Mind & Body Health

The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health in Waltham helps you create measurable, positive changes in your health, and your life, by enhancing the mind-body connection.

The Center is led by Alice (Ali) Domar, Ph.D. Dr. Domar is recognized as an international leader in the field of mind/body medicine and women’s health. The Domar Center clinical staff includes experts in numerous disciplines including acupuncture, psychology, nutrition, and restorative yoga.

The Clinical Services at the Domar Center focus on health conditions such as  reduction of symptoms including chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, gastrointestinal problems, headaches, and back problems.

Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional counseling ImageHealthful eating is integral to overall health and wellness, including setting the stage for a healthy pregnancy. Whether your goal is to manage your weight, control a health problem, or simply learn how to fit healthy eating and activity into your lifestyle, our nutritionist at the Domar Center will help you develop a personalized plan utilizing a non-dieting, behavior-based approach. Nutrition counseling is available for a variety of concerns, including weight control and women’s health issues, as well as for management (or prevention) of health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes/pre-diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, cancer, eating disorders, and polycystic ovary syndrome.

Boston Maternal Fetal Medicine patients have the option to utilize the Domar Center’s nutritional counseling services to help with the following:

  • Treatment of reflux
  • Non insulin-dependent gestational diabetes
  • Weight maintenance
  • Nutrition for multiple pregnancies

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture Treatment ImageAcupuncture is a healing method that was developed in China at least 2,000 years ago. At the Domar Center, our approach to acupuncture incorporates traditions from China, Korea, and Japan.

We use traditional thin, metallic needles and manipulate them by hand to balance energies in the body. Acupuncture is associated with decreasing anxiety and depression, and other physical ailments.

Boston Maternal Fetal Medicine patients now have the opportunity to utilize acupuncture services at the Domar Center to help with the following:

  • Anxiety reduction
  • Hyper-emesis
  • Hypertension

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Individual and Couples Counseling

Individual and Couples Counseling ImageOur staff of psychologists includes specialists in a range of women’s health issues, including infertility, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, postpartum depression, bereavement, parenting, menopause, and women’s cancers (breast or gynecological).

Psychological counseling for individuals and couples can offer help in coping with stress, including the stresses of ongoing medical treatments and the uncertainty of outcome. If you are having a difficult time in the medical process, seeing a psychologist can help you address the specific issues that concern you. They can also help you work through changes in your work or family life, or any other issues that are troubling you and/or your partner.

Boston Maternal Fetal Medicine patients now have the opportunity to utlilize the Domar Center’s counseling services to help with the following:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Anxiety reduction
  • Grief counseling
  • Coping skills training

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Hatha & Restorative Yoga

Yoga ImageRestorative Yoga is a completely quiet, effortless form of yoga designed to impact, in subtle yet powerful ways, the mind and body of each client. All postures are practiced lying down, and the body is completely relaxed and supported by props such as bolsters, blankets, and blocks to ensure maximum physical comfort. Restorative yoga is also a synergy of guided meditation and deep relaxation; its stillness helps to relax the body, calm the mind, and quiet the nervous system.

Boston Maternal Fetal Medicine patients now have the opportunity to utlilize the Domar Center’s yoga services to help with the following:

  • Anxiety reduction
  • Muscle toning

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