Being in the hospital is never really a pleasant experience. But what if you could get a massage while you were there or try a bit of acupuncture?

Abbott Northwestern Hospital offers just that in the largest integrative medicine program in a hospital in the country.

And now it’s researchers have published a first-of-its-kind study in the Journal of Patient Safety showing non-traditional therapies actually significantly reduce pain …

Nearly every doctor at Abbott Northwestern now prescribes non-traditional therapies like massage, acupuncture and aromatherapy for their patients to reduce pain.

KARE11.com, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, March 17, 2010

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