Whole Health Approaches to Managing Arthritis Pain

This AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation is a recorded version of the live webinar from September 22, 2021. Megan Weigel, DNP, APRN-c, presents on “Whole Health Approaches to Managing Arthritis.” Dr. Weigel provides a general overview of integrative medicine to set the foundation for her presentation. She presents a patient case as an example as she discusses ways to incorporate both a traditional and integrative approach to the medical treatment of arthritis. She gives suggestions about how to approach a conversation with your healthcare provider on trying new therapies which may be of benefit for the management of pain and inflammation related to arthritic conditions.

Presentation Slide Deck

Whole Health Arthritis Management presentation

Table of Contents

  • Define Integrative Medicine
  • Define osteoarthritis and burden
  • Review conventional approach to OA management
  • Discuss integrative approach to management of OA
    • Lifestyle changes
    • Supplements/botanicals
    • Manual and complementary therapies
    • Exercise therapies
    • Mindfulness
  • Discuss areas of concern related to integrative approach and safe use