Women have tried almost anything to get their labor going. Some of their attempts are funny or unproven — while others may be dangerous. Find the truth about what works, what doesn’t, and what isn’t safe.
Did you know massage therapy can increase your physical fitness? It can also relieve pain, reduce stress and improve sleep, mental health and wellness. A Cleveland Clinic massage therapist explains the different techniques.
Not all massages are the same. Some offer more medical value; others focus on relaxation. What do you need to know, and how do you choose which is best?
Blending Eastern and Western medicine can be the best therapy for chronic pain. Cleveland Clinic’s Hong Shen, MD, pain management specialist and acupuncturist, explains why and how.
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Massage is best known as a stress-reliever, but it can go way beyond mere relaxation. A medical and therapeutic massage may help you with more serious medical issues.
If you’ve taken up yoga lately, you’re joining a growing number of Americans who have taken up the practice in recent years. A new survey says the number of people in the U.S. practicing yoga has nearly doubled since 2002.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a complementary natural healing technique that originated in Tibet. In the early 20th century, a Japanese Buddhist, Dr. Mikao Usui, rediscovered Reiki. Today, this healing therapy is offered by certified Reiki practitioners who trained under Reiki Masters. Below, Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative Medicine Reiki practitioner Vickie Bodner, LMT, answers common questions about … Read More
How long have people been enjoying massages? Try centuries! Evidence can be found in Egyptian tombs and ancient Chinese medical texts. Today’s massage therapists manipulate tissue to achieve deep relaxation and to promote healing. Applying skillful touch and pressure, they help treat injuries and health problems. Massage therapy can also prevent injury and enhance wellness. … Read More