What to expect from private sessions

From the desk of OMBE…

What should I expect during my first private session?

We recommend that you arrive early to complete any health history form (or you can complete one beforehand by downloading from our website here) and so that you can enjoy our tea bar. During your first session, your practitioner will review your health history, discuss any major health concerns as well as the reason for choosing the service, and your overall health goals before beginning any treatment or exercise program.

Reserve your private session online.

Consultation vs. Full Session

From the desk of OMBE…

Q: When should I book a 30-minute consult and when should I book an initial full session?

A: OMBE offers all of our new guests to book a free 30-minute consult with the exception of massage. This consult gives you the opportunity to meet the practitioner face-to-face, visit OMBE in person, and discuss any health concerns that you have prior to booking an appointment. During these sessions, no treatment is performed. For our exercise-based services, the practitioner may have you complete a basic series of exercises or poses but it is simply to assess how you move, observe injured areas, or determine your general fitness level. You should book this type of session if you are completely new to any service (i.e. you never have take a yoga class before or you have very specific health concerns (i.e. you were diagnosed with infertility and want to try acupuncture), or in general if you are not sure where to begin.

Both consults and initial sessions can be easily booked online. We hope to see you soon at OMBE!

Insurance: To accept or not accept

From the desk of OMBE…

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We get this question A LOT! And we get it. When you make monthly contributions towards coverage, you want to put it to good use. Here is our policy at OMBE.

Our chiropractor currently accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield for all chiropractic services. Our practitioners generally spend 60-90 minutes with each of their clients.  Unfortunately, insurance carriers generally do not reimburse for that length of time for many of the modalities that the practitioners use. For that reason, we do not bill insurance directly.

However, we can provide you with a super bill (including CPT codes and billing codes) that you can submit directly to your insurance carrier. Several of our patients receive reimbursement this way. You can also consider using your FSA (Flexible Spending Account) and HSA (Health Spending Account) for many of our services.

Finally, some of our services such as acupuncture are considered a medical expense and are tax deductible at the end of the year. We can provide you with detailed receipts.

Always consult with your insurance carrier so that you know exactly what is and is not covered.

Sick or Stress?

From the desk of Dr. Jacqueline S. Rho, ND…

Are you sick or is it just stress?

Almost everyone lives a stressful life. Whether you are a college student working a part-time job, a mother of two kids working a full-time job, or a CEO of a big corporation – we are all stressed. How does stress impact our health? Here’s the short list:

–  High blood pressure

– Stroke

– Chest Pain

– Insomnia

– Changes in Weight

– Stomach Ulcers

– Blood Sugar Imbalances

– Lightheadedness

– Headaches

– Fatigue

– Muscle Tension

– Back Pain

– Neck Pain

– Acne

– Menstrual Irregularities

– Anxiety

– Depression

Should I go on?

This list can go on and on and on. Why? Chronic stress leads to adrenal fatigue, especially if one does not have good lifestyle habits. The adrenal glands are essential in helping the body adapt to stress, producing the main stress hormone, Cortisol. When the adrenal glands get burnt out, the body not only has trouble adapting to stress, but also trouble with maintaining balance biochemically. Cortisol levels influence all other hormones: estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, thyroid hormones, insulin, melatonin, etc. Adrenal fatigue can present in different stages and with numerous symptoms. When proper treatment is provided to support the adrenal glands, those symptoms go away. Do you or someone you know have multiple symptoms, including low energy or weight gain, and have been told by doctors that you are not sick and nothing is wrong? It may be the adrenal glands and that stress is making you sick.

Schedule a complimentary consult to learn more about how Naturopathic medicine can help you.

 

 

 

 

Jacqueline Rho, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Jacqueline S. Rho is a naturopathic doctor, specializing in preventative and family care medicine. She treats her patients as a whole, addressing the root cause of illness, rather than just the symptoms. She has devoted her education to advancing her knowledge in Naturopathic, Homeopathic, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA, having a focus in biochemistry and inorganic chemistry. She then researched neuronal development at Harvard Medical School before receiving her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. She is an active member of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors, New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Dr. Rho has a focus in women’s health, cardiovascular conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and autoimmune conditions. She treats many other health conditions as she utilizes clinical nutrition, Classical Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and functional medicine in an integrative approach to provide individualized health care. She has helped many with weight loss and detoxification, teaching her patients the lifestyle changes that are needed to improve their health and prevent disease.

