Do you have a favorite acupuncturist? Or maybe you have a family member or friend who practices Oriental Medicine? We’ve compiled some gift ideas here that are not only exciting to receive, but also meaningful. Each of these gifts has a holistic aspect. Whether it ties into the medicine itself, is created with a healing purpose in mind, or is made from completely sustainable materials, we think any of these would make an acupuncturist’s day!
Himalayan Salt Lamp $20 - $150
Himalayan salt lamps are a beautiful way to add a soft, cozy glow to any treatment room or office. While lovely, these lamps aren’t just for show; they have healing properties of their own. People have sought salt mines and spas for hundreds of years for rejuvenation. This salt lamp provides some of that same relaxation with its negative ions, which improve the air for breathability, as well as decrease electromagnetic pollution, and have even been known to boost moods.
Reflexology mat (Acumat) $54.99
The AcuMat incorporates reflexology, acupressure, and magnets to deliver pain and stress relief, wherever you are. An acupuncturist could keep this mat in his or her practice as a fun way to describe to patients the feeling of acupressure, or it can be used by the acupuncturist him or herself to help with any aches or pain after a long day of work. The AcuMat can promote better circulation, minimize leg or ankle pain, relieve headaches, sinus problems, and even help with sciatica, cramps, and insomnia—naturally.
True Food: Seasonable, Sustainable, Simple, Pure is a cookbook created by the famed holistic health practitioner, Dr. Andrew Weil. The book is based on recipes created for his restaurant, True Food Kitchen, which uses only organic, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients. There are two missions to this book: each dish must be delicious, and it must also promote the diner’s wellbeing. An acupuncturist with a passion for natural health will love how easy this book makes eating well at home.
Vine.com is a website dedicated to promoting a green lifestyle. This site sells everything from kitchenware to beauty products and outdoor gear, but the one thing each product has in common is Vine.com’s dedication to sustainable living. Each product is made from “healthy, environmentally sound ingredients and materials.” An acupuncturist is sure to appreciate any number of goodies from this planet-happy site, but try these gorgeous decorative pillows. These all natural bright colors and modern design can spice up any practice or home.
Crystal BioMat $500
The crystal BioMat is a mat filled with specific crystals that have healing properties. The mat is cushioned and comfortable, and can even be heated. It’s great for a person to sit on while working at a desk, or for an acupuncturist to place on a treatment table, allowing a patient to have an added healing experience. This BioMat is designed to ease stress, anxiety, and pain, detoxify the body, reduce inflammation, and improve long-term health. Simply lying on the BioMat promotes a feeling of wellbeing for a healthier mind and body.
Business Card Gift Certificate $50 and up
Is your acupuncturist a wonderful healer? Help them grow their business and spread the word about what they can offer by giving them the gift of business cards. You can purchase a gift certificate to a local printer, or at a website such as Zazzle.com so that the practitioner can then design or choose a business card style they love and immediately get started growing their clientele. Give the gift of success this season.