“Do not believe what I tell you, but think it” (Rudolph Steiner)
Accept the possibilities and look for the evidence yourself.
Only then you will know
Intlife Pain is part of Intlife with Paulo Quadros a non-profit organisation created with the aim to promote an integrative biopsychosocial model of health with emphasis on social health and a bottom to top strategy using evidence-based unconventional strategies.
This means a model that combines conventional, well-established practices with new ideas, mechanisms and strategies to positively affect individuals mentally, emotionally and physically in order to create healthier communities.
Intlife with Paulo Quadros comprises of Intlife Communities and Intlife Pain.
Intlife Pain is dedicated to support chronic pain patients, especially those who choose to manage their pain through non-pharmacological (‘drug-free’) means. It promotes the evidence-based use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), information, training and research as well as integration of CAM within the NHS through representations at Cross-party Groups at the Scottish Parliament, canvassing of government officials and partnership work with other organisations which can support our objectives.
As part of our activities, we have launched a campaign for the (human) right of patients to choose drug-free pain management and treatment regardless of their ability to pay.
Most of the work with the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament and health officials done since 1998 can be found on ‘CAM IN THE NHS’.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends that people with lower back pain should be prescribed a course of acupuncture, exercise classes or some form of manual therapy or massage if their symptoms persist for six weeks or more.