APF Provides Resources on Safe Use of CAM Therapies — Help Spread the Word!
The American Pain Foundation (APF) expanded its PainSAFE™ (Pain Safety & Access For Everyone) initiative by launching an educational module on the safe use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies. The module focuses on acupuncture, massage, spinal manipulation, relaxation therapies, yoga, tai chi and certain dietary supplements and was created with materials and assistance from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). NCCAM, a component of the National Institutes of Health, is the federal government’s lead agency tasked with defining, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care. Also new to PainSAFE is our interactive Are You PainSAFE? quiz which tests your pain safety knowledge.