"Awake, my dear.​

Be kind to your sleeping h​eart.

Take it out into the vast fields of Light

And let it breathe." ​

               -Hafiz  (translation by Ladinsky)


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In These Times...

June 2, 2020

Hello Everyone,


It's been 2 months since I have seen most of you in the person. I miss you! So much has changed in our lives and our world. I hope that you and your families are well and able to find your way to hope in this time of radical shifting. 


The covid-19 virus is still spreading though it seems that our efforts to slow its progression have been useful. Acupuncturists in Massachusetts will be allowed to open for business at some point during Phase 2 of the governors re-opening plan. No date has been set but I am hopeful that it will be in the next 2-4 weeks. If you have an urgent need for a treatment, please contact me. 


I continue to be available via phone and Zoom. We can discuss any aspect of your healthcare and formulate a strategy that best supports your goals. For those who want to continue, resume or begin taking herbal formulas, these appointments will also serve as information gathering sessions to guide me in preparing the right formula for you. Your herbal formulas will be available for pickup in a bin outside the main entrance of my office building. Appointments are available in half hour ($40) and full hour ($80) time slots. Herbal formula prices will vary depending on the formula as they have in the past. Payments can be made via PayPal or through a credit card over the phone.


To contact me to schedule or change an appointment;

by phone: (978)544-0060

by text: (413)387-8137

by email: [email protected]


The most important things you can do right now are;

1. Stay home.

2. Get plenty of rest.

3. Get some fresh air but stay warm! Avoid getting chilled and keep your neck covered. If cold air makes you cough, go inside where it is warm.

4. Hydrate! Room temperature or warm beverages are best.

5. Take vitamins if you have them but don’t go out to get them. Vitamin C 2000-3000mg, Vitamin D 2000-5000 , Zinc 20-30 mg, Magnesium 400, Selenium 10mg.

6. Avoid or limit your intake of sugar and alcohol and avoid inhaling smoke when you can.

7. Remember to breath. If you are feeling anxious you can calm your nervous system by inhaling for 6 seconds then exhaling for 6 seconds. This will slow down your body and lower your blood pressure. I also have CBD Calming products available.

8. Wash your hands! Don’t touch your face.

9. Take Traditional Chinese herbal medicine as prescribed.

10. Gentle movement will be helpful. Try Gentle Yoga, stretching or Qi Gong. Here’s a link to a Qi Gong video to strengthen the lungs; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qViH3a4S-Uk Please note that it may be difficult to hear this video but by watching and practicing what you see, you will facilitate easier and more open breathing and may boost your energy as well.

11.Reach out for support to friends, family, neighbors and healthcare providers. This is not the time to isolate yourself emotionally or to be tough. Remember that you are not alone. We will get through this together.

Health and Healing to All,


Joslin

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient system of treating illness by rebalancing the body energetically. Theoretically based on the observance of nature, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine view the body as a microsystem mirroring the larger macro systems of the earth. These systems operate at their best when there is balance and harmony.

We do our best to find balance in our daily lives. Sometimes we feel “out of synch”, aware that something isn’t quite right in our lives and our bodies. That’s because our bodies are sending us messages. We call them symptoms. Like the "check engine" light in our cars, symptoms alert us to pay attention so that we can avoid bigger problems later on and so that we can find the underlying problem and correct it. Ignoring our body’s messages or attempting to simply “make them go away” is a bit like putting tape over the “check engine” light in our car. Our body (or our car) will increase the urgency of the symptoms in an attempt to get our attention. Continue to ignore it and eventually the consequences can be catastrophic.


 For 3000 years acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been used to prevent disease, treat illness and relieve pain. Acupuncture needles and Chinese herbs are the primary tools I use to help a patient return to balance. Some people say that an acupuncture treatment reminds your body what it feels like to be healthy. Most people experience treatments as simultaneously energizing and calming.

How is Chinese herbal medicine used?

Chinese herbal medicine can be used with acupuncture or as a stand alone therapy.  Herbal formulas are comprised of 3 to 25 herbal ingredients.  The herbs in a formula are chosen based on their energetic principles and their ability to work synergistically to treat your root disharmony or pattern(s) of imbalance. In many cases I will write a specific formula tailored to the needs of the individual patient and then assemble it in my dispensary. The herbs stocked in my dispensary come from companies that routinely test for contaminates and heavy metals. Each ingredient is used in a small dose. Chinese herbal medicine helps to shift imbalances  a little bit at a time with a keen awareness that human beings are more able to sustain change if it comes at a pace that their bodies can assimilate. A nurse who worked as a medic in the Vietnam War once told me “the body will do almost anything if you ask it nicely”, and that's exactly what we try to do.

What our customers are saying

If you had asked me a year ago I would have told you I have no desire to try acupuncture. I was very skeptical. Finally I gave it a try.  Now, my knee pain is gone, my mood is better, my stress level is down and I sleep right through the night! It's awesome!

Terry B. -  patient

To Learn More or Schedule and Appointment Please Call:

(413)387-8137

or email:  [email protected]  

(please type "Acupuncture" in the subject line)

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