Acupuncture – a form of traditional Chinese medicine that increasingly is being used here in the United States. Their mission is to make your life better. I’ll admit, it intrigued me, but when offered the chance to try it out free of charge, I initially wondered why I would even try it. I don’t get Migraines, Allergies or Asthma or any of the typical ailments which I would assume it would be useful for. But once I found out more I quickly changed my mind.
Do I get Stressed? Yes. Have I gained Weight that I have struggled to get rid of? Yes. Sugar cravings? Yes. Digestive Issues sometimes? Yes. My Metabolism has also slowed with age and having suffered some trauma in recent years too. It directly treats inflammation in your body and reduces the signs of aging. Once I shared this with the Acupuncturist they told me this would help all of these things.
So your first step is to enter the Zen Room. Voila! Behind the big doors is a room with dimmed lighting, big TV screens taking us to far away places and comfortable massage chairs offering relaxation for the course of the treatment.
On the first appointment, I met with a friendly and reassuring acupuncturist who checked my medical history and answered every question I had. He then created a plan based on treating the main issues I wanted to focus on.
So my friends at Modern Acupuncture gifted me 4 sessions to try and I went for it!
It was a little weird at first, yes. But the needles are as fine as human hair and they have the slightest little pinch (that doesn’t last) as it goes in. They add them to specific pressure points based on what you are looking to treat. He added some into my ears, some in my lower legs and my arms. It’s so interesting that there are points on your legs and feet that connect to your nervous system which affect other parts of the body. It brings the ancient art of Chinese Medicine to the modern day!
What does it treat?
- High Blood Pressure
- Knee Pain
- Neck and Back Pain
- Morning Sickness
- Tennis Elbow
- Muscle Sprain
- Digestive Disorders
- Smoking Cessation
- and many more…
Once they’ve inserted the needles, you get to choose heat and whether you want your chair massage turned on, and you get 30 minutes of pure, sleepy relaxation. And you also get to relax for 30 minutes while the magic happens.
That night I slept my best night sleep for a while and I notice that after every treatment I do have a very restful and deep sleep and wake up feeling more relaxed. As each session passes, the effect of Acupuncture really does start to give results. My cravings definitely reduced and I felt lighter than I’d felt in a long time.
Did you know you can also get Cosmetic treatment too?
Now, we all have friends who tell us about the benefits of Botox, right? I haven’t started but as I’m the wrong side of 40, I do think about the inevitable wrinkles and lines appearing.
The cosmetic treatment stimulates collagen into your face and blood flow to smooth everything out. It increases blood flow (that gives you a natural glow), stimulates Collagen production which smooths out lines & wrinkles and it tones weak facial muscles which restores natural function and appearance AND your skin feels softer too.
How many treatments do I need?
For Traditional Acupuncture, depending on the severity of the problem you are looking to treat, they’d recommend 2-4 treatments a week for the first 4 weeks – the “Relief” phase. Then in the “Restorative” phase, they recommend 1-2 treatments a week for 2 weeks and then 2 treatments a month for “Routine” maintenance.
For Cosmetic Acupuncture, the “Relief’ phase may be 2-3 treatments a week for 6-12 weeks and then “Routine” maintenance might be 2 treatments a month.
The more regularly you have them, the quicker you start to see the results.
What does it cost?
To do Traditional and Cosmetic treatment, Walk-ins are welcome for all customers, but for a one-appointment session, it normally costs $79, but they have a monthly program for $89 for 2 sessions per month with $30 for each extra session and you can also packs of 5, 12 or 24.
If you deal with chronic or acute pain, insomnia, digestive disorders, or a number of other symptoms, you might want to take advantage of the free session offer. And if you find it helps, Modern Acupuncture has monthly packages that are affordable and incredibly flexible too if you need to reschedule (no cancellation fees).
Not only that, but do I have an offer for you! You can try a complete acupuncture session for FREE thanks to my friends at Modern Acupuncture, at one of five participating Dallas/Fort Worth locations.
Go ahead and get the Free Session Offer and printable coupon, which is good until May 31, 2019 but read on for more details and if you want to get a glimpse at what to expect.
No fee. No tip. No strings attached. (In fact, they aren’t even allowed to accept a tip. Think of it like going to your doctor. You wouldn’t tip a doctor. Same here.)
TIP: Walk-ins are accepted!
So who’s taking a stab at it? Ask me all your questions and I’ll give you the w(hole) truth!
Where are the nearest Locations?
Addison Walk, 500 Belt Line Rd, Ste 250, Addison TX 75254. 214-238-0092
Plano Preston Park, 1921 Preston Rd, Ste 2004, Plano TX 75093. 469-912-0594
Dallas Preston Center, On Berkshire Ln at Preston Rd, Dallas TX 75225. 469-372-0093