One of the most common ailments that we see here is pain. Back pain, knee pain, wrist pain…we treat musculoskeletal pain all over the body. Acupuncture can treat pain that is acute (like a back sprain from shoveling snow) or … Continue reading →
April 23, 2014
by Jennifer Alberti Comments Off on How Much Acupuncture Do I Need?
So how many acupuncture treatments do you need to start getting results? The answer: it varies from person to person. Our friends over at Oakland Acupuncture Project in California wrote a wonderful blog post on this topic and we wanted … Continue reading →
November 30, 2013
by Jennifer Alberti Comments Off on Maintaining Good Health Through the Holidays
With the holidays in full swing, taking good care of our bodies isn’t exactly on the forefront of our minds. When the temperatures start to dip and the wind starts to whip, our bodies can be more susceptible to contracting … Continue reading →
October 30, 2013
by Jennifer Alberti Comments Off on Acupuncture and the NADA Protocol
In November, the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout falls on Thursday, November 21st. If you’ve been thinking of kicking the habit, consider using acupuncture to help you with your goal. When a patient comes in seeking help for smoking … 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 →
August 16, 2013
by Jennifer Alberti Comments Off on Feeling sniffley? Some advice on staying healthy this fall with acupuncture!
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine view the body as one organism that operates like a machine with many interacting parts. When everything is working smoothly, you feel good! When one part of your machine slows down or speeds up, you start … 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 →
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 →