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Sunday, November 06, 2016 - Are Your Supplements From A Reputable Source?
Dietary supplements are a great way to stay healthy. But are you taking the right ones? Get more information your supplements from Boston Alternative Health.
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Monday, September 12, 2016 - Cupping: A Bright Spot in Therapeutic Treatment
It works for Michael Phelps -- could cupping work for you? Find out in from Boston Alternative Health.
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Friday, August 12, 2016 - The Benefits of Acupuncture During Pregnancy
Learn how you can treat some of the symptoms of pregnancy using acupuncture, from Boston Alternative Health.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - Acupuncture for Herniated Disc Pain
Suffering from herniated disc pain? Find out how acupuncture with Boston Alternative Health can help.
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Thursday, May 05, 2016 - The Benefits of Bone Broth
Learn about the benefits of bone broth, as well as how you can make it at home, from Boston Alternative Health.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - Do you have acid reflux? Eastern Medicine can help
If you suffer from acid reflux, you know how difficult managing symptoms can be. Find out how Boston Alternative Health can help treat your acid reflux.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - Eastern Medicine: Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotics
Antibiotics are not always necessary and can cause more problems than they solve. Find out how Boston Alternative Health uses Eastern medicine to avoid unnecessary antibiotics and help soothe the body
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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - No, Red Meat Won't Kill You
Is red meat really bad for you? Find out in this article from Boston Alternative Health, and how red meat factors into Eastern medicine.
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Saturday, October 10, 2015 - Acupuncture and Herbal Treatments for Fibromyalgia
Suffering from fibromyalgia? Acupuncture and herbal treatments may help! Find out how from Boston Alternative Health, who can also help you with any fibromyalgia symptoms you may have.
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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - Treat Injuries with Heat, Not Cold
Are you putting ice packs on your injuries? This may not be the right course of action. Find out if you should go hot or cold from Boston Alternative Health.
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Friday, August 07, 2015 - The Benefits of Kinesiology Taping
Could kinesiology taping help with your muscle and joint pain? Boston Alternative Health is your source for all that you might need to know about kinesiology taping.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - Acupuncture vs. Dry Needling
What's the difference between acupuncture and dry needling? Find out from Boston Alternative Health.
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Friday, December 12, 2014 - The Harmful Effects of Sugar
It's not all about the calories! Sugar can do much more harm to your body than you think. Find out how Boston Alternative Health can help you reduce your sugar cravings and the harmful side effects of
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Sunday, November 09, 2014 - Stress and Adrenal Fatigue
Excessive stress can take a serious toll on the body. Find out how Boston Alternative Health can help reduce stress and the subsequent adrenal fatigue.
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Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - Could You Have a Leaky Gut?
There are a variety of health issues that can stem from a leaky gut. Learn more about a leaky gut, and how Boston Alternative Health can help you correct it naturally.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Acupuncture and Sports Performance
Find out how acupuncture, massage, and techniques like cupping can improve athletic performance and shorten recovery time after a workout or injury. Boston Alternative Health is available to aid your
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Friday, August 08, 2014 - Preventing Colds and Flus in the Summer
Do you ever get colds or flus in the summertime? Boston Alternative Health has a number of tips to help you overcome the cold and the flu, including Eastern medicine and supplements.
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Friday, July 25, 2014 - Ask Your Acupuncturist, Summer 2014
Acupuncturist Rebecca answers your toughest questions about acupuncture, Eastern Medicine, and how to treat Crohn's, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, and more.
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Friday, July 11, 2014 - Plantar Fasciitis: Summery Flip Flops and the Risk
Plantar fasciitis is painful, but preventable. Could those summery flip flops and sandals be causing your foot pain? Get answers and find out how Boston Alternative Health treats plantar fasciitis wit
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Saturday, June 07, 2014 - Break the Cycle of Anxiety: Brain-Gut Axis
Anxiety is a problem that millions of people face, and it's often debilitating. Find out how diet and the brain-gut axis can affect anxiety and how a healthy digestive system can improve anxiety. Bost
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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - Crohn's Disease: Alternative Medicine Relief
Crohn's Disease is a form of IBD that affictsts the gastrointestinal tract. Painful and debilitating, Crohn's disease's symptoms can often be treated with acupuncture and Eastern medicine. Find out ho
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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Thawing Out a Frozen Shoulder with Acupuncture
Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is incredibly painful. Find out how Boston Alternative Health can use acupuncture and Eastern medicine to alleviate the pain associated with frozen shoulder.
