COVID-19

Pandemic Relief Acupuncture $45

Now more than ever, our bodies and minds are in need of support.  These treatments are offered as a means to assist those who need it most. 

  • Offers a financially sustainable means of supporting your wellness

  • Offers accessibility and affordability for as many people as possible, while continuing to be financially self-sustaining.

  • Distal points only are used (ears, arms, legs)

  • Ear seeds may be used in conjuction to treatment and can be kept in place for 4-7 days and are stimulated by self-pressing these points several times a day for a few minutes for continuous therapeutics effects of acupuncture.

  • Patients must come dressed ready for treatment

  • Payments are venmo or cash only (if possible, please bring exact change if paying in cash to simplify payment process)

  • Please arrive 5-10 mins early

  • Thursday appointments only

Sessions are 15-20 mins acupuncture treatments (intakes are brief to ensure maximum time for treatment). Your initial appointment requires a pre-approval from pracitioner. Please contact us at (213) 600-8288 or sarika@somaacuwellness.com for pre-approval.

15-20 min session

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"With Wuhan on Lockdown for more than 10 days, the Chinese Government Accounces a Major Change in Strategy: All Patients with Confirmed Infections are to Use Chinese Medicine. 2/10/2020.

The Medical Treatment Unit of Wuhan's Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), currently named COVID-19, Prevention and Control Headquarters issued a "Notice Regarding the Agreement  to Recommend the Use of Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Pneumonia due to Infection from the Novel Coronavirus". The "Notice" empahsizes that all designated medical institutions in Wuhan will ensure that all infected patients take Chinese medicine (Chinese medicine decoction of granules) before midnight (24:00) on February 3, 2020. "

-*How COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) is Currently Treated in China with TCM"

(©2020 Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine eLotus.org)

This message will be a break down of the most important information you should know at this time to prevent and help you, your family, and your friends. For the past few months leading up to the state mandated 'Stay-at-Home' order, I have been attending lectures from the top doctor, pharmacists and herbalists for prevention and treatment of COVID19.

Chinese Medicine has had over 320 large epidemics over the last 2,000 years. That’s one epidemic every 5 to 6 years. It’s important to know the history because there is already a system for treatment in place. We even have a formula named “clear epidemic powder.


Please share this knowledge and put it to use because one of us reading this will need it to help ourselves or someone we love.

I’m sure you all know by now it has morphed and now may include stomach and large instestion issues ie, diarrhea and nausea BEFORE fever and shortness of breath. You also know by now that you may have COVID19 and not have any signs or symptoms hence one of the reasons to start these protocols below NOW. Incubation of the virus is 4-5 days with the possibility of up to 14 days, which is the reason for the 2 week quarantine.

Your first signs and symptoms are VERY generic so you will not be able to tell what you have immediately. It may be a cold, influenza, or COVID19. You do not want to wait to find out. 70% of us will be exposed no mater what we do so the first step is prevention!

Prevention means to keep healthy people healthy. Assuming most will be infected you want a strong immune system (no dairy, alcohol, smoking especially right now). You also want to give your immune system, assistance as much as possible. Help the body help itself.

This formula is PART of one that has PREVENTED HOSPITAL staff in China from contracting COVID19. It is called JADE WINDSCREEN POWDER. It is 95% effective. All of the staff that took the formula did not contract COVID19 in the study.

If you get to the point of signs and symptoms of low fever, tickle in throat, aversion to cold (feel the wind and air more), chills, headache, sore muscles, no sweat or night sweats it time to be on a different formula (Ge Gan Tang).

Why? This formula works by opening up blood vessels. More blood flows to affected area, more hydration, more white blood cells to upper respiratory tract to fight the virus better. It opens up severe nasal constriction and hydrates mucous membranes to trap initial viruses and hopefully you get rid of it that way. Help the body help itself. At this point in time your CT scan will still be clear.

The next phase is fever, aversion to cold, sore throat, painful muscles, weakness, and headache. At this point in time your CT scan shows both lungs with ground-glass opacity (GGO). The formula for this is Yin Qiao San & Qing Wen Bai Du San.

It goes on from there in severity and treatment protocols.

These herbs stimulate the immune system, are antiviral, and function to suppress hyper inflammatory response a.k.a. cytokine storm prevention, and is directly effective to inhibit the enzyme activity of SARS. They destroy influenza, and HIV and acyclovir resistant HSV, H1N1, and herpes along with Epstein-Barr.

These herbs bind to the spikes on the virus and prevent it from binding into the lung receptors and entering into the host cells where the virus replicates.

Prevention is better than nothing at all.

Many antibiotics and antibacterial antivirals in the west came from plant origins. The main western pharmacology text gives credit to Chinese medicine in it's opening statement.

The goal i

1) Build up a STRONG immune system to fight this. Most people develop immunity to it like the chickenpox. Once exposed, they then develop immunity and heal.

2) Or a vaccine becomes available”
- DR. John Chen, PHD, PHARM.D., OMD, LAC

 

For more information on the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the treatment and prevention of COVID-19:

 

https://www.elotus.org/article/how-covid-19-2019-ncov-currently-treated-china-tcm
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32065348/

https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center

https://exploreim.ucla.edu/covid19/publications-on-traditional-chinese-medicine-tcm-to-treat-covid-19/


Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Initial Pediactrics Acupuncture $80
Pediactrics Acupuncture Follow Up $65

Treatments for children include acupressure, aromatherapy, magnet therapy, and depending on the child's age, acupuncture with smaller, thinner needles.  Children respond well to these natural methods of healing, which can help brain function, focus, anxiety, allergies, and pain.   Increasingly more parents are turning to acupuncture as an effective method of promoting health.

30-45 min session

Herbal Medicine Consultation Only (Initial) $120
Herbal Medicine Follow Up $90
*Acupuncture not included

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine has many benefits:

  • All-natural, safe, proven

  • Far less side effects than pharmaceutical alternatives

  • Can improve effectiveness of other medicine

Formulas are customized for each patient to meet your individual needs.

Chinese herbal medicine has been used for health for thousands of years in China.  Functions of herbals formulas are to improve the immune system, balance the functioning of the internal organs, ease tension and stress, increase the energy level, purify the body by encouraging the removal of cellular waste, balance water metabolism, regulate the internal temperature and humidity, and improve blood circulation and blood hemoglobin (thus oxygen) content.

During your initial consultation, a thorough intake and medical history will determine your individual pattern and diagnosis. You may or may not need herbal medicine. In the case that you do, a customized herbal formula will be prepared for you in capsules/tablet, powder or vacuum-packed liquid form, making herbs convenient for your lifestyle.

30-45 min session

Battlefield acupuncture is a form of effective Auricular acupuncture that has been used to relieve pain by sending a message right to the healing center in the brain to correct that patient’s pathology. The Battlefield Acupuncture Protocol uses French acupuncture needles called ASP® needles that allows for a more effective treatment result than traditional auricular acupuncture. With the needles being retained in the ear, communication is continued to the areas in the brain which correct imbalance in the patient’s pathology and create a healing process.

 

Battlefield acupuncture is a cost effective alternative to traditional Acupuncture and can work as a standalone treatment. Treatments are known to be effective in pain management as well as trauma based therapy.

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