Detailed guides to painful problems, treatments & more

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site. is a nicely done directory of reading recommendations and references for a couple dozen topics in alternative medicine. It’s surprisingly hard to find good reading lists … but not on EBM-First. The most relevant topics for pain and manual therapy are craniosacral therapy, energy therapies and reiki, homeopathy, magnetic therapy, reflexology, therapeutic “touch.”

As you can see, there’s a strong focus on alternative medicine’s goofier side: several topics I’ve barely touched on myself, because they’re just too remote from science and reason. For instance, I will probably never bother to write about magnets. I’m happy to be able to direct readers to EBM-First for that.