Summer Acupuncture Yoga Class!

The last yoga and acupuncture combo class w/ Joan at Yoga Moves was a huge success (SOLD OUT!!). Everyone loved the music, the meditations, the acupuncture and the crystals.


Stretch and Release


Friday August 19, 2016 from 6pm-7:30pm at Yoga Moves, Stoneham w/ Joan Trubiano.

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For more info on the classes, see the Stretch and Release page of this website.

2 more Yoga/Acupuncture classes on the books – SIGN UP TODAY!!

The last yoga and acupuncture combo class was a huge success (SOLD OUT!!) and we are doing more.

Events are:

Sunday June 5, 2016 from 4pm-6pm at Ahhh Sweet Balance, Wakefield w/ Kate Curtis.

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Friday June 10, 2016 from 6pm-7:30pm at Yoga Moves, Stoneham w/ Joan Trubiano.

Sign up here.

For more info on the classes, see the Stretch and Release page of this website.

Special Thanks!

A big thank you goes out to all of the people that showed up to the Healthy Melrose wellness fair on Saturday. Great turn out and had some great talks with some people that were interested in hearing about acupuncture and Chinese medicine. More and more people are figuring out that a natural approach to health is optimal. Everyone had great questions. If anyone needs additional answers or would like to chat further please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Thank you to my friend and wellness partner Holly Fitzgerald from Fitzgerald Physical Therapy in Malden and Woburn for telling me about the event!!!


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Health Fair Thanks

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A huge thank you to all who stopped by my table at the 2016 Health Fair at the Stoneham Middle School. It was a pleasure speaking to all of you and I enjoyed letting you know a little bit about what I do as an acupuncturist and my practice. Also very much enjoyed networking with some of the other vendors at the event and hope to work with you soon. I hope everyone enjoyed the seaweed snacks we gave away (they were all gone!). The raffle was a big hit and  an area woman is the proud winner of the basket which included three free treatments (!) and a bunch of assorted goodies – including hydrosols made by yours truly! I hope to do more of these type of events in the future!! Get in touch if you’d like to continue the conversation or set an appointment. Spring is the best time to get acupuncture as your body is more receptive to healing and change (with the seasons changing now as well).

White Salad


Since so many of you loved my last salad post I decided to share another one which has been a huge hit for me over the years at many Spring/Summer events. It was served yesterday at my family’s Easter dinner as a first course. Inspired by a dish I had in a now defunct Ogunquit eatery over ten years ago, this salad is a crisp, healthy, different addition to any menu! Delicious! Enjoy!

White Salad

2 whole endive, chopped

1 bunch napa cabbage, chopped

1 large fennel bulb, sliced very thin with a mandoline

3-4 stalks celery, sliced very thin with a mandoline

1 medium sized daikon radish, sliced very thin with a mandoline

Parmesan cheese, shaved



1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup champagne vinegar

squirt of fresh lemon juice

pinch of herbes de provence

1 tbs. dijon mustard

1 tbs. nutritional yeast

salt and pepper


Yoga/Acupuncture Combo Class coming to Wakefield 04/17/16


Very excited to announce the next class! Hope to see many of you there!!  xo Jay

Do you love yoga or acupuncture and want to see how they mix? Have you been doing one and wondering what the other has to offer? The word yoga means union. It’s the joining together of breath, body and mind – mind, body and spirit. This unique class will begin with centering followed by the exploration of the breath through multiple asanas (yoga poses) in an intelligent, gentle therapeutic flow. This program will stretch and soothe every space in the physical body. Class will conclude with an extended savasana (resting pose) and guided meditation. Afterwards a community style acupuncture treatment on your mat is included for each of the participants. Simple treatment options will include a choice of:

• Four Gates Treatment – Helps with calming and quieting the mind, strengthening and nourishing all the muscles and tendons.

• Head Over Heels – Can treat headache or plantar fasciitis.

