2009 Press Releases
NCCAM will celebrate a decade of rigorous research with NCCAM’s 10th Anniversary Research Symposium: Exploring the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Speakers will discuss topics including natural products, mind-body medicine, and the intersection of behavioral science and integrative medicine.
CAM accounts for approximately 1.5 percent of total health care expenditures and 11.2 percent of total out-of-pocket expenditures on health care in the United States.
Data from a nationwide government survey on the costs of CAM will be released during a telebriefing and online presentation.
Members of the Council contribute their expertise over 4-year terms and meet three times per year to offer advice and recommendations on prioritization, conduct, and support of CAM research.
People suffering from chronic low back pain who received acupuncture or simulated acupuncture treatments fared better than those receiving only conventional care according to a recent study.
Dr. Nuland will be the featured speaker at the inaugural Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture.
Dale Birkle Dreer, Ph.D., was recently appointed chief of the OSR at the NCCAM.