A gifted acupuncturist possesses the heightened awareness and precise wrist control to either clear an energy blockage in the body or pin the tail on the donkey in a sensory-deprivation tank. Marvel at a true professional’s skills with today’s Groupon to Windows to the Sky Acupuncture. Choose from the following options:
- For $49, you get one 75-minute acupuncture and bodywork session with needlework (a $110 value).
- For $49, you get one 75-minute acupressure and bodywork session with manual manipulation only (a $110 value).
- For $108, you get two 75-minute acupuncture and bodywork sessions with needlework (a $220 value).
- For $108, you get two 75-minute acupressure and bodywork sessions with manual manipulation only (a $220 value).
Licensed acupuncturist Matthew Kirsch improves patients’ holistic well-being by performing both traditional needle-based acupuncture treatments and noninvasive manual therapy in one-on-one sessions. Acupuncture sessions begin with a 10-minute consultation to establish the patient’s most pressing wellness concerns. Kirsch then strategically places small needles into predefined crossroads of personal energy, allowing patients to sit for 10 minutes while the needles promote inner harmony and dislodge any magnets patients may have swallowed recently while 30 minutes of cranioscral therapy goes on. Kirsch follows-up with 15 minutes of controlled acupressure to the neck, back, or feet and a 10-minute discussion of the therapy in Pig Latin afterward.
In contrast, the full acupressure sessions eschew needles entirely and rely solely on manual pressure to manipulate the same holistic hotspots. Regardless of methodology, Kirsch’s acupuncture and acupressure treatments both attempt to relieve everything from migraines and whiplash injuries to sciatic pain and arthritis.
Kirsch Method's Ki Community Acupuncture Clinic
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.