Promoting Natural Healing

Winchester Hospital offers licensed acupuncture services as part of our integrative therapies.Acupuncture.JPG

Acupuncture promotes natural healing in the body and is proven to be effective in treating these conditions:
  • Neurological ailments: migraines and nerve pain 
  • Emotional distress: stress and depression 
  • Digestive problems: indigestion, constipation and diarrhea 
  • Respiratory ailments: asthma and allergies 
  • Musculoskeletal pain: back pain and arthritis
  • Physical injuries: chronic pain and acute sprain
  • Chronic Disease Management
Acupuncture can also be effective for:
  • Relief of symptoms associated with cancer treatments
  • PMS 
  • Infertility 
  • Smoking cessation 
  • Many other chronic ailments 

The cost is $75 per session, which in some cases may be covered by insurance. You would need to submit a claim yourself, as Winchester Hospital does not bill insurance companies for acupuncture services.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a licensed acupuncturist, please contact Winchester Hospital's The Center for Healthy Living at 781-756-4700.

Meet Our Acupuncturists

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Mary Kinneavy, M.Ac., Lic. Ac, joined the Center for Healthy Living staff in 2015. She is a graduate of The New England School of Acupuncture(NESA) and was among the first licensees in Massachusetts. Mary has worked in public health clinics, private practices, and hospital-based clinics. During her tenure as a public health practitioner, she was part of a pioneering group that studied acupuncture in the treatment of HIV and other chronic diseases. She is a former faculty member and clinical supervisor NESA. Mary has been in practice since 1987.

Joe Kelliher is a 1993 graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture. He was certified in Chinese herbal medicine in 1997, and received a Master’s Degree in acupuncture in 2000. In 1993 he founded the Acupuncture Center of Reading, a full-service, community based, private practice in Reading, MA. He was a core faculty member at the New England School of Acupuncture from 1995-2002. He has also been on the staff of the North Shore Medical Center and served as Co-Director of Acupuncture at Beth Israel/Boston IVF. He was the first acupuncturist on the Winchester Hospital staff in 1996, and has currently been on the staff of the Center for Healthy Living since 2006.