Myles Spar

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BACKGROUND Chronic pain affects nearly 116 million American adults at an estimated cost of up to $635 billion annually and is the No. 1 condition for which patients seek care at integrative medicine clinics. In our Study on Integrative Medicine Treatment Approaches for Pain (SIMTAP), we observed the impact of an integrative approach on chronic pain and a(More)
Multiple epidemiologic studies attest to the disparities in healthcare based on socioeconomic status. Integrative Medicine (IM) interventions aim to prevent disease and to treat disease in ways complementary to Western medicine, an approach especially important in underserved populations with high rates of chronic diseases such as diabetes and chronic pain.(More)
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