Robert A. Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, DAAPM, is assistant clinical professor, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine at University of California School of Medicine. He is also director, pain management at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, La Jolla, CA, and a longtime member of the PAINWeek faculty, lecturing on complementary and alternative therapies for pain. In this segment, Dr. Bonakdar offers a summary of acupuncture and auricular therapies as alternative medicine techniques, and discusses the role of stress and anxiety in pain progression.
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