Category Archives: Marlborough’s Wellness Watch Newsletter (Current/Archived)

Comments Off on Spring 2008: Spotlight on Children’s Over-The-Counter (OTC) Cold Remedies

Once the news was out that the FDA urged parents to avoid children’s over-the-counter cough and cold medicines, many parents found themselves with a few questions. Why were they banned and how can parents now safely ease their child’s discomfort?
In September 2007, the FDA released a report that revealed that from 1969 to 2006, 54 children died after taking decongestants, and 69 children died after taking antihistamines. It starts with the child’s biology...

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Comments Off on Spring 2008: Massage: The Hot Stone Treatment

Hot Stone Massage
To relax and rejuvenate body and mind

In this comforting and healing massage, which can last anywhere from one to one and a half hours, stones of various sizes and weights are used within the therapist’s hands to massages the client and can be combined with Swedish, deep tissue massage, injury treatment, Reiki or other forms of bodywork. The use of heated oils makes this modality a relaxing spa-like treatment...

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Comments Off on Spring 2008: The “Alternatively Speaking” Series Schedule

This series was established for educational purposes only so that the community can learn about different complimentary medicines and treatments, and make educated decisions about their health treatment options. There are a few details that remain the same for every presentation event:
1. The events are always the second Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:00pm, unless otherwise specified;
2. The events are always FREE to attend;
3. The events will always have FREE food;
4...

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2 Comments on Spring 2008: The Marlborough Wellness Center is all about empowering your HEALTH!

The Marlborough Wellness Center is located at 331 Boston Post Road East, Ste. 7, and provides a place for medical wellness and education. We believe that there are two worlds: one with experts who fix people, and the other world of wellness that educates and empowers them to fix themselves. It is here where you will find professional practitioners who can meet all your health and medical needs...

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1 Comment on Pediatric Acupuncture: An Alternative Medicine Without Needles? (Summer 07)

Have you found yourself talking with another parent, sharing medical histories of your children’s ear infections or inability to control quick onsets of fevers? It seems like the antibiotics aren’t solving the problem, and maybe the pediatrician isn’t too sure what to do either. Now you’re getting worried. This is a great time to try pediatric acupuncture! Most parents would back away slowly from whoever suggested this but for thousands of years, Traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine successfully treated pediatric conditions...

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Comments Off on Recipe: Farmer’s Market Quesadillas (Summer 07)

Compliments of the Cooking Light magazine~
For a smokier flavor, grill the vegetables instead of sautéing them. Pair the quesadillas with a salad for a light supper.
1 to 2 poblano chilis
1 large red bell pepper
Cooking spray (preferably olive oil)
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups chopped yellow squash
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chopped oyster or portabella mushrooms
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 cup (4 oz) shredded Monterey jack cheese
1/2 cup (2 oz) crumbled goat or feta cheese
8 (8 in) fat-free flour tortillas
2 tbsp chopped ...

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Comments Off on Spotlight on Energy Medicine and Intuitive Counseling (Summer 07)

What does the word “healthy” mean to you? Do you conjure an image of a slightly overweight average Joe who only catches the occasional cold, or do you see a professional athlete with six-pack abs and bulging biceps? What does the word “wellness” means to you? Is there a difference between health and wellness?
The word “well” is rooted in ancient Sanskrit, and loosely translated means “to choose”...

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Comments Off on Massage: The What, The Why, and The Who (Summer 07)

When one asks people why they receive massages, the common answers are “it feels good” or “it helps me relax”. These are good reasons to see a massage therapist on a monthly basis but WHAT exactly is massage therapy? Massage therapy improves overall physical and mental well being via different techniques applied by a licensed massage therapist. Swedish style massage is the most popular with its’ long flowing strokes, slower rhythm, and scaled pressure to the clients preference...

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Comments Off on Bugs, Bites, Burns….OH MY! (Summer 07)

The season full of “fun and sun” are upon us but so are the unfortunate sunburns and bug bites! Have you wondered what natural remedies are in your home to cure the complaints? Here are a few for Sunburns:
1. Apply undiluted apple cider vinegar to sunburn by cottenball..
2. Apply mayonnaise as a skin cream to sunburn.
3. Apply peanut oil to sunburned area(s).
4. Apply thin slices of cold cucumbers, apples, or potato directly to the skin.
5 Apply cold, plain yogurt then rinse with cool water.
Our contemporary contribution for bug repellent is DEET (N, N-d...

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2 Comments on Welcome to the Marlborough Wellness Center! (Summer 07)

The Marlborough Wellness Center is located at 331 Boston Post Road East, Ste. 7, and provides a place for medical wellness and education. We believe that there are two worlds: one with experts who fix people, and the other world of wellness that educates and empowers them to fix themselves. It is here where you will find professional practitioners who can meet all your health and medical needs. Jodi Eldridge and Jennifer Smith, licensed massage therapists, joined the Center after being at Metrowest Massage Therapy for many years...

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