Chronic pain requires a biopsychosocial approach

The main reason people turn to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAG) is stress (Nguyen 2016). Stress is a condition and not a disease, but this condition can eventually lead to illness. Osteopaths often incorrectly choose a biomedical approach almost automatically. As osteopaths, what tools do we have from this biopsychosocial model? This newsletter and the upcoming NVO conference focus on a biopsychosocial approach to somato-psychological complaints. You can read more about the biopsychosocial model here. Incidentally, this is, by popular request, the first new-style newsletter, in which the editorial staff sheds more light on four themes and examines what recently published research means for our daily practice as an osteopath.

Sander Kales