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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…

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…

Weight Loss and Acupuncture

Weight Loss and Acupuncture

People often ask if acupuncture can help 
with weight loss. Here’s what we’ve learned. Acupuncture and Weight Management Acupuncture can be a great tool for PAIN management. When you have less pain, you’re more able to be physically active (and you’re more likely to enjoy it). Regular, moderate physical activity can be a huge help…

Spring Allergies

Spring Allergies

Spring is here: a time for new beginnings, fresh starts, and spring allergies. Billions of tree pollen grains (mostly from oak, cypress, and bayberry) will float over our yards, cars, ponds, and doormats for the next 6+ weeks. And this is nothing new. Back in 2002, Tampa made the top of WebMD’s list of the worst towns for bad…

Our Custom Foot Soaks

Our Custom Foot Soaks

Healing Yourself with Foot Soaks Self Care with Custom Foot Soaks Headaches wreck your day? Do your feet make walking a challenge? Your back and knees hurt? Our custom foot soaks contain medicinal herbs and mineral salts used for centuries to revive our bodies and reduce pain. Check out the clinic’s “grocery shelves” in the reception…

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