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.
Provides a single authoritative reference source on CAM for pain for healthcare professionals
Takes a systematic and evidence-based approach
Offers concise information on CAM diagnostic methods and treatments for pain
Summarises clinical trial data on the effectiveness of CAM for specific areas of pain
Alerts readers to areas where CAM may present risks
Weighs the benefits and risks of each CAM treatment in relation to pain
Includes CD-ROM for easy searching of the text
“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
By Edzard Ernst, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPED, Professor of Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter, UK
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