When patients start receiving acupuncture treatments, they usually have a lot of questions. This is a natural reaction, as acupuncture is something that is typically very foreign to people in the United States. Placing needles in people (especially in places … Continue reading →
September 24, 2014
by Jennifer Alberti Comments Off on Does Your Immune System Need A Boost?
Fall is here and with the kids back to school and the changing weather patterns (one day it feels like summer, the next day fall!), our immune systems typically need a little boost to help prevent us from catching a … Continue reading →
March 1, 2014
by Jennifer Alberti Comments Off on Do you suffer from Spring Allergies?
With this recent bout of frigid weather, it’s hard to imagine that spring is just around the corner. Some of us see spring as the beginning of warmer weather, a revived spirit and trees and flowers in bloom. For others, … Continue reading →
January 4, 2014
by Jennifer Alberti Comments Off on So, what’s the deal with the sliding scale?
Happy New Year! We thought we’d start 2014 with a blog post about our sliding scale. A sliding scale means that YOU determine what you can afford based on our scale. The initial appointment range is between $30 – $50 … Continue reading →
October 25, 2013
by Jennifer Alberti Comments Off on Pediatric Acupuncture at SSCA
Research completed in 2000 at Boston’s Children’s Hospital found that acupuncture treatments helped relieve symptoms of chronic pain in pediatric patients. Pediatric acupuncture can seem unfamiliar and even scary to both patients and parents alike. Usually the major cause for … Continue reading →
July 18, 2013
by Jennifer Alberti Comments Off on Meet Jess Butler
We are thrilled to welcome Jess Butler to South Shore Community Acupuncture! Jess has a diverse clinical background that includes treating patients at Acupuncture Together in Cambridge, the Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury, Roxbury Neighborhood Acupuncture and Boston Medical … Continue reading →
May 20, 2013
by Jennifer Alberti Comments Off on Sandal Weather Doesn’t Have to Mean Heel Pain
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. When inflamed, it causes … Continue reading →
April 1, 2013
by Jennifer Alberti Comments Off on Can Acupuncture Help Tendonitis?
As spring rolls in, and people are getting back outside doing the activities they love, we acupuncturists begin to see more patients complaining of chronic injuries flaring up and new, acute injuries. Acupuncture has a long history of being very … Continue reading →
January 30, 2013
by Jennifer Alberti Comments Off on Acupuncture, Opiates and Pain Relief
Opiate addiction has been in the news lately and is again begging our attention as a nation. Opiates are used in attempts to relieve moderate to severe pain. Opiates have been used for many years, usually prescribed for people with … Continue reading →
November 2, 2012
by Jennifer Alberti Comments Off on The Herbal Anti-Flu: Be Prepared.
The last time I had the flu was about ten years ago. I was in awe at how very bad you can feel in your body from something as simple and widespread as the flu. Since having the flu, I … Continue reading →