Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Chronic Pain Management in Patients With HIV: New Guidelines

Chronic Pain Management in Patients With HIV: New Guidelines

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The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Disease Society of America recommends that people living with HIV be screened for pain and offered both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options.

Chronic Pelvic Pain Management in Women: An Integrative Approach

Chronic Pelvic Pain Management in Women: An Integrative Approach

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Dr Witzeman focused on integrative modalities for the treatment of female chronic pelvic pain.

Acupuncture Safe, Effective Alternative to Pain Drugs in ED

Acupuncture Safe, Effective Alternative to Pain Drugs in ED

Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency department patients.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use low for Migraine Treatment

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use low for Migraine Treatment

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While some CAM products have shown beneficial effects for migraine treatment, previous studies have not explored reasons for using CAM and the types of CAM used.

Can Laughter Serve as Complementary Medicine?

Can Laughter Serve as Complementary Medicine?

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Laughter provides numerous quantifiable benefits by improving one's physiology, psychology, and general quality of life, thus positing laughter as a valuable complementary medicine option for both disease prevention and treatment.

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

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In states where marijuana is legalized for medicinal purposes, Medicare's prescription drug benefit program has lowered its spending due to reduced prescription drug use.

Simply Walking And Gardening Can Boost Seniors' Health

Simply Walking And Gardening Can Boost Seniors' Health

Researchers suggest 300 minutes weekly of activities such as walking or gardening.

Joint Pain Supplement Contains NSAID, Antihistamine

Joint Pain Supplement Contains NSAID, Antihistamine

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warning consumers to not buy or use GC Natural's Pyrola Advanced Joint Formula, an herbal supplement marketed for joint pain.

Fruit, Vegetable Intake And Hip Fracture Risk Examined

Fruit, Vegetable Intake And Hip Fracture Risk Examined

Dose-response association noted with increased fracture rates for intake below five servings/day.

Vegan Diet May Ease Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

Vegan Diet May Ease Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

Those who followed it lost average of 15 pounds, had improved blood flow to feet.

Surviving Spouses May Cope Better With Help From Hospice

Surviving Spouses May Cope Better With Help From Hospice

Study suggests improved coping for those whose loved ones had end-of-life care.

New Wearable Launched To Address Chronic Pain

New Wearable Launched To Address Chronic Pain

NeuroMetrix announced the launch of the Quell device for the treatment of chronic pain in patients with conditions such as diabetic nerve pain, low back and leg pain, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis pain.

Fibromyalgia Pain May Be Eased With Better Physical Fitness

Fibromyalgia Pain May Be Eased With Better Physical Fitness

Physical activity and fitness seem to have a positive effect on both the mental and physical characteristics of chronic pain.

AUA: Sending In The Clowns May Benefit Ped Surgery Patients

AUA: Sending In The Clowns May Benefit Ped Surgery Patients

Psychological benefits for children, plus lower medical bills.

Yoga May Change Chronic Pain's Effect On Brain Gray Matter

Yoga May Change Chronic Pain's Effect On Brain Gray Matter

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Imaging studies in multiple types of chronic pain patients show their brains differ from healthy control subjects.

Acupuncture May Ease Post-Tonsillectomy Pain

Less pain, analgesic drug consumption for children treated with acupuncture, standard analgesics.

Meditation Program Works for Chronic Neck Pain

Meditation Program Works for Chronic Neck Pain

Reductions in pain, pain-related bothersomeness with meditation versus exercise control.

Approaches to Complementary Health Change in Recent Years

Approaches to Complementary Health Change in Recent Years

Yoga practice and fish oil use up, some other supplement use down

Acupuncture May Ease Pain After Joint Replacement

Acupuncture May Ease Pain After Joint Replacement

Moderate/severe pain was reported by 41% of patients prior to receiving acupuncture and by 15% after acupuncture.

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