Acupuncture treatments are used to relieve pain, increase energy, and improve wellbeing, unlike normal puncture treatments, which are only used when patients are filled with helium. Let your ailments float away with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a 90-minute acupuncture and bodywork session (a $120 value) at Windows to the Sky Acupuncture on Bee Caves Road.
A licensed acupuncturist and active lecturer on Chinese medicine, Matthew Kirsch of Windows to the Sky aims to sweep away pain- and stress-clumps with a masterful application of ancient alternative medical techniques. The versatile treatment takes a whole-body wellness approach, and can help relieve chronic pain and break up rowdy gastrointestinal parties.
Following a consultation to help him fine-tune his method, patients relax in the peaceful, softly-lit treatment room while Kirsch goes to work clearing the body’s energy paths of roadblocks. Unlike many practitioners who insert their needles and then duck out to keep their paused Pac-Man games from resetting, Kirsch stays with clients through the whole 45-minute acupuncture portion of the session, supplementing the effects of the pointy palliative with manual craniosacral therapy. Fifteen minutes of acupressure then pokes out any loitering trouble lumps, and a post-session consultation answers questions and prepares clients for re-entry into the outside world.
Citysearchers give Windows to the Sky Acupuncture an average of five stars:
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Kirsch Method likely wasn’t voted Best Acupuncture Service of 2012 in Austin Fit Magazine solely because it can help treat digestive disorders, headaches, and spinal maladies. That’s what every acupuncture clinic should be able to do. What makes Kirsch Method different is that its therapist, Matthew Kirsch, is not interested in inserting needles and then leaving the patient alone for 90 minutes. He believes in fully treating a patient, which is why he stays in the room and performs craniosacral therapy while the needles work on realigning energies. This alleviates tension in the fascia surrounding spine.
Kirsch started performing the complementary treatments during the 1,000-hour clinic portion of his acupuncture training, part of the more than 3,000 hours he's spent earning his master’s degree in Oriental Medicine. He also learned to administer acupressure, a massage style that focuses on the same energy meridians as acupuncture but eschews needles, much like a porcupine who wants to soften his tough-guy image.