Book online for any naturopathy service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

 

 

Super Smoothie

From the desk of Catherine O’Halloran, ND…

This smoothie has amazing anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, and has a bit of spice to help regulate your blood sugar.

1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1 banana

1 cup pomegranate juice (or ½ cup + ½ cup water)

½ – 1 tsp cinnamon

¼ – ½ tsp turmeric

1 tbsp flaxseed meal

Desired supplements – protein powder, probiotics, fish oil, Vit D etc

Always speak to a Naturopathic Doctor, or other qualified practitioner, before starting a new supplement regime to make sure you take the appropriate dose and get high quality nutraceuticals.

 

 

 

Catherine O’Halloran, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Catherine O’Halloran completed her Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a minor in Psychology at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Following that, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto and obtained her degree as a Naturopathic Doctor. CCNM is one of seven naturopathic colleges accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education.

Catherine chose this profession because she saw the need for a type of health care that treats the entire person, and not just the symptoms of disease. She strives to follow the guiding principles of the profession, especially treating the root cause of disease and utilizing the innate healing power of nature. Through her training at CCNM, Catherine learned each therapeutic modality, including nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy and physical medicine. In addition, she has taken courses through the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Harvard and has started training in craniosacral therapy.

Although Catherine treats a wide variety of patients, with varying diseases, she has a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. In her clinical year at CCNM, Catherine was fortunate to be on a specialty shift in pediatrics, treating conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and childhood epilepsy.

Catherine is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors, the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a physicians license through Vermont.

Book online for any naturopathy service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

Immunity Boost Smoothie

From the desk of Catherine O’Halloran, ND…

This smoothie is great for when you feel a cold coming on, or just when you want a little warmth to your smoothie. Ginger is a great addition to any smoothie, it helps to ease nausea, it’s an antioxidant and it has anti-microbial properties.

Blend first:

¼ cup cilantro, chopped

¼ cup parsley, chopped

1 cup water

Juice of ½ lemon

Then add:

½ cup mango

½ cup cucumber

1 kiwi

½ – 1 inch fresh shredded ginger

For sore throats, try adding a bit of honey for sweetness, pain relief and anti-microbial effects

Always speak to a Naturopathic Doctor, or other qualified practitioner, before starting a new supplement regime to make sure you take the appropriate dose and get high quality nutraceuticals.

 

 

 

Catherine O’Halloran, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Catherine O’Halloran completed her Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a minor in Psychology at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Following that, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto and obtained her degree as a Naturopathic Doctor. CCNM is one of seven naturopathic colleges accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education.

Catherine chose this profession because she saw the need for a type of health care that treats the entire person, and not just the symptoms of disease. She strives to follow the guiding principles of the profession, especially treating the root cause of disease and utilizing the innate healing power of nature. Through her training at CCNM, Catherine learned each therapeutic modality, including nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy and physical medicine. In addition, she has taken courses through the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Harvard and has started training in craniosacral therapy.

Although Catherine treats a wide variety of patients, with varying diseases, she has a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. In her clinical year at CCNM, Catherine was fortunate to be on a specialty shift in pediatrics, treating conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and childhood epilepsy.

Catherine is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors, the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a physicians license through Vermont.

Book online for any naturopathy service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

Dessert in a Glass Smoothie

From the desk of Catherine O’Halloran, ND…

This smoothie is perfect for a mid-afternoon snack when you have a real hankering for chocolate.

1 banana

½ avocado

1 spoonful of cocoa powder

1 spoonful of peanut butter or other nut butter

1 cup coconut milk or other milk

Water – add to get your desired consistency

Desired supplements – protein powder, probiotics, fish oil, Vit D etc

Always speak to a Naturopathic Doctor, or other qualified practitioner, before starting a new supplement regime to make sure you take the appropriate dose and get high quality nutraceuticals.

