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Our Center’s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series enables you to be in-the-know about the most recent and emerging developments in the science of complementary and integrative health. You can view current and previous lectures here:
The NCCIH Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series provides overviews of the current state of research and practice involving complementary health approaches and explores perspectives on the emerging discipline of integrative medicine. Videocast: Watch online! Go to “Today's Events” at See NIH Visitor's Information
+FRONTLINE PBS | Official has five questions to ask before beginning to take any supplement: For more on dietary supplements, visit:
While there are no guarantees about what's actually in a supplement, there are steps consumers can take to avoid misleading or even harmful products.
Learn about complementary and integrative health practices and the research behind them right from your computer. We’re proud to offer the following lecture series:
Learn about complementary and integrative health practices and the research behind them right from your computer. NCCIH is proud to offer the following lecture series: Online Continuing Education Series These online videolectures provide an in-depth perspective on the current state of science, as related to complementary medicine. Health professionals are eligible to receive continuing education credits (CME and CEU) and a certificate of completi...
A large national survey showed that people with skin problems often seek out complementary health approaches, and that vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements are the most frequently sought complementary approaches. If you're considering a complementary health approach for a skin condition, here’s a good place to start your research:
Information on the safety and effectiveness of complementary health approaches for a variety of skin conditions.
Our Research page is a one-stop shop for information on research sponsored by NCCIH (our Division of Extramural Research,) research conducted at NCCIH (our Division of Intramural Research,) research results, our Research Blog, policies and guidelines, awarded grants and contracts, as well as information on clinical trials.
NCCIH supports research on a broad range of practices, interventions, and natural products that have origins outside of conventional Western medicine. The research supported spans the continuum of basic, mechanistic, translational, efficacy, and effectiveness research. Our 2016 Strategic Plan outlines our priorities and objectives to determine the potential of complementary and integrative health interventions to improve health and health care:
NCCIH’s 2016 Strategic Plan has five core objectives and discusses top research and public engagement priorities.
+Harvard Medical School's Patricia Hibberd, M.D., Ph.D., presents the science behind probiotics, the microbiome, and host immune response in this free video lecture. CME and CEU credits are available.
Some studies have found grape seed extract to be effective in relieving symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency and reducing swelling after an injury or surgery.
Information about grape seed extract, studied for chronic venous insufficiency, diabetic retinopathy, other conditions. From the U.S. government’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
Dr. Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains the four constituents of well-being in this video from The Greater Good Science Center. These constituents are rooted in specific brain circuits that exhibit neuroplasticity, which gives us the opportunity to enhance our well-being with practice.
Here's what we've learned about #massage therapy for health purposes:
Can massage therapy help with pain and anxiety? Read about research findings on these conditions and others here.
Did you know we’re 1 of 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the +National Institutes of Health (NIH) ? NIH is a part of the +U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the Nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
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