Navigating Challenging Times with Scientifically Sound Resources
The disruption to daily life brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt all around the globe. As we navigate the challenges of today and of the days ahead, I hope you ’ll use the resources developed by theCDC andNIH to help you, your loved ones, and your community manage these challenges and stay  healthy. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 23, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Spring Lectures To Discuss New Approaches for Treating Mental Health and Pain
We ’re excited to tell you that NCCIH will host three lectures this spring by Center-funded investigators on “Novel Approaches at the Intersection of Mental Health and Pain.” The events will take place in Lipsett Amphitheater in Building 10 on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, will be streamed live onNIH VideoCast andFacebook Live, and are part of the Center ’s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Research Blog Team Source Type: news

Expanding Emotional Well-Being Research at NIH – Join Our Webinar on March 17
In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses a recent NIH-sponsored roundtable discussion where participants shared insights about emotional well-being research. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Expanding Emotional Well-Being Research at NIH – Join our Webinar on March 17th
In this blog post, Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses a recent NIH-sponsored roundtable discussion where participants shared insights about emotional well-being research. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

FTC, FDA Send Warning Letters to Seven Companies about Unsupported Claims that Products Can Treat or Prevent Coronavirus
The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have sent warning letters to seven companies allegedly selling unapproved products that may violate federal law by making deceptive or scientifically unsupported claims about their ability to treat coronavirus (COVID-19). The warning letters are the first issued by the agencies alleging unapproved and/or unsupported claims that products can treat or prevent  coronavirus. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Coronavirus and “Alternative” Treatments
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, and bats. A new strain of coronavirus has been identified as the cause of the outbreak of respiratory illness in people first detected in Wuhan, China. On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization named the disease  COVID-19. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Yoga for Health
Many people practice yoga for health-related reasons, such as for well-being and fitness, to help control stress, or to help manage or prevent a health problem. Results of studies on the effects of yoga on health have found that yoga may be more beneficial for some health conditions than for others. This issue of the digest summarizes the current research on yoga for several health conditions and in different populations. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 5, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Spring Lectures To Discuss New Approaches for Treating Mental Health and Pain
We ’re excited to tell you that NCCIH will host three lectures this spring by Center-funded investigators on “Novel Approaches at the Intersection of Mental Health and Pain.” The events will take place in Lipsett Amphitheater in Building 10 on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, will be streamed live onNIH VideoCast andFacebook Live, and are part of the Center ’s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 4, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Research Blog Team Source Type: news

Coronavirus and “Alternative” Treatments
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, and bats. The new strain of coronavirus identified as the cause of the outbreak of respiratory illness in people first detected in Wuhan, China, has been namedCOVID-19. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 12, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Yoga for Health
Many people practice yoga for health-related reasons, such as for well-being and fitness, to help control stress, or to help manage or prevent a health problem. Results of studies on the effects of yoga on health have found that yoga may be more beneficial for some health conditions than for others. This issue of the digest summarizes the current research on yoga for several health conditions and in different populations. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Low-Back Pain and Complementary Health Approaches: What You Need To Know
What ’s the Bottom Line?What do we know about the effectiveness of complementary health approaches for low-back  pain? (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Sympathetic Nervous System Influences Development and Tissue Maintenance, Mouse Research Suggests
New research funded in part by NCCIH suggests that stress-induced hair graying in mice may be an accessible model to investigate how stress influences tissue regeneration. Read about it here. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Public Health Alert Concerning Nopalina Flax Seed Powder and Nopalina Flax Seed Capsules and Salmonella Contamination
The FDA advises consumers to stop using Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber (powder) and Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber (capsules) identified by certain lot numbers due to possible Salmonella contamination. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

ABH NATURE ’S PRODUCTS, INC, ABH PHARMA, INC., and STOCKNUTRA.COM, INC. Issues Nationwide Recall of All Lots of Dietary Supplement Products
ABH NATURE ’S PRODUCTS, INC, ABH PHARMA, INC., and STOCKNUTRA.COM, INC. recall ALL lots of its dietary supplement products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 23, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Stem Cell Technology Helps Scientists Generate a Previously Unknown Type of Sensory Neuron
Humans may have a special type of sensory nerve cell that senses both cold and mechanical force, new research involving stem cells shows. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

February Council Meeting To Feature Symposium on Oversight of Clinical Trials
The National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) will meet on Friday, February 7 on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 17, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D. Source Type: news

Patients with newly diagnosed chronic musculoskeletal pain are prescribed opioids more often than recommended
[em]NIH study shows treatment recommendations impacted by patient and physician  factors[/em]Study finds that patients experiencing new chronic musculoskeletal pain are prescribed opioids more often than physical therapy, counseling, and other nonpharmacologic approaches. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 16, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Study Explores Clinical Management of New Cases of Musculoskeletal Pain
Contrary to practice guidelines, many patients are initially prescribed opioids for a new chronic musculoskeletal pain problem. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

