Promoting natural healing

Acupuncture at Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital offers licensed acupuncture therapy as part of our integrative therapy services. Acupuncture improves the body's natural, self-healing process by stimulating specific points along the skin using thin needles.

You can get many benefits from acupuncture, including:

  • Boosting your immune system
  • Enhancing your body’s overall balance
  • Helping to address various injuries
  • Managing pain
  • Promoting relaxation

Acupuncture also can be effective for:

  • Chronic health conditions
  • Infertility 
  • Postmenopausal syndrome (PMS) 
  • Relief of symptoms from chemotherapy and other cancer treatments, such as:
    • Fatigue
    • Nausea
    • Pain
  • Smoking cessation 

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture is a safe and relaxing treatment modality derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine. It promotes natural healing and improved functioning of the body. Stagnation or obstruction of any of the body’s systems (blood flow, breathing, digestion, emotions and life energy, or qi (pronounced “chee”) is the root cause of pain and many other dysfunctions in the body.

An acupuncture treatment involves inserting very thin, sterile needles at precise points on the body to reestablish the free and unimpeded flow of these systems.

Acupuncture Cost

The cost is $125 for your first session (about 90 minutes). Follow-up appointments are $100 (about 60 minutes).

Acupuncture is a self-pay service and we accept Visa or Mastercard for payment. We do not accept gratuity. Winchester Hospital does not bill insurance for acupuncture. If your insurance policy covers this service, we can provide you with documentation so you can submit a claim for reimbursement.

Preparing for Your Appointment

When you make your appointment for acupuncture, you will be asked to complete an intake form and health history questionnaire.

Meet Our Acupuncturist

Joe Kelliher is a 1993 graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture. Joe earned his certification in Chinese herbal medicine in 1997. He received a master’s degree in acupuncture in 2000.

Joe was a core faculty member at the New England School of Acupuncture from 1995 to 2002. He became the first acupuncturist at Winchester Hospital in 1996. He has been with the Center for Healthy Living since 2006. He also was on the staff of the North Shore Medical Center and served as co-director of acupuncture at The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF.

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Conditions We Treat

Acupuncture is proven to be effective in treating a wide variety of health conditions, including:
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic disease management
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Indigestion
  • Migraines
  • Nerve pain

Meet Our Acupuncturist

Joseph Kelliher, LAC Specialty Acupuncture

Services & Specialties

Your care team may work with other specialty providers across Winchester Hospital to help you achieve whole-person wellness.

Featured Location

Acupuncture sessions are available at Winchester Hospital's Center for Healthy Living.  Appointments are required.