An Integrative Health approach to chronic pain explains how complementary and integrative approaches such as supplements, acupuncture, and manipulation therapies can be incorporated into a health care plan to manage the physical and emotional components of chronic pain.

Integrative Health emphasizes mindful awareness and self-care along with conventional and integrative approaches to health and well-being. The Circle of Health highlights eight areas of self-care:  Physical Activity, Surroundings, Personal Development, Nutrition, Recharge, Family Friends, & Co-Workers, Spirit & Soul, and Mind and Emotions. The narrative below shows what an Integrative Health clinical visit could look like and how to apply the latest research on complementary and integrative health (CIH) to chronic pain.

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Disclaimer: This information is for general education. Please work with your health care practitioner to use it in the best way possible to promote your health.

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