Are CAM therapies effective in pain management?
CAM therapies are often selected by patients because of their perceived safety and “natural” profile. There are some pain based CAM therapies that have shown benefit (e.g. palmitoylethanolamide, acupuncture, Co-Enzyme Q10). However, many of these purported benefits do not have the scientific vigour to support their routine use. Similarly, they are not side effect free and can interact with other treatments. Anodyne will support your patients use of CAM therapies if they are: safe, effective, and not interacting or preventing use with medically required treatments.