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Front Med (Lausanne)


Use of complementary and alternative medicine by patients with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A qualitative study.


Patients with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) often make use of complementary and alternative medical (CAM) techniques to manage their chronic pain and other symptoms. Nevertheless, how they use CAM, which techniques they favor, and how CAM use affects their allopathic care remain unclear. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand patients' personal experiences with CAM and its role in their symptom management.