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Affective neuroscience expert Dr. Richard Davidson to speak on meditation research at NIH
04/20/16

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.

Study Finds Mindfulness Meditation Offers Relief for Low-Back Pain
03/22/16

Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may prove more effective than usual treatment in alleviating chronic low-back pain.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Scientists Discover Non-Opioid Pain Pathway in the Brain
03/16/16

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

Americans who practice yoga report better wellness, health behaviors
11/04/15

People who practiced yoga or took natural products were more likely to do so for wellness reasons than to treat a specific health condition, according to data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).

NIH awards nearly $35 million to research natural products
09/09/15

News release describes new funding for research centers exploring how commonly used natural products, such as resveratrol and black cohosh, work and their safety. The centers are funded by NCCIH and the Office of Dietary Supplements.

NIH Analysis Shows Americans Are In Pain
08/11/15

A new analysis of data from the National Health Interview Survey helps to unravel the complexities of pain in the U.S. population.

Media Advisory: Data on Children’s Use of Complementary Health Approaches
02/24/15

What: The release of data from a nationwide government survey on American Children’s use of natural products such as melatonin, Echinacea, probiotics, as well as on the use of mind and body approaches such as yoga, chiropractic, massage, and meditation. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will hold a webinar/telephone briefing to discuss the findings of the most recent reports from the National Health Interview Survey.

Nationwide study reports shifts in Americans’ use of natural products
02/10/15

Nationally representative survey shows shifts in Americans’ use of natural products (dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals).

Nationwide survey reveals widespread use of mind and body practices
02/10/15

A nationally representative survey shows that Americans’ use of yoga has increased in recent years and that use of other mind and body practices remains high.

NCCIH working group recommends large-scale collaborative research into pain management: Proposed research to focus on nondrug approaches to help active military and veterans
02/09/15

Press Release: NCCIH Advisory Council working group recommends assessing the feasibility of large-scale research studies on nondrug approaches for pain management in military personnel and veterans.

Media Advisory: Comprehensive new data on Americans’ use of complementary health approaches
02/03/15

Release of new data on Americans’ use of complementary health approaches – presentation for credentialed media to take place on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

NEW DATE: Drs. Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband to speak at NIH on medical decision making on May 11, 2015

NCCIH presents "When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making"
01/15/15

NCCIH welcomes acclaimed authors Jerome Groopman, M.D., and Pamela Hartzband, M.D., as featured speakers for the sixth annual Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Health Therapies. The husband-and-wife team will present “When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making.”

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