Evaluation and Treatment of Breast Pain: An Integrative Medicine Learning Activity

Ashley Maltz
Wendy Bjerke Ph.D., Sacred Heart University
Matthew Belanger
Katrina Franzen
Marc Brodsky
Victor S. Sierpina, University of Texas Medical Branch
Mary Jo Kreitzer, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities


Maltz, A. et al. "Evaluation And Treatment Of Breast Pain: An Integrative Medicine Learning Activity." Explore: The Journal Of Science & Healing 9.4 (Jul/Aug 2013): 255-259.


Relieving pain and suffering is a primary goal of medicine and may be achieved by a comprehensive approach that may include complementary and alternative medicine. Teaching strategies that incorporate instruction on Integrative Medicine concepts and treatments for patients with pain may lead to changes in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of medical trainees and may ultimately affect their patient care outcomes. This article will review how a one-hour interactive learning session for medical students and medical residents on an “Integrative Medicine approach to Treating Breast Pain” was developed, delivered, and evaluated.