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The dietary supplement Ginkgo biloba was found to be ineffective in lessening cognitive decline in older people, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A study found that Transcendental Meditation helped college students decrease psychological distress and increase coping ability, and that these changes were associated with decreases in blood pressure.
In laboratory experiments, palmitic acid from seaweed blocked HIV‑1 infection.
Results from research involving 89 women suggest that black cohosh and red clover are no better than placebo in treating common symptoms of menopause.
Researchers conducted a long-term, randomized, controlled trial comparing tai chi and conventional exercise in a group of 40 adults (mean age 65) with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.
In China and other Asian countries, Chinese herbal medicines have long been used to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.
Researchers interested in potential cholesterol-lowering mechanisms of tea tested the effects of green tea and black tea extracts on cholesterol synthesis in liver cells from rats.
Although acupuncture has long been used to treat pain, the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms are not fully understood.
Previous research suggests that yoga, a popular complementary health practice, may be beneficial for people with chronic low-back pain.
Findings from a placebo-controlled clinical trial in 57 patients suggest that chamomile may have modest benefits for some people with mild to moderate generalized anxiety disorder.
A 2007 national survey found that Americans spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on CAM products and services in the past 12 months.
Laboratory studies in mice found that fish oil and curcumin affected Alzheimer’s disease–related chemical processes in the brain.
NCCAM-funded researchers analyzed the use of prescription drugs and dietary supplements in a sample of 3,070 people aged 75 and older. A substantial number of older adults take multiple prescription drugs as well as...
Cranberry juice, a popular home remedy for Urinary Tract Infections, is often taken along with low-dose antibiotics as a preventive measure.
In this study, researchers investigated the effects of red yeast rice supplement in patients with high cholesterol and a history of statin-associated myalgia (SAM). The study was partly funded by NCCAM.
Although therapeutic massage is one of the most popular CAM therapies for neck pain, little is known about its effectiveness for this condition.
A clinical trial of acupuncture for chronic low-back pain concluded that acupuncture may be helpful even if the needles do not penetrate the skin.
Summary of an NCCAM-funded study of chromium picolinate’s effect on insulin sensitivity, or other key features of metabolic syndrome.
Although therapeutic massage is one of the most popular complementary health approaches for neck pain, little is known about its effectiveness for this condition.
Clinical trials testing the analgesic (pain-relieving) effects of acupuncture often find that actual (verum) and sham (placebo) acupuncture have similar analgesic effects.
The survey team concluded that CAM research has the potential to make a difference in both conventional and alternative medicine clinical practice.
Article advises primary care physicians to consider psychological and social factors as well as physical symptoms in managing patients with low-back pain.
Animal study shows one form of vitamin E increases lung inflammation in asthma, while another form reduces it.
Researchers recently examined the potential role of a particular grape seed polyphenol extract in preventing and treating certain neurodegenerative disorders.
For men with HIV, taking creatine didn’t enhance gains in muscle strength from doing progressive resistance exercise training.
Scientists reviewed research evidence on TCM herbs for asthma, focusing on studies reported since 2005.
NCCAM-funded researchers analyzed the effects of a modified version of the classic Chinese formula Huo Luo Xiao Ling Dan (HLXL) in an animal model of adjuvant arthritis, which shares some features with human rheumatoid ...
Acupuncture could be an option for patients suffering from frequent tension headaches.
In a study using a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, fish oil enhanced the effects of a green tea component on Alzheimer’s-related chemical processes in the brain.
A recent study found that repeating a mantram may help HIV-positive individuals develop coping skills and reduce anger.