New Report Reflects NCCIH Research Interest in Emotional Well-being
In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses an NIH/NCCIH research initiative to advance the study of emotional well-being. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Last Call: Opportunity to Provide Input to NIH for Back Pain Consortium Research Program by October 18, 2018
Given our Center ’s longstanding interests in funding rigorous research of complementary and integrative health approaches for pain, we are enthusiastic about a potential new translational research initiative that will address the need for effective and personalized therapies for chronic low back pain – the NIHBackPain ResearchConsortium(BACPAC).   (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

Study identifies gene that makes gentle touch feel painful after injury
NIH-funded research raises possibility of designer treatments for common form of pain.New research suggests the PIEZO2 gene may play an essential role in the nervous system ’s reaction to injury and inflammation, making it a target for developing precise treatments for relieving pain caused by cuts, burns, and other skin injuries. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

PIEZO2 Ion Channel Presents New Target for Pain Research
New NCCIH-supported research suggests the PIEZO2 mechanoreceptor is essential for light touch detection after injury in mice and humans, and that PIEZO2 antagonists may provide a new avenue for relieving a variety of chronic pain conditions. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH research projects to track activities of gut-derived metabolites
This press release describes NCCIH research awards to scientists studying possible links between gut microflora and the transformation of dietary compounds into substances known as metabolites. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

New Study Links Mindfulness, Brain Changes, and Pain Sensitivity
People who are naturally more mindful report less pain and show lower activation of a specific region of the brain in response to an unpleasant heat stimulus, according to a new study supported by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). The study, conducted by researchers from Wake Forest University and collaborating institutions, was published in the journalPain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Interaction with Evidence-based Guidelines a Featured Topic in October 5th Advisory Council Meeting
In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa highlights key presentations and concepts to be discussed at the October 5, 2019 meeting of the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D. Source Type: news

New Grants To Study Behavioral Interventions for Opioid Addiction and Recovery
Overdose deaths, opioid misuse, addiction to prescription opioids or to illicit drugs such as heroin, and chronic pain management are tough problems that are often related to each other. Together, they form a daunting public health crisis that is of great concern and significance to many in the United States, including the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and much of the National Institutes of Health  (NIH).  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Robin Boineau, M.D. Source Type: news

NIH announces awards for behavioral research on OUD prevention and treatment
This press release provides information about NCCIH research awards to study the impact of behavioral interventions for primary or secondary prevention of opioid use disorder (OUD) or as complements to medication-assisted treatment (MAT). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

New Research Career Development Funding Opportunity for Complementary and Integrative Health Clinician-Scientists
In this research blog, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses career development pathways for clinician-scientists and a new career development funding opportunity in partnership with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

FDA alerts consumers not to use products distributed by Years to Your Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerts consumers not to use any products made by Years to Your Health of Irving, Texas due to the risk for potential serious infections. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Defining the Prevalence of Chronic Pain in the United States
This Research Spotlight highlights new data suggesting that in 2016 nearly 20 percent of U.S. adults had chronic pain and 8 percent had high-impact chronic pain (pain that limited at least one major life activity). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Yoga for Pain
This issue of NCCIH Clinical Digest offers information on yoga and certain pain conditions. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Lifestyle Interventions May Limit Weight Gain During Pregnancy in Overweight or Obese Women
In a new study, behavioral lifestyle intervention programs that focused primarily on diet and physical activity limited weight gain during pregnancy in overweight or obese women. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 7, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

A Note on NCCIH Activities Related to Music, Health, and Child Development
In this research blog, Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses an upcoming FOA that promotes research on music and health. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

