This fact sheet provides a general overview of yoga and suggests sources for more information. Fact sheet on complementary health approaches studied for osteoarthritis, including acupuncture, massage therapy, tai chi, herbs, glucosamine, chondroitin, and S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe
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Finding and Evaluating Online Resources
(2 days ago) To find accurate health information, start with one of these organized collections of high-quality resources: MedlinePlus, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); healthfinder.gov, sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Vitamins and Minerals
(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, …
Credentialing, Licensing, and Education
(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 United States, government agencies grant and monitor
Complementary, Alternative, or Integrative Health
(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 …
(Just Now) Garcinia cambogia is native to India and Southeast Asia. The fruit pulp and rind have long been used in Asian countries as a condiment and food preservative. The rind contains a chemical called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which has been studied for its effect on appetite. Garcinia cambogia supplements
National Center for Complementary and Integrative
(8 days ago) About the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH): NCCIH’s mission is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health approaches and their roles in improving health and health care. For additional information, call NCCIH’s Clearinghouse toll free at 1-888-644-6226.
Resources for Meditation
(4 days ago) Resources for Meditation. Dahl CJ, Lutz A, Davidson RJ. Cognitive processes are central in compassion meditation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 2016;20 (3):161-162. Ricard M, Lutz A, Davidson RJ. Mind of the meditator. Scientific American. 2014;311 (5):38–45. Davidson, RJ, Kaszniak, A. Conceptual and methodological issues in research on
Whole Person Health: What You Need To Know
(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
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder at a Glance
(5 days ago) Surveys estimate that nearly 8 percent of American children ages 2 to 17 and 4 percent of adults have ADHD. Boys are about 2 ½ times as likely as girls to be diagnosed with it. Some people may try complementary health approaches to manage symptoms of ADHD.
Integrative Medicine & Health Symposium
(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 …
How To Find Information About Complementary Health
(4 days ago) Want to know what the science says about a complementary and integrative health topic? Try looking it up in PubMed ®, a U.S. government database that includes citations for more than 32 million scientific papers. A new, updated version of PubMed went online in 2020, so you can use it on a computer
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
(1 days ago) Health (NCCIH) is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the fundamental mechanisms, safety, and effectiveness of complementary and integrative health approaches. Americans spend approximately $30.2 billion per year on complementary health approaches.1 This diverse group of health practices includes dietary,
(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.
Women’s Health and Complementary Approaches
(5 days ago) Some health and wellness issues are unique to women, and others are more common in women than men. Women are more likely than men to experience depression, have a harder time quitting smoking, and may experience more rapid bone loss due to hormonal changes at menopause. Some medicines may help if
Wellness and Well-Being
(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
6 Tips: IBS and Complementary Health Practices
(1 days ago) If you are thinking about a complementary health practice for IBS, here are 6 tips: Hypnotherapy (hypnosis). This practice involves the power of suggestion by a trained hypnotist or hypnotherapist during a state of deep relaxation, and is the most widely used mind and body intervention for IBS. According to reviews of the scientific literature
6 Commonly Misunderstood Words About Complementary
(3 days ago) Complementary health approaches include a broad range of practices, interventions, and natural products, which are not typically part of conventional medical care, or which may have origins outside of usual Western practice. Complementary health approaches can be roughly divided into two major groups—mind and body practices, and natural products.
Know the Science: 9 Questions To Help You Make
(9 days ago) Know the Science: 9 Questions To Help You Make Sense of Health Research. 1. What are the parts of a scientific paper? Most articles in scientific journals have a similar basic structure or format. There are five important parts of a research paper, which most articles contain. Example of a scientific journal article.
Strategic Plan FY 2021-2025
(2 days ago) health will support the investigation of nondrug and noninvasive approaches to improve and restore health. Meeting this challenge is right up our alley. By its nature, the mission of NCCIH includes both integration and health. NCCIH was created more than 20 years ago to facilitate
Dietary Supplements for Eye Conditions
(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.
Yoga for Health (eBook)
(9 days ago) Many people practice yoga for health-related reasons, such as for fitness and well-being, to help control stress, or to help manage or prevent a health problem. This 39-page eBook provides an overview of what the science says about yoga for health, including its use by children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with health conditions.
Parkinson’s Disease and Complementary Health
(2 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 …
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
ADHD and Complementary Health Approaches: What the
(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 …
Know the Science: The Facts About Health News Stories
(8 days ago) Health issues are complex, and researchers often don’t get it right. Sometimes results of new research disagrees with earlier studies. That’s not the right answer. Please try again! Right! Researchers report their findings as they complete their studies, and new studies sometimes disagree with earlier discoveries. For example, studies have
Biomedical Workforce Diversity Programs and Health
(4 days ago) The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is committed to the development of a biomedical research workforce that is representative of the diversity in American society. NCCIH supports the NIH diversity efforts and …
Music and Health: Relating Target Engagement to
(4 days ago) This is the last of three meetings that are part of Phase I of a National Institutes of Health (NIH)/Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) project to develop evidence-based music therapies for brain disorders of aging.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
(5 days ago) health that this situation represents led to the creation of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in 1999. NCCAM’s goals are to determine the health benefits of CAM therapies and preventive strategies, to investigate their mechanisms of action, train and support investigators capable of undertaking
4 Fast Facts about the Gut-Brain Connection
(Just Now) 4 Fast Facts about the Gut-Brain Connection. There’s a bacterial population that lives in your intestine called the gut microbiota. Unique to each individual, the gut microbiota consists of tens of trillions of microorganisms and can weigh up to six pounds. We acquire much of this bacteria as infants when we pass through the birth canal