Ayurvedic Medicine: In Depth NCCIH
Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest medical systems and remains one of India’s traditional health care systems. Ayurvedic treatment combines products (mainly derived from plants, but may also include animal, metal, and mineral), diet, exercise, …
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Integrative Medicine & Health Symposium NCCIH
(5 days ago) The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is pleased to host three sessions as part of the 2021 Integrative Medicine & Health Symposium.This event, hosted by the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, is held biennially to “foster the development of new collaborations and to strengthen existing partnerships within the ﬁeld of integrative medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine: What You Need To Know …
(3 days ago) Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use various psychological and/or physical approaches (such as acupuncture and tai chi) as well as herbal products to address health problems. Reports and studies of herbal products used in TCM have found a
NCCIH Strategic Plan FY 2021–2025 NCCIH
(2 days ago) The Center has worked to advance the position that evidence-based complementary therapies should be “integrated” with and not used as an “alternative” to conventional medicine. NCCIH’s new strategic plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2021–2025 expands the definition of integrative health to include whole person health, that is, empowering
Credentialing, Licensing, and Education NCCIH
(Just Now) The U.S. Department of Education authorizes specific organizations to accredit education or training programs. For example, it has authorized The Council on Chiropractic Education to accredit chiropractic colleges and the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to accredit acupuncture programs.
Complementary, Alternative, or Integrative Health: What’s
(6 days ago) Integrative health brings conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated way. Integrative health also emphasizes multimodal interventions, which are two or more interventions such as conventional medicine, lifestyle changes, physical rehabilitation, psychotherapy, and complementary health approaches in various combinations, with an emphasis on treating the whole person
Implementation Science for Complementary and …
(2 days ago) The intent is to understand how best to spread and sustain knowledge and the associated evidence-based interventions. Implementation science research is the scientific study of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based health interventions into clinical and community settings to improve patient outcomes and benefit population health.
Music and Health Research: NIH Funds Available To Build
(3 days ago) Music and Health Research: NIH Funds Available To Build Capacity. October 28, 2020. Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Director. Division of Extramural Research. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. View biographical sketch. We are now beginning to witness and participate in a growing field of research at the intersection of music
Natural Products Research—Information for Researchers NCCIH
(6 days ago) NCCIH will support research on all types of natural products as long as projects are within the scope of the Center’s research priorities and the product(s) can be linked to traditional medicine or other complementary and integrative health practices. Priorities in Natural Products Research 1. Background and Approach. NCCIH 2016 Strategic Plan
Cancer and Complementary Health Approaches: What You Need
(7 days ago) Complementary health approaches are a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products whose origins come from outside of mainstream medicine.They include such products and practices as herbal supplements, other dietary supplements, meditation, spinal manipulation, and acupuncture.. Complementary approaches can be classified by their primary therapeutic input (how …
NCCIH Funding: Appropriations History NCCIH
(5 days ago) Congress established the Office of Alternative Medicine in 1992 and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (later renamed the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health) in 1999. Funding appropriated 1 for each fiscal year is listed below
S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine (SAMe): In Depth NCCIH
(7 days ago) Alternative Medicine Review. 2011;16(1):17–39. De Silva V, El-Metwally A, Ernst E, et al. Evidence for the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicines in the management of osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Rheumatology. 2011;50(5):911–920. Gurung V, Stokes M, Middleton P, et al. Interventions for treating cholestasis in pregnancy.
