Author: Rashmi S Mullur1, Seetal Preet Kaur Cheema2, Ryan Edward Alano3, Lynn Elizabeth Chang3
1 Department of Medicine, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Mail Code 111-D, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 Department of Anesthesia (212), VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA.
3 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1415), VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 1301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA.
Conference/Journal: Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am
Date published: 2021 May 1
Other: Volume ID: 32 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 393-403 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2020.12.006. , Word Count: 106
Complementary and integrative health (CIH) modalities have therapeutic value in the multidisciplinary rehabilitation of chronic pain patients. Evidence of such has been seen with the Whole Health Model at the (Veterans Affairs) VA Healthcare system. CIH therapies, including yoga, tai chi, mindfulness meditation, hypnosis, self-massage, and acupressure, are significantly effective for managing chronic pain with little to no negative effects, and can be easily incorporated into telemedicine care with great potential benefit. The future of wellness in telemedicine is evolving with great potential, and needs further attention to addressing barriers of care.
Keywords: Complementary and integrative health; Holistic medicine; Integrative medicine; Telemedicine.
PMID: 33814064 DOI: 10.1016/j.pmr.2020.12.006