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Integrative Medicine is Changing Healthcare

Integrative Medicine is Changing Healthcare

Complementary and alternative health-related treatments encourage the natural healing of the body without the use of pharmaceuticals. One such treatment often touted as an effective alternative treatment to countless ailments including pain is massage therapy. Massage increases endorphins and serotonin—the same chemicals that mimic painkillers and mood regulators. The National Institutes of Health reports that about 18 million Americans receive massage therapy each year. Massage therapists continue to be one of the most accessible and cost-effective alternative health care solutions.

Proponents and advocates of integrative medicine aim to embrace alternative therapies – not to reject conventional medicine. A marriage of western and eastern medicine, if you will. Improving healthcare in the United States may well depend on this melding philosophy—and will eventually help transition the focus of reactive medicine to preventative medicine.

Chicagoland's Soma Institute is also dedicated to being a part of the way healthcare is redefined in the U.S. Soma offers in-depth theoretical knowledge and training to support a career in massage therapy. If you have ever considered a career in alternative forms of healthcare, take that first step and give Soma a call today at 1.800.694.5314 to find out more.