Health Topics A–Z NCCIH
Make our A to Z list your first stop when you search for information on complementary and integrative health.
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Men’s Health NCCIH
(4 days ago) Some health issues, such as erectile dysfunction (ED) and prostate problems, are unique to men. As many as 30 million American men have ED, and benign prostatic hyperplasia is the most common prostate problem for men older than age 50. Other health …
Wellness and Well-Being NCCIH
(6 days ago) Some people use complementary health approaches in an effort to promote general well-being or wellness, rather than to help manage symptoms of a health problem. For example, 2012 national survey data show that people most often use yoga and dietary supplements for wellness. Wellness has several
NCCIH Clearinghouse NCCIH
(2 days ago) The NCCIH Clearinghouse provides information on complementary health approaches and NCCIH, including publications and searches of Federal databases of scientific and medical literature. The Clearinghouse does not provide medical advice, treatment recommendations, or referrals to practitioners. Toll-free in the U.S.: 1-888-644-6226.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
(6 days ago) The mission of NCCIH is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health interventions and their roles in improving health and health …
Credentialing, Licensing, and Education NCCIH
(Just Now) Health care providers’ credentials—the licenses, certificates, and diplomas on their office walls—tell us about their professional qualifications to advise and treat us. Credentials is a broad term that can refer to a practitioner’s license, certification, or education. In the …
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
Building Research Across Interdisciplinary Gaps (BRIDG
(1 days ago) Conducting research in complementary and integrative health requires a multidisciplinary approach that is only possible by bringing together experts in research, clinical care, and complementary and integrative health. The BRIDG program, supported by a 5-year grant from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, is a 2- to 3
Whole Person Health: What You Need To Know NCCIH
(4 days ago) Whole person health involves looking at the whole person—not just separate organs or body systems—and considering multiple factors that promote either health or disease. It means helping and empowering individuals, families, communities, and populations to improve their health in multiple interconnected biological, behavioral, social, and
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
(8 days ago) About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes
Use of Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches in
(2 days ago) Use of complementary health approaches among children aged 4 to 17 years in the United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2007–2012. National health statistics reports; no 78. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2015. The Use and Cost of Complementary Health Approaches in the United States.
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
Transforming Veterans’ Health: Implementing a Whole Health
(9 days ago) This “Whole Health System” was initially deployed at 18 VA flagship facilities. The concept includes conventional treatment, self-empowerment, a personalized health plan, self-healing, self-care, and nondrug complementary and integrative therapies. The system also provides opportunities to research the effectiveness of health services. Dr.
Health Disparities Research Funding Opportunities NCCIH
(4 days ago) The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) uses a variety of grant mechanisms to provide support for research on the use of complementary and integrative health approaches to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities in high-priority areas including pain management, stress management, health promotion, health restoration and disease prevention.
Objective 3: Foster Health Promotion and Disease
(Just Now) 3. Explore research opportunities to study and assess the safety and efficacy of complementary health approaches in nonclinical settings such as community- and employer-based wellness programs. Employer- and community-based health and wellness programs are widespread, even though little is known about their effectiveness.
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
Arthritis and Complementary Health Approaches : What the
(3 days ago) The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health is dedicated to exploring complementary health products and practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary health researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.
Mental Health NCCIH
(6 days ago) Mental health problems are common. In the United States, they affect about one-fourth of adults in any given year and nearly half of adults at some time during their lives. According to the World Health Organization, mental illnesses account for more disability in developed countries than any other
Using Artificial Intelligence To Uncover the Path to
(1 days ago) NIH Bridge2AI is designed to leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in biomedical research. The genesis of the program was driven by the convergence of two powerful factors. First, from wearables capturing our heart rates and sleeping patterns to electronic health records capturing data from everyday health
Be an Informed Consumer NCCIH
(6 days ago) Decisions about your health care are important—including decisions about whether or not to use complementary health approaches. Complementary approaches can be classified by their primary therapeutic input (how the therapy is taken in or delivered), which may be: Nutritional (e.g., special diets
Neurobiological Effects and Mechanisms NCCIH
(Just Now) Complementary and integrative health approaches have been commonly used by the general public to treat or manage disorders or symptoms relevant to the nervous system. These range from pain, sleep disturbance, stress, anxiety, and behavioral disorders to more serious neurological or mental health
Melatonin: What You Need To Know NCCIH
(4 days ago) Melatonin is a hormone that your brain produces in response to darkness. It helps with the timing of your circadian rhythms (24-hour internal clock) and with sleep. Being exposed to light at night can block melatonin production. Research suggests that melatonin plays other important roles in the
Rheumatoid Arthritis: In Depth NCCIH
(2 days ago) Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease that causes pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. It occurs when the immune system attacks the membrane lining the joints. RA is more common in women than men and often begins in middle age, although it can also occur in younger people.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) NCCIH
(5 days ago) Some complementary health approaches are showing promise as elements of a program of lifestyle change to help lower blood pressure. Research results suggest that some complementary health approaches, such as meditation, tai chi, qi gong, and yoga, may have small beneficial effects on blood pressure in people with hypertension.It’s uncertain whether relaxation techniques are helpful.
