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Complementary and integrative medicine perspectives among veteran patients and VHA healthcare providers for the treatment of headache disorders: a qualitative study

Article

This research evaluates veteran patient and provider perceptions and preferences on complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) for headache management.

Abstract

Veteran patients and VHA clinical providers in this study viewed CIM favorably as a safe addition to mainstream headache treatments. Advantages to CIM include favorable adverse effect profiles and patient autonomy over the treatment. By adding more CIM providers and resources throughout the VHA, CIM modalities may be recommended more routinely in the management of veterans with headache.

Full Reference

Kuruvilla, D. E., Lindsey, H., Grinberg, A. S., Goldman, R. E., Riley, S., Baird, S., Fenton, B. T., Sico, J. J., & Damush, T. M. (2022). Complementary and integrative medicine perspectives among veteran patients and VHA healthcare providers for the treatment of headache disorders: a qualitative study. BMC complementary medicine and therapies, 22(1), 22. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-022-03511-6