Yoga, tai chi, among nonpharma options effective for pain

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Yoga, tai chi, among nonpharma options effective for pain

January 25, 2018

KOMO Radio interviews UW Medicine researcher on white paper endorsing alternatives to opioids.

The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, a 72-member organization, offers evidence for effective treatment of post-surgical pain, acute inpatient pain, cancer pain and chronic pain using nonpharmalogical methods. This includes tai chi, yoga, mindfulness, meditation and music therapy. Dr. Heather Tick, a clinical associate professor of family medicine and of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is the lead author of a 74-page white paper  calling for a reform in pain treatment.

Co-authors include members from Harvard Medical School and the schools of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, University of California, and University of Wisconsin.

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