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Conducting research on mind and body approaches can be both fascinating and challenging. Having the adequate resources and a clearly defined focus in all aspects of the research can make all the difference when it comes down to success. Take a look at NCCIH’s framework for developing and testing mind and body interventions:
A text description and graphical depiction of the framework for NCCIH-supported clinical research on mind and body interventions. The purpose of the framework is to: - Provide a conceptual framework for NCCIH’s clinical research in the mind and body program - Clearly delineate the purpose of each stage of research development and testing - Help investigators align their research interests, questions, and approach with the appropriate stage of ...
Insomnia, one of the most common sleep disorders, can keep you from getting the amount of sleep you need. Learn what the science says about complementary health approaches for insomnia, and talk with your health care provider if you’re considering a complementary approach.
This fact sheet provides information on the effectiveness and safety of complementary health approaches people use as sleep aids.
The 2012 National Health Interview Survey provides the most comprehensive information on the use of complementary health approaches among adults and children in the United States.
April’s Clinical Digest examines the science behind complementary health approaches and autism:
April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. IBS is a chronic condition that causes various digestive problems and affects one in five Americans. Find out what the science says about IBS and complementary health approaches:
What is NCCIH? The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health is 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Learn what we do:
NCCIH at NIH funds scientific research on complementary and integrative health approaches.
We're 2 weeks away from the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society. This year, we're headed to Austin, Texas, to catch up on the latest research on complementary health approaches for pain. Visit us at booth # 309 in the exhibit hall:
From the +Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-Being Find more information on wellness from NCCIH:
Reminder: Dr. Richard Davidson of the +University of Wisconsin-Madison will discuss changing your brain by transforming your mind at this year's Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Health Therapies on May 3. Join us in person or watch a live videocast of the event:
The USA Science & Engineering Festival is this weekend in Washington, DC. The event is free and open to the public, so we hope to see you there!
Have questions about dietary and herbal supplements? Your health care provider is in the best position to talk with you about any supplements you may be considering.
Researchers: Visit our "Grants and Funding" page to find our active funding announcements and resources to aid in the application process. 
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