Friday, March 20, 2009

St. Luke's rounding out new therapy program

Hospital adds 2 acupuncturists to team


By EXPRESS STAFF

St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center has added two additional acupuncturists to its new inpatient Integrative Therapies program. Joining Dr. Thomas Archie, a board-certified acupuncturist, are certified acupuncturists Joan Scheingraber and Jon Paul Morse.

Scheingraber holds a master's of acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She has been practicing in Idaho since 2000. With offices in Hailey and Ketchum, she also specializes in orthopedics, sports injuries and women's health care.

Morse holds a master's of acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine. He has been practicing full-time in Idaho since 2002. With offices in Ketchum and Twin Falls, he specializes in orthopedic acupuncture.

"We're very pleased to have such highly respected individuals join our Integrative Therapies team," said Mary Kay Foley, coordinator of the program. "Together with the skills of Dr. Thomas Archie, we are excited to bring this multi-disciplinary approach to healing to the patients at St. Luke's Wood River."

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Melding traditional Western medicine with evidence-based alternative healing techniques, the Integrative Therapies program is designed to promote optimal health for body, mind and spirit, a news release from the hospital states. The new program will soon be available to all inpatients at St. Luke's Wood River.

For more information, contact Foley at 727-8417, or foleym@slrmc.org.




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