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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.
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.
It's not a matter of one or the other. Integrative medicine can complement conventional medicine.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Through the years, the benefits of this Chinese form of meditative exercise continue to reveal themselves and amaze me.
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.