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Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is expanding its integrative therapies of massage and acupuncture to Portsmouth on June 29.
Massages will be available on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., while acupuncture will be available from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The integrative therapies will be located at the Portsmouth Outpatient Center, 73 Corporate Drive, Building B, on the first floor.
“We are very excited to expand our services and provide integrative therapies at the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Outpatient Center in Portsmouth,” said Kendra Langus, PT, DPT, senior director of the hospital’s department of rehabilitation services. “These therapies can complement traditional treatments for a wide range of conditions, including low back pain, insomnia, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis.”
The Wentworth-Douglass Integrative Therapies’ team of licensed massage therapists has over five decades of combined experience. The team works with people of all ages, body types and levels of health.
Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a medical system originated over 3,000 years ago. Treatment involves the use of very thin, single use, sterile needles which are inserted into specific acupuncture points.
Acupuncture has been known to treat multiple conditions, including musculoskeletal pain, neuropathy, headaches, hormone imbalance, anxiety, allergies, sleep disorders, digestive issues, infertility, and fibromyalgia.
“Wentworth Douglass Hospital's significant commitment to integrative therapies has allowed patients to access high quality, high-value integrative services to maximize healing potential for a wide variety of medical conditions,” said Dr. Barry Gendron, medical director of the hospital’s Musculoskeletal Service Line. “Our Integrative Therapies Department partners closely with providers to complement care and take advantage of the body's natural ability to heal itself. Many patients choose integrative therapies because of their safety and efficacy. Increasingly, research underscores the positive benefits of integrative therapies, and we are fortunate the hospital has focused on offering this option to our patients.”
Massage and acupuncture outpatient services are also available at the Wentworth-Douglass Integrative Therapy office in Dover at 15 Rollinsford Road, Suite 204, and the Lee Outpatient Center at 65 Calef Highway.
These services are included in various insurance plans but individuals should check with their insurance provider about coverage.
To schedule a session at any of these locations call (603) 740-2130. You do not need a physician referral to schedule an appointment.
To learn more about these services visit www.wdhospital.org/wdh/staying-well/integrative-therapies
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