Clearing the Clutter in the New Year

January 9th, 2014

As I look around my house after the holidays, it seems like every corner has clutter. My piles of things to do, the kids’ toys and activities, my husband’s piles…just piles. It seems like it is neverending at times too. And most of it is ‘stuff’ we don’t use on an everyday basis, clutter in our lives that serves no purpose but to divert our attention from our true goals/efforts. So as I was busy preparing a donation pick-up for the Vietnam Veterans of America, I started looking at the clutter differently. If I hadn’t used it in the past 3-6 months, it goes in the bags for the VVA. The same went with my children’s items also. As for my husband’s piles, well, let’s just say I’ve learned over the years to just not touch them as he does not touch mine.

Clutter is something that occurs in our bodies over time also. From unhealthy diet choices to unwise physical decisions to negative thoughts/ideas, we clutter our body’s fine-tuned machinery with ‘stuff’ we don’t need to use on a daily basis. This ‘stuff’ keep us from being the best person we can be and the most efficient working man/woman/business owner.

Acupuncture can assist in clearing the clutter so your ‘fine-tuned’ instrument of a body can have the best 2014 yet! Put your health and acupuncture on your list of ‘to do’s', make it a goal for 2014, and see that you don’t need the clutter in your life!

Pediatric Acupuncture for ADD/ADHD

November 22nd, 2013

Great article on the effective use of acupuncture and other complementary treatments for the diagnosis of ADD/ADHD. These treatments can be found at the Marlborough Wellness Center under the experience of Julie Dalbec, MAOM, Lic.Ac.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day Open House at MWC!

October 22nd, 2013

Come experience FREE mini- Acupuncture and Reflexology treatments at our
On Thursday, October 24th, from 5-7pm, here at the Marlborough Wellness Center!

Acupuncture and Assabet After Dark 2013

September 5th, 2013

Chinese medicine is an all-encompassing body-mind system used by approximately one third of the world’s population to promote physical and emotional well-being. This one night class will introduce you to three of its major components:

Acupuncture: we will discuss different acupuncture styles and how acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities

Chinese herbs: find out how to use them safely and where to obtain them

Acupressure: learn how to apply pressure on vital points of the body to stimulate the flow of energy and improve circulation throughout the body

Join us to discover how this ancient body-mind system can help you achieve optimum health and well-being and to experience first-hand aspects of acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and acupressure.

1 night/2 hours

Julie Dalbec is a licensed acupuncturist-herbalist and is the owner of the Marlborough Wellness Center.  She is a Masters graduate of of the New England School of Acupuncture in Newton with specific training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Japanese Acupuncture Styles.  She is also an experienced occupational therapist who can integrate traditional and modern medicine in her wellness clinic treatments.

Tuesday, October 1
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Course Fee: $45

“Enjoyed the background the instructor brought to the course and shared with the class in terms of history and how things fit together.” … “This course exceeded expectations as I did not know what to expect since it is such a huge topic.”

Student comments about Julie Dalbec’s class Basic Guide to Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, and Acupressure

Acupuncture: Don’t Be Late to Good Health

September 5th, 2013

If today is National “Be Late to Something” Day and you are experiencing headaches, indigestion, physical pain, sleep disturbances, or general ‘not-feeling-on-top-of-my-game” sense, then the odds are you are LATE to achieving/maintaining GOOD HEALTH! Preventative medicine is key to our longevity and the alternatives are so much more costly financially an emotionally! Acupuncture can help keep the body in balance, healthy, and living a much fuller life with minimal setbacks!

Acupuncture and the End of Life Process

August 15th, 2013

As I sit every Monday, treating my husband’s grandfather, Pepere, at the end of his life, I have come to realize the vital role acupuncture can play at the end of someone’s life. It is poignant to recognize that Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupucture see the body and the spirit connected and that one wthout the other can not occur. Yin and yang must live within each other, fading in and out of each other, feeding each other in order for the balance to occur. At the end of our lives, that precious balance becomes more unsteady, with yin or yang becoming weaker or stronger. At the last hours of our lives, yin and yang will separate. This is when the spirit will leave the physical body for there is nothing left to anchor it down. The spirit will go to the next place/person and the cycle will start anew. I remember a teacher of mine once say, “If you want to treat children and truly understand them, you must work with the hospice population and help those spirits move onto the next place.”

