Alternative and Integrative Medicine Center (Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Medford Clinic)
Building on a 30-year history of interdisciplinary inpatient treatment of chronic pain (starting with a biofeedback-oriented, self-management philosophy inspired by Norm Shealy, MD), integrative medicine approaches at Spaulding have steadily spread to other inpatient and outpatient settings in recent years. A 2003 grant from the Victoria and Jacob Langeloth Foundation enabled these disparate initiatives to coalesce under the direction of Eric Leskowitz, MD, a psychiatrist and writer/researcher/practitioner in energy medicine. Current funding comes from the Maynard Family fund. Clinical care, education for healthcare professionals and patients, as well as research activities are features of this program.