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Friday, November 15, 2013 - How Acupuncture Can Relieve Sciatica
The sciatic nerve can cause excruciating pain when inflamed. Find out how Boston Alternative Health can use acupuncture and Eastern medicine to relieve the pain related to sciatica.
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Monday, October 14, 2013 - Crucial Nutrition and Acupuncture During Pregnancy
Maintaining nutrition is a critical part of being pregnant. Find out how acupuncture and Boston Alternative Health can ease your pregnancy healthier, more comfortable, and lessen stress for expectant
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Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - What You Didn't Know About Heartburn
There are a number of common misconceptions about heartburn. Find out how Boston Alternative Health can help you with your worst heartburn symptoms using acupuncture and Eastern medicine.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013 - Reducing the Pain of Surgery with Acupuncture
The time leading up to and after a surgery can be very stressful, which can cause pain and stress. Find out how Eastern medicine and acupuncture can help reduce the pain of surgery before and after th
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Friday, July 05, 2013 - Healing Eczema with Acupuncture and Eastern Medici
Eczema is uncomfortable and difficult to deal with. Find out how Boston Alternative Health can use Eastern medicine to treat this unsightly condition.
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Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - Acupuncture, Paleo, and Springtime Allergy Relief
Don't suffer from spring allergies any longer. Find out how the paleo diet, as well as acupuncture, can help relieve your allergy symptoms. Visit Boston Alternative Health for more information.
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Tuesday, April 09, 2013 - How to Choose the Right Acupuncturist
Choosing an acupuncturist can be difficult. Find out how to find the right acupuncturist for you, and how Boston Alternative Health could provide the acupuncturist you need.
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Monday, March 11, 2013 - Cupping -- Relieving Musculoskeletal Pain
In the winter, muscle strain and soreness are common complaints. Find out how Boston Alternative Health can use cupping to eliminate tension and knots in the neck and back.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - Using Acupuncture to Treat Thyroid Problems
Hormonal levels can affect your weight, energy, and mood. Find out how your thyroid gland factors into this, and how Boston Alternative Health can use acupuncture and Eastern Medicine to treat thyroid
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Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - Kicking Off 2013 with a Healthy Mind and Body
The holidays bring overindulgence and stress, which can wreak havoc on our bodies. Find out how Boston Alternative Health can help use Eastern medicine to keep you healthy.
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Monday, December 03, 2012 - Treating Back Pain with Acupuncture
With winter upon us, back injuries are common thanks to snow-shoveling duties. Find out how Boston Alternative Health uses acupuncture and Eastern medicine to treat back pain, both incidental and chro
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - Getting Through the Winter with Eastern Medicine
Seasonal affective disorder can bum out the best of us in Boston and other parts of New England. Find out how you can curtail its symptoms using Eastern Medicine and acupuncture from Boston Alternativ
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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - Why Asthma Is Worse in the Autumn
Seasonal asthma affects a number of people, especially in the Boston/New England area. Find out how Eastern medicine and acupuncture can be used to treat seasonal asthma in the fall or any other seaso
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Saturday, September 08, 2012 - Ask Your Acupuncturist: Part 3
Get answers to your most burning questions about acupuncture, including sleep problems and stress/anxiety issues.
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Thursday, September 06, 2012 - Using Acupuncture to Cope with Hot Flashes
Find out how acupuncture and Eastern medicine can help you cope with the hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. Boston Alternative Health can help!
