Complementary & Integrative Medicine

Chair: Niushen Zhang, MD

Mission

To raise more awareness about complementary and integrative treatments that can complement mainstream therapies, as well as educate patients on what has evidence, what doesn’t have evidence, and what is safe or unsafe. See the Section Profile here.

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Resources

Patient Education Kit for Migraine

What It Is
The CIM Section’s Patient Education Kit for Migraine is a collection of evidence-based recommendations for lifestyle modifications that can help patients improve their migraine frequency and severity over time. Much of the information is sourced from our members and is based on what they use in their own practices. The final product is a concise collection of helpful recommendations, which includes references of the supporting literature.

How To Use It
The information can be incorporated into SmartPhrases, in the electronic medical record, which can be shared with patients and/or their referring physicians in visit notes, patient instructions, or other patient handouts.

Introduction
Lifestyle modification is an integral and evidence-based component of migraine treatment. We encourage you to gradually develop helpful, long-term habits that you will continue to maintain throughout your lifetime. It requires dedication and it is a work in progress.

Additional Links

Behavioral Therapy for Migraine Prevention Continues to Gain Support: Alexandra C. Ross, Amanda E. Wagstaff. Behavioral Therapy for Migraine Prevention Continues to Gain Support – Medscape – Aug 31, 2021.