Chapter 13. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches to Chronic Pain

  1. Prof. Saifudin Rashiq2,
  2. Prof. Donald Schopflocher3,
  3. Prof. Paul Taenzer4 and
  4. Prof. Egon Jonsson5,6
  1. Mark A. Ware

Published Online: 24 NOV 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622665.ch13

Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective

Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective

How to Cite

Ware, M. A. (2008) Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches to Chronic Pain, in Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective (eds S. Rashiq, D. Schopflocher, P. Taenzer and E. Jonsson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527622665.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Alberta, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Clinical Sciences Building 8-120, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G3, Canada

  2. 3

    University of Alberta, Nursing Research Office, Clinical Science Building 4-103, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G3, Canada

  3. 4

    University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, 2nd Street SW 100-2310, Calgary, Alberta T2S 3C4, Canada

  4. 5

    University of Alberta, Department of Public Health Science, Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

  5. 6

    University of Toronto, Department of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada

Author Information

  1. Montreal General Hospital, Pain Clinic, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2008
  2. Published Print: 20 AUG 2008

Book Series:

  1. Health Care and Disease Management

Book Series Editors:

  1. Prof. Dr. Egon Jonsson5,6

Series Editor Information

  1. 5

    University of Alberta, Department of Public Health Science, Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

  2. 6

    University of Toronto, Department of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323821

Online ISBN: 9783527622665

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Keywords:

  • complementary and alternative medicine;
  • safety of CAM;
  • efficacy of CAM;
  • acupuncture;
  • natural health products;
  • holistic approach

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Why Do Pain Physicians Need to Know about CAM?

  • Epidemiology of CAM in Chronic Pain

  • Clinical Evidence of Safety and Efficacy

  • Safety Concerns

  • Research on CAM: A Matter of Control?

  • Policy Implications

  • Conclusions

  • References