Integrative medicine approach to chronic pain

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Abstract

Chronic pain can be a frustrating condition for patient and clinician. The integrative medicine approach to pain can offer hope, adding safe complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies to mitigate pain and suffering. Such CAM therapies include nutrition, supplements and herbs, manual medicine, acupuncture, yoga, and mind-body approaches. The evidence is heterogeneous regarding these approaches, but some evidence suggests efficacy and confirms safety. The integrative medicine approach can be beneficial in a patient with chronic pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-421
Number of pages15
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chronic pain
  • Dietary modification
  • Integrative medicine
  • Manual medicine

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