Using nothing more than the fine tip of a needle and knowledge of the body’s meridians, licensed acupuncturists can help treat everything from women's health issues and headaches to insomnia and stress. If needed, she can bolster the ancient Chinese treatment with the suction of cupping, the heat of moxibustion, or the bodywork techniques of tui na. Conveniently, her clinic, Essex County Acupuncture, is open Saturday and until 9 p.m. on weekdays to accommodate clients that have hectic werewolf-transformation schedules.
After graduating from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, North Shore Foot and Ankle’s Dr. Eliot G. Sherr earned board certifications in foot surgery, orthopedics, and primary podiatric medicine. Today, Dr. Sherr, who is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, stays current with continuing education as he tunes up feet and ankles with preventive podiatric care, sports medicine, and surgical procedures. In addition to his podiatric services, Dr. Sherr performs a range of aesthetic laser treatments with Fontona’s laser, as well as beauty services ranging from Botox to chemical peels.
Across Daly Foot Care’s three locations, Drs. Albert and Jack Daly draw from more than a decade of experience to treat all types of podiatric issues—from toenail fungus and warts to heel pain and sports injuries. They also design custom orthotic inserts that fully support the unique shape of each foot while walking, exercising, or stomping grapes in a bathtub.
The three doctors of New England Foot & Ankle Specialists divide their time between two comfortable offices, ensuring clients from Reading to Somerville have access to top-notch foot care. Staff members maintain a policy of open communication and patient education, all in an effort to help you make the best decisions regarding your health. Following a diagnosis and discussion of treatment options, doctor and patient can proceed with any number of services, including laser fungus removal, treatment for bunions and calluses, and lessons in how to intimidate people with your gait.
Dr. Martin E. Cutler’s more than 30 year career is defined by his mastery of new technology. In the ‘70s, he was one of the first area doctors to offer no-stitch cataract lens replacement. Today, he helps patients reduce their dependence on glasses with LASIK and makes reading glasses obsolete with conductive keratoplasty, the first FDA-approved procedure that sharpens one’s up-close vision and makes Moby Dick easier to understand.
Alongside Dr. Cutler’s opthalmology center stands a medical spa staffed by licensed aestheticians. With the aid of the Palomar StarLux system, they harness the power of intense pulse light to oust unwanted fuzz from anywhere on the body. They also pair facials with botanical Nelly de Vuyst products and deep-clean pores with PCA chemical peels, and offer free skin analyses to help patients find the best course of treatment or the best way to flaunt a Jay Leno–shaped birthmark.
“It’s the challenging fits—either spectacles or contact lenses—that drive me," writes optician John Parrelli on his website. Since opening his first shop in 1978, these challenges have included cataract sufferers who were left without binocular vision following surgery. Parrelli and his team of lens specialists experimented with different materials, designs, and indices of refraction until they could fabricate a lens thin and strong enough to restore these patients’ sight.
Today, Parrelli Optical has grown to six locations, where optometrists inspect patients' vision with a comprehensive, 15-point eye-health assessment and complete visual analysis. Through digital corneal photography, they're able to diagnose corneal disease and increase the precision and comfort of prescriptions. The locations also host a wide selection of designer frames, ideal for experimenting with different styles, such as wearing 20 frames at once.