Updates On Our Procedures For COVID-19

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Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: Sunshine Healing Arts's commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for us at Sunshine Healing Arts and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control procedures are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

There are many things we have always done in our facility to maintain a healthy environment.  Some of these include:

  • Hand washing and sanitation by our staff between patients.
  • Clean sheets and pillow cases for every patient.
  • Sanitization and cleaning of rooms between patients.
  • Hand sanitizer available and accessible in each room.

In addition to these procedures, we have now implemented these steps to allow us to stay open during this crisis:

  • Masks are being worn by our staff.
  • Health screenings of all patients as they come in the door, including a temperature reading. 
  • We are asking that anyone feeling sick or who has a fever to stay home.  We also offer telephone consultations for sick patients who would like to purchase custom herbal medicines for curbside pickup.
  • Cutting edge sanitation by Ecovasive, which is a botanically based disinfectant that has been proven to kill COVID-19 and other viruses.  It is sprayed floor to ceiling on every surface.  This product continues to disinfect for 21 days and we are utilitzing this service on a regular, recurring basis.
  • Frequent disinfection of common areas such as couches, chairs, door handles, front desk surfaces, and cash register after each use.

Sunshine Healing Arts New Office!

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625 Atlantic Boulevard, Suite 1

Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Sunshine Healing Arts New Office!, Sunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida

After nearly a decade in Jacksonville Beach, we are very pleased to announce that as of April 15, 2020 we have moved to our new location in Atlantic Beach!  Our new facility is located right next door to Monahan Jewelers.

Acupuncture parking is located in the back of the building. 

Robin Barlow, AP offers Acupuncture in Atlantic Beach, FloridaSunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida

Book your appointment today and come see it for yourself! 

As we transition to our new location, our top priority remains the safety and well being of our patients. Our office follows the safety recommendations made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Florida Department of Health, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

Sunshine Healing Arts New Office!, Sunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida



Quit Smoking with the help of Acupuncture

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Quit Smoking with the help of Acupuncture, Sunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida

Congratulations!  If you are reading this, you have taken the first step toward living a healthier, smoke-free life!  Each year, more than 3 million Americans attempt to kick the habit, but only about half are successful.  With the help of Acupuncture, you will have a much greater chance to reach your goals of becoming smoke free!

Some of the biggest roadblocks to quitting are the stress, anxiety, and depression associated with quitting smoking. Acupuncture treatments are excellent at calming the body and relaxing the mind, as well as reducing anxiety and alleviating feelings of depression and stress.  Our acupuncturist has had special training in addiction therapies and will customize your treatment to your specific needs such as suppressing cravings, calming stress, and stimulating the healing of your body’s organ systems.

At Sunshine Healing Arts, we offer a Quit-Smoking package of 10 treatments.  We will work with your availability, but our Quit-Smoking plan includes three acupuncture treatments for each of the first two weeks, two treatments each week for the second two weeks.  These frequent sessions will provide support during the most challenging time of breaking this addiction.  As your body gets used to being tobacco-free, we can adjust these appointments to meet your individual needs.

Using acupuncture to quit smoking is very helpful and can yield enormous benefits.  In addition to assisting with the stumbling blocks that can cause people to resume the habit, acupuncture will help to restore your body to a more balanced healthy state. If you are ready to kick this habit, acupuncture will provide you the support you need.

Treating Allergies with Acupuncture

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Allergies, whether they are seasonal or year around, can be an enduring issue for many people.  Seasonal allergies, or outdoor allergies are generally caused by pollens from trees, grasses, and weeds.  Indoor allergies generally occur all year and are caused by things such as dust mites, dander from pets, mold or insect allergens.  There are also allergies from food which can create physical symptoms such as body hives, swelling, and changes in mood.

Treating Allergies with Acupuncture, Sunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida

Acupuncture can provide natural relief for all these types of allergies.  While over-the-counter and prescribed medications can bring unwanted side-effects, acupuncture does not.  According to the theories for Traditional Chinese Medicine, the symptoms that indicate a Western diagnosis of allergies are caused by imbalances in the meridian and organ systems of the body.  These imbalances may be caused by a variety of things such as poor diet, stress, constitutional weaknesses, and environmental toxins.  If left unchecked, these imbalances will, over time, begin to affect the functions of the body’s organ systems. 

Our acupuncturist will take your complete health history and conduct a thorough exam.  She will then develop a unique treatment plan that will address your specific concerns.  The goals of this plan will be to end visible symptoms and signs of your allergies while addressing the underlying causes and imbalances in your body.  Your acupuncture treatments may be combined with a custom blend of Chinese herbal medicine which will help to accelerate the healing process in order to balance the body more quickly.

Acupuncture During Pregnancy

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Acupuncture During Pregnancy, Sunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida

During the months of pregnancy, a woman experiences extraordinary physical and emotional change.  Supporting and caring for your well being is very important.  Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can provide a natural and safe way to meet the unique challenges of pregnancy and ensure optimal health and wellness for you and your baby.

Regular balancing treatments throughout your pregnancy can enhance your health as well as your baby’s health.  Many pregnant women experience fatigue, anxiety, nausea, heartburn, back pain and other symptoms that can be relieved using acupuncture.  Routine treatments can also help in preventing complications and positively influencing the development of your baby.

Some common pregnancy symptoms that acupuncture can help:

  • Anxiety
  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Breech birth
  • Childbirth
  • Constipation
  • Edema
  • Excessive lactation
  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Insufficient lactation
  • Labor and delivery pain
  • Mastitis
  • Morning sickness
  • Physical problems
  • Postoperative healing
  • Postpartum discharge
  • Psychological problems

Acupuncture and TCM for Headaches

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If you experience headaches and migraines, you are not alone.  Millions of people suffer from some type of severe headache every year.  Whether your headaches are mild, or you develop severe migraines, these pains can impact your daily life and leave you looking for some relief.

While drugs and other medications might work temporarily and can help eliminate the pain quickly, common medications do not address the root cause or restore balance in the body.  And worst of all, many of these drugs have harmful side effects and are not intended for use over long periods of time.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) provide a safe and effective alternative to relieving headache pain without unwanted side effects.  Our acupuncturist will take a whole-body approach to help understand and the causes of your headaches.  The treatments will consist of points along the meridian pathways.  Some of the best points for headaches are points at the end of the channels that start in the head. After treatment, a variety of lifestyle changes and self-care techniques may be suggested to help expedite your healing process.  These changes could include physical activity, increasing hydration, and eating a healthy diet.

Acupuncture care from Sunshine Healing Arts is extremely effective in naturally reducing the frequency and severity of migraines and headaches.  By working with our acupuncturist and making some simple lifestyle changes, you will be on your way to a pain free, more balanced, and happier life!

Self-Care for Back Pain

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Self-Care for Back Pain, Sunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida

Acupuncture is known to be an extremely effective treatment for many types of back pain.  At Sunshine Healing Arts, we want to help you learn ways to be proactive in your own recovery as well. Here are some simple techniques to use in addition to acupuncture that will help to decrease your pain.

·         Improve your posture.  Take a look at your posture in a mirror.  Try your best to keep your weight evenly balanced when standing or walking.

·         Manage your stress.  Stress can contribute to pain and take a toll on your overall health.  Try deep breathing or meditation to help you stay calm and relaxed.

·         Exercise.  Regular exercise will keep your core muscles strong.  Yoga and Qi Gong are both gentle and effective forms of physical activity.