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Complementary Medicine Provides Healing Touch for Patient in Final Days

Marilyn and David Weissing, both Mayo Clinic employees, knew something was wrong when their 19-year-old son, Karl, asked to be taken to the hospital one summer evening in 2014. Karl, always healthy and active, rarely complained about anything. So David immediately drove him to the Emergency Department at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus. Karl, a beekeeper, [...]

  • Specialized program. For several years, Mayo Clinic has offered treatment in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program. This program helps address increased interest in wellness-promoting activities that have not typically been part of conventional medical care.
  • Integrative approach. Mayo Clinic complementary and integrative medicine specialists work with other doctors to incorporate appropriate complementary therapies and wellness programs into the treatment plan. Mayo Clinic's program follows the principles of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine.
  • Evidence-based approach. Mayo Clinic doctors are committed to providing evidence-based care and use only the complementary and integrative therapies that have been tested for effectiveness and safety. They can provide you with information about the risks and benefits of alternative medicine treatments. Mayo researchers conduct studies to improve complementary and integrative medicine treatments.
Jan. 24, 2014