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Pain: The science and culture of why we hurt


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a page in a book
author
Marni Jackson
 
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publisher
Random House
year
2003
page
p. 130 (Trade paperback edition)
the nugget
Alternative therapie are hard to evaluate, but that’s no reason not to explore them.

excerpt

Given the … multidisciplinary philosophy [of The Ninth World Congress of the International Association for the Study of Pain], I was surprised by the absence of alternative pain approaches — the whole spectrum of cranial-sacral massage [sic], healing-touch therapy, and other hands-on skills that are a lifeline to many people with chronic pain. Alternative therapie are hard to evaluate, but that’s no reason not to explore them.