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Access fact sheets on various topics of pain prevention, management, and treatment from IASP’s previous Global Year initiatives.

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Natural Products: Phytotherapy and Aromatherapy

Medicinal Herbs and Their Extracts as Part of Integrative Treatment for Patients with Chronic Non-Malignant Pain The medicinal use of plants, phytotherapy, has been used empirically since mankind has existed […]


Mind-Body Practices

  What Are Mind-Body Practices? Mind-body practices are activities defined by their focus on interactions between the brain/mind, body, and behavior, and their aim to improve well-being and quality of […]


Integrated Manual Therapies

  Intervention Description Manual therapy is a term describing a range of interventions used by a diverse group of clinical professionals. Theoretically one might consider all therapeutic encounters to potentially […]


Integrative Physical Activity and Exercise to Address Acute and Chronic Pain

  Physical Activity and Exercise Defined Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure [1] and includes purposeful activity performed with daily […]


Digital Therapeutics in Pain Treatment

  Definitions and Status Quo Digital therapeutics (DTx), (‘software as medical device’,[1]) are defined by the Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTA) as “evidencebased therapeutic interventions that are driven by high-quality software […]