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August 8, 2018

As a an acupuncturist trained in Five Element acupuncture, much of the work I do is based on living harmoniously with the seasons. In New England, many patients experience Seasonal Affective Disorder—a type of depression specific to winter months. However, there’s also...

September 11, 2017

I once had a therapist tell me “everyone has anxiety.” Although (in my humble opinion) this was a terrible thing for a professional to say to an anxious young woman, in some ways she was right. We currently live in a world that would make any sane person worried and af...

People often ask me: what are the top five things (or the most common things) you treat?

I could answer this question in a few ways. The way the question was probably intended is a list of symptoms. Back pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and musculoskeletal issues wou...

January 26, 2016

A few years ago, I attended a meditation retreat. In the paperwork at the beginning, there was a section that read: “please list anything that might affect your participation in the retreat.”  I remember writing, in all caps “EXHAUSTION AND OVERWHELM.”


At the...

August 25, 2015

This July I took 10 days off to participate in a residency with my theater company, Kickwheel Ensemble Theater. It was a fun, rewarding, and overall fantastic experience, but I always underestimate how difficult it is to make the transition back to the “real world” aft...

Even though spring is all but over—I  am posting this because I think it applies to a lot of us, regardless of the season. A lot of people feel aggravated and agitated year-round, and for many, it gets worse in the spring. Concurrently, spring symptoms flare: allergies...

February 14, 2015

Valentine’s day is regarded by many as a superficial Hallmark holiday. And while the mainstream media has certainly done its best to take the depth out of the day, romantic love is an extremely important part of (nearly) everyone’s life. Finding a way to honor that par...

December 1, 2014

By Emma K. Dweck, M. Ac.


I talk (and write) a lot about living with the seasons, and how learning to live with natural rhythms can increase health and vitality. This is easy and fun to talk about in the spring and summer months, when everything is growing, blooming, an...

August 18, 2014

by Emma K. Dweck, M.Ac.


Too often, patients come in for acupuncture as a last resort, desperate to feel better. They have tried “everything” and call me up saying that they’re “willing to try anything” to ease whatever is plaguing them (often it’s chronic pain, but can...

June 24, 2014

by Emma K. Dweck, M.Ac.


“To offer our hearts in faith means recognizing that our hearts are worth something, that we ourselves, in our deepest and truest nature, are of value.” 

― Sharon Salzberg, Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience


In Chinese Medicine, the...

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