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.
- Take action to thank Delaware’s Governor for progressive pain legislation
- U.S. Pain Foundation awarded project grant from Massage Therapy Foundation
- States beginning to support reimbursement for alternative care
- Complementary and Alternative Medicines for Migraine
- “How to get the most out of massage” webinar rescheduled for April 12
- How to get the most out of massage for chronic pain
- Rhode Island embraces chiropractic care to curb substance abuse
- Five KNOWvember educational webinar recordings available
- Learn about complementary medicine this KNOWvember
- Medical cannabis webinar recording available
- U.S. Pain announces theme for KNOWvember campaign
- “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