Integrative Therapy

From acupuncture and hypnotherapy to Reiki and massage and yoga, Winchester Hospital's The Center for Healthy Living offers a wide variety of integrative therapies designed to meet your individual needs.

Supporting Well-Being

The integrative therapies offered through Winchester Hospital are another example of how we continually develop new and innovative programs to advance the health of area residents.

To enhance the medical care we provide, we offer these integrative therapies:

To schedule an appointment/register for one of our integrative therapies, or for more information, please call 781-756-4700.

About Integrative Therapy

The term “integrated therapy” is often used interchangeably with “complementary therapy” and “alternative therapy,” but there is a significant difference.

Professionals who practice integrative medicine blend these techniques with mainstream methods of treatment. Integrative therapy is not intended to replace conventional treatment. Instead, these techniques are used together with conventional treatment to promote wellness and help relieve discomfort.

Some insurance plans do cover certain integrative therapy treatments. It’s a good idea to check with your insurance plan to ask about coverage. You usually don’t need a doctor’s order to have an integrative therapy treatment, but some insurance plans may require one in order to cover some or all of the cost.

These are self-pay programs.  We can provide documentation upon request for insurance reimbursement.

We invite you to learn more about the integrative therapies offered through Winchester Hospital. 

A Patient Story

A patient who has had acupuncture at Winchester Hospital tells this story: “I had suffered for two years with medical epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow). At its worst, I could not even iron a shirt or get a gallon of milk out of the refrigerator. I had to give up virtually all sports activities.

“After six cortisone shots and laser treatment I was introduced to Mike. We discussed my overall medical situation with a focus on my elbow. After a single (acupuncture) session, my pain decreased dramatically. After two sessions, I was virtually pain free. I see Mike periodically now to maintain joint health and I am back to an active lifestyle. The entire experience has been nothing short of life changing.”

A First-Hand Observation

“I’ve cared for patients with cancer for more than 15 years,” says Kathy Porter, RN, oncology nurse navigator at Winchester Hospital. “I’ve seen firsthand how integrative therapies like Reiki, massage therapy and acupuncture help manage pain, reduce nausea and fatigue, and speed healing from surgery.”

“I’ve seen the clinical research and I know from experience how integrative therapies not only help patients with cancer but also people with many other conditions. As a clinician and advocate for patients and families, I know these therapies improve health and well-being.”


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