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - Insomnia and Acupuncture: Importance of Good Sleep
Is bad sleep ruining your health? Use these tips to improve your sleeping habits. Boston Alternative Health can help you defeat insomnia and get better sleep with acupuncture.
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Sunday, July 08, 2012 - Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?
You may think you're doing yourself a favor with sunscreen, but it can be more harmful than good. Find out how you can keep yourself safe with these tips from Boston Alternative Health.
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Monday, June 11, 2012 - Acupuncture for Stress Relief: Effects of Anxiety
Are you suffering the ill side effects of stress and anxiety? Find out how Boston Alternative Health can help relieve stress and anxiety with acupuncture and Eastern medicine.
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Tuesday, May 08, 2012 - Ask Your Acupuncturist: Part 2
Get answers to the most common questions about acupuncture and Eastern medicine. Find out if acupuncture prevents ailments, and how old the ideal acupuncture patient is.
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Sunday, May 06, 2012 - Acupuncture for Migraines: Understanding Its Role
Migraines can be debilitating with pain, vision problems, and nausea. Find out how Boston Alternative Health can use acupuncture and Eastern medicine to ease the pain and severity of migraines.
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Friday, April 13, 2012 - Acupuncture for Allergies: Does It Work?
It's time for spring cleaning, and not just for your house. Find out how Boston Alternative Health can help reduce your allergies and boost your energy this spring with acupuncture and Chinese Herbal
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Friday, March 09, 2012 - Using Acupuncture to Treat Injuries from Skiing
Skiing and snowboarding injuries can be incredibly painful. Find out how Boston Alternative Health can treat the pain from winter sport injuries with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
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Monday, March 05, 2012 - Ask Your Acupuncturist: Part 1
Get answers to common questions about acupuncture in this Q&A with Boston Alternative Health.
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Friday, February 03, 2012 - Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Acupuncture
For people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the symptoms can be incredibly painful and inconvenient. Find how Boston Alternative Health uses acupuncture and Eastern medicine to treat IBS and its r
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Thursday, February 02, 2012 - Prepare to be inspired and empowered
If you had one video to watch today, this should be it! This doctor has MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and was wheelchair-bound....
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Saturday, December 17, 2011 - Surviving Cold and Flu Season with Acupuncture
Trying to survive the cold and flu season? Find out how acupuncture services from Boston Alternative Health can bolster your immune system, as well as Chinese Herbal Therapy and other Eastern medicine
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Saturday, November 19, 2011 - Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia: Treating the Pain
Do you suffer from fibromyalgia? You don't have to live with the pain. Find out how Boston Alternative Health can help treat fibromyalgia pain with acupuncture services and other Eastern medicine.
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Sunday, October 02, 2011 - That's a lot of potatoes!
An awesome and inspiring story. This local man lost a incredible 230 pounds...
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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - Is stress getting the best of you?
"Stress is related to 99% of all health problems...
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Friday, September 16, 2011 - Acupuncture and Lyme Disease in Massachusetts
Deer ticks can be found anywhere in Massachusetts, including the city. Eastern medicine and acupuncture can help ease the pain and swelling, so contact Boston Alternative Health for more information.
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Tuesday, September 06, 2011 - Steeler's James Harrison Loves Acupuncture!
Pittsburgh Steeler James Harrison manages his back pain with acupuncture. As a Patriots fan I'd rather....
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Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - Acupuncture for Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow
For many golfers, living with joint pain is par for the course. But it doesn't have to be this way. Find out how acupuncture can help golfer's elbow and tennis elbow.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?
See how your sunscreen ranks and get the facts about sunscreen before lathering up yourself and your family this summer.
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Monday, June 06, 2011 - Acupuncture for Fertility Issues in Boston
Fertility issues can be emotionally painful and stressful. Find out how Boston Alternative Health can help with acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine services.
