Alternative Medicine for the Treatment of Pain in the Rehabilitation Patient
Alternative Treatments, defined as non-mainstream practices that are used in place of conventional medicine, are becoming more and more popular. Yoga, meditation, massage therapy, and relaxation techniques such as guided imagery or mindfulness therapy are becoming excellent methods to combat pain and anxiety in the rehabilitation patient. Pain, anxiety, and motivation are important obstacles to overcome for patients in the acute, subacute, and outpatient setting as these factors directly impede functional goals. Alternative medicine provides a cost-effective, minimally invasive, and relatively harmless option for the rehabilitation patient to overcome these obstacles.
KeywordsAlternative Meditation Yoga Massage Reiki Hypnosis Mindfulness
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