Health Topics

Find information on many health topics, listed A to Z.

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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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
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Mindfulness meditation: Improve your quality of life

Meditation is a simple, quick way to reduce stress that you can do wherever you are. Listen to audio files to mindfulness, breathing practices and meditation.

February 19, 2018

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

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.

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.

July 31, 2015

My thoughts on integrative medicine

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

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?

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.

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.

June 6, 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.

February 21, 2014