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Complementary and alternative approaches for chronic pain

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posted on 01.01.2008, 00:00 authored by Subhadra EvansSubhadra Evans, L K Zeltzer
Chronic pain in children and adolescents can be diffi cult to treat. Many parents and children are turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to gain relief for conditions as varied as migraines, juvenile arthritis, sickle cell disease, and functional abdominal pain (FAP). This chapter highlights some of the more wellknown, safe, and effi cacious CAM treatments for children and adolescents, including acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, yoga, massage, and meditation. A review of the literature is presented, as well as guidelines for parents and clinicians who are interested in pursuing CAM for pain relief in young people.

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Title of book

Pain in children a practical guide for primary care

Pagination

153 - 160

Publisher

Springer

Place of publication

Totowa, N.J.

ISBN-13

9781597454766

ISBN-10

1597454761

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1.1 Book chapter

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2008, Humana Press

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