Chronicles of Health Creation: 'Never Only Opioids" Urges Imperative for Integrative Medicine in Pain Care'

October 29, 2014 8:29 PM

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Integrative medicine and complementary health practices and professionals have been listed in some pain guidelines of the dominant school of medicine since at least 1999. Usually they are buried, a last resort. If all else fails, try acupuncture. If all else fails, see a chiropractor.

Perhaps most important for the transformation of pain care, the paper comes with a separate set of 13 Recommendations to leverage change: for Educators (3), Federal Agencies (3), Delivery Systems (4) and Research Funders (4). Included in this document are aspects of the Affordable Care Act that prom...

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