Chris Kaufman (pictured above) is among a growing number of alternative health care providers in McLean County. Kaufman practices Healing Touch, an alternative therapy that tries to balance a patient's invisible energy fields. With the changing state of health care, a growing number of people are turning to therapies that treat body, mind and spirit. WGLT's Judy Valente experienced a Healing Touch session to find out more.
There are an estimated 25 practitioners of alternative therapies in McLean County, ranging from accupunture to hypnotherapy and solutions-based pyschotherapy, according to the Healing Arts Network Association. About 1,900 practitioners offer Healing Touch nationwide, and some 25 hospitals across the country now provide patients the option of receiving this service.
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