Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do right now, and do it. Today is your lucky day.     

- Will Durant
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Thank you, Chris!

It is with sadness, but with much appreciation for his 15 years of devotion and compassionate care at the Stram Center, that we say farewell to Chris Reilly L.Ac., MSA.

He has helped heal so many patients with his expert skills as an acupuncturist. We all wish him much success in his solo practice in Albany. We will surely miss him! 

Chris will continue to see his patients at the Stram Center up until Memorial Day. Rebecca Rice L.Ac., MSAOM will maintain her usual acupuncture practice at the Stram Center with extended hours in the Fall.
Going With the Flow

Often patients come to the Center for treatment and say to me, "My qi is out of whack ..." or "Can you fix my qi? ..."

To me this relates to a whole slue of different diagnoses in Chinese Medicine, requiring different acupuncture point combinations and herbal recommendations. The cause of "blocked qi" is related to different symptoms, stemming from stress to shoulder pain, infertility to migraines.
Optimal Nutrition Crucial to Lyme Regimen
Did you know that a crucial piece of any Lyme disease treatment regimen is optimal nutrition? Whether or not a person with Lyme disease is on active therapy for the disease, eating well can decrease symptoms from the disease, and can help therapies to work more effectively. 

Save Your Ticks!

We know this must sound strange, but save your ticks! Saving your ticks and sending them out to be tested is one of the most effective measures to find out just what type of infection that tick could be carrying.

If you get bit by a tick, remove it safely and carefully. Then, place it in a ziplock baggy with a moist cotton ball. You can visit: to read more about where to send your ticks and how much it costs. Results typically come back within a few days to a week.
At The Stram Center

Wellness means something different to every individual and lifestyle. Whether you are looking to lose weight, gain more energy, learn how to eat right for your body's needs, or simply feel your very best - this program is for you.
Stram Center Practitioners Attend Conference in San Francisco  
They Studied and Discussed Integrative Approaches to Chronic Infections

Practitioners Jennifer Mager, ANP-BC, Natasha Ruiz, FNP-BC, and Dr. Kirsten Carle, ND traveled to San Francisco to learn more on chronic illness. They came back with a wealth of information:

"The Forum for Integrative Medicine's recent three-day conference on Integrative Approaches to Chronic Infections provided our team with invaluable insights into a complex health concern that we see on a daily basis. From a wide range of clinicians, the conference emphasized that an individualized approach tailored to each patient is key and that addressing the totality of mind, body and spirit in this patient population is necessary for recovery and lasting wellness. Our providers look forward to utilizing fresh perspectives and new treatments with our patients!"

Look for more conference details to come in our next newsletter!
Yoga For Bone Health
New at The Stram Center!

Our Yoga for Bone Health is focused on anatomy and proper alignment to improve your posture and balance, give you greater flexibility and range of motion, decrease stress and help counteract osteoporosis.

Yoga for Bone Health is Thursdays, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM. Class size will remain small for individual assistance. Click the button below for more details.

Reiki II Certification Class

Reiki is a powerful yet subtle tool to open one's heart, to healing and to being healed. Join Rebecca Rice, the Stram Center's licensed acupuncturist and Reiki Master for a certification in Reiki - expand your horizons!

Reiki II is designed as a continuation of Reiki I. Learn to incorporate Reiki more deeply into your practice. Saturday June 10th 10am - 2pm $150 fee per class Manual and Certificate provided - pre-registration requested.
Beginner's Yoga
Saturdays: 10 AM to 11 AM

If you are curious or have wanted to try yoga for enhanced health and well being, this beginner yoga class will gently guide you through common poses used in yoga classes. 

3 classes pre-paid: $30, drop in class: $12 
Reiki Circles
FREE for Reiki Professionals

A Reiki Circle is an opportunity to experience and practice Reiki. These sessions are open only to certified Reiki practitioners (of any level.) Enjoy our space to heal and grow in Reiki energy. Please bring your certification. Sessions are free.

Please mark your calendars for our next Reiki Circle session: 1 PM - 2:30 PM on June 3rd.
FREE Guided Meditation
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM

During this free meditation group, our instructor, Janaki, encourages meditation through practice and spiritual story-telling. These sessions are free and serve as an introduction for beginners as well as a practice for experienced individuals in the cultivation of clarity and mindfulness.
Lyme Support Group
2nd Tuesday of the Month at 6 PM

Worldwide Lyme
Join us in the lobby of our Delmar location - we welcome you to come share your stories, frustrations, achievements and find support and guidance.  Family and friends are welcome! FREE. 
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