Treating Pain with Herbs, Supplements, and Marijuana

Event Time: Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm
ELA Type: Live Well
Topic(s): Experiential Learning Area, Pain and Palliative Care
Director(s): Ilene Ruhoy MD
Description: Chronic pain is an epidemic and the opioid crisis has made it difficult for physicians to find ways of treating and managing patients with pain. The natural world offers plant-based options with important analgesic properties. When used appropriately, they can be very effective in minimizing chronic pain. This talk will cover some of the secrets well known to herbalists and botanists; will review evidence that supports use of certain plants for pain; and cover what is understood about the medical use of marijuana, including its physiology and risks.
Completion Message: Herbals that are effective for pain management.
CME Credits: 0.75
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge

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