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Are there alternative treatments for phantom limb pain after an amputation?

There are many alternative treatments that a patient can try at home to help relieve phantom limb pain. Relaxation, acupuncture, and meditation can help relieve pain and tension. Staying active, exercising, and getting enough sleep can help. It can be important to take care of both the stump and the prosthesis (artificial limb), and to make sure the prosthesis fits well. Finally, many people benefit from joining support groups.

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