Our Mission

The mission of the American Academy of Pain Management is to improve the lives of people with pain by advancing a person centered, integrative model of pain care through evidence-guided education, credentialing, and advocacy. In line with the principles of Integrative Medicine, Integrative Pain Management:

  • Is patient-centered and reaffirms the importance of the relationship and open communication between practitioner and patient
  • Considers the whole person (mind, body, and spirit, and in the context of his/her community)
  • Encourages healthful lifestyle changes as part of the first line of treatment to restore wellness
  • Brings together all therapeutic approaches to reduce pain and achieve optimal health and healing
  • Is evidence-based
  • Encourages a team approach with the patient serving as an active member of the team