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Sunday, May 08, 2011 - Acupuncture for Allergies in Boston
Boston Alternative Health can offer acupuncture or Chinese Herbal Medicine to ease your allergy suffering. Find out how you can get allergy relief without the side effects of medication.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - Treating "Mysterious Ailments" With Acupuncture
Mysterious ailments are inexplicable symptoms and frustratingly undiagnosed for many Americans. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can help. If you are in the Boston area and suffering from myste
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - Staying Healthy in Winter with Eastern Medicine
Get tips on staying healthy and strong in the wintertime, plus Eastern Medicine recommendations such as acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
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Saturday, July 10, 2010 - Nervous about acupuncture? Then watch this video!
Boston Alternative Health offers acupuncture services and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Are you nervous about acupuncture services? This video will allay any fears you may have.
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Friday, June 04, 2010 - Summer Health Tips & A Warning About Sunscreen
Boston Alternative Health offers up expert tips on summer health, such as diet recommendations. Also, find out if your sunscreen is safe.
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Monday, May 17, 2010 - Props to Acupuncture on MSNBC!
MSNBC covers acupuncture and the benefits it may provide. Boston Alternative Health offers acupuncture services in the Boston area and can boost your health in a number of ways.
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Tuesday, April 06, 2010 - Acupuncture for Golfer's Elbow Pain
Acupuncture can help ease the pain of many sports-related injuries. Acupuncture for golfer's elbow can ease your pain and make your swing that much better. Boston Alternative Health can help with your
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Monday, March 08, 2010 - Getting A Jump On Your Springtime Allergies
With springtime upon us in Boston, it's time to prepare to battle your upcoming allergies. Acupuncture therapy and Chinese Herbal Medicine can aid your allergy treatments in a safe and drug-free way.
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Monday, February 01, 2010 - Treating carpal tunnel: Acupuncture can help
With computers proliferating the workplace, carpal tunnel is on the rise. Those who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome know how painful it can be, and acupuncture treatments can help.
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Thursday, December 24, 2009 - Stay warm this holiday season!
The staff at Boston Alternative Health would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season! Use our recipe for ginger tea to keep warm and boost your digestive system.
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Monday, December 07, 2009 - Swine flu: Acupuncture therapy can help
With swine flu fears sweeping the nation, Boston Alternative Health can help. Acupuncture therapy and Chinese Herbal Medicine can keep your immune system healthy enough to fight off the cold and the f
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Saturday, December 05, 2009 - Can't sleep? Treating insomnia with acupuncture
A lack of sleep can ruin a person's waking hours. If you are suffering from insomnia and are in the Boston area, contact us at Boston Alternative Health -- we can treat your insomnia with acupuncture
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Friday, December 04, 2009 - Treating acid reflux with acupuncture & CHM
Acid reflux can be brought on by acidic and spicy foods, can cause numerous complications, as well as general discomfort. Boston Alternative Health can help -- we can treat acid reflux with acupunctur
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Monday, November 30, 2009 - Treating headaches and migraines with acupuncture
Migraines and headaches can be debilitating for both men and women. If you are in the Boston area and are suffering from migraines and headaches, Boston Alternative Health can offer you acupuncture se
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Monday, November 23, 2009 - Acupuncture treatments for infertility
Infertility can be one of the most difficult things a woman can go through. Acupuncture services and Chinese Herbal Medicine has helped many women through fertility treatments, and could be the answer
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Friday, November 20, 2009 - Acupuncture therapy and treatments for stress and
Dealing with stress and anxiety can be difficult. Boston Alternative Health can help with acupuncture services and Chinese Herbal Medicine therapies.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009 - Acupuncture therapy and the flu season
Acupuncture therapy, combined with Chinese herbal medicine, can help with cold and flu season. Find out how Boston Alternative Health can help treat your symptoms this year.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - Welcome to Boston Alternative Health!
