Management of chronic pain using complementary and integrative medicine

  title={Management of chronic pain using complementary and integrative medicine},
  author={L. Chen and A. Michalsen},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  • L. Chen, A. Michalsen
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • British Medical Journal
  • Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) encompasses both Western-style medicine and complementary health approaches as a new combined approach to treat a variety of clinical conditions. Chronic pain is the leading indication for use of CIM, and about 33% of adults and 12% of children in the US have used it in this context. Although advances have been made in treatments for chronic pain, it remains inadequately controlled for many people. Adverse effects and complications of analgesic drugs… CONTINUE READING
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