Relocating to an ADA-accessible acupuncture office

Great news! Spring brings renewed energy and I am relocating my office to an ADA-accessible acupuncture space at 90 Concord Ave, Suite 3, (on the 2nd floor) in Belmont, MA. This new space is 2.2 miles from my original location at the Healing Center in Arlington. This beautiful sunny space with an elevator is accessible to folks in wheelchairs or who use other means of assistance. An Apple A Day Acupuncture will be seeing patients here starting June 1, 2019.

The building is located on an MBTA bus stop for the 74 & 75 bus lines from Harvard Sq, and is down the street from a stop on Blanchard Rd on the 78 bus line from Arlington Hts/ Arlmont Village. Additionally the 67 bus line runs from Turkey Hill Arlington to Alewife Station. The building is diagonally across the street from Claypit Pond, which is located in front of Belmont High School.

Free parking is available on Concord Avenue or on the side streets of Bright or Watson. Since there is an MBTA bus stop in front of the building, there is no parking allowed directly in front of 90 Concord Avenue. Please do not park in the garage under the building: that is designated for deeded landlords only.

It is a 3-minute bike ride away from the terminus of the Fitchburg Cutoff bike path on Blanchard Rd. (This is adjacent to the location of the Loading Dock Bistro.) There is no need to ride down Blanchard Rd, which is narrow and lacks bike lanes; instead, cross Blanchard Rd and take Hittinger St, then take the second left onto Trowbridge St, and you’ll come out onto Concord Ave directly opposite the building. It is a 7-minute bike ride away from the Alewife MBTA station on this bike path. This bike path intersects with the Alewife Greenway Bike path and the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway. There are designated, painted bike lanes on both sides of Concord Avenue.

An Apple A Day Acupuncture is located on the second floor, in suite 3. Whether you take the stairs or the elevator, just turn left when you get to the 2ndfloor and you will see the waiting area.

I look forward to serving you here.

Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies

Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies

Did you know that over 22 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies? Are you one of these unlucky people? Seasonal allergies are the 6th most common chronic illness in the United States. If you suffer from them, then you know how uncomfortable the symptoms can be. Symptoms can include itchy watery eyes; runny nose; sneezing; post nasal drip; sinus pressure and pain; headache and nasal congestion. Some people suffer from fatigue, stuffy, itchy ears, dizziness and even tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Sufferers often utilize anti-histamines, decongestants, or corticosteroid nasal sprays. Sometimes patients report that the anti-histamines make them either tired or wired, that the decongestants dehydrate them, or that they see a rebound effect with the long-term use of nasal sprays. Additionally, some people, for example, those with a certain kind of glaucoma, cannot take anti-histamines.

What are some other options? There are many natural approaches that can offer relief. Studies have shown that avoiding foods that are pro-inflammatory make help reduce your histamine response. Try eliminating wheat, sugar and dairy products, as well as processed foods during your worst allergy season. Instead, eat a diet that is rich in fresh vegetables and fruits, and drink plenty of water. Try to get more sleep and reduce your consumption of caffeine. Take additional vitamin C and bioflavonoids, after consulting with your doctor. Use a neti pot to wash your nasal passages with warm salt water, which is highly effective in ridding mucous locally with no unwanted side effects.

Try acupuncture. In one study that included 45 people with hay fever, acupuncture worked as well as anti-histamines in improving symptoms, and the effects seemed to last longer. Many patients showed significant improvement and some showed complete elimination of their symptoms after a series of acupuncture treatments. A recent double-blind study conducted in Hong Kong showed that acupuncture was effective in decreasing the symptom scores for persistent allergic rhinitis and increasing the symptom-free days during both the treatment and the follow-up periods.

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