OMBE Integrative Health Center
Acupuncture and integrative medicine for your best health, strength, and well-being.


Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.



Naturopathy Guiding Principle: Botanical Medicine

From the desk of Dr. Catherine O’Halloran, ND…




As I discussed in my first blog entry, naturopathic medicine is based upon a set of unique guiding principles that set the foundation for our practice.  As physicians, our goals are to use minimally invasive and natural substances that help rid the body of disease and restore balance in a safe and effective manner.  Our core therapies that we use include:  botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, lifestyle modification, physical medicine, and in some curriculum Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In conventional medicine, most primary care physicians use only one tool:  pharmaceutical agents.  Some of these drugs, like insulin for a type 1 diabetic, are absolutely necessary for survival.  However, a very large majority of drugs do not address the root cause of disease, they only mask superficial symptoms.  In naturopathic medicine, one of our guiding principles mandates that we investigate and address the root cause of disease and we can use each of our therapies to do just that.  So, what exactly are the modalities?

I’ll discuss each modality throughout the month of December.








I. Botanical Medicine:

Medicinal plants have been used for as long as humans have hunted and foraged. Historically, they were used to reduce fevers, eliminate infection, promote balance in the body, and so much more. When plants are used in their whole form, each component works together to promote a more harmonious effect on the entire body. However, when constituents are isolated from the rest of the plant, as in some of today’s pharmaceuticals (Aspirin and Digoxin for instance), they lose the harmonizing effects, and they have a very narrow range of action with a wide spectrum of side effects.  There are hundreds of herbs that we can choose from to treat a variety of diseases. Naturopathic doctors will select the appropriate herbs for every patient on an individual manner, based upon the cause of disease, the patient’s vitality, and the degree of disharmony.

If you’re interested in learning more about naturopathic medicine, you can schedule a complimentary 20-minute consult with me at OMBE so you may have your questions answered in person.  All new patients will receive 10% OFF their initial naturopathy visit from now through the end of the year.  Click here to book online or call 617.447.2222 to speak with one of our front desk staff.


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.