NCCIH launches “Know the Science”, an initiative designed to clarify and explain scientific topics related to health research.
What: Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D., CEO Emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will give a lecture on science communication, touching upon needs for engaging with the public about science and lessons learned from communicating about complex topics.
U.S. agencies partner on research that focuses on nondrug approaches for pain management in military personnel and veterans; NCCIH is the lead for this multi-agency initiative.
NCCIH scientists identify sensory neurons that may offer insights into new approaches to pain therapy.
NCCIH to host a series of events on integrative health and U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families this spring (2017).
A new analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data suggests American military veterans experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain than nonveterans, and highlights the importance of monitoring/managing pain in veterans.
A gene called PIEZO2 controls specific aspects of human touch and proprioception, a “sixth sense” describing awareness of one’s body in space.
Study suggests some popular complementary health approaches—such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture—may effectively manage common pain conditions.
American out-of-pocket spending on complementary health approaches tops $30 billion annually.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) welcomes five members to its National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health.
Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., will present “Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind” at the seventh annual Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies.
Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may prove more effective than usual treatment in alleviating chronic low-back pain.
Scientists Discover Non-Opioid Pain Pathway in the Brain; NCCIH-funded study provides evidence for the existence of a non-opioid process in the brain to reduce pain through mindfulness meditation