Complementary and Alternative (CAM) Treatment for Pain
CAM offers a number of evidence-based, effective treatments for pain. This web site focuses on behavioral and pharmacological alternatives. Behavioral treatments that are useful in the management of chronic pain include meditation, various mindful exercises, cognitive behavior treatment (CBT) and hypnosis, but these topics are covered in greater detail on other pages (see below). This page is directed at CAM pharmacologic approaches to pain.
See also, behavioral CAM treatment options:
and condition-oriented CAM treatment:
Neuropathic (nerve) Pain (CAM & Conventioal)
CAM Pharmacologic Treatment for Pain
Choices for use of CAM supplements for pain should be directed by your physician. As is often the case with CAM treatment, the current status of research may be lacking for definitive recommendations for use and should be viewed in clinical context with your physician. Also there may be genetic variables that can be factored into the decision making as well as the use of specific combinations of supplements and prescription medications that should be taken into account for synergistic benefits as well as avoiding side effects. Please discuss the use of these supplements with your physician.
CAM – Medicinal Supplements for Pain:
CAM Treatment – Conditions Associated with Chronic Pain:
CAM Treatment – Fibromyalgia
CAM Treatment – Headaches
CAM Treatment – Interstitial Cystitis
CAM Treatment – Osteoarthritis
Emphasis on Education
Accurate Clinic promotes patient education as the foundation of it’s medical care. In Dr. Ehlenberger’s integrative approach to patient care, including conventional and complementary and alternative medical (CAM) treatments, he may encourage or provide advice about the use of supplements. However, the specifics of choice of supplement, dosing and duration of treatment should be individualized through discussion with Dr. Ehlenberger. The following information and reference articles are presented to provide the reader with some of the latest research to facilitate evidence-based, informed decisions regarding the use of conventional as well as CAM treatments.
For medical-legal reasons, access to these links is limited to patients enrolled in an Accurate Clinic medical program.
Should you wish more information regarding any of the subjects listed – or not listed – here, please contact Dr. Ehlenberger. He has literally thousands of published articles to share on hundreds of topics associated with pain management, weight loss, nutrition, addiction recovery and emergency medicine. It would take years for you to read them, as it did him.
For more information, please contact Accurate Clinic.
Supplements recommended by Dr. Ehlenberger may be purchased commercially online or at Accurate Clinic.
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