Here’s a wonderful article that was published last year by the International Association for the Study of Pain. Dr. Heather Tick, Gunn-Loke Endowed Professor for Integrative Pain Medicine at the University of Washington, wrote this article, entitled, “Integrative Pain Medicine: A Holistic Model of Care”. The article is timely and interesting for both seasoned integrative clinicians and those who are just dipping their toes into integrative approaches. It’s five pages of well-referenced content that includes meaningful background material and headings that speak to risk mitigation, nutrition and the microbiome, mind-body medicine and neuroplasticity, the myofascial system, and the evidence base for an integrative approach.
Dr. Tick has done a superb job of highlighting some of the most cogent issues in integrative pain management today. It is a quick, but potent read, and I highly recommend it. At this critical time when non-opioid strategies for pain management are ascending, we are fortunate to have experts like Dr. Tick and Dr. Robert Bonakdar to rely on for a sensible and effective way forward to explore with our patients.
Blessings on your journey,
Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM