Les médecines alternatives et complémentaires dans la prise en charge des douleurs chroniques oro-faciales

Abstract : Support of chronic pain patients is both complex and multifactorial. The dental surgeon is regularly confronted to this kind of patient during his daily activity. This medical specialty sometimes displays its weaknesses since it does not sufficiently answer etiological and therapeutic issues. The objective of the current work is to list these pathologies after studying the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain. We will see that its different factors constitute as many ways to identify chronifying patients, and become unavoidable for a personalised treatment schedule. After remaining the principles and objectives of recognised alternative and complementary medicine (osteopathy, hypnosis and acupuncture), we will illustrate their effects on those biopsychosocial factors. These types of therapies, once put in place, provide a soothing approach, an active listening and an opening to the patient’s point of view, which make for more optimist expectations and obtain better therapeutic results. The patient is then at the core of its support, since the therapies cannot be deployed without their collaboration. It is mandatory to propose a new orientation to these patients and to openly exchange with all practitioners within a novel pluridisciplinary skillset.
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Emmanuel Waller. Les médecines alternatives et complémentaires dans la prise en charge des douleurs chroniques oro-faciales. Chirurgie. 2018. ⟨dumas-01938947⟩



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