because Valley Ranch is new to Irving, user reviews are scarce. But in just a month of opening, Valley Ranch's Facebook page has collected 122 fans. One fan, Chance, says his "toe feels better than it has in several months."
The Fine Print
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About Acupuncture & Integrative Medical Center
When it comes to the integration of Eastern and Western medicine, Dr. Carlos Chapa might as well be the poster child. He spent nearly a decade learning and practicing Western medicine, first as a medic in the U.S. Marines, then as a civilian paramedic. When he took a sabbatical from his budding medical career to study abroad in China, Dr. Chapa's early interest in natural cures—stemming from visits to his grandmother's small town in Mexico, where she acted as the town healer—took root in the form of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He delved head-first into this new passion, earning his master's degree and then his PhD in Oriental Medicine from Dongguk University in South Korea, which led him to study at one of the world's first hospitals that integrated Eastern and Western principles.
Today, Dr. Chapa brings this integrative approach to clients at Valley Ranch Acupuncture. As a licensed acupuncturist who has treated thousands of patients, he uses this 5,000 year old technique to decrease pain, boost energy, and affect hormone levels in clients, all with the aim of treating the root cause of the issues and not only focusing only on the symptoms. True to his forward-thinking style, Dr. Chapa may even swap out the hair-thin, virtually painless acupuncture needles for a laser. The low-energy beam is used to target the same locations and produce the same results as acupuncture needles, but require no penetration of the skin.