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Boston Hospitals Using Integrative and Holistic Therapies

Here is a limited list of local hospitals providing holistic therapies. Wherever treatment is received, be sure to ask if holistic treatments and therapies are available to complement one’s care.

The Osher Center forIntegrative Medicine, a collaboration between Harvard MedicalSchool and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is an integrated treatment model connecting gaps in patient care and offering additional healing modalities to complete primary medical care. The clinic brings together a team of the region’s top clinicians to serve a common mission—to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal and to maintain good health. Services include acupuncture, chiropractic care, craniosacral therapy, therapeutic massage, tai chi, yoga, dietary herbs, vitamins and supplements and nutrition counseling, among others.

By integrating reiki therapy and other complementary services into traditional cancer treatments, the Cancer Center team at Tufts Medical Center can help patients cope with their symptoms so that they can focus on their fight against the disease.

The Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program at Mass General Hospital provides clinical interventions that recognize the whole person by increasing patient self-awareness and self-care to enhance well-being. Free wellness services, such as acupuncture, yoga and music therapy, are available for patients and their families, as well as past patients.

The Integrative Therapies Team at Boston Children’s Hospital provides a wide range of holistic therapies designed to complement a child’s medical care. The focus is on restoring a child’s mental balance, emotional vitality and sense of creativity using massage therapy, guided imagery, reiki, acupuncture, expressive arts, yoga and therapeutic touch.

Integrative health approaches can be used in combination with conventional rehabilitation medicine at the Spaulding RehabilitationNetwork to maximize health, quality of life and function. No matter one’s injury or ability, techniques such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, tai chi, reiki and massage therapy can help individuals access their body’s own inner healing resources, find their strength and harness the power of the body, mind and spirit to improve recovery, manage stress and find peace of mind.