5 complementary approaches to pain relief

Complementary medicine may have a legitimate place in pain relief, a new study suggests.

The research looks at efficacy and safety evidence from 105 randomized controlled trials conducted over the past five decades.

All trials compared complementary health approaches with either placebo or routine care.

It’s worth noting that the review identifies a lot of gaps in the data and evidence for many of these complementary therapies remains weak.

Nonetheless, the authors suggest the following approaches may offer pain relief for some people: