Wellness Services

Here at Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center we have had a long history of supporting wellness and holistic services and workshops. These services and workshops are designed to raise a participants' awareness of alternative health techniques ranging from yoga to reiki, meditation to movement, and stretching to massage.  

Currently, LESHRC offers Ear Point Acupuncture, Reiki and Yoga on a regular basis.


Ear Point Acupuncture is an excellent way to reduce stress and the discomfort of withdrawal from opiates, tobacco, benzodiazepines, and other substances.

Our current Ear Point Acupuncture schedule is:

Mon: 10am – 11am & 3pm – 5pm
Wed: 10am – 11am
Thurs: 10:30am – 1pm
Fri: 11am – 1pm


Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a system of Enlightenment and Hands on Healing art developed in the early 1900's by Mikao Usui in Japan.  It is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.  It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.  

Our current Reiki schedule is:

Mon: 3pm – 5pm
Thurs: 10:30am – 1pm

Developed in India, yoga is a spiritual practice that has been evolving for the last 5,000 years.  Research shows that yoga helps manage or control anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, headaches, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, stress and other conditions and diseases.  Practicing the postures, breathing exercises and meditation makes an individual tune into a healthier body, mind and spirit.

Our current Yoga & Mediation schedule is:

Fri: 4pm – 5pm


Participants can also make appointments to discuss other holistic and alternative health care options.  All services work in conjunction with Western medicine.