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Text Version of NCCAM is answering important questions about complementary health approaches

This graphic depicts two priority areas covering what NCCAM studies1: mind and body practices (acupuncture, massage, meditation, spinal manipulation, deep-breathing exercises, hypnotherapy, qi gong, tai chi, etc.) and natural products (herbs, botanicals, dietary supplements, probiotics, etc.).  Six important questions about complementary health approaches include: pain; interactions and safety; biological effects; mechanisms; healthy behaviors; and symptoms.

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1  nccam.nih.gov/sites/nccam.nih.gov/files/NCCAM_SP_508.pdf (1.7MB PDF)