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Hosted by the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health
This is a free online event
Engage with leading experts and members of the European Parliament.
Discover more about integrative medicine, health and pain management.
Ask any questions you have to the presenters and members of the European Parliament.
This event will provide you with information about:
- Needs and challenges of people living with chronic pain
- Acupuncture and pain management
- Mind-body medicine in pain management
- Manipulative and body-based methods in pain management
- Plant-based nutrition in pain management.
20% of the adult population in the EU suffers from chronic pain
In Europe alone, almost one in five individuals - that’s 150 million people, report having moderate or severe chronic pain. Chronic pain, lasting longer than 3–6 months, can be a debilitating condition with a significant socioeconomic impact. Pharmacologic approaches are often used for alleviating chronic pain.
Concerns about tolerance and addiction have led to a reluctance to prescribe opioids for chronic non-cancer pain. As a result, there has been increased interest in integrative medicine strategies to help manage pain and reduce reliance on prescription opioids. Integrative Medicine and Health offer a multimodality treatment approach that can tackle the multidimensional nature of pain without these tolerance and addiction issues.
Approximately 33% of adults and 12% of children in the US have used Integrative Medicine in chronic pain. Integrative Medicine is a leading approach for chronic pain.