Wednesday 17 Jan 2018

Groupon - cedar-rapids One, Three, or Five Acupuncture Sessions at Black & Gold Chiropractic & Wellness (Up to 54% Off)

One, Three, or Five Acupuncture Sessions at Black & Gold Chiropractic & Wellness (Up to 54% Off)
  • Price: $25.00
  • Value: $50.00
  • Saved: $25.00
  • Discount: 50%
  • Deal went live: Jun 25 2015

Time Remaining:

get deal


Choose from Three Options
  • $25 for one acupuncture session ($50 value)
  • $70 for three acupuncture sessions ($150 value)
  • $115 for five acupuncture sessions ($250 value)
The Science of Acupuncture: Pinning Down the Source of Relief

Acupuncture can be used to help treat symptoms such as back pain, migraines, and insomnia. Check out Groupons exploration of how tiny needles put the body back in harmony.

Hairthin needles are inserted in a line along the right arm, and in the depths of the large intestine energy is freed and digestion becomes easier. Thats the theory, anyway. Acupuncture has a 2,000year lineage, but science is still grappling to understand how its effects are produced. Traditional Chinese acupuncture theory maps invisible channels for energyknown as chion the skin. Practitioners believe that these meridians link the bodys vital organs and that stimulating points along these meridians gets blocked chi flowing and restores balance to the entire system.

How does this ancient wisdom link up with modern knowledge of human anatomy Its hard to tell, but advanced imaging techniques offer tantalizing hints of how relief might be produced. Doppler ultrasounds have shown that blood flow increases where the needles are inserted. Thermal imaging has revealed that inflammation subsides during treatments, and neuroimaging studies suggest that acupuncture mutes the brains pain receptors and releases endorphins. Other doctors have noted that many of the hundreds of acupuncture points across the body correspond with nerve bundles and muscle trigger points, or that they follow major arteries. Whether by simple trial and error or by working from a grand theory of the natural world, ancient Chinese healers may have foreshadowed some of Western medicines insights millennia ago.