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April 24, 2005

Alternative Tools For Medical Students

Fourth-year medical students get an alternative look at healing. While they agree that a heart attack victim needs care in a state-of-the-art cardiac unit, a chronic pain sufferer usually just gets pills thrown at them--a not so effective approach. Knowing many approaches to patient care makes more effective doctors.

The students, two men and two women, were from the University of Minnesota Medical School's Center for Spirituality and Healing, a national leader in complementary therapies and healing practices.

They visited physicians and practitioners with 10 or 12 different types of healing methods, including acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Reiki, Qi Gong, healing touch, heartmath, meditation, homeopathy, naturopathy and Hawaiian lomi lomi.

Posted by linda at April 24, 2005 6:35 PM

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