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Pain

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 pain research in a variety of ways—through our NIH labs, through the funding of research and grants, and by providing information for both consumers and health professionals.