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Scott Mist Ph.D., MAcOM

  • Portland Campus

    • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine School of Medicine

Dr. Mist’s research has two foci: complementary methods for the treatment of pain and related symptoms and mechanisms of central sensitivity of pain. Dr. Mist uses acupuncture as a non-pharmaceutical probe to understand the complex changes and responses to chronic pain with a particular focus on fibromyalgia, chronic widespread pain, and temporomandibular joint disorders. He hopes that his research will provide a better understanding of central sensitivity and provide evidence for non-pharmaceutical approaches to the treatment of chronic pain.


  • M.A., Western Michigan University 1997
  • M.Ac.O.M., Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland Oregon United States 1999
  • M.S., Portland State University 2004
  • Ph.D., Portland State University 2007
  • Fellowship:

    • Leadership in Integrative Medicine, Duke University

Memberships and associations

  • American Pain Society
  • Academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine and Health - Board member


  • "A pilot randomized controlled trial of the Yoga of Awareness program in the management of fibromyalgia" Pain November 2010
  • "Fibromyalgia Impact and Mindfulness Characteristics in 4986 People with Fibromyalgia" Explore July 1 2015
  • "Impact of whole systems traditional Chinese medicine on in-vitro fertilization outcomes" Reproductive BioMedicine Online June 1 2015
  • "Traditional Chinese medicine diagnoses in a sample of women with fi bromyalgia" Acupuncture in Medicine December 2011
  • "Duloxetine for the treatment of fibromyalgia" Expert Review of Clinical Immunology September 2010
  • "Follow-up of yoga of awareness for fibromyalgia" Clinical Journal of Pain November 2012
  • "A pilot study of myofascial release therapy compared to Swedish massage in Fibromyalgia" Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies July 2013
  • "Postural control deficits in people with fibromyalgia" Arthritis Research and Therapy August 2 2011
  • "A randomized controlled trial of 8-form Tai chi improves symptoms and functional mobility in fibromyalgia patients" Clinical Rheumatology August 2012
  • "Complementary and alternative exercise for fibromyalgia" Journal of Pain Research  2013
  • "Optimizing fi bromyalgia management" Nurse Practitioner April 15 2012
  • "Randomized controlled trials of acupuncture (1997-2007)" Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine  2011
  • "Reliability of AcuGraph system for measuring skin conductance at acupoints" Acupuncture in Medicine September 2011
  • "Effects of questionnaire-based diagnosis and training on inter-rater reliability among practitioners of traditional chinese medicine" Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine July 1 2009
  • "Comparative effectiveness of traditional chinese medicine and psychosocial care in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders-associated chronic facial pain" Journal of Pain November 2012
  • "A community-based intervention to prevent obesity beginning at birth among American Indian children" Journal of Primary Prevention August 2012
  • "A pilot whole systems clinical trial of traditional Chinese medicine and naturopathic medicine for the treatment of temporomandibular disorders" Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine June 1 2008
  • "Randomized trial of two mind-body interventions for weight-loss maintenance" Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine January 2007
  • "Reductions in pain medication use associated with traditional Chinese medicine for chronic pain." The Permanente journal June 2012
  • "The oregon center for complementary and alternative medicine career development program" Teaching and Learning in Medicine December 2003
  • "Pelvic Floor and Urinary Distress in Women with Fibromyalgia" Pain Management Nursing December 1 2015
  • "A possible neural mechanism for photosensitivity in chronic pain" Pain April 1 2016
  • "Tibetan Herbal Tea Agar-35 Reduces Negative Affect and Anxiety" Explore  2017
  • "Evoked pressure pain sensitivity is associated with differential analgesic response to verum and sham acupuncture in fibromyalgia" Pain Medicine August 1 2017
  • "Mindful Yoga Pilot Study Shows Modulation of Abnormal Pain Processing in Fibromyalgia Patients" International journal of yoga therapy January 1 2016
  • "Randomized controlled trial of acupuncture for women with fibromyalgia" Pain Medicine January 1 2018
  • "Why and How Should We Integrate Biomarkers into Complex Trials? A Discussion on Paradigms and Clinical Research Strategies" Complementary Medicine Research January 1 2019
  • "Recruitment and inclusion procedures as “pain killersâ€� in clinical trials?" Journal of Pain Research January 1 2019

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