Complementary and Integrative Medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Mayo Clinic's Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program offers wellness-promoting treatments that complement conventional Western medical care. We offer a range of services, including resilience training, meditation, massage therapy, acupuncture and herbal medicine.

We work closely with you and your health care team to understand and address your health needs. We will help you integrate alternative medicine therapies and wellness programs into your overall treatment plan. Our goal is to provide exactly the care you need based on what's right for you.


Physician consultation

During this consultation, a physician trained in integrative medicine will talk with you, assess your needs and help you develop a treatment plan. Recommendations may include:

  • Dietary supplements and botanicals
  • Mind-body connection, for example, meditation, yoga and tai-chi
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Stress management
  • Exercise and activity
  • Nutrition
  • Other alternative medicine systems

Stress management

A physician and other health care providers who specialize in integrative medicine techniques will help you learn to manage general life stress or situational stress. Learn about stress management.

Resilience training

Resilience education and training will help you develop a resilient disposition and positive strategies to manage stress. Learn about resilience training.

Massage therapy

A nationally certified massage therapist works with you and uses techniques based on the therapist's ongoing assessment and your goals. Learn about massage therapy.


You will be treated by a physician trained in acupuncture or a licensed acupuncturist who works under the supervision of a physician. Techniques include acupuncture with manual and electrical stimulation, acupressure and cupping. Learn about acupuncture.


You will learn how meditation can relax and rejuvenate the mind and body. It helps many people refocus and gain happiness and inner peace. Learn about meditation.


Appointments for Complementary and Integrative Medicine services are available to established Mayo patients. You will need a referral from a physician at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Doctors and allied health practitioners


Allied health practitioners

Sara E. Bublitz, L.Ac., acupuncturist

Susanne M. Cutshall, R.N., C.N.S.

Liza J. Dion, massage therapist

Alexander Do, L.Ac, acupuncturist

Nikol E. Dreyer, massage therapist

Debbie L. Fuehrer, L.P.C.C., clinical counselor

Amber E. Hammes, L.Ac., acupuncturist

Jennifer L. Hauschulz, massage therapist

Molly J. Mallory, L.Ac., acupuncturist

Crystal R. Narveson, massage therapist

Nancy J. Rodgers, massage therapist

Susan J. Veleber, L.Ac., acupuncturist


The Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic was created in large part to address the challenges people face every day in deciding if or how to use integrative and alternative medicine. Mayo Clinic physicians conduct dozens of clinical studies every year to learn which treatments work, and they share that information with their patients and colleagues.

By identifying effective therapies and bringing them into clinical practice, physicians in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program help Mayo Clinic maintain its leadership position in providing excellent health care — mind, body and spirit.

Read more about the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research.