About Us
 ​​  In creating this web page, I asked myself, what would I like people to know about me and the history of the Center. As an acupuncturist, I am proud to have been a part of the state committee that, after seven long years, successfully lobbied for our state licensure. Not too long after that, I was invited to be on the initial team that established the Center for Healthcare Integration at Backus Hospital.

   As a local Center, many of our practitioners have sustained a commitment to care and quality service both in our private practices and in community outreach, such as Backus Hospital, Hospice, NFA, different churches, Norwich Public School System, Seabird Enterprises, and special needs groups.
Martha Briggs LicAc.,M.A.
Our Practitioners
Diane Chapin, ​​​​​LMT
Massage Therapist
Diane is a licensed Massage Therapist and a certified Healing Touch Practitioner, with an active practice in TaiChi, Qigong, and Qigong healing. Her work focuses on balancing both the physical and energetic body through light touch and gentle movements.

She has been in private practice for over twenty years.
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Helen B Ouimette
Thai Yoga Body Practitioner​​​​​
Yoga Instructor (RYT)

Helen is a Thai Yoga Body Practitioner and a Certified Yoga Instructor. She continues to explore her path of a holistic lifestyle, growth, and wellness through her Yoga Practice. 

Thai Yoga Body Therapy is an ancient and sacred bodywork that incorporates rhythmic motion, energy meridian work through acupressure, gentle stretching and assisted yoga posturing.

Sessions are performed on a mat on the floor.

​For more information, take a look at her website at www.hserenity.net.

​P​​lease contact Helen at:
​to make an appointment
Jen Murray
Reconnective Healing Practitioner
Jen practices Reconnective Healing Therapy. 
RH therapy works with a spectrum of frequencies that consist of energy, light, and information, creating coherence and order.

When RH frequencies entrain with the energy body, one may emit and vibrate at a higher level of light.
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Jill Fischer, ​​​PsyA, APRN, BC.​​
Jungian Analyst
Jill is a Jungian Analyst and board certified Clinical Nurse Specialist. With over 40 years of clinical experience she has a private practice working extensively with individuals, couples and groups. Jill teaches world-wide and works with individuals and groups both in-person and on the Internet using an Embodied Imagination® approach to working with dreams and memories.

She is Director of Clinical Services at the Santa Barbara and Malinalco Healing Sanctuaries. www.santabarbarahealingsanctuary.com

​​ Please contact Jill at:
to make an appointment 
John Brooks, ​​​​LMT
Massage Therapist
John is a licensed Massage Therapist and body work practitioner. John specializes in Swedish massage, integrating relaxation, sports, and deep tissue massage.

With John's background of bicycling and scuba diving he has a vested interest in working with people with sports injuries.
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Lori Raymond,​​​​ ND, LMT​​
Naturopathic Doctor
​Massage Therapist
Lori Raymond, ND, LMT, brings to the Center a combined background in Naturopathic Medicine and massage therapy.

She works to optimize health and improve quality of life. Lori has a special interest in working with athletes.
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Martha Briggs,​​​​ LicAc.
Martha Briggs is a licensed Acupuncturist, both Chinese and Japanese. Her work includes Battlefield (Pain) Acupuncture. She uses a combination of meditative hypnosis to work with addictions, especially quitting smoking.

After studying at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she integrates acupuncture, nutrition, relaxation and exercise protocols in working with the side effects of cancer treatments and cancer diagnoses.

She has been practicing for over 25 years.
​​​ Please contact Martha at:
to make an appointment 

300 Washington St., Norwich, CT 06360