NIH study broadens understanding of High Impact Chronic Pain in the US
Researchers have demonstrated that disability is as likely in the chronic pain population as it is in those with kidney failure, emphysema or stroke. This is the reality for 11 million U.S. adults with High Impact Chronic Pain (HICP), a new concept that describes those with pain lasting three months or longer and accompanied by at least one major activity restriction. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH names Dr. Helene Langevin director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Helene M. Langevin, M.D., C.M., named director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Media Advisory: Lecture to explore the impact of nature on health
Information about an upcoming lecture by Dr. Gregory Bratman titled “Nature Contact and Human Health: A Multimethod Approach. ” (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Institutional Training Programs for Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers
In this blog post, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses institutional training programs supported by NCCIH including T32 programs and one T90/R90 program. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Understanding the Influence of the Experimental Setting on Pain Ratings
In this NCCIH-funded study, researchers suggest the experimental setting influences how study participants assess painful stimuli; these findings may help researchers design studies to better understand the mechanisms involved in chronic pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Two-Day Workshop to Focus on Strengthening Natural Products Research
In this blog post, Dr. Craig Hopp addresses an upcoming natural products clinical trials workshop scheduled for September 13-14 at NIH in Bethesda, Md. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Exploring Pediatric Research at the Recent Advisory Council Meeting
In this blog post, acting NCCIH deputy director Dr. Wendy Weber discusses information shared at a recent NCCIH mini-symposium, “Pediatric Complementary and Integrative Health. ” (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

Prevalence and Profile of High Impact Chronic Pain
Almost 11 million U.S. adults have “High Impact Chronic Pain”—that is, pain that has lasted 3 months or longer and is accompanied by at least one major activity restriction, such as being unable to work outside the home, go to school, or do household chores. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Highlighting Recent NCCIH Pain-Research News: Part 2
In this blog post, Acting NCCIH Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses highlights from the 2018 symposium, “From Science to Society: At the Intersection of Chronic Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis”& invites people to attend a one-day pain symposium co-sponsored by NCCIH on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in advance of the World Congress on Pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: David Shurtleff, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Highlighting Recent NCCIH Pain-Research News: Part 1
In this blog post, Acting NCCIH Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses NCCIH and NIH plans that focus on the opioid epidemic and problems with which it is often associated: pain; chronic pain; substance misuse and addiction; and mental health problems.   (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: David Shurtleff, Ph.D. Source Type: news

NIH Collaboratory Expands Its Portfolio of Pragmatic Clinical Trials
In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses new Pragmatic Clinical Trial (PCT) Demonstration Projects that have been funded within the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Catherine Meyers, M.D. Source Type: news

NIH expands program that conducts large-scale clinical trials in real-world settings
This press release addresses the National Institutes of Health ’s Health Care Systems (HCS) Research Collaboratory and announces five new research awards; such research will help strengthen the relevance of research results to health practice. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Pursuing a Research Career? Apply September 1 –November 15, 2018 for NIH Student Loan Repayment!
In this blog post Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses NIH Loan Repayment Programs for researchers. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Use of Natural Products by Children
Read this issue of NCCIH’s Clinical Digest to learn more about the use of natural products by children. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

One-Day Chronic Pain Symposium in Boston To Feature Researchers and Patients
I want to alert you to an exciting 1-day research symposium on chronic pain organized by the NCCIH Pain Working Group. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wen G. Chen, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Study Explores the Molecular Basis of Chronic Pain Following Nerve Injury
Researchers identifiy a key molecule, dual leucine zipper kinase (DLK), that controls pathways leading to chronic neuropathic pain following nerve injury. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NCCIH Grantees: Using Administrative Supplements To Fund Additional Research on Pain or Opioid Use Disorder
Think of administrative supplements when you’re thinking of how to fund research projects. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yisong Wang, Ph.D. Source Type: news

To K or Not To K?
Applying for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Development Award (or K award)? Read this for more information. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 27, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

