Complementary & Alternative Medicine: Usefulness in the Management of Chronic Pain affecting Underserved Populations

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  • Review the general concept of complementary and alternative medicine
  • Explore the evidence base of certain modalities in the management of chronic pain: most common, easy to incorporate and financially feasible
  • Show the applicability of integrative therapies to our patient population
  • Provide resources for clinical use

What will not be covered:

  • Every single type of integrative therapy: energy therapies, Ayurveda, all aspects of traditional Chinese medicine, other traditional healers
  • Discussion on specific pain syndromes: how each pain syndrome is treated

Presentation: 44 minutes