Abbott Northwestern Hospital proves massage, acupuncture reduce pain


[KARE-TV, March 16, 2010] 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.

Just ask 30-year-old Keilee Miller of Richfield.  She's been living at the hospital for three weeks so far, waiting for a heart transplant.

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