 

 

 

Catherine O’Halloran, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Catherine O’Halloran completed her Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a minor in Psychology at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Following that, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto and obtained her degree as a Naturopathic Doctor. CCNM is one of seven naturopathic colleges accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education.

Catherine chose this profession because she saw the need for a type of health care that treats the entire person, and not just the symptoms of disease. She strives to follow the guiding principles of the profession, especially treating the root cause of disease and utilizing the innate healing power of nature. Through her training at CCNM, Catherine learned each therapeutic modality, including nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy and physical medicine. In addition, she has taken courses through the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Harvard and has started training in craniosacral therapy.

Although Catherine treats a wide variety of patients, with varying diseases, she has a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. In her clinical year at CCNM, Catherine was fortunate to be on a specialty shift in pediatrics, treating conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and childhood epilepsy.

Catherine is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors, the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a physicians license through Vermont.

Book online for any naturopathy service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

Green Party Smoothie

From the desk of Catherine O’Halloran, ND…

This is a delicious green smoothie that provides a number of vitamins and minerals, and it’s a great pick-me-up for a sluggish morning.

½ banana

½ avocado

½ cup pineapple

1 cup stemmed and chopped spinach or kale leaves

1 cup coconut milk or other milk

1 scoop greens powder

Desired supplements – protein powder, probiotics, fish oil, Vit D etc

Always speak to a Naturopathic Doctor, or other qualified practitioner, before starting a new supplement regime to make sure you take the appropriate dose and get high quality nutraceuticals.

 

 

 

Catherine O’Halloran, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Catherine O’Halloran completed her Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a minor in Psychology at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Following that, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto and obtained her degree as a Naturopathic Doctor. CCNM is one of seven naturopathic colleges accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education.

Catherine chose this profession because she saw the need for a type of health care that treats the entire person, and not just the symptoms of disease. She strives to follow the guiding principles of the profession, especially treating the root cause of disease and utilizing the innate healing power of nature. Through her training at CCNM, Catherine learned each therapeutic modality, including nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy and physical medicine. In addition, she has taken courses through the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Harvard and has started training in craniosacral therapy.

Although Catherine treats a wide variety of patients, with varying diseases, she has a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. In her clinical year at CCNM, Catherine was fortunate to be on a specialty shift in pediatrics, treating conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and childhood epilepsy.

Catherine is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors, the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a physicians license through Vermont.

Book online for any naturopathy service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

Smoothie of Champions

From the desk of Catherine O’Halloran, ND…

This is my go-to smoothie for the morning, I pack it full of goodness and it is an easy way to take my morning supplements.

1 banana

½ cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen)

½ cup milk of your choice (I prefer organic coconut milk for a rich and smooth texture)

1 spoonful of almond or other nut butter

1 scoop of protein powder (unsweetened, unflavored)

1 scoop of greens powder (unsweetened, unflavored)

Liquid fish oil (dose varies)

Powdered probiotic (dose varies)

Liquid vitamin D (dose varies)

Water – add to get to your desired consistency

Always speak to a Naturopathic Doctor, or other qualified practitioner, before starting a new supplement regime to make sure you take the appropriate dose and get high quality nutraceuticals.

 

 

 

Catherine O’Halloran, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

Catherine O’Halloran completed her Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, with a minor in Psychology at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Following that, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto and obtained her degree as a Naturopathic Doctor. CCNM is one of seven naturopathic colleges accredited by the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education.

Catherine chose this profession because she saw the need for a type of health care that treats the entire person, and not just the symptoms of disease. She strives to follow the guiding principles of the profession, especially treating the root cause of disease and utilizing the innate healing power of nature. Through her training at CCNM, Catherine learned each therapeutic modality, including nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy and physical medicine. In addition, she has taken courses through the Benson Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine at Harvard and has started training in craniosacral therapy.

Although Catherine treats a wide variety of patients, with varying diseases, she has a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. In her clinical year at CCNM, Catherine was fortunate to be on a specialty shift in pediatrics, treating conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD and childhood epilepsy.

Catherine is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Massachusetts Society of Naturopathic Doctors, the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a physicians license through Vermont.

Book online for any naturopathy service at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.