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The Marino Center for Integrative Health
2500 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140

ph 617.661.6225
fax 617.492.2002

Non-Pharmacological Pain Management

Non-Pharmacological Pain Management

In collaboration with your primary care physician, the Marino Center Cambridge’s Dr. Leonid Gordin, MD, provides a holistic approach to your healthcare.  Focusing on the whole person – mind, body and spirit – his practice centers on a non-pharmacologic course toward health restoration and subsequent improvement of chronic disease.

Dr. Gordin provides care across a wide spectrum that encompasses promoting wellness to managing complex chronic disease.  The goal is to work closely with you, taking into account your unique genetic, environmental, lifestyle, diet, life-stresses and spiritual experiences to promote health, healing, wellness and vitality.  Under Dr. Gordin’s guidance, this approach encourages active participation throughout the healing process.

What to Expect

Dr. Gordin will not prescribe medications, but will work with you and your primary care provider to augment your care through complementary approaches including:

  • Individually tailored therapeutic dietary plans and supervised detoxification programs
  • Exercise prescription/physical medicine
  • Mind-body programs
  • Medical acupuncture/biopuncture***
  • Orthomolecular and botanical preparations/functional foods
  • Bodywork

Conditions Treated

  • Metabolic disorders including insulin resistance
  • Chronic digestive problems/food intolerance
  • Chronic fatigue/“adrenal burnout”
  • Persistent pain including fibromyalgia and myofacial pain syndrome

***What Is Biopuncture

One unique treatment modality that has been a valuable tool in Dr. Gordin’s therapeutic tool kit for over 25 years, is biopuncture.  Particularly helpful in treating chronic pain, biopuncture was developed over a century ago in Europe.

Based on the rationale that pain is perpetuated by persistently compromised microcirculation undermining the repair of injured tissues, biopuncture brings together homeopathy, orthomolecular medicine (a form of complementary medicine that seeks to maintain health and prevent or treat diseases by optimizing nutritional intake and/or prescribing supplements) and acupuncture.

“Bio” implies the use of natural biological material like homeopathic remedies or nutrients, like vitamins.  “Puncture” implies the injection of this material into blocked acupuncture points, resulting in restored/improved circulation.  It is not uncommon to find these blocked acupuncture points in post-traumatic/post-surgical scars, as well as in areas of inflammation.

Because of its more powerful effect in restoring microcirculation in injured tissues, Dr. Gordin first administers biopuncture, followed by acupuncture to bring balance to the involuntary nervous system and promote overall relaxation.