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Integrative Medicine

Understanding total health, not just of the body, but of the mind and the spirit, enhances the natural healing process allowing you to feel more empowered, have more energy and experience tranquility.

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On pins and needles: Just what is dry needling?

You may have heard of a treatment called dry needling and wondered what exactly it is or if it’s something that may be right for you.

Kara Johnson, D.P.T. By Kara Johnson January 26, 2017

I woke up at 3 a.m. experiencing a common problem

Now as I write that, many of you may be thinking that I had to urinate. Well, sorry to disappoint you. Perhaps we will cover that in another installment.

Travis Young, L.Ac. By Travis Young July 31, 2015

My thoughts on integrative medicine

It's not a matter of one or the other. Integrative medicine can complement conventional medicine.

Travis Young, L.Ac. By Travis Young July 16, 2015

Yoga therapy can help you heal, inside and out

Every Wednesday night, Gordy Wanshura rolls out his yoga mat on the floor of the Mayo Clinic Professional and Community Center in Red Wing. “If you’d have told me two years ago that I’d be doing yoga I never would have believed it,” says Wanshura. But that was before he had surgery to open up five blocked arteries leading to his heart.

April 17, 2015

Mindfulness and our mental health

Mindfulness meditation increasingly is included in the treatment of both physical and mental health conditions and is frequently mentioned in the news media, on the Internet and in health news circles. But what is mindfulness meditation, and how can it help us?

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham February 16, 2015

Massage therapy the right touch for hospice patient

For many hospice patients, the benefits of massage therapy are unknown and underutilized. One patient has become vocal in her advocacy of massage as a treatment in her battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

August 27, 2014

How I became an acupuncturist

It’s not every day that you meet an acupuncturist. Learn one acupuncturist’s story of how his involvement with this form of traditional Chinese medicine changed his life.

Travis Young, L.Ac. By Travis Young June 30, 2014

Focus on men’s health: Acupuncture

Men are less likely than women to be treated with acupuncture or massage. In honor of Men’s Health Month in June, Travis Young, licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist, shares ways men can benefit from acupuncture.

Travis Young, L.Ac. By Travis Young June 6, 2014

Want better balance? Practice tai chi.

Through the years, the benefits of this Chinese form of meditative exercise continue to reveal themselves and amaze me.

Travis Young, L.Ac. By Travis Young March 20, 2014

Reasons people don't get acupuncture

Acupuncture — the ancient Chinese medical practice that uses needles placed along specific points of the body to promote healing and restore internal functions — still conjures common misconceptions.

Travis Young, L.Ac. By Travis Young February 21, 2014