6 Things to Know About Travel-Related Ailments and Complementary Health Approaches
People planning to travel internationally are often interested in complementary or integrative health approaches for travel-related illnesses and conditions. Some of these approaches for travel-related health problems are promoted widely in advertising or marketed on the Internet. However, little of this information is supported by research evidence, and some of it is misleading or false. Here are 6 things to know if you are considering using herbal remedies, dietary supplements, or other complementary health approaches for travel-related ailments and  hazards. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Travel-Related Ailments and Complementary Health Approaches
People planning international travel often ask their health care providers about the use of complementary or integrative health approaches for travel-related illnesses and conditions. Some of these approaches for travel-related health problems are promoted widely in advertising or marketed on the Internet. However, little of this information is supported by research evidence, and some of it is misleading or false. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH launches HerbList, a mobile app on herbal products
[em]App offers easy access to scientifically backed information on herbs and herbal  products[/em]To help consumers navigate information about popular herbs and herbal supplements, the National Institutes of Health ’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has launchedHerbList ™– an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH Collaboratory Workshop Discusses Strategies for Future Pragmatic Clinical Trials
In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses a recent workshop on embedded pragmatic clinical trials (PCTs) of therapeutic A vs. B interventions and how they may help bridge the gap between evidence, practice, and policy. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Catherine Meyers, M.D. Source Type: news

NCCIH Welcomes Three New Members to Advisory Council
The National Institutes of Health ’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) welcomes three new members—with expertise in acupuncture, natural products, and mind and body approaches—to itsNational Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH). The council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCIH, the lead federal agency for research on complementary and integrative health.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Job Opening at NCCIH for a Behavioral Science Researcher
In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, welcomes researchers to apply for a career in health science administration. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

Job Opening at NCCIH for a Social and Behavioral Science Researcher
In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, welcomes researchers to apply for a career in health science administration. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

June 4th Lecture to Explore Pain Treatment in Military and Veteran Populations
On Monday, June 4, at 11 a.m., Mary Jo Larson, Ph.D., M.P.A.will discuss “Caring for Our Military: Considering Nondrug Therapies for Pain.” Part of  NCCIH’s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series, her talk will take place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and will be streamed live and archived for later viewing at  videocast.nih.gov.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 30, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Blog Team Source Type: news

NIH study explains why opioid therapy may not always work well for chronic pain
Researchers have shown that pain-induced changes in the rat brain ’s opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain and may play a role in the depression that often accompanies it. These findings clearly show the impact of chronic pain on the brain and its relation to depression. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Pain-Induced Changes in the Brain ’s Opioid System May Explain the Limited Effectiveness of Opioid Therapy in Chronic Pain
Animal research suggests pain-induced changes in the brain ’s opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain; these changes also may play a role in the depression that often accompanies chronic pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Next Steps for Research on Probiotics and Microbial-Host Keystone Organisms
Could discoveries aboutprobiotics and the microbiome eventually help us to eat healthier, live longer, and even eliminate some chronic  diseases? (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Neural Mechanisms of Manual Therapies for Chronic Pain
In this blog post, Dr. Merav Sabri, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, discusses the scientific basis for manual therapies and their use in treating chronic pain conditions, and also addresses an NCCIH-sponsored symposium about this at ICIMH on May 11, 2018. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Merav Sabri, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Targeting and Developing Your Clinical Research Proposal
Apply for an NCCIH grant for research involving human participants? If you’re attending the ICIMH meeting, plan to attend this Pre-Congress Workshop: “Honing Your Clinical Research Proposal for NIH and NCCIH Funding Opportunities” (on Tuesday, May 8, at 2 p.m.). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

ICIMH Roundtable To Explore Research on Creative Art Therapies
Many current health challenges such as autism, chronic pain, and Alzheimer ’s disease have remained largely intractable. Research suggests that a combination of therapeutic approaches will likely be needed to address these complex conditions. Creative art therapies may have a role to play in these multidisciplinary strategies.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Symposium To Explore Science of Music, the Brain, and Health
Can music help people feel better? Many of us would like to say, “Of course it can.” But what does the research say? The fact is that rigorous, systematic investigation of the impact of music on health —particularly in the areas of management of chronic pain and treatment of opioid-use disorder—is just beginning.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Unpacking the New NIH Policies for Research with Human Participants
Scientific disciplines can differ on what elements of a study are necessary to meetthe definition of a “clinical trial.”Some investigators conducting human subjects research may not know that NIH considers their study to be a clinical trial - - a term defined broadly by NIH as “a research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include placebo or other control) to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biom (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 27, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Anita McRae-Williams, M.A. Source Type: news