More About Our Services


Acupuncture is a healing system, used for centuries in China, based on the theory that human beings and all living things experience movements in energy which circulate in regular patterns. The practice consists of the insertion of thin sterile disposable needles into the body to treat specific health concerns. The energy or life force referred to as Qi (Chi) travels along meridians or channels. When Qi is in a state of excess, depletion or stagnation a decline in health will occur. Acupuncture acts to guide the Qi back to a state of balance, restoring health. Learn more about acupuncture.

Acupuncture is used to treat

  • Nervous system and muscular disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Immune and auto-immune disorders
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Gynecological disorders
  • Headaches

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is based on an ancient healing art form. Chiropractic adjustments refer to a variety of manual and mechanical interventions that can delivered with high or low speed and force. Procedures are usually directed at specific joints or anatomic regions.

Adjustive techniques are carefully selected and modified to the stage and severity of a patient's condition. We offer techniques ranging from traditional manual manipulation to gentle mobilization procedures. Chiropractors also routinely prescribe exercises, stretches and lifestyle modifications to remain optimal health.

Chiropractic care is used to treat:

  • Muscular disorders (neck, mid-back, lower-back, leg or arm pain)
  • Pregnancy-related back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Headaches
  • Disc problems

Learn more about chiropractic care

Cholesterol Management and Cardiac Risk Reduction

This is a comprehensive approach for patients seeking an overall assessment of their risks for the development of coronary artery disease and ways to reduce them using lifestyle changes, dietary modifications, exercise, stress management as well as medicinal and non-medicinal interventions. It includes exploring the rational use of dietary supplements in the management of elevated cholesterol based on each individual's medical history.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. It gives people the skills that are necessary for independent and living. Our occupational therapist specializes in pain management and is skilled in the areas of stress management and relaxation, education in pacing, proper body mechanics and energy conservation techniques, and worksite evaluation and adaptation to prevent further injury.

Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • Customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities
  • Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations
  • Performance skills assessments and treatments
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training
  • Guidance to family members and caregivers

Occupational therapy is used to treat:

  • Work-related injuries including lower back problems or repetitive stress injuries
  • Limitations following a stroke or heart attack
  • Arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or other serious chronic conditions
  • Stress management
  • Broken bones or other injuries from falls, sports injuries, and or accidents

Massage Therapy

Massage therapies–or "bodywork"–describes a variety of approaches using hands-on/touch therapies to benefit human structure, function, and overall health. Massage is one of the oldest forms of therapeutic practice. The wide variety of methods and techniques all aim to promote pain relief, stress reduction, and improved movement in daily living. Accompanying self-care education and instruction may be provided to enhance living with greater ease and comfort. There is a large and growing scientific literature documenting the benefit of a variety of massage techniques for numerous medical conditions.

Learn more about therapeutic massage.

Massage is used to treat and prevent:

  • Musculoskeletal pain (back pain, neck pain, headache, etc)
  • Joint pain and/or stiffness
  • Anxiety, Depression, tension and stress
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries, work-related injuries and repetitive strain injuries (carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, bursitis)
  • Walking/running-related pain
  • Poor posture and suboptimal use of the body in movement

Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition counseling with a dietitian is an opportunity to take an in-depth look at diet and lifestyle and their impact on health. Counseling includes a detailed assessment of current habits, including food, beverage and supplement choices as well as eating patterns and behaviors. Changing diet and lifestyle with the guidance of a dietitian can help improve quality-of-life as well as decreasing the risk of, or managing, serious health issues. The dietitian is skilled in interviewing, assessing, and developing tailored plans.

Nutrition counseling is used to treat:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Gastrointestinal disorders

Tai Chi

The Chinese martial and healing art of tai chi chuan (taijiquan) seeks to integrate body, mind and breath into a complete, unified exercise for the entire being. With roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Eastern philosophy, tai chi's slow, gentle movements emphasize relaxation and deeper awareness of body and self. The ultimate goal of tai chi, like acupuncture, is the free flow of qi – energy flow that sustains living beings – throughout the body, thereby healing the systems that have become imbalanced and further strengthening the systems that are already robust. Learn more about tai chi.

Medical research suggests tai chi may be beneficial for:

  • Healthy aging
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Balance and fall prevention
  • Bone and joint health
  • Stress management and mental health
  • Quality of sleep

Learn more about Brigham and Women's Hospital

For over a century, a leader in patient care, medical education and research, with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery.

About BWH