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Regarding COVID-19

Things are Changing So Check Back Often

The new Coronavirus and COVID-19 are changing many things in our lives. Follow this space for news of community acupuncture's return and to learn about TeleHealth, our new service. 

Dear Friends,

As of March 20th, 2020, we have temporarily ceased providing acupuncture at Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture.

We closed for 3 reasons: first, new federal and state guidelines were put in place prohibiting groups of 10 or more people in order to halt the spread of coronavirus. And then late in the day on March 20th, Gov. DeSantis closed all medical practices: here’s his Executive Order.

Most importantly, we want to help Tampa stop the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve. At this time, we need to work together as a community, stay home, and practice social distancing, so we can limit the number of people at any one time who need hospital resources, like ventilators.

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Continuity of Care

To provide you with continuity of care we have begun to offer TeleHealth sessions. Our new TeleHealth service allows us to interact directly with our patients via the internet (aka Videoconferencing), from the privacy of your own home. Keep an eye on your email for more information about TeleHealth and using traditional Chinese medicine at home.

The brick & mortar SHCA will be open again as soon as possible! We’ll send an email update when we are preparing to reopen.

We’ll be missing you so stay in touch!

In community & solidarity,

Gururas & the SHCA Crew

🐯P.S. We know this is a trying time for us all. We’re part of a cooperative and have always found tough times are easier with a little help from our friends. In fact, our friends at Working Class Acupuncture (WCA) want to help. If you feel like kitty gifs and videos might help you feel better, our friends at WCA will send your one a day —  direct to your email inbox.🐈

If you want in, sign up HERE for WCAs COVID fighting cats. It will be just cuteness and laughs, nothing more.🐱

COVID-19 Resources

🖥 The City of Tampa has COVID-19 Information web resources for people in the Tampa area.

☎️ The Florida COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 +1 (866) 779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov

REMEMBER Stay connected & get the care you need!

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Electrolyte Drink DIY

Electrolyte Drink DIY

Your Winter Drink Here is a simple, easy, AND delicious recipe for a homemade electrolyte drink that’s a big hit in my house during the winter months. Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. They’re found in your blood, urine, tissues, and other body fluids. Electrolytes are important because they help balance… Continue Reading

Winter Recipe: Reishi Hot Cocoa

Winter Recipe: Reishi Hot Cocoa

A perfect winter recipe It’s the time of year to get cozy with a steaming mug of hot chocolate, and what better way to add a little warmth than with spicy chocolate?   Schedule an herbal consult so Gururas can send you home with your own custom, bespoke medicinal cocoa blend!  Not in the mood… Continue Reading

9 Healthy Winter Tips

9 Healthy Winter Tips

Nourish your mind and body this Winter Take special care of yourself with these easy winter health tips inspired by Chinese medicine. Good any time of year, these activities are particularly associated with improved health in wintertime. 1. Sleep.  Achieve better sleep by retiring to bed before 10 p.m., turning your electronics off at least… Continue Reading

Using Moxa at Home

Using Moxa at Home

Use Moxa at home to increase the effects of your acupuncture While you may not be needling yourself at home, you *can* use moxa. I like to give patients a stick of moxa to use between appointments, especially during wintertime, or if you run cold, or are overstressed so you can DIY Moxa whenever you need.… Continue Reading

Boost Your Immunity With This 1-Minute Acupressure Routine

Boost Your Immunity With This 1-Minute Acupressure Routine

Build Resilience & Boost Immunity This Winter Practice this one-minute self-massage routine each day to help you boost your immunity and stay healthy throughout the winter this year. I recently came across this sentence when I was leafing through some old notes from acupuncture school: “Acupuncture builds resilience & strengthens our natural resistance to disease.”… Continue Reading

Breathe to Reduce Holiday Stress

Breathe to Reduce Holiday Stress

Stress Busters! When life gets chaotic, and it invariably does, how do you cope? One convenient, effective (and free!) option is controlled breathing. Paying attention to your breath invokes the Relaxation Response, which can reduce stress, ease anxiety, and promote clear thinking, as well as slow down your heart rate and lower blood pressure. Making… Continue Reading

Our Immune System

Our Immune System

What is our immune system? Understanding the biomedical perspective Our immune system defends our body from attacking germs, like bacteria, and is involved in our body’s response to injury. This defense system is made up of entire organs and vessel systems like the lymph vessels, but also of individual cells and proteins. The main parts… Continue Reading

7 Acupuncture Tips for a Healthy Fall

7 Acupuncture Tips for a Healthy Fall

Fall is here! New seasons are an opportunity to realign with our body’s natural rhythms. Fall’s shorter days and cooler temperatures can help encourage the transition. From an acupuncture perspective, autumn is about refinement. A time to pare down, to let go of excesses we gave ourselves in summer, and focus on what’s necessary for winter.  Even here… Continue Reading

Clinic Hours

Monday: 10AM – 6PM

Tuesday: 10AM – 6PM

Wednesday: 10AM – 6PM

Thursday: 10AM – 6PM

Friday: 10AM – 6PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

POCA

POCA

Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture, our staff, and volunteers are members of the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture. POCA is a co-operative run and fueled by co-op members who believe that acupuncture should be available to people: learn more about that here.

We see acupuncture changing lives every day. It’s simple, safe and effective, as well as the most widely used medicine in the world! Last year POCA clinics, about 150 of them in all, gave more than 1 million treatments.

We support the Community Acupuncture movement with our POCA membership and our volunteer hours.

We know that acupuncture can change the world, and would love for you to join us in The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged!

Interested? Help spread access to acupuncture by learning more about POCA.  Click here to join online.  Or drop by Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture to talk with us more about our favorite co-operative, POCA!

 

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