ADHD and Complementary Health Approaches NCCIH
(Just Now) The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health is dedicated to exploring complementary health products and practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary health researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.
(3 days ago) Don’t use a complementary health approach to replace conventional care or to postpone seeing a health care provider about depression. For more information on depression, visit the National Institute of Mental Health's Web site. This publication is not copyrighted and …
Multiple Sclerosis NCCIH
(1 days ago) Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system. In MS the body’s immune system attacks myelin, which coats nerve cells. Symptoms of MS include muscle weakness (often in the hands and legs), tingling and burning sensations, numbness, chronic pain, coordination and balance problems, fatigue, vision problems, and difficulty with bladder control.
(3 days ago) Elderberry is the dark purple berry of the European or black elder tree, which grows in the warmer parts of Europe, North America, Asia, and Northern Africa. Elderberry has been used in folk medicine to treat colds and flu. Elderberry is promoted as a dietary supplement for colds, flu, and other conditions.
The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
(Just Now) health- and illness-related experiences. The CAM section gathered information on 23,393 adults aged 18 years or older and 9,417 children aged 17 years and under. A similar CAM section was included in the 2002 NHIS, providing the opportunity to examine trends in CAM use, too. 1. 36.0% 38.3%. 11.8%. National Institutes of Health
Antioxidants and Health
(7 days ago) substantial health benefits. Researchers have suggested several reasons for this, including the following: —The beneficial health effects of a diet high in vegetables and fruits or other antioxidant-rich foods may actually be caused by other substanc es present in the
Musculoskeletal Inflammation and Natural Products: What
(7 days ago) The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health is dedicated to exploring complementary health products and practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary health researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.
Meditation: In Depth NCCIH
(2 days ago) People with physical health conditions should speak with their health care providers before starting a meditative practice, and make their meditation instructor aware of their condition. There have been rare reports that meditation could cause or worsen symptoms in people with certain psychiatric problems like anxiety and depression.
Quitting Smoking With Complementary Health Approaches
(9 days ago) A 2018 study evaluated yoga as part of a quit-smoking program. In the study, which was funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), smokers were randomly assigned to 8 weeks of either yoga classes or general wellness classes in addition to conventional counseling.
6 Things To Know About Complementary Health Approaches for
(8 days ago) Talk to your health care provider. If you suffer from seasonal allergies and are considering a complementary health approach, talk to your health care provider about the best ways to manage your symptoms. You may find that when the pollen count is high, staying indoors, wearing a mask, or rinsing off when you come inside can help.
Massage Therapy for Health : What the Science Says NCCIH
(4 days ago) The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health is dedicated to exploring complementary health products and practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary health researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.
Tai Chi and Qi Gong: In Depth NCCIH
(1 days ago) Health providers who treat people with cancer often recommend exercise to reduce illness-related fatigue and improve quality of life. Some studies also suggest that physical activity helps people with heart disease and other chronic illnesses. Cancer.
ADHD and Complementary Health Approaches: What the Science
(8 days ago) The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health is dedicated to exploring complementary health products and practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary health researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.
Engaging Diverse Communities in Research: Hot Topic
(9 days ago) Conducting research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities is a top priority for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Learning more about how complementary and integrative health approaches might be used for improving health in diverse populations, such as racial and ethnic minorities and underserved rural populations
Making the Case for More Stretching, Less Stressing NCCIH
(Just Now) To understand why stretching can impact our health, it’s important to understand exactly what we’re stretching. People often think stretching engages muscle, which is true. But stretching also engages connective tissue, including ligaments and fascia, which serve as the links among the muscles, bone, blood vessels, and organs in your body.
Clinical Trials Utilizing Innovative Study Designs To
(2 days ago) Introduction and Explanation of Need. To achieve the NCCIH mission of defining the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health care interventions (i.e., both mind and body modalities and use of natural products) and their roles in disease prevention, improving health, and managing symptoms, NCCIH supports clinical trials to assess the safety, efficacy, and effectiveness of