Profile cover photo
Profile photo
NCCIH at the National Institutes of Health
484 followers -
We're the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health. We are the official source of info on complementary approaches; part of NIH/HHS. Privacy policies: http://1.usa.gov/1B2luAD
We're the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health. We are the official source of info on complementary approaches; part of NIH/HHS. Privacy policies: http://1.usa.gov/1B2luAD

484 followers
About
Posts

Post is pinned.Post has attachment
We’re kicking off our 2018 IMLS with Dr. Alexander Chesler’s lecture, “Under Your Skin: Molecules and Cells for Touch and Pain.” We’re streaming the lecture on Facebook Live on March 12 at 11 a.m. ET. Join our Facebook Live event as Dr. Chesler talks about the “sixth sense” that enables the awareness of one’s body in http://bit.ly/2Fg6MLy

Post has attachment
Today isn’t just Friday, it’s #DontFryDay – a day to raise awareness of sun safety and encourage everyone to take steps to protect their skin. To guard against #sunburn and possibly lower your risk of skin #cancer, use a broad-spectrum #sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, limit how much time you spend out in the sun, avoid peak sun hours (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), and wear protective clothing, such as hats and long-sleeved shirts. Don’t count on #DietarySupplements or herbal products to protect you. Studies haven’t proven that any herbal product or dietary supplement can reduce your risk of #sun damage or #skin cancer. http://bit.ly/2KToE17

Post has attachment
Researchers, our Research Blog is a good place to learn about funding opportunities, changes in grant policies, special events and announcements, and research sponsored by our Center. You can also share your insights on the topics being discussed. Subscribe to the Blog to get new posts by email: http://1.usa.gov/1gENKC0

Post has attachment
Algunos de nuestros materiales educativos sobre salud complementaria están disponibles en español. Tenemos recursos sobre los suplementos dietéticos, control del peso, el cáncer, la diabetes, fisiculturismo, la gripe y los resfriados, y otros temas.

Some of our educational materials about #complementaryhealth are available in Spanish. We have resources about #dietarysupplements, weight control, #cancer, #diabetes, bodybuilding, flu and colds, and other topics. http://bit.ly/2roTzdA

Post has attachment
Dr. Mary Jo Larson, senior scientist at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, has devoted her career to research on improving health care systems. Her current research focuses on the military health care system, which has made important changes in recent years to improve pain management, including expanding the use of #nonpharmacologic treatments.

Dr. Larson will visit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Monday, June 4 at 11 a.m. ET to share her insights about #pain management in the #military setting and discuss her current research on the health care needs of soldiers returning from deployment. Her lecture, “Caring for Our Military: Considering #Nondrug Therapies for Pain,” is part of NCCIH’s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series. You can attend Dr. Larson’s lecture on the NIH campus or watch our Facebook live event. Bring your questions! http://1.usa.gov/1Nqpmyc

Post has attachment
The bilberry bush is a relative of the blueberry and is native to many areas, including the Rocky Mountains and regions of Europe and Asia. Its berries and leaves have been used for medicinal purposes since the Middle Ages for a variety of conditions. During World War II, British pilots ate bilberry jam, thinking it would improve their night vision. Researchers are interested in bilberry because the berries have a high concentration of antioxidants called anthocyanins, which may have health benefits. However, there’s not enough evidence to support the use of bilberry for any health condition. http://1.usa.gov/1WsYuVY
Bilberry
Bilberry
nccih.nih.gov

Post has attachment
How a person perceives and evaluates stimuli involving actual or prospective pain is an important component in the autonomic nervous system’s response to such stimuli, according to a study conducted by researchers in the Intramural Program at our Center. How an individual perceived the stimulus seemed to be more important for predicting the body’s response than the stimulus itself. This challenges one longstanding view, including from studies in animals, that these responses are purely reflexive. http://bit.ly/2jljwHs

Post has attachment
During the years around menopause, some women have hot flashes, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, or other troublesome symptoms. There is limited evidence on the effects of mind and body practices for menopausal symptoms, but a few approaches hold promise. Scientists have found little evidence that natural products, such as herbs and other dietary supplements, are helpful.

This issue of our Clinical Digest for Health Professionals provides highlights of current evidence on several frequently used complementary health approaches for menopause symptoms, including phytoestrogens, black cohosh, DHEA, hypnotherapy, mindfulness meditation, acupuncture, and yoga. http://1.usa.gov/1SR1aLs #NationalWomensHealthWeek

Post has attachment
A recent study cofunded by our Center and three other National Institutes of Health agencies offers new information on pain in sickle cell disease, the use of opioids for this pain, and psychological and quality-of-life challenges faced by people with this disease. http://bit.ly/2jmuZq0

Post has attachment
Being familiar with the science of health can help you make well-informed health decisions. There’s a lot of misinformation out there—from anecdotes disguised as evidence to TV doctors touting the latest “miracle cure.” Understanding scientific topics that relate to health research can help you distinguish fact from fiction.

Our Know the Science toolkit features interactive modules, quizzes, fact sheets, and videos to help you learn about scientific topics related to health. We have resources on interpreting news stories, finding good online health resources, understanding medical terminology, and many other subjects. http://1.usa.gov/20R3ul3 #KnowTheScience
Know the Science
Know the Science
nccih.nih.gov
Wait while more posts are being loaded