Pain is the most common reason for seeking medical care. It is also a common reason why people turn to complementary and integrative health approaches. If you are considering such an approach for pain, this information can help you talk with your health care provider.
NCCIH supports and conducts pain research at the NIH labs in Bethesda, Maryland and by funding research and grants around the country. We also provide information for both consumers and health professionals.
- Study Shows Tai Chi and Physical Therapy Were Equally Helpful for Knee Osteoarthritis (May 17, 2016)
- Two Mind and Body Practices for Chronic Low-Back Pain Better Than Usual Care Alone (March 22, 2016)
- Mindfulness Meditation Relieves Pain, but Works Differently Than Opioids in the Body (March 16, 2016)