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Staying Healthy Together

Staying Healthy Together

Changes to our flow COVID-19 Clinic Procedures: Looking ahead, it’s clear that for the foreseeable future the clinic will be operating differently. These changes are designed to keep patients & staff as safe and healthy as possible. Pre-screening If you have had a fever, cough, shortness of breath, vomiting, or diarrhea in the last 10…

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…

Chinese New Year 2020

Chinese New Year 2020

The Year of the Metal Rat: Spring Begins! Chinese New Year, the Lunar New Year, is a fifteen-day holiday celebrated each year by more than a quarter of the world’s people. The New Year marks the beginning of Spring and begins on the second new moon after the Winter Solstice. In the year 2020 we’re…

DIY Winter Electrolyte Drink

DIY Winter Electrolyte Drink

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…

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…

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…

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….

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.”…

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…

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…

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