Health

Coronavirus Information

It was announced this week that Governor Baker has extended the original Stay-At-Home advisory, and the return to work for acupuncturists is now set for at least May 18th. This information will continue to be updated as it becomes available.

Your safety and welfare are my top priority and I have been readying the office and treatment rooms:
• Some additional office procedures and requirements will also be implemented
• The necessary PPE will be available to both practitioner and patients for when the green light is given to reopen

In the meantime, I will remain available for herbal and supplement recommendations to established patients.

Stay safe and healthy!

Detox Your Mind

Most New Year’s resolutions consist of changes in diet and exercise…what about a cleanse for your MIND??

Whether you realize it or not, one of the most powerful forces in your life is your self-image.  A positive, healthy self-image can carry you to heights you’ve never imagined, while a negative self-image will pin you down like a lead weight.

To a large degree your self-image is influenced by the pictures and messages you continually feed into your mind.  Positive, uplifting messages help to foster a healthy self image, while stories of doom and despair are sure to bring you down.

Your mind, just like your body, is conditioned by the pattern of your daily habits.  If you get into the routine of exercising every day and putting wholesome nutritious food into your body, it is inevitable that your level of health will improve.  By the same token, feasting on donuts and soda everyday while taking up permanent residence on the couch is like punching your ticket on the express train out of here.

 

By treating our minds like our bodies, that is, feeding them what makes them healthier and exercising them the right way, we can make a complete shift in our mental make-up. continue reading »

Transmission and Treatment of Tick-Borne Diseases

…Dr. Zubcevik said recent research debunks several commonly held beliefs about the transmission and treatment of tick-borne diseases.

“The conception that the tick has to be attached for 48 hours to inject the bacteria is completely outdated,” she said. “There are studies that show that an attachment of 15 minutes can give you anaplasmosis,10 minutes for the Powassan virus, and for the different strains of Borrelia burgdorferi, we have no idea.”…

Summer Solstice

During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing.

According to five element theory, during the summer the organ that receives extra energy is the heart. When the seasons change so do the organs we should focus on in the body. You should focus on the heart during summer. Feed the heart heart-nourishing foods and make sure to remain active so the heart receives positive energy. continue reading »

Fighting Flu Season with Acupuncture

While the flu is not actually a ‘season’, we have become programmed to think of it as the months of November through March. On average, the flu hospitalizes thousands every year, especially the young and elderly. There are also a number of deaths related to the flu, mostly due to people already having compromised immune systems.

The flu, also known as influenza, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that is caused by a number of viruses. To date, there are approximately 26 to 30 different known strains of the flu virus. This is one of the reasons the flu vaccine has only mild efficacy. The flu vaccine itself typically only covers five to seven strains of the flu.  Symptoms of the flu include fever, coughing, a sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, runny nose and watery eyes. continue reading »

7 Healthy Habits For Your Kids

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As the school year kicks back into gear so should the healthy habits that you and your children have practiced prior to the school break. Notice how I said “practiced,” because we all know during the summer-vacation months we tend to indulge a little. Maybe you have had one too many backyard barbecues, or three too many trips to the favorite ice cream shop down the street. Whatever your summer vice may have been, don’t worry about it… you can regain those healthy habits from before and reintroduce them into your children’s lives! continue reading »

6 Truths About the Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar

Blog-img - 6 Truths About the Not-so-sweet Side of Sugar_640A study published by the JAMA Internal Medicine found that more than 70 percent of Americans consume more than the recommended daily amount of sugar. Sadly, most of us are addicted to sugar, which happens to be hidden in most of the foods and drinks we consume. Added sugar can cause a whole array of problems that can be short term as well as long term. If you are experiencing health problems, lowering your sugar intake may be one of your best options. Below are 6 truths about the ugly side of sweets. continue reading »

5 Daily Habits to Lower Your Risk of Cancer

Blog-img - 6 daily habits to lower your risk of cancerQuit the tobacco, and don’t start if you haven’t already

It should be common sense now that smoking or chewing tobacco can lead to multiple types of cancer. If you are trying to quit, you are not alone. Try joining a support group or making a plan for yourself to set goals for quitting. Facing addiction is hard, but not using tobacco can save years of your life.

Healthy diet

A healthy, well-rounded diet can do wonders for lowering your risk of cancer and overall wellbeing.  Cut out processed sugar and instead focus on whole foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown to help fight cancer. Other fish that can help reduce the risk of endometrial cancer in women include halibut, sardines and tuna. continue reading »

6 Alternative Treatments to Help with Arthritis

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For those with arthritis, exercise, no matter how little you do, is one of the best natural treatments. For those with severe arthritis, even the smallest amount of walking can make a difference. Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise for those with arthritis because it puts the least amount of impact on the joints. Strengthening exercises are also recommended to keep muscles and joints strong. continue reading »

7 TIPS TO A BETTER SLEEP

I always ask my patients how their sleep is, and explain that if they are not sleeping well, then their bodies are not repairing properly.iStock_000002991227Large

Many of us find it hard to fall asleep at night and stay asleep; as a result we often wake up feeling groggy and not rested. Sometimes improving sleep is as simple as changing your habits during the day.

Below are easy ways that can dramatically help you get a good night’s rest! continue reading »