Examples of complementary and integrative therapies include acupuncture, massage, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback and much more. Complementary and integrative therapies may have fewer side effects and long-term risks than other conventional treatment options.
Insurers typically don’t cover the costs of complementary and integrative therapies, forcing patients to pay out of pocket or forego treatments that would be otherwise beneficial.
Our position: Support
U.S. Pain Foundation supports integrative and complementary therapy as a valuable addition to the conventional chronic pain management plan. They should be both accessible and affordable to patients who would benefit from them. Read our full position statement here.
Examples of U.S. Pain’s efforts
Examples of complementary and integrative therapies include acupuncture, massage, cognitive behavioral therapy, and biofeedback.
- Have you started your pain plan yet?
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- Virtual Advocacy Day update
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- Read U.S. Pain’s comment to the CDC
- Continuing to represent the patient voice–virtually
- Thank you for fighting for change
- Join us as we fight for #aplanforpain!
- Building Your Toolbox holds second event, announces topic line-up
- Join us June 2 for the next “Building Your Toolbox” interactive session
- Webinar recordings available: tips from a PT and COVID-19 coping strategies
- CO: Let’s improve access to PT, OT, acupuncture, and certain pain medications
- Kentucky: Two bills to take action on!
- 2020 state pain policy trends round-up
- NY: Two exciting bills would help chronic pain community
- KY: Bill that would make health plans cover chronic pain treatments yet to be heard
- A new way to reduce anxiety, stress, poor sleep—and pain
- Your advocacy made a difference in CMS’s recent decision!
- Yoga for chronic pain: An interactive class and Q&A
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- U.S. Pain Foundation submits comments to CMS RFI
- Have you tried kinesiology tape?
- Enter by Friday to win a Quell 2.0 device!
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- Encourage CMS to cover acupuncture
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- Take our survey and be entered to win an Amazon gift card!
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- Take action to thank Delaware’s Governor for progressive pain legislation
- U.S. Pain Foundation awarded project grant from Massage Therapy Foundation
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- “Integrative Military Medicine” video – U.S. Pain Foundation & American Academy of Pain Medicine
- “Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)” – The American Chronic Pain Association
- “Pain” – National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health