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Research Results by Date

Research spotlights of selected studies are shown below. For a full list of published NCCIH Research to-date, see PubMed.

Spotlights for 2015

A mother and son talk to a doctor.
New statistics show that children’s use of some complementary health approaches, including fish oil, yoga, and melatonin, has increased. (February 2015)
A woman practices a meditative yoga pose.
A new report from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey shows some changes since 2007 in American adults’ patterns of use of complementary health approaches. (February 2015)
People participating in a yoga class.
Preference for once or twice-weekly sessions has little influence on yoga’s effect on back pain, function. (January 2015)
A chiropractor works on a patient.
An analysis of Medicare claims data from older Americans who sought care for neck pain from chiropractors suggests that cervical spine manipulation is unlikely to cause stroke. (January 2015)

2015