In this blog post, Dr. Merav Sabri, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, discusses the scientific basis for manual therapies and their use in treating chronic pain conditions, and also addresses an NCCIH-sponsored symposium about this at ICIMH on May 11, 2018.
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NCCIH blogs about research developments related to complementary health practices. Check in regularly to keep up with the latest findings.
Apply for an NCCIH grant for research involving human participants? If you’re attending the ICIMH meeting, plan to attend this Pre-Congress Workshop: “Honing Your Clinical Research Proposal for NIH and NCCIH Funding Opportunities” (on Tuesday, May 8, at 2 p.m.).
Can music help people feel better? Many of us would like to say, “Of course it can.” But what does the research say?
The fact is that rigorous, systematic investigation of the impact of music on health—particularly in the areas of management of chronic pain and treatment of opioid-use disorder—is just beginning.
Many current health challenges such as autism, chronic pain, and Alzheimer’s disease have remained largely intractable. Research suggests that a combination of therapeutic approaches will likely be needed to address these complex conditions. Creative art therapies may have a role to play in these multidisciplinary strategies.
Scientific disciplines can differ on what elements of a study are necessary to meet the definition of a “clinical trial.” Some investigators conducting human subjects research may not know that NIH considers their study to be a clinical trial - - a term defined broadly by NIH as “a research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include placebo or other control) to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biom
Have you ever thought about what our “sixth sense” is? Can we feel it and regulate it? Does it impact our health?
In this blog post, NCCIH Outreach Program Manager Anita McRae-Williams discusses some milestones in NCCIH history, and calls attention to an upcoming retrospective session at the upcoming International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health.
Learn about advancing your research career; attend “Developing Your Research Career: NCCIH Training and Career Development Opportunities,” a workshop at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) on Thursday, May 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Baltimore, MD.
In this blog post Dr. Emmeline Edwards describes NCCIH participation at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health conference.
NCCIH’s National Advisory Council to meet Friday, October 6, 2017; agenda includes panel titled “The National Pain Strategy and Federal Pain Research Strategy―Response to the Prescription Opioid Epidemic.”
In this blog post, NCCIH Director of Extramural Research Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses NIH/NCCIH funding opportunities in music and art therapies.
Learn about the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative, an effort to develop new tools and technologies to understand the healthy and diseased brain.
Dr. Catherine Meyers, Director of the NCCIH Office of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, discusses the NIH emphasis on ethical and regulatory issues related to clinical trials.
In her blog post, NCCIH Public Liaison Officer Irene Liu addresses ways scientists can enhance public understanding of science and research.
In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards offers advice on NIH funding opportunities and mechanisms, and discusses the NCCIH-sponsored session on funding opportunities at the upcoming 2016 ICIMH meeting.
In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa discusses NCCIH priorities for pain research and highlights promising avenues of investigation.
In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses NCCIH priorities in pain and pain management research, & highlights NCCIH involvement at the 2016 American Pain Society’s annual meeting.
NCCIH is sponsoring a special workshop at the 2016 International Congress on Integrative Medicine & Health, “Do Mindfulness Approaches Have the Potential to Prevent Substance Use and Abuse in Youth?”
In this blog post, Dr. Wen Chen discusses the need for mechanistic research in clinical studies.
In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber talks about an upcoming session at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) that deals with what NCCIH is looking for in clinical research applications.
Dr. Lanay Mudd previews a session that will be held at the ICIMH conference in May. The topic is selecting appropriate comparators in studies of meditative movement interventions such as tai chi, qi gong, and yoga.
In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards previews the sessions that NCCIH will offer at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health in May 2016.
This blog post announces the upcoming NIH event: “Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit” to be held March 22-23, 2016.
NCCIH Advisory Council member Dr. Martin Blaser spoke on “Perturbing the Early Life Microbiome and Its Consequences” at the Council’s February 5, 2016 meeting.
NCCIH priorities in pain research and cutting-edge pain management research will be presented at the upcoming 2015 American Pain Society (APS) meeting, as Dr. Emmeline Edwards explains in this blog post.
Dr. Emmeline Edwards, Director of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, discusses the recent Third National Summit: Advancing Research in the Arts for Health and Well-being Across the Military Continuum in this blog post.
A new workshop summary that describes research needs on the interaction between sleep and pain is discussed in this blog post.
As the Nation’s medical research agency, NIH supports the full spectrum of pain research, from increasing basic understanding of pain mechanisms through translating new discoveries into prevention and treatment strategies. Pain is a major strategic focus for NCCAM in the context of complementary health approaches. About 30 percent of NCCAM’s research portfolio supports research on pain. Our intramural research program, headed by Catherine Bushnell, Ph.D., focuses on the role of the brain in perceiving, modifying, and managing pain.
Two weeks ago was the occasion of the NIH Pain Consortium 7th Annual Symposium on Advances in Pain Research. It was a great meeting, and we heard some terrific science presented. Modern neuroscience is clearly opening up our understanding of how the brain processes painful stimuli, and is yielding insights about how emotional states (or even placebo pills) modify the processing of pain in the brain.
Having just returned from the 2012 International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, the term “integrative” and its various meanings are very much on my mind.
The legislation that created NCCAM puts a clear emphasis on integration. Here is what the law says: