-- Question: Are There Any Effective Ways To Treat Pain After Surgery Using Alternative Medicine?
Answer: Alternative therapies may have a role in postoperative pain management.
I would rather refer to these as complimentary techniques because they are typically used in conjunction with traditional therapeutic measures.
A number of techniques may help improve the side effect profile, control anxiety or improve pain control. Self-hypnosis has been shown to improve the overall experience for some patients. Acupuncture has also been used in postoperative pain management and meditation techniques may be helpful.
It's important to note that meditation and hypnosis techniques usually involve a commitment from the patient to learn the techniques prior to surgery and practice in order to get the best effects following surgery.