At Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, you may select from a range of services, including resilience training, stress management, meditation, massage therapy, acupuncture, animal-assisted therapy, yoga, tai chi, and botanicals and supplements consultation.


During a consultation, you talk with a health care provider trained in integrative medicine and health. Together, you develop a treatment plan tailored to your goals for health and well-being. Your plan may include one or more of the integrative practices available. Bring to this appointment a list of supplements and medications that you take, including doses.

Your health care provider may recommend:

  • Acupuncture
  • In-hospital animal-assisted therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Dietary supplements and botanicals
  • Exercise, activity or mindful movement, such as yoga or tai chi
  • Massage therapy
  • Stress management and resilience training
  • Individual exercise consultation

Stress management and resilience training

Stress management and resilience education and training teaches positive strategies for managing stress and developing resilience. The program offers individual or group sessions in the Stress Management and Resiliency Training program.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy may be offered on an outpatient basis or to people who are admitted to the hospital. Mayo researchers have found that this integrative medicine practice can reduce pain, anxiety and tension in people facing or recovering heart surgery, breast cancer, colon surgery and other procedures. Mayo Clinic massage therapists provide massage therapy to thousands of people each year.

Mayo Clinic's massage therapists have sought additional training in techniques such as acupressure, reflexology, mobilization of scar tissue and lymphedema drainage. A certified massage therapist works with you and uses techniques based on your needs and goals.


Acupuncture is one of the world's oldest recognized medical therapies. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine and embraced by many people, including those who practice conventional medicine, as a safe and effective treatment for many conditions.

You are treated by a doctor trained in acupuncture or a licensed acupuncture practitioner supervised by a doctor. Mayo Clinic acupuncture specialists enterprisewide perform more than 1,400 acupuncture treatments each year.

Techniques include acupuncture with manual and electrical stimulation, acupressure, and cupping. Treatments are tailored to your needs, concerns and diagnosis. Mayo Clinic treatment rooms dedicated to acupuncture have soft music and gentle lighting to help you relax while your practitioner places the needles. A typical acupuncture visit is 45 to 60 minutes.

Mind-body therapies

People meditate for many reasons, including to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. Many people find that meditation helps them refocus and gain inner peace.

Nutrition classes and consultation

Nutrition classes and consultation focus on improving health by enhancing health and wellness.

Herb and supplements consultation

Botanicals and supplements are marketed and taken like medications but regulated like foods. They can interact with medications and each other, resulting in side effects or suboptimal treatment. During a botanicals and supplements consultation, you talk with a pharmacist who is an expert on these popular products and learn about how their potential risks and side effects might affect your health and well-being.

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Clinic

If you think you may have fibromyalgia, it's important to be evaluated by an expert in this condition. Talk with your health care provider about a referral to the Mayo Clinic Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Clinic in Minnesota.


  • Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine and Health
    200 First St. SW
    Rochester, MN 55905
  • Phone: 507-284-2111 or 507-266-5800

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