ABOUT 2018-11-13T19:37:27+00:00

Boston Alternative Health

We look forward to helping you excel physically and emotionally.

MEET REBECCA ONG-SUTHERLAND

My passion for sports and physical medicine started early on with a competitive gymnastics career starting at age 7. This fascination with movement and function landed my undergraduate studies in Exercise Physiology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. After graduation I held positions as an Exercise Physiologist, Nursing Assistant, and Personal Trainer, but I questioned if I could approach sports injury rehabilitation and prevention from a more holistic perspective. My answer fell into my lap in the form of a copy of Newsweek and the featured article was focused on acupuncture and the New England School of Acupuncture.

Today my treatments not only specialize in treating sports injury rehabilitation and prevention but also acute and chronic pain, stress management, digestive disorders, immune support, and reproductive health. This natural approach to healthcare has changed not only my life but the lives of each and every patient I’ve seen. I look forward to being an integral part of your healing journey, whatever that might be.

Specialties:

Acute and Chronic pain, Sports injury rehabilitation and prevention, Stress Management, Digestive Disorders, Immune support, Women’s Health

Training:

  •      Masters in Oriental Medicine – New England School of Acupuncture
  •      Extensive postgraduate training with Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan, world-renowned practitioner and teacher of Balance Method acupuncture.
  •      Extensive Sports Medicine and Dry Needling training.
  •      Completion of Medical Pulse Diagnosis (MPD) training.
  •      Licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine.

FAQ

Sports Injury and Performance Enhancement, Acute & Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Back & Neck Tension, Stress Management, Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Migraines, Headaches, TMJ, Digestive disorders such as IBS & Acid Reflux, Asthma, Allergies, Immune Support, And much, much more…

You are not alone! This is probably the most frequently asked question. Acupuncture needles are nothing like hypodermic needles. In fact, you can fit several acupuncture needles inside a hypodermic needle. Plus, the painful part of getting a shot with a hypodermic needle is not so much the needle itself, but the injection of the contents. Most patients don’t even realize when an acupuncture needle has been inserted!

Various plants, minerals and animal products have specific healing properties. These products are combined together to make a formula specific to each individual’s disease pattern. Because the herbal formulas are ingested, the healing properties of the herbs work on a more internal level than acupuncture.

The number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient. Severity of the condition, as well as whether it is chronic or acute all play a part in deciding how many treatments one will need. After careful assessment your practitioner will have a better idea of how long your treatment process will need to be.

You are welcome to bring a change of loose-fitting clothing that you feel comfortable in, but it is not necessary. Try to avoid tight-fitting clothing and pants that don’t roll past the knees.

OUR PATIENTS SAY

Over the years we’ve addressed many of our clients issues and helped them achieve the goals they were hoping for. But don’t take our word for it, here is what they had to say:

“I came to see Rebecca for chronic indigestion, which I had been suffering with for 9 months. I was taking increasing doses of Zantac but was still feeling badly on a daily basis. I had cut all animal fat, processed sugars and dairy from my diet but nothing seemed to help. Within 6 weeks of herbal therapy with Rebecca I was relieved of all of my symptoms and was able to stop taking Zantac while resuming a normal diet. She has proven to be a thoughtful and caring practitioner, always taking a conservative approach with my treatment. I am deeply grateful for her help and thrilled to have my life back.”

L.J., LEXINGTON

“Recently I injured my back and experienced tremendous pain. After visiting my Primary Care Practitioner regarding my situation I decided to explore acupuncture and the benefits of eastern medicine. My research helped me discover Boston Alternative Health. After my first visit I saw immediate results and began experiencing mobility that I had months before my injury. Rebecca was amazingly attentive and spent a lot of time and energy identifying the root causes of my injury. Her help went well beyond just acupuncture as she introduced me to preventative stretches and other posture techniques designed to reduce the risk of such an injury occurring again. I would recommend acupuncture and Rebecca’s practice to anyone who feels as though they have exhausted all efforts in overcoming an injury that continues to hinder them from doing the day to day physical functions they enjoy.”

S.V., BOSTON

Rebecca has been treating me with acupuncture for Fibromyalgia and a variety of other health issues since 2009. The regular sessions have really helped to manage the aches and pains that used to keep me stuck in bed and away from work. Rebecca truly focuses on the whole person when treating health issues, and I believe that my overall quality of life has improved dramatically as a result. Rebecca is professional, friendly, compassionate, and has a flexible schedule to accommodate my job. I would recommend Rebecca to anyone who is trying to improve his or her health and reduce stress! 

E. E., WAKEFIELD