Integrative medicine delivery models
Secondary Topic: Interprofessional education
Traditional Medicine Perspectives and Treatment of Patients With Pain
Tyme Gigliotti, D.Ac., L.Ac.; Marlysa Sullivan, PT, C-IAYT, M.S.; Emily Telfair, ND; Betsy Miller, MS Therapeutic Herbalism, CNS, LDN, Maryland University of Integrative Health, Laurel, MD, United States
Late Breaker: No
Traditional modalities have unique explanatory frameworks from which they approach and work with clients. This panel discussion will involve practitioners of yoga therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture and herbalism presenting their discipline’s explanatory framework and approach to chronic pain. Specific applications of each discipline for working with chronic pain, including special considerations for the pain population, challenges, obstacles and relevant research will be addressed. Challenges in integrating traditional perspectives and wisdom with a biomedical framework, along with recommendations, will be presented.
Understanding each distinct traditional perspective is essential for inter-professional dialogue in working with the chronic pain client.
At the end of the panel session, participants will:
Panel format with ten to fifteen minute presentations by each speaker. A moderated discussion and questions from attendees will follow.
Various practitioners of traditional modalities will discuss their unique approaches to relating to and treating their patients in the context of pain.