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Complementary Medicine

Stoughton Hospital offers:
acupuncture | massage therapy | reflexology

Stoughton Hospital Complementary Medicine is in the Stoughton Hospital Health Center located at 225 Church Street. For more information about our complementary medicine services, to schedule an appointment or purchase a gift certificate, please contact Stoughton Hospital Complementary Medicine at (608) 873-2271.


What Is Acupuncture?

 Anne AdametzAcupuncturist

Anne Adametz

Acupuncture is just one component of Chinese Medicine in which thin, flexible needles are placed at specific points in the body. Most people think acupuncture is just for pain, and while it often relieves symptoms, acupuncture may also be the first line of defense (preventative) for many types of mental and physical discomfort.

Finding Relief

Acupuncture has been shown to provide relief for:

  • Stress, anxiety, depression, irritability, post traumatic stress
  • Gastrointestinal: IBS, diarrhea, constipation, incontinence
  • Immune support: asthma, cold, allergies, sinus
  • Pain: sports injury, headaches, low back pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel, sciatica
  • Women’s needs: menstrual issues, PMS, infertility, postpartum recovery, pregnancy, nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Diabetes, circulation issues and neuropathy
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Post-operative recovery
  • Much more…

How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture works by moving the body’s energy, and creating flow by stimulating points along fourteen energy pathways just as veins carry blood, these energetic “veins” carry energy, which has been shown on CT scans. Most patients report feeling very relaxed and rejuvenated after receiving acupuncture. Acupuncture is a “complementary” medicine that can be used along with other treatments. For best results, you may wish to discuss acupuncture with your doctor.

Common Questions

Does it hurt?

The needles are extremely thin and provide minimal sensation, most people find it interesting and pleasant.

Does my insurance cover it?

Some insurance plans do cover this. It is best to call your provider and ask these questions:

  • Is acupuncture covered?
  • How much is covered per visit?
  • How many visits per calendar year?
  • Do I need to go to a preferred provider?

What ages can find benefit?

All ages from children to the elderly can benefit from acupuncture.

Contact Us

For more information about our services, please contact Complementary Medicine at (608) 873-2271.

Massage Therapy

Kathy Julseth Licensed Massage Therapist

Kathy Julseth
Licensed Massage Therapist

What Is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue for the purpose of normalizing the tissue, affected by stress or injury, in order to aid the body’s ability to heal or increase health and well-being. Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers, but may also use forearms or elbows during a session.

Our Massage Therapist Kathy Julseth also incorporates CranioSacral Therapy into her massage therapy sessions. Using a soft touch, Kathy releases restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. The craniosacral system is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Finding Relief

Beyond offering a relaxing experience, massage is beneficial for a variety of health conditions including:

  • Anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Chronic and temporary pain
  • Circulatory problems
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders

    Alicia Sieren Licensed Massage Therapist

    Alicia Sieren
    Licensed Massage Therapist

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress reduction
  • Temporomandibular (jaw) joint pain

Getting the Most from Your Massage

Before you schedule a massage ask yourself what you want from your experience. Do you simply want a massage for relaxation and stress control? Or do you need symptom relief or help with a certain health condition? Our massage therapists will work with you to achieve your health and relaxation goals. They will customize your massage based on your age, condition, or any special needs or goals you have.

What to Expect

Debra Ackers Licensed Massage Therapist

Debra Ackers
Licensed Massage Therapist

Before your massage therapy session, your therapist will talk to you about your goals for the session and answer any questions. You undress to the level you feel comfortable or wear loose fitting clothing. You will lie on a table covered by a sheet and blanket for warmth and only the body part being worked on is uncovered. Sessions typically last 30 to 60 minutes. It’s important to communicate to your massage therapist if something is uncomfortable or painful during the session.

Contact Us

For more information about our services, please contact Complementary Medicine at (608) 873-2271.


What Is Reflexology?

Mary Ehle Nationally Certified Reflexologist

Mary Ehle
Nationally Certified Reflexologist

Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to reflex areas in your hands and feet. These reflex areas correspond with your organs, glands and other parts of your body. The thumb, finger and hand techniques used by the reflexologist interrupt stress patterns, bringing the body back into balance or homeostasis, unlocking the body’s own healing potential.

Reflexology is used to reduce illness causing stress and continued on a regular basis can maintain health and well being.

Finding Relief

Reflexology is for all ages and may bring relief from a wide range of chronic disorders. While reflexology does not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe it has been shown to help alleviate the following symptoms:

  • General aches and pains
  • Tired and sore feet
  • Allergies
  • Headaches
  • Sinus congestion
  • Constipation
  • Low energy
  • Problems sleeping

What to Expect

After a thorough consultation on your health and lifestyle, clients relax in a zero gravity chair with feet and calves exposed. Each session is customized to meet individual client needs. Soft music plays in the background as the reflexologist applies reflexology techniques to your feet or hands. Sessions last 45 minutes to one hour.

Every client has a different experience. Some clients fall asleep while others stay awake in a relaxed state. After your session you will most likely feel relaxed, rejuvenated and balanced.

Contact Us

For more information about our reflexology services, please contact Complementary Medicine at (608) 873-2271.