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Paediatric pain management: using complementary and alternative medicine

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posted on 01.09.2008, 00:00 authored by Subhadra EvansSubhadra Evans, J C I Tsao, L K Zeltzer
Children undergo acute painful procedures and many also experience chronic pain.Due to their developing systems, infants and children may be at greater risk than adults for protracted pain sensitivity.There is a need to manage acute and chronic paediatric pain to reduce children's suffering and to prevent future pain problems.Consistent with a biopsychosocial perspective, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) should be considered in management of acute and chronic paediatric pain.Although research is limited for paediatric pain, CAM interventions receiving the most empirical attention include hypnotherapy, acupuncture and music therapy. Evidence also exists for the therapeutic benefits of yoga, massage, humor therapy and the use of certain biological based therapies.

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Journal

Reviews in pain

Volume

2

Issue

1

Pagination

14 - 20

Publisher

Sage Publications

Location

London, Eng.

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2017, British Pain Society

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