Is Hands-On Therapy Safe Right Now?

Here’s what experts say

What you should know about seeing physical therapists, acupuncturists, and massage therapists right now. When is treating a health condition with hands-on therapy worth the risk? It depends. Irina Todorov, MD, an integrative medicine doctor at Cleveland Clinic, tells Elemental that even before the pandemic, she suggested people focus on nutrition, exercise, and getting ample sleep to treat the root cause of many health conditions, rather than relying only on hands-on therapy. Therapies like massage and acupuncture are “add-ons,”…

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