So, when I did some research on acupuncture points to do for Pepere, I asked many collegues and found many websites. Made my notes and went with peace of mind to his house, knowing that the bottom line was that the best points to use were going to be determined by him. I knew I needed to nurture the emotions, calm any anxiety that might be present, relieve depression, and balance grief. I also knew he had frequently been telling us that his friends in heaven kept coming for him but that when he went to go pick up his bags, they were gone. Clearly, it wasn’t his time to go yet. Now, they come minus one…his wife. He knows that when she comes for him, it will be time.

It is the role of the Lungs and the Liver to help those at the end of their life find resolution with unfinished business, rectify the Qi, forgive themselves and others, letting go of this life in order to move onto the new life. Thus, focusing on those two organ systems are key but here are a few other points to consider:

BL 60 is good for movements that are painful, inability to walk, fullness in the chest.

LU 3 has been the best point to help him ‘talk to others in another realm’. This one calmed his anxiety when they would come but leave.

LU8/KD7 combined is good for treating the chronic Kidney deficiency with Lung congestion.

ST 36 is good for weakness and emaciation that occur with aging.

GV 20 is great for connecting the spirit with the heavenly Qi/Universe while also helping to support anything sinking.

I find solace in knowing that although the end of life process may occur in a short or long period of time, that Pepere is receiving the care that he needs and acupuncture is playing a vital role in that process. One day, he whispered into my ear, “I am sad to have to go and leave you guys but I am looking forward to seeing my wife and friends again soon…”

If you ever get the opportunity to work with hospice patients at the end of life, you will forever be changed…for the better.

Acupuncture in Marlborough: for anything and everything!

August 5th, 2013

MWC Seeking Licensed Massage Therapist

July 26th, 2013

The 2012 Small Business of the Year award winning Marlborough Wellness Center is actively seeking a LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST to join the successful clinical team at our independent, private practice center. Here,  acupuncturist-herbalists polarity and Reiki practitioners, and  licensed massage therapists work collaboratively on a daily basis.

One massage therapy room will be available starting SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2013.  Schedule to be determined upon position acceptance; regular every two month staff meeting attendance is expected.   Rent is a flat rate based on time scheduled, with a 3 month probation period built into the Independent Contractor contract to determine if the center is a good fit.

Please help us spread the word and if you are interested, contact us as soon as possible at!

All Natural Bug Spray and Itch-Be-Gone Available Now!

July 23rd, 2013

‘Tis the season for the heat, BBQ’s, and biting bugs!

I know I happen to be one of the lucky ones (as well as both my children) who when a mosquito bites my skin, I welt up something fierce and the itching is intolerable. One of my friends began my quest to find an all natural bug spray once I heard all the horrible health issues with bug sprays that include DEET. With research done, I have created an all natural bug spray that truly keeps the biting critters away! NOTE: if you go to a place that you know is going to be super buggy (ie: some of the hiking trails in Callahan State Park in Marlborough/Framingham), place the all natural bug spray on your skin and the DEET containing products on your clothes. This is the safer way to go for full protection! $15.00/4 oz spray bottle…lasts much longer than anticipated.

But let’s say you go out for the evening to a BBQ or camping for the weekend, by water, at dusk (key mosquito time!!), and you manage to get a bite or two….introducing the Itch-Be-Gone  solution! Thanks to, I found a fantastic recipe for taking the itch away from bug bites, heat rash, and minor sunburns. I have used this on myself and my children with great success for anything itchy!! $10.00/1 oz dropper bottle…also lasts much longer than one would expect since you are using drops at a time.

Both are kid, adult and pet friendly! Will need to re-apply after swimming or excessive sweating. Please use with caution when pregnant, consult a physician if there are any questions.

So if you are interested and intrigued, wanting to give the 2 all natural, essential oil blend/witch hazel base solutions a try, please call 508-460-3399 because they are going fast….just as fast as the mosquito biting your lower leg now….!

Acupuncture + Meditation = Great Health

July 23rd, 2013

As I find myself getting back to basics and quieting my mind, I have realized it is amazing for my health and my physical/mental capabilities. Please consider the “21 Day Meditation  Challenge” (starting August 5th) if you don’t already have a daily meditation practice. You will see how easy it is to incorporate into your every day and all the fantastic benefits!