Dr. Jeffrey Zurawin, A.P, D.O.MAcupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and owner of Lifegate Acupuncture, together with his wife Yumiko Zurawin, will lead a discussion on how to attain a happy, healthy life using the basic principles of traditional Chinese medicine.

Dr. Zurawin graduated top of his class at the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In addition to extensive training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Zurawin holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and is also a Reiki Practitioner. These complementary disciplines allow Dr. Zurawin to promote healing of mind, body and spirit. Dr. Zurawin lived in Japan for several years where he continued to cultivate his spiritual practice through meditation, Zen and martial arts. As a holistic practitioner, Dr. Zurawin combines his expertise in acupuncture, herbs, meditation, psychology and nutrition to all play an active role in healing and prevention of disease. The doctor’s calm demeanor and nurturing environment provides a high level of care and service to ensure that Wellness and mutual goals toward health are achieved allowing you to enjoy the quality of life you deserve.

Yumi Zurawin AKA “Big Mama” is the Lifegate resident rock star licensed massage therapist. She is an expert at getting rid of pain! She has studied many styles of massage including Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Swe-thai, Nurturing The Mother Fertility & Pregnancy Massage, and Trigger Point. For the last few years she has studied Japanese osteopathic techniques with 2 Japanese masters, Dr. Ken Yamamoto and Dr. Setsuko Katahira. These modalities are extremely effective for alleviating pain including low back, hip, sciatica, neck and shoulder. Yumi has excellent assessment skills and creates a unique signature massage to get the best results for each client. The Lifegate center hosts a weekly “Let’s Get Blissed Hempy Happy Hour”. www.LifeGateAcupuncture.com

“Life Gate” in Chinese medicine is the source of our Original Qi, or life energy and where Essence is stored.  It is the foundation of vitality and stamina and circulates throughout the entire body.

“The Life Gate is the organ of Water and Fire, it is the residence of Yin and Yang, the Sea of Essence and it determines life and death.” — Zhang Jiebin (1563 – 1640)