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Spring ‘Acupuncture Tune-up’

Spring, the best time of the year to get a Seasonal Acupuncture Tune-up.
The winter has been relentless this year in New England with cold temperatures and frequent storms making the most hearty go stir crazy. Though it may not feel like it, spring is slowly making its way here.  Though not externally perceptible with green buds and warmer temperatures, internally we are changing as felt through our pulses.
Traditionally Chinese medicine was used as a way to stay healthy through the transitions in life, whether it is a seasonal change, grief from a loss, trauma, or another pivotal moment. You would see your acupuncturist for a ‘tune-up’ to help your body adjust internally to the external changes in your surroundings and climate.

If you only get one acupuncture tune-up a year, SPRING is the time to do it. Why?

For many it is the toughest transition of the year. Shedding off the layers of winter, feeling stir crazy as the spring energy buds up both figuratively outside as well as internally. If you pay attention you’ll notice a little more road rage driving around, feeling a bit more frisky (spring love), increased frustration, and a need to MOVE! This is the liver energy, in its various manifestations.
Spring is the time of the liver which in Chinese medicine is related to the muscles and tendons, anger and irritability, the eyes, and detoxing (diet, alcohol, medications, pollutants etc).

How do you help your liver at home? 
In the coming weeks or months you may find yourself craving more leafy greens, fresh salads, and lighter foods. Spring is the best time of the year to detox or […]

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March Office Update

Greetings & Happy New Year – Tibetan & Chinese

The year of the Wood Horse galloped in with the Tibetan New Year, known as Losar, this March 2nd. Based on a lunar calendar Tibetan years, like Chinese, have an astrological cycle of 12 different animals and a changing element (remember looking up your animal at the Chinese restaurant). This year is the year of the Wood Horse. Sure to be an energizing year, we wish you a healthy and happy New Year!

Monday morning into the early afternoon
Wednesday afternoon into the early evening
Friday afternoon into the early evening
Greta has been seeing patients on Mondays since the beginning of February in addition to Wednesdays and Fridays. Greta’s office colleague chiropractor Dr. Brendan Corcoran continues to see patients at the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you tried booking an appointment via the online scheduler you may have been frustrated both with the process of scheduling and not seeing any openings available for weeks. It was discovered that open times have never been properly displaying. I have made a temporary solution so open times are appearing until I can change companies to one that can support the practice’s needs.
If you have any issues please contact me directly to book a convenient time to come into the office for a relaxing and restorative treatment.

Last Minute Openings
do occur, email me if you would like to be added to the cancellation list for a particular day or week. ‘Like’ the AFC Facebook page for health info and office updates including last minute openings.

Changing Companies […]

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Acupuncture Family Care of Gloucester MA launches new website

Acupuncture Family Care is happy to announce the launching of our new website located at I am Greta Williams a Licensed Acupuncturist located in Gloucester MA whose passion is supporting the family through life and promoting health and wellness for each individual. As a general practitioner of Oriental medicine I treat the individual as a whole, targeting the underlying reason for the appearance of symptoms. I’m able to offer customized treatment approaches based on the patient’s sensitivity, pathology, and energy system.

With this blog I hope to keep you educated and informed about the many benefits acupuncture provides for the entire family. I look forward to reading and answering your questions related to this ancient form of medical and preventative care.

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