National Institutes of Health • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Chronic Pain and Complementary Health Practices—Quick Reference:
What the Science Says
|Some Evidence of Potential Benefit||Limited, Conflicting, or No Evidence of Benefit|
|Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)||√|
|Balneotherapy (Mineral Baths)||√|
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