Complementary Therapies for Pain Management: An Evidence-based Approach

Complementary Therapies for Pain Management: An Evidence-based Approach

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By (author) Edzard Ernst

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  • Publisher: Mosby
  • Format: Paperback | 372 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 230mm x 20mm | 699g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 072343400X
  • ISBN 13: 9780723434009
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 685,998

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Pain is the single most common reason for patients to consult a CAM practitioner. This essential new book provides concise evidence-based information on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in relation to pain. Each section has a clear and accessible design to enable quick decision-making, and includes an analysis of the most up-to-date research available.

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"We have to thank Edzard Ernst for his achievement in bringing together a comprehensive summary of the evidence that exists within many important areas of complementary medicine.? George Lewith. Pain News. Autumn 2007

Table of contents

Foreword Preface Contributors Acknowledgments Glossary and abbreviations Patients' language of pain Section 1 Using the book . The book at a glance . Methods . How to use this book . Bibliography of main reference sources Section 2 General topics . Complementary and alternative medicine - an overview . Epidemiology of pain . Pain measurement . Current medical concepts of pain . Psychological concepts of pain . Alternative concepts of pain . Anthroposophical concepts of pain . Ayurvedic concepts of pain . Concepts of pain in healing . Homeopathic concepts of pain . Naturopathic concepts of pain . Osteopathic concepts of pain . Concepts of pain in traditional Chinese medicine Section 3 Therapies . Acupuncture . Alexander technique . Aromatherapy . Autogenic training . Ayurveda . Biofeedback . Chiropractic . Craniosacral therapy . Feldenkrais . Herbalism . Homeopathy . Hydro-/ Balneotherapy . Hypnotherapy . Imagery . Kinesiology . Massage . Meditation . Music therapy . Naturopathy . Neural therapy . Osteopathy . Qigong . Reflexology . Relaxation therapy . Shiatsu . Spiritual healing . Static magnets . Tai chi . Yoga . Table 3.3 Other complementary therapies which have been tested for effectiveness or are used frequently Section 4 Medicines . Arnica (Arnica montana) . Avocado soybean unsaponifiable . Cannabis (Cannabis sativa) . Cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa) . Chilli (Capsicum spp) . Chondroitin . Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) . Devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) . Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis) . Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) . Ginger (Zingiber officinale) . Glucosamine . Green lipped mussel . Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) . Indian frankincense (Boswellia serrata) . Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) . Leeches . Nettle (Urtica dioica) . Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) . Red clover (Trifolium pratense) . SAMe . Shark cartilage . Willow (Salix spp) . Table 4.1 Other complementary medicines which have been tested for effectiveness or are used frequently Section 5 Pain syndromes . Abdominal pain . Angina pectoris . Back pain . Burn pain . Cancer pain . Carpal tunnel syndrome . Complex regional pain syndrome . Dental pain . Depression . Dysmenorrhoea . Fibromyalgia . Headache . Labour pain . Mastalgia . Migraine . Minor trauma . Myofascial pain . Neck pain . Neuropathic/neuralgic pain . Osteoarthritis . Otitis media . Perioperative pain . Peripheral arterial occlusive disease . Procedural pain . Raynaud's disease . Rheumatoid arthritis . Shoulder pain . Tennis elbow . Table 5.33 Examples of other occasionally used treatments for specific conditions lacking sound evidence of effectiveness Section 6 Useful resources for pain management Postscript