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CONTEXT Despite the tremendous growth of integrative medicine (IM) in clinical settings, IM has not been well characterized in the medical literature. OBJECTIVE To describe characteristics and motivation of patients seeking care at an IM clinic. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Patients from a nine-site practice-based research network participated in(More)
People who suffer from recalcitrant chronic daily headache (CDH)-a primary, episodic headache occurring at least 15 days per month, and lasting four or more hours per day for at least three consecutive months(1)-have generally tried many pain relief medications with few positive results. These patients often continue to add more and more medications and(More)
Chronic daily headache (CDH) is a descriptive term that encompasses multiple headache diagnoses and effects. It refers to a group of headache disorders characterized by a headache occurring on 15 or more days per month for more than 3 months. CDH affects 4% of the adult population in the United States, with similar figures around the world. The burden of(More)
The purpose of this panel discussion is to share successful efforts from a practice-based research network (PBRN) including ten integrative medicine clinics. The BraveNet PBRN includes integrative medicine clinics with academic health centers, large health systems, and a stand-alone private practice clinic. While clinical care is prioritized across all of(More)
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