Vitamins and Minerals NCCIH
(4 days ago) Vitamins and minerals are essential substances that our bodies need to develop and function normally. The known vitamins include A, C, D, E, and K, and the B vitamins: thiamin (B 1), riboflavin (B 2), niacin (B 3), pantothenic acid (B 5), pyridoxal (B 6), cobalamin (B 12), biotin, and folate/folic acid.A number of minerals are essential for health: calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium
HMS Research Fellowship in Integrative Medicine NCCIH
(5 days ago) Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Division of General Medicine, Research Section 1309 Beacon Street Brookline, MA 02446 United States. The Harvard Medical School Research Fellowship in Integrative Medicine is a three year joint program of Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospitals led by research faculty in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care
Whole Person Health: What You Need To Know NCCIH
(4 days ago) Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2019;25(S1):S7-S11. Malecki HL, Gollie JM, Scholten J. Physical activity, exercise, whole health, and integrative health coaching. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 2020;31(4):649-663. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
HerbList App NCCIH
(5 days ago) Put an herb database in the palm of your hand Download HerbList™ – NCCIH's app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products.. Download the HerbList app today.. The herb info you need in an on-the-go package HerbList gives you fast, free access to science-based summaries on more than 50 popular herbs, such as aloe, chamomile, ginger, and turmeric.
Meditation: In Depth NCCIH
(2 days ago) JAMA Internal Medicine. 2014;174(3):357–368. Greeson JM, Webber DM, Smoski MJ, et al. Changes in spirituality partly explain health-related quality of life outcomes after Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2011;34(6):508–518. Jedel S, Hoffman A, Merriman P, et al.
NCCIH NRSA Institutional Research Training Program (T32
(6 days ago) Chicago, IL. T32. Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Training: Innovative Technologies for Natural Products and Integrative Medicine. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Greensboro, NC. T32. Training in Botanical Approaches to Combat Metabolic Syndrome.
Complementary Health Approaches for Travelers NCCIH
(8 days ago) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2006;38(8):1425-1431. Wing SL, Askew EW, Luetkemeier MJ, et al. Lack of effect of rhodiola or oxygenated water supplementation on hypoxemia and oxidative stress. Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. 2003;14(1):9-16. Colds and Flu. Sowerby LJ, Wright ED.
Asian Ginseng NCCIH
(6 days ago) Asian ginseng is native to the Far East, including China, Korea, and far-eastern Siberia. It has been used for health-related purposes in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Asian ginseng is one of several types of ginseng. The terms red ginseng and white ginseng refer to Asian
Massage Therapy: What You Need To Know NCCIH
(Just Now) Pain Medicine. 2015;16(7):1445-1447. Yip YB, Tam AC. An experimental study on the effectiveness of massage with aromatic ginger and orange essential oil for moderate-to-severe knee pain among the elderly in Hong Kong. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 2008;16(3):131-138. Yuan SLK, Matsutani LA, Marques AP.
Nov. 2: Lecture on Social Technologies for Predicting
(5 days ago) The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) invites you to the virtual lecture for fall 2021 in our Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series.. On Tuesday, November 2 from 1–2 p.m. ET, Sean D. Young, Ph.D., will present “Reading Between the Tweets: Social Technologies for Predicting and Changing Health Behavior.”Dr. Young is the executive director of the
Training in Research in Integrative Medicine (TRIM) NCCIH
(4 days ago) The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is committed to searching for the most effective treatments for patients by combining both conventional and complementary approaches that address all aspects of health and wellness—biological, psychological, social and spiritual.
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. NCCIH
(3 days ago) Dr. Briggs was a research scientist for 7 years at the Physiology Institute at the University of Munich, Munich, Germany. In 1985, Dr. Briggs moved to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she held several academic positions including Professor of Internal Medicine and …
Aloe Vera NCCIH
(2 days ago) Aloe is a cactus-like plant that grows in hot, dry climates. It is cultivated in subtropical regions around the world, including the southern border areas of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Historically, aloe has been used for skin conditions and was thought to improve baldness and
Herb-Drug Interactions NCCIH
(2 days ago) The possibility of drug interactions, direct toxicities, and contamination with active pharmaceutical agents are among the safety concerns about dietary and herbal supplements. Although there is a widespread public perception that herbs and botanical products in dietary supplements are safe, research has demonstrated that these products carry the same dangers as other …
Licorice Root NCCIH
(6 days ago) Licorice root has a long history of use, going back to ancient Assyrian, Egyptian, Chinese, and Indian cultures. It was used traditionally for treating a variety of conditions, including lung, liver, circulatory, and kidney diseases. Today, licorice root is promoted as a dietary supplement for conditions such as digestive problems, menopausal
Skin Conditions and Complementary Health Approaches NCCIH
(1 days ago) Research has shown that people with skin conditions often turn to complementary health approaches, particularly vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements. In spite of interest in complementary approaches, there have been only a few studies on complementary health approaches for skin conditions, and those that have been conducted have often had methodological problems.
