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About

Our Clinic Depends on People

Our staff, POCA volunteers, and patients are what create the community feel of Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture. Each of us contributes to the clinic vibe. Our essential mission is to help members of our community live healthy lives. We use Chinese medicine to build community, empower people to explore choices around their health, and provide opportunities to connect with the many resources in our great neighborhood.

It takes a cast of personalities to be the clinic we are: there’s the face of our front desk, the acupuncturists, the Reiki therapist, the herbalist, the back office folks doing the laundry, weeding out front, and maintaining the stock… you get it!  There’s a variety of people both behind the scenes and who work with you who co-create our community.

About Us

Scroll down this page to learn a little more about who we are…

A few things to note

  • Acupuncturists in Florida are licensed by the Florida Department of Health.
  • We also maintain national accredited exam based credentials.
  • Acupuncturists complete four-year graduate degree programs in Chinese medicine and study a number of acupuncture techniques, Chinese herbal medicine, sciences like chemistry & anatomy, nutrition, and conventional biomedicine.
  • We are trained to provide care to people in all stages of life, children to elders and everything between.

POCA

Our staff and practitioners are members of a cooperative called POCA: the People’s Organization for Community Acupuncture. POCA was established to support the growth and development of community acupuncture. Patients, clinic volunteers, and businesses are also members of POCA… you can be too!

Gururas Khalsa

Gururas Khalsa is a community acupuncturist and the director of Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture. She has more than 20 years experience in health care and has worked for social justice and change throughout her career. “My real goal is is to help ordinary, everyday people be healthy. Community acupuncture enables me to do this.” Gururas is nationally board certified… Continue Reading

Jimmy Dunson

Jimmy has a passionate desire to help others with physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. He began practicing Reiki in 2007 and became a Reiki Master in 2014. Jimmy also offers Reiki training for those interested in learning this art of healing. In Reiki sessions, Jimmy seeks to hold a space for stillness, openness, empowerment,… Continue Reading

NamJoti (NJ) Khalsa

As the Office Manager at SHCA, my goal is to help you have a great experience in our community clinic. I can answer your questions, schedule your appointments, receive your payments, and I will enjoy talking with you! I wear many hats around the clinic, so don’t be surprised to find me on a ladder… Continue Reading

Yvette Padilla

Yvette is a community acupuncturist and excited to provide acupuncture to her neighbors here in Seminole Heights. Being part of the movement to make acupuncture affordable is a major motivator for this New York native. Yvette has lived in Tampa for decades and counts herself lucky to now be here in the Sunshine State. Yvette found… Continue Reading

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 200 of them in all, gave more than 1 million treatments. Our goal is to make that number 50 million treatments by the year 2020.

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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