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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.

Hometown Health Blog

On pins and needles: Just what is dry needling?

While it has an intimidating name, dry needling is a commonly offered treatment for muscle, ligament or tendon pain. Learn how it can release muscle trigger points and ease pain.

Bryce Jenson, P.T., D.P.T. By Bryce Jenson February 10, 2023

Arlene Wellemeyer finds pain relief, balance through yoga

Arlene’s retirement was far from stress-free. Thanks to private and group yoga classes, she learned how to manage her pain and bring balance to her body and life.

August 19, 2022

Benefits of massage therapy

Massage is a great way to pamper yourself. It’s also used to treat some health conditions and restore function. If you’ve never tried it before, learn about the many physical and mental benefits.

Ivy Conrad, Massage Therapist By Ivy Conrad March 22, 2022

Supplements: What you need to know

You’ve been hit hard by your first cold of the season and stop by the store for supplies. Herbal supplements sound like healthy, natural choices for treating colds and addressing a host of other health concerns. But that’s not necessarily true.

January 18, 2018

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

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