Many Americans these days are finding ways to treat symptoms using a nondrug treatment such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, or massage therapy. Just recently, Arthritis Today magazine, featured an article on these treatments called “Hands-on Healing”.
For massage therapy, the article discusses research studies led by Adam Perlman, MD, executive director of Duke Integrative Medicine and faculty member in general internal medicine. His research showed Swedish Massage significantly improved arthritis “pain, physical function, range of motion and walking.”
Researchers say massage therapy has many benefits. For more information, read about massage therapy in the “Hands on Healing” article here.
*** Dr. Perlman was co-author, with Dr. Alan Spiro, of an editorial in the August 4, 2016 edition of Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) about the value of holistic care. Read “A Holistic Approach to Health Care Can Lower Costs and Improve Quality”.
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