A comprehensive consumer health directory provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It provides authoritative sources of health & medical information.

American Chronic Pain Association

Provides educational materials and peer support for individuals with chronic pain.

National Pain Foundation

An online education and support community for persons in pain, their families and physicians. Features include disparities in pain, new treatments, drug approvals and nutrition advice.

Center for Pain Medicine

Provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for individuals with acute, chronic and cancer-related pain.

Specialized Pain Resources

NCI Pain Control

Support for people with cancer. Easy-to-read information about pain-control methods, plus medicines and non-drug treatments for cancer pain.

Mass General Cancer Center

The Cancer Center's experience page provides pain support information as well as information about your entire course of treatment.

Mass General Pediatric Pain

Provides specialized care to infants, children, and adolescents who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic pain syndromes.


Doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

Pediatric Pain

From Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this site has educational materials for parents and children as well as professionals.

NIH Acupuncture Fact Sheet

Information about acupuncture, including safety and effectiveness as well as tips on finding a qualified practitioner.

NIH: Magnets to Treat Pain

Claims that magnets can treat pain are mostly exaggeration. Learn what the actual science says.

Benson-Henry Institute

Offers mind-body remedies for coping with pain and reducing stress.

Mass General Palliative Care

Palliative care at Massachusetts General Hospital provides specialized, multidisciplinary medical care for people with serious illnesses.

Blum Patient & Family Learning Center

Located in the White Building, the Blum Center provides a relaxed place for patients, families and friends to find health information.