Category Archives: Acupuncture Information and Research

Comments Off on Acupuncture and What to Refrigerate!

In Chinese Medicine, we also address dietary therapy: what to eat for what organ system or to change a deficiency/excess condition with the use of food. We also discuss with our clients the temperature of the food. How to store them, how to eat them at what temperature and if you can’t change the temp of the food (i.e.: dairy products), how can you balance it out with a different temperature (i.e.: warm tea). I came upon this article from the Chopra Center that discusses what foods to refrigerate and which ones don’t need to be...

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Comments Off on Acupuncture and Spring Cleaning

Although New England has seen an extraordinarily warm winter, Spring is upon us and it is a season of awakening and new beginnings. Making healthy choices that will carry you through the seasons is important this time of year. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. Embrace yourself honestly.
Assess the various aspects of your life, taking note where the stressors and weaknesses exist. Are they in your diet, exercise program, work or relationships? Focus on the ones that need improvement, and begin moving away from the ones that detract from your life.


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Comments Off on Acupuncture and “Living Your Dash”

Recently, I have had some of my clients come in, lay down on my tables, and tell me how much work stress they have or how they can’t seem to find the time to do the things they want to do. This morning, a long time client of mine started realizing that she had been working so hard for a good portion of her life but had found a passion in music and wanted to spend more time doing it. She was planning on retiring and has an end date in sight now, but as we talked I told her about the poem “Living Your Dash”...

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Comments Off on Acupuncture and Herbs for the Treatment of Shingles

Great news again for acupuncture….research has shown that acupuncture combined with herbal medicine outperforms Acyclovir for the treatment of shingles (varicella zoster virus)! According to researchers from Hubei Medicine College in China, acupuncture combined with a basic herbal formula (with modifications as needed) has a 100% total effective rate for the treatment of shingles whereas a combination of oral and topical Acyclovir plus Methylcobalamin has an 82.86% total effective rate...

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Comments Off on Acupuncture and Quieting Those Voices

I have recently been bombarded with articles/quotes on how to train your mind during endurance races/tough times, mindfulness in the middle of chaos, and I especially love the ones that tell me that “the voice in my head is lying” when it shouts at me to partake in activities that may not be the healthiest of choices. Now I believe that the Universe is sending us a message when we find ourselves faced with the same information but in different forms...

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Comments Off on Acupuncture and the Cold/Flu Season

You never have to wonder when the “cold and flu season” is around the corner. Pharmaceutical companies will be sure that you are reminded of its impending arrival no matter where you turn.
When the dreaded season of doom drapes its black curtain over us, whatever you do, don’t come within sneezing distance of anybody, don’t even think about shaking anyone’s hand or otherwise engaging in bodily contact, and NEVER, EVER touch a doorknob, shopping cart, or any other object that might have possibly come into contact with any human at any point during its exist...

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Comments Off on Acupuncture, Money and the Experience of Happiness

So as the new year has started, so have our New Year’s Resolution Experience! Yes, for anyone who is a member of a gym, you can see the new members join and go to all the classes or run on the treadmill in hopes of meeting the “better health” goal. The whole time, they’re talking about the latest technology they received over the holidays or possibly lamenting the “family experience” they had. I usually just keep my head down and keep exercising because I have learned in the past year or so a different approach to the holidays and the New Year. Focus on the mom...

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Comments Off on Acupuncture and the Happiest of Holidays!

From our family here at the Marlborough Wellness Center to yours, we wish you the happiest of holidays as well as a healthy and prosperous new year! If you create any new years’ resolutions for better health, remember to call us because acupuncture can really help you get “to the point”!

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Comments Off on Acupuncture and Managing Holiday Stress

The holidays are a big part of the fall and winter months. This is often a time to reconnect with family and loved ones, to attend social events, and celebrate your beliefs. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of extra commitments, nonstop activity, and pressure to get it all done. This can result in a lot of stress both mental and physical.

Everyone feels stressed occasionally, but when it continues for a long time or gets overwhelming it can take a real toll on your health...

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Comments Off on Acupuncture and Do You Use Ice or Heat?

I am asked on a daily basis by my clients if they should use ice or heat on their injuries. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed that heat is the best and that cold can introduce external pathogenic factors to the body that can cause more issues than do good. The RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) approach is excellent for injuries that have happened acutely and within the first 24-72 hours to keep swelling and further tissue damage contained as much as possible...

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