The Continuum Center for Health and Healing

The Continuum Center for Health and Healing

The Continuum Center for Health and Healing
Beth Israel Medical Center
245 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

Woodson Merrell, MD, Executive Director
Roberta Lee, MD, Medical Director 

Acupuncture, OB-GYN, Psychotherapy: 646-935-2259
Chiropractic, Internal Medicine, Mind-Body Practices, Otolaryngology:
Family Practice, Nutrition: 646-935-2257
Ortho and Rehabilitation Medicine: 646-2255
Web site:


About our Center

The Continuum Center for Health and Healing is part of a fundamental change in the way healthcare is delivered and serves as a national model for integrative medical care. We contribute to this evolution through collaborative clinical care practice, professional education programs and scientific research. The Center works to broaden the meaning of healing and preventive health care by providing the best of Western scientific medicine with the most effective complementary therapies. The Center's staff is committed to relationship-centered care and a collaborative working environment. This approach considers the individual's physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs in order to support healing on all levels.


Services Offered 

  • Primary Care
  • Women's Health Services
  • Men's Health Services
  • Children's Health Services
  • Integrative Psychotherapy/Mind-Body Services
  • Holistic Pre- and Post-Surgery Program
  • Holistic Fertility Care

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Complementary therapeutic modalities are integrated into the healthcare services at the Center. The following modalities are currently offered at the Center.

  • Acupuncture            
  • Acupressure/Shiatsu
  • Alexander Technique        
  • Aromatherapy
  • Art Therapy            
  • Biofeedback
  • Chiropractic            
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cranial Therapy        
  • Dance Therapy
  • Exercise            
  • Feldenkrais Method
  • Herbal Medicine        
  • Homeopathy
  • Hypnosis            
  • Imagery
  • Massage Therapy        
  • Meditation/Relaxation
  • Music Therapy        
  • Nutrition/Supplementation
  • Osteopathy            
  • Prayer
  • Qigong            
  • Reiki
  • Rolfing            
  • Tai Chi
  • TENS                
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Trager Approach        
  • Yoga

Traditional and Indigenous Healing Systems

The following traditional and indigenous healing systems are currently offered at the Center.

  • Ayurveda        
  • East Asian Medicine
  • Kampo            
  • Native American Medicine
  • Tibetan Medicine


The Center offers classes, lectures, workshops, presentations and intensives on complementary/alternative therapies and lifestyle enhancing programs. It also has a library and extensive online resources.