The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health, welcomes five new members to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH). This council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCIH, the lead federal agency for research on complementary and integrative health.
Media Advisory: Shaw Prize winner to chair one-day NIH workshop on the search for novel, nonopioid natural products for pain relief01/28/19
NCCIH’s Natural Products and Pain workshop will take place Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. Join us (in person or via the NIH Videocast website). Read this & learn more.
Study explains behavioral reaction to painful experiences11/16/18
This press release describes basic research related to understanding the nature of pain.
Media Advisory: Lecture to explore health care transformation through the VA’s patient-centered model11/15/18
What: Tracy W. Gaudet, M.D., inaugural executive director, Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will present on “Transforming Veterans’ Health: Implementing a Whole Health System of Care.”
More adults and children are using yoga and meditation11/08/18
Information in this press release on yoga, meditation, and chiropractic relates to new data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey.
Study identifies gene that makes gentle touch feel painful after injury10/10/18
New research suggests the PIEZO2 gene may play an essential role in the nervous system’s reaction to injury and inflammation, making it a target for developing precise treatments for relieving pain caused by cuts, burns, and other skin injuries.
NIH research projects to track activities of gut-derived metabolites10/09/18
This press release describes NCCIH research awards to scientists studying possible links between gut microflora and the transformation of dietary compounds into substances known as metabolites.
NIH announces awards for behavioral research on OUD prevention and treatment09/19/18
This press release provides information about NCCIH research awards to study the impact of behavioral interventions for primary or secondary prevention of opioid use disorder (OUD) or as complements to medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
NIH study broadens understanding of High Impact Chronic Pain in the US09/05/18
Researchers have demonstrated that disability is as likely in the chronic pain population as it is in those with kidney failure, emphysema or stroke. This is the reality for 11 million U.S. adults with High Impact Chronic Pain (HICP), a new concept that describes those with pain lasting three months or longer and accompanied by at least one major activity restriction.
NIH names Dr. Helene Langevin director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health08/29/18
Helene M. Langevin, M.D., C.M., named director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
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