Complementary Therapies for Pain Management: An Evidence-Based Approach

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9780723434009: Complementary Therapies for Pain Management: An Evidence-Based Approach
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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.

  • 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

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Professor Ernst qualified as a physician in Germany where he also completed his MD and PhD theses. He was Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) at Hannover Medical School (Germany) and Head of the PMR Department at the University of Vienna (Austria). He came to the University of Exeter in 1993 to establish the first Chair in Complementary Medicine. Since 2012, he is Emeritus Professor.

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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

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