The team at Boston Alternative Health would like to welcome you to our new blog. If you are in the Boston area and are seeking acupuncture services, or Chinese Herbal Medicine therapy, don't hesitate
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  • "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
  • "I had been suffering from a rare stomach disorder for the last 10 years. I had been to 3 different hospitals in MA, 1 in California, taken a slew of tests, and had been in and out of the emergency room so many times I felt like it was my second home. I would get these attacks of very bad pain in my stomach and non-stop vomiting episodes. I also was suffering from anxiety, stress and insomnia. After losing the battle with traditional western medicines and doctors only giving me quick fixes I decided to try acupuncture. I knew Rebecca was really good from the initial consultation; which was very thorough. I started noticing results around the second week of treatments! And now, I haven’t had any symptoms of my sickness since the treatments which has been going almost a year! Point blank acupuncture works! Not only do I not have any issues with my stomach but I was able to get my life back again! Thanks for giving me my life back Rebecca!" - L.L., Waltham
  • "I have been coming to see Rebecca for the past several weeks and she has greatly helped me to manage stress and blood pressure. I feel very relaxed after her sessions and this relaxing feeling stay longer and longer now. Rebecca is very knowledgeable and caring and I recommend her to everyone." - K.F., Swampscott
  • "I used Rebecca’s acupuncture services for a medical complaint, and found it extremely helpful. I was an acupuncture first-timer and very nervous, mostly fearful about the pain of the needles. Rebecca made me feel comfortable by explaining the whole process to me. She was knowledgeable, honest and down to earth, and her confidence and calmness helped me trust her. As a first timer, I asked Rebecca how it worked, and she gave me an explanation from both a western and eastern perspective, which I really appreciated. Her thoughtful demeanor, her listening skills, her willingness to adjust her treatment based on the nuances that I presented all made me feel that I was in skillful and sensitive hands. The results were great. The needles didn’t hurt and I was most pleased that I was able to avoid using drugs to successfully treat my condition." - S.M., Cambridge
  • “I wanted to thank you for being such a good sounding board for helping me assess my health/lifestyle. You're easy to talk to and your advice and guidance (as well as the acupuncture!) has been extremely helpful. ” - C.R., Bolton
  • “I am a massage therapist and yoga teacher. In my line of my work, I take self-care very seriously - it is central to maintaining energy and professionalism in my own business - and I'm careful about choosing the right practitioners. I've been seeing Rebecca regularly for acupuncture sessions since the spring of 2010. I have consistently experienced positive results from her work. Rebecca is extremely knowledgeable, professional and skilled in her craft. She listens carefully, answers questions clearly and creates a comfortable and relaxing environment. My sessions with Rebecca have become an essential part of my self-care and health routine, I recommend her highly!” - Katie Keane, LMT, Cert ZB
  • "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
  • "I started seeing Rebecca for my severe chronic migraines. I was at the point where I couldn't get out of bed -- I was bedridden for up to two weeks at a time. Three teams of doctors after multiple ER visits couldn't come up with an effective treatment or explanation, and it got even worse after a botched spinal tap. I was in so much pain, I was willing to try anything. I wish I had gone to Rebecca sooner! Within the first couple of treatments, I noticed a difference. Two years later, my migraines are completely manageable. The treatments themselves are painless and relaxing, and she was extremely helpful in guiding my diet and herbal therapies. I highly recommend Rebecca to anyone who is dealing with chronic pain. You may feel hopeless, like there's no way out, but acupuncture and treatments from Rebecca allowed me to live my life again, and she can help you too!" - E.E., Natick
  • "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
  • "I have had such a great experience with Rebecca at Boston Alternative Health. She is very friendly and approachable. She knows what she is doing and seems to take a different approach then other acupuncturists I have seen. I'm being seen for some foot issues that the medical community could not figure out. She has me sit while she puts the needles in specific parts of my hand, then walk to see if the pain has changed at all. She usually needs to do one adjustment and then when I get up the pain is gone. I don't understand it but it works. Then, I lay on the bed and she puts some heat over my feet and leaves the room for a while. She leaves a button for you to press if you have any issues (the only time I pressed it is because I twitched as I was falling asleep, which she says is the main reason it ever gets pressed). The office is very calm, clean and quiet. I feel confident in my treatment here and have already seen results." - S.C., Boston