• Back In Action Treatment – Targeting the spinal column and muscles of the back and neck.

We look forward to guiding you through the vast inner landscape of your being during this relaxing yet refreshing experience.

• Registration is required – Class is limited to 12 participants.

• Bring or rent a mat $2

• Dress in loose comfortable clothing

• No refunds on workshops

About the instructors:

Kate Curtis has been practicing yoga for ten years, and has been teaching in the Boston area for four years.  She strongly believes that everyone can find peace and health through natural means. Kate’s passion lies in guiding practitioners to feeling strength and comfort in their mind, body, and soul. Infused into her classes are encouragement, humor, loving kindness and an emphasis on the shared human experiences within the group.

Jay Guanci, Lic. Ac. has been practicing acupuncture in Reading since 2007. He holds a Master’s degree in acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture, the country’s oldest college of Oriental Medicine. Jay is trained in both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture, as well as Dr. Tan’s balance style. He is experienced in treating all types of health issues. He’s been practicing yoga regularly for 4 years and is very intrigued by the similarities in these two disciplines.

Blood Orange Salad

As many of you know one of my favorite things to do when I’m not working at the acupuncture office is to find healthy recipes with new and delicious ingredients. I find myself sharing many of these recipes with you individually. Now, I’ll be sharing some of my more successful recipes with you all over the next few weeks in blog posts and in the business’s Facebook page. Enjoy!
Blood Orange Salad
– 1 box arugula or mâché (aka lamb’s leaf lettuce)
– 1 bunch frisée, chopped
– 3 blood oranges, peeled, pith removed and sliced into sections
– 1 large or 2 small fennel bulbs, thinly sliced (I use a mandolin)
– 1/2 cup chopped roasted pistachio nuts (Trader Joe’s has these)
– 2/3’s cup crumbled goat cheese
– 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill weed
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pistachio oil
1/3 cup champagne vinegar
1 tbsp. orange juice
1 shallot finely chopped
1 tbsp. good Dijon mustard
2 tsp. nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp. dried Herbes de Provence

Happy Holidays from Jay

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very happy holiday season and a very healthy 2016! Many people will set New Years resolutions for 2016 to get healthy. Think about acupuncture when you make your plan of action!
The office will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas but will be re-open Saturday December 26th if anyone wants to get in a post holiday detox or stress treatment. I’m also open the following week if you are taking time off between the holidays.
Gift certificates are available by contacting me directly through Wednesday 12/23. They are available in any amount or a special holiday deal for new patients – Initial Visit and 2 follow ups for $150.00.
Also, an update regarding insurance. Many of you who have Harvard Pilgrim may now be covered for acupuncture (with a copay and limit of 20 visits a year). Check with them to see if your policy covers it or email me and I can call on your behalf to check! I’m a participating provider and can bill them directly.
Check out my new mobile phone friendly website. It’s not finished just yet but will be done in the next few weeks! Much more phone/tablet friendly.
Pregnancy and Acupuncture

Pregnancy and Acupuncture


Being pregnant is an exciting, yet sometimes anxious time, especially for first time mothers. As an expecting mom, not only are you looking forward to having a healthy baby, but you are also concerned about what’s in order for pre-natal care, all the preparations (what to get, what to read, how to prepare the nursery etc.) and expecting the pregnancy will move forward with no complications. You realize that everything you do now involves a baby now, not just you. In this time of change, there are many benefits acupuncture can offer to bring a healthy baby into this world. Hopefully, with my help, mom-to-be to can enjoy a well-balanced, calm and uneventful pregnancy. Read more

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day – Saturday 10/24/15


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Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is observed annually on October 24! It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. I’m offering complimentary 1/2 hour treatments on this day to long-time patrons and new patients alike. Send me a message to book. Appointments will surely book up fast and are first-come first-served. If you’ve been contemplating acupuncture and want to experience what it has to offer or if you haven’t been in a while and want to re-experience the Zen – come see me on Saturday October 24th!!