Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Harvard Medical School - Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Pain: An Evidence-based Review

Published in November 2010 this Evidence-based Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Pain: considers the literature on complementary and alternative medicine for pain, with particular emphasis on evidence-based assessments pertinent to the most common alternative therapies, including acupuncture,
herbal therapy, massage therapy, hypnosis, tai chi, and biofeedback.

The authors conclude that as "therapies are increasingly sought by patient, it is incumbent upon physicians and other health care providers to acquire some knowledge of the current state of complementary and alternative therapies for pain.

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