Acupuncture & Massage

February 23, 2017

Pediatric Massage Offers Relief for Kids with Chronic Disease

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Children dealing with serious diseases often face painful, yet necessary, medical procedures. They are also affected emotionally by long hospitalizations and isolation from family and friends. Parents can often feel powerless to bring relief to their child. “It can be scary to see your child connected to multiple tubes and a […]

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January 24, 2017

De-Stress and Get Your Proper “Me Time” with a Massage

By Michelle Tiernan It’s stressful to juggle work, family and household chores. There never seems to be time to take a break for yourself. But there is a great way to treat yourself and de-stress, by getting a massage. “Chronic tension is often found in those of us who live a fairly stress-filled life, do […]

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December 5, 2016

Shopping to Do? Eight Thoughtful – and Healthy – Ways to Say Happy Holidays

Make your holiday gift giving a way to help loved ones stay healthy all year. Where to find them? Mission Health, of course. Check out shopmissionhealth.org! We’ve got eight wellness ideas for everyone on your list: How about an Essential Oil Diffuser. Nothing like a little peppermint wafting through the air. We’ve got the Fitbit […]

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August 22, 2016

When East Meets West – Find Relief from Modern Health Conditions with Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Cheri Hinshelwood Western North Carolinians are looking to the east — the Far East — for relief of health issues. The ancient practice of acupuncture, a component of traditional Chinese medicine, is an alternative that’s catching on. Finding Balance Within Commonly known for pain relief, acupuncture is based on the belief that balanced body […]

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August 10, 2016

What Is Cupping? Michael Phelps Swears By It, But Is It Safe?

By Adam Harris If you have been watching the Olympics this week, then you have likely noticed some strange looking purple marks on Michael Phelps. These perfectly circular marks have been hard to miss on the highly decorated U.S. swimmer. The marks, what Phelps identified as bruises, could be spotted on his shoulders, back and […]

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June 9, 2016

My Healthy Life Wellness Services to Hold Free Open House – Tuesday, June 14

On Tuesday, June 14, we invite you to come and join with us as we celebrate the formal, grand opening of the My Healthy Life Wellness Services building. Provided by Mission Health, this facility encompasses all aspects of wellness, spanning from alternative medicine such as massage and acupuncture, to movement classes and much more. We […]

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August 26, 2015

Health Alert: Massages at Mission

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Healthcare workers are too often the worst at taking care of themselves. To combat this, Mission Health is offering incentives that ultimately improve things for both caregivers and patients. "A lot of them have really intense positions in the hospital and deal with a lot of stress, and they come in a […]

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July 15, 2015

Reduce the Stress of Everyday Life

I thought wellness was just about eating right and exercising. Then I went to my first acupuncture session with Chris Jacobs of MyHealthyLife WellConnectTM. Before the holiday season, I read a story about stress written by Chris. He said, “Stress is contagious.” This story helped me understand that I had stressors in my daily life. […]

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February 2, 2015

Local providers increase use of nontraditional treatments

In this town, if you haven’t had an acupuncture appointment, massage, energy-healing session or herbal consultation, it’s more than likely you know someone who has. Modalities that were once thought of as hokey, or at least incompatible with the Western medical model, are becoming less alternative and more mainstream — so much so that Mission Hospital, Park […]

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