Pain Management

Ohio Medicaid Covers Acupuncture Starting In 2018

Ohio Medicaid Covers Acupuncture HealthCare Too is based in Ohio and very excited to see that Ohio Medicaid covers acupuncture for pain management as an alternative to opioids. Acupuncture has a very low risk profile, is not addictive and has helped manage pain for millennia. Offering acupuncture as an alternative to Ohio Medicaid recipients not …

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Vets Adopt Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain After Education – Pain Medicine News

Chronic Pain Education Dean Ornish once said, “Awareness-mindfulness-is the first step in healing.” The authors of the article Vets Adopt Alternative Treatments for Chronic-Pain After Education would certainly agree. When we think about it, chronic pain is not just something that appears during a clinical visit. Chronic pain is on-going so we need tools to …

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UH Richmond leading the way in fighting opioid epidemic with music therapy

Music Therapy Pain Management In the throes of the opioid crisis, the Joint Commission has recognized the need for non-pharmacological options to manage pain. New requirements for non-pharmacological options start in January 2018. However, one Cleveland area hospital has already implemented a music therapy pain management program. About eight people die every day from a …

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Treating Opioid Addiction With Meds

Treating Opioid Addiction The Trump Administration recommendations include many drug alternatives to treat those addicted to opioids. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) also includes complementary therapies to help with treatment. One program in particular has found music therapy helps treatment. The Trump Administration declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency last week. There are millions of …

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Holistic Pain Relief: Trying to cure the opioid epidemic without drugs

Holistic Pain Relief You know Holistic Health has arrived when “a redneck from Tennessee” becomes a spokesperson. Holistic Health benefits everyone, not just soccer moms and millennials. It is time to stop looking at “alternative drugs” to replace opioids as first line response to pain management. A better approach is holistic pain relief. We must …

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Music At The End Of Life- brings healing, comfort to the dying

Music At The End Of Life It is wonderful that we are rediscovering the power of music at the end of life. Hospitals are not the most relaxing places for people nearing the end of life. The intensive-care units, lobbies and hospital wards are full of glaring bright lights and institutional noises. In this stressful …

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Research Finds Light Therapy Helps Treat Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Light Therapy New research shows that chronic pain light therapy may help. Chronic pain afflicts over 100 million people across the United States. It diminishes their productivity and their quality of life and costs hundreds of billions of dollars each year to medically manage. It shatters people’s emotional wellbeing, tears apart families and …

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Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research

Nondrug Pain Management The U.S. military and VA often lead the way for complementary therapies. The referenced article looks at nondrug pain management research for chronic pain. U.S. agencies partner on research that focuses on nondrug approaches for pain management in military personnel and veterans; NCCIH is the lead for this multi-agency initiative.Studies report nearly …

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