Acupuncture treatments are used to relieve pain, increase energy, and improve well-being, unlike normal puncture treatments, which are only used when patients are filled with helium. Let your ailments float away with today's Groupon to Valley Ranch Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic, valid at the locations in Irving and Mesquite. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get a consultation (a $60 value) and one acupuncture treatment (a $60 value; $120 total value).
- For $99, you get a consultation (a $60 value) and three acupuncture treatments (a $180 value; a $240 total value).
- For $149, you get a consultation (a $60 value) and six acupuncture treatments (a $300 value; a $360 total value)
Licensed acupuncturist Carlos Chapa began his curative career as a medic with the US Marine Corps and with a stint as a paramedic before delving into the 3,000-year-old tradition of Oriental medicine. Prior to acupuncture treatments, Chapa appraises patients through questions about their medical history and chief complaints, all the while assessing visible muscular and meridian weaknesses. Though he maintains that modern Western healthcare is important for treating imminently life-threatening issues, Chapa proudly introduces patients to the alternate medicine's myriad benefits, which may include pain management, allergy taming, and infiltrating porcupine-guarded government facilities. Acupuncture treatments may also help contribute to cosmetic benefits, such as weight loss and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Acupuncture needles can be about as thin as a human hair, and, when precisely placed, are said to stimulate blood circulation and the release of pain-easing endorphins. Acute problems like sore throats or headaches may respond to only one treatment, but more chronic issues may require four to six sessions. Patients should plan for about 90 minutes for their first session, and 30–45 minutes subsequently. Most people leave feeling more comfortable and less likely to seek other alternate medicines, like swimming in a kiddie pool of cough syrup or ingesting their laptop's antivirus software.
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.