In the New Year, Resolve To Go Beyond “Quick Fixes”
In her NCCIH Director’s Page message, Dr. Helene Langevin offers suggestions to people striving for better health and well-being. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Using Twitter To Learn About Patient-Provider Communication on Pain
This new study sheds light on how pain patients and health care providers interact on Twitter. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 27, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Reflecting on My First Year, Inspired by NCCIH ’s First 20
Dr. Helene Langevin reflects on her first year as NCCIH Director and NCCIH’s 20th anniversary in this Director’s Message. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Nerve Cells in Mouse GI Tract Defend Against Infection
NCCIH-supported research identifies two mechanisms by which GI tract nerve cells defend against Salmonella bacteria. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Request for Input on NIH Draft Policy for Data Management and Sharing
NIH is seeking input on its Draft Policy for Data Management and Sharing. Dr. Catherine Meyers gives details in this blog post. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Catherine Meyers, M.D. Source Type: news

Cannabis (Marijuana) and Cannabinoids: What You Need To Know
Are marijuana and cannabis the same thing? What are cannabinoids? Can cannabis or cannabinoids treat health conditions? Are they safe? Find out more here. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Analysis of Data Gives Insight into Complementary Health Recommendations from U.S. Physicians
Research shows more than half of office-based physicians recommend at least one complementary health approach to their patients, and female physicians recommended every complementary health approach at a higher rate than male physicians except for chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Pain in the U.S. Military and Veterans
In this Director’s Page, Dr. Helene Langevin discusses chronic pain, which affects many military personnel and veterans. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Research Concepts: An Early Glimpse of Potential Opportunities
In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa discusses new concepts for NCCIH research. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 31, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D. Source Type: news

Green Lumber contains hidden drug ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Green Lumber, a product promoted and sold for male sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Anaconda Strong Formula contains hidden drug ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Anaconda Strong Formula, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

La Pepa Negra contains hidden drug ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use La Pepa Negra, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Lung Leader contains hidden drug ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Lung Leader, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Lanugar contains hidden drug ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Lanugar. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

JaDera PLUS contains hidden drug ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use JaDera PLUS, a product promoted for weight loss. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Sheaya Lender contains hidden drug ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Sheaya Lender, a product promoted for weight loss. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Love in S contains hidden drug ingredients
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Love in S, a product promoted and sold for weight loss. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Fitoterapia USA Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of MERO MACHO ARTIFICIAL PASSION FRUIT FLAVORED VITAMIN C LIQUID SUPPLEMENT Due to Presence of Active Ingredient Tadalafil
Fitoterapia USA Inc., recalls 19,000 bottles of MACHO ARTIFICIAL PASSION FRUIT FLAVORED VITAMIN C LIQUID SUPPLEMENT, liquid dietary supplement because FDA analysis has found the product to be tainted with Tadalafil. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

NIH study in mice explains how brain can turn pain signals up or down
[em]Research explores dual role of amygdala in regulating  pain[/em]A new study in mice, conducted by NCCIH researchers, uncovered a previously unknown role that the central amygdala can play in upgrading or downgrading pain signals in the brain ’s circuitry. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Study Explains How the Amygdala Regulates Pain
Study explores the previously unknown role of the central amygdala (region of the brain associated with emotional processes) in upgrading and downgrading pain signals in the brain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Rat Study Suggests Dietary Polyphenol Supplementation Has Potential To Relieve Intervertebral Disc Degeneration Pain
Rat study findings suggest that dietary supplementation with polyphenols (naturally occurring compounds found in plant-derived foods) may ease back pain associated with intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Access to Chiropractors May Reduce Medical Spending for Older Adults ’ Spine-Related Services
Results of a new NCCIH-supported study suggest that older adults ’ access to chiropractic care may reduce medical spending on services for spine conditions. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Analysis Points to Maldistribution of Primary Healthcare Providers across Nation
An analysis of data suggests that the primary care workforce is unequally distributed across the nation. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

New Tools Will Help Guide Clinical Researchers
In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses two new protocol templates to NCCIH’s Clinical Research Toolbox, the web-based information repository for investigators and staff involved in NCCIH-funded clinical research. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Catherine Meyers, M.D Source Type: news

NIH Rolls Out Large Wave of NIH HEAL Initiative Funding – NCCIH’s Ongoing Role
NIH awards $945 million in research to tackle the national opioid crisis through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) InitiativeSM; NCCIH plays a key role in this important large-scale research initiative. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

New Funding Opportunities for Natural Product Drug Interaction Research: Preapplication Webinars on October 3
In this blog post, NCCIH’s Dr, Craig Hopp calls attention to two new requests for applications (RFAs) related to natural products research. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Craig Hopp, Ph.D. Source Type: news

NCCIH Welcomes Five New Members to Its National Advisory Council
The National Institutes of Health ’s (NIH) National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) announces the selection of five individuals to serve as members of theNational Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH). This is 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 - September 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news