Acupuncture Now Offered at CMC/DHK

December 02, 2013
Keene, NH


Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) is pleased to announce that Dr. Judith Olson is now accepting patients for the new acupuncture service available at our Court Street campus. Acupuncture is a complementary medicine based on the theory that energy, called chi, flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians. Acupuncture helps to remove blockages to the flow of chi in the body. This in turn helps the body to function in a more balanced way and supports the body’s natural ability to heal. Results are achieved by inserting very thin needles into the skin at certain points of the body to influence the energy flow. Sometimes heat, pressure, light, or mild electrical current is used along with needles.

“We are excited to offer acupuncture to the CMC/DHK community to augment the healing process, increase resiliency against disease and improve the quality of life for our patients.” shares Dr. Olson, who recently completed a 300-hour physician certification program in Medial Acupuncture at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Using a Japanese style of acupuncture, Dr. Olson uses the palpitation of reflexes on the body (areas of pain, tightness and asymmetry) to diagnose underlying disorders and to determine the best treatment according to acupuncture principles. Acupuncture may be used as a primary treatment modality or as part of an integrated treatment approach with providers of other specialties, depending on the underlying diagnoses and symptoms. Studies have shown that acupuncture is useful in the treatment of nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy, post surgery pain, headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, low back pain, asthma, sinusitis, gastrointestinal disorders and more.

Acupuncture treatments will be offered through the Specialty Medicine Department at CMC/DHK. Dr. Olson and the providers at CMC/DHK are dedicated to partnering with patients to determine the best care and treatment options for individuals and their families. Few insurance companies cover the cost of acupuncture treatments. A referral from a CMC/DHK provider is needed to schedule an appointment. For more information, call 603-354-6868 or visit

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is a nonprofit community hospital and clinic with a mission to lead our community to become the nation’s healthiest through our clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time. Founded by CMC/D-HK, Healthy Monadnock 2020 (formerly Vision 2020) is a community-wide health initiative designed to actively engage the citizens of Cheshire County in the process of becoming the nation's healthiest community by 2020. To learn more, call 603-354-5400 or visit

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