Integrative Health emphasizes mindful awareness and patient self-care along with conventional and integrative approaches to health and well-being. The Circle of Health highlights eight areas of self-care: Surroundings; Personal Development; Nutrition, Recharge; Family Friends, & Co-Workers; Spirit & Soul; Mind and Emotions; and Physical Activity. The narrative contained in Integrative Approaches to Neck Pain shows what an Integrative Health clinical visit could look like and how to apply the latest research on complementary and integrative health to neck pain.
An Integrative Health approach to neck pain incorporates proactive self-care. This may include an anti-inflammatory diet, manual therapies, and various ways to move the body such as yoga, qi gong, and tai chi. Dietary supplements, injection therapies, and other conventional and complementary approaches also can be considered.
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