Expenditures on Complementary Health Approaches: United
(1 days ago) Expenditures on Complementary Health Approaches: United States, 2012. See Press Release: Americans Spent $30.2 Billion Out-Of-Pocket On Complementary Health Approaches. Read Summary: Americans Spend $30 Billion a Year Out-of-Pocket on Complementary Health Approaches.
About NCCIH staff Wen Chen Ph.D. NCCIH
(7 days ago) Dr. Chen’s current portfolio focuses on neurobiology and integrative physiology of complementary approaches ranging from mind and body practices (e.g., acupuncture and meditation) to natural products, including Chinese herbal medicine. Dr. Chen holds a Ph.D. in biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology from Harvard University.
Parkinson’s Disease and Complementary Health
(4 days ago) Parkinson’s Disease and Complementary Health Approaches. May 2018. Several complementary health approaches have been studied for Parkinson’s disease, and some have shown a positive benefit for the symptoms associated with the disease. There is some limited evidence that tai chi may improve some symptoms of Parkinson’s, but study results
Anxiety and Complementary Health Approaches NCCIH
(3 days ago) Researchers are studying a variety of complementary health approaches to see whether they might be helpful for occasional anxiety or anxiety disorders. There is some evidence that mindfulness and other forms of meditation, music, relaxation techniques, and melatonin may be efficacious for anxiety, especially anxiety associated with medical procedures or chronic medical problems. However, there
Yoga: What You Need To Know NCCIH
(9 days ago) Yoga is an ancient and complex practice, rooted in Indian philosophy. It began as a spiritual practice but has become popular as a way of promoting physical and mental well-being. Although classical yoga also includes other elements, yoga as practiced in the United States typically emphasizes physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dyana).
Nonpharmacologic Management of Pain NCCIH
(7 days ago) Pain is the condition for which adults in the United States most often use complementary and integrative health approaches. This includes musculoskeletal pain (back pain, neck pain, joint pain, etc.), and pain associated with specific conditions (e.g., arthritis). Although pain is a normal, vital
Multiple Sclerosis and Complementary Health Approaches
(4 days ago) The American Academy of Neurology issued evidence-based guidelines in 2014 on complementary and alternative medicine use for MS and concluded that evidence was available to develop practice recommendations for use of cannabinoids, ginkgo biloba, low-fat diet with omega-3 supplementation, magnet therapy, reflexology, and bee venom therapy.
Chiropractic: In Depth NCCIH
(4 days ago) Chiropractors approach patient care in a manner similar to that used in conventional medicine. They interview the patient, obtain a detailed health history, perform an examination, do tests, and develop a working diagnosis. They then develop a …
Massage Therapy for Health NCCIH
(6 days ago) A lot of the scientific research on the clinical effects of massage therapy for various conditions has been carried out, but some of the research hasn’t been of high quality, and the mechanisms by which massage therapy has its effects are unclear. Research suggests that massage therapy may help relieve several kinds of pain, but in most instances, the evidence is not strong, and …
High Cholesterol and Natural Products NCCIH
(7 days ago) Conventional treatment for high cholesterol levels consists of therapeutic lifestyle and, if necessary, cholesterol-lowering medicine. Natural products have also been studied for their possible effects on cholesterol levels. This issue provides information on “what the science says” about the effectiveness and safety of several dietary supplements reportedly used by people with high