Pain is the most common complaint amongst all patients seeking care from all types of health practitioners. 40 per cent of patient visits to health care practitioners are for the management of pain. Complementary and alternative medical modalities have much to offer in managing pain and functional complaints. This book discusses cultural, historical and social factors in pain and pain management. It includes contributions from national experts providing unique benefits of knowledge and experience on each topic. It offers extensive information on remedies and treatment modalities, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy and massage, manual and manipulative therapies.Employing an evidence based approach with discussions of the advantages and limitations of each type of treatment based upon current clinical studies, this book provides added options for treatment and management of chronic pain and neurological disorders. It includes treatment options for neurologic conditions, including migraine and tension headache, stress, dementia, Parkinson's disease, and other common conditions.
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