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WEBFor Health Care Professionals. Online resources and information about integrative medicine for health care professionals. Includes evidence-based reviews, clinical …

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WEBMarch 25, 2024. Change Is in the Air for RPG and NRSA Grants. March 1, 2024. NCCIH-Supported Research Advances Understanding of How the Brain Clears Waste. February 28, 2024. Information and resources from …

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Complementary, Alternative, or Integrative Health: …

WEBIntegrative 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 …

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Whole Person Health: What You Need To Know NCCIH

WEBThe Total Force Fitness program arose within the U.S. Department of Defense Military Health System in response to the need for a more holistic approach—a focus on the whole person instead of separate parts or …

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Building a Path to Whole Person Health NCCIH

WEBIn addition, complementary health approaches such as yoga, mindfulness meditation, and tai chi impact multiple systems of the body (e.g., respiratory, neural, and musculoskeletal). This makes thinking about …

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Know the Science NCCIH

WEBOn this page you'll find tools to help you better understand complex scientific topics that relate to health research so that you can be discerning about what you hear and read and make well-informed …

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Wellness and Well-Being NCCIH

WEBSome 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 …

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Health Topics A-Z NCCIH

WEBTopics A-Z What Is Complementary, Alternative, or Integrative Health? Pain Herbs at a Glance Know the Science Safety Information Resources for Health Care Professionals Tips on Complementary Health Statistics on …

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Health Restoration, Resilience, Disease Prevention, and Health

WEBIntroduction and Explanation of Need. There continues to be a growing interest in the use of complementary and integrative health approaches for preventing the onset …

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Meditation and Mindfulness: What You Need To Know …

WEBThe term “meditation” refers to a variety of practices that focus on mind and body integration and are used to calm the mind and enhance overall well-being. Some types of meditation involve maintaining mental focus on a …

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Music and Health: What You Need To Know NCCIH

WEBMusic therapy is a health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs. The term “music therapy” is …

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10 Things To Know About the Science of Health NCCIH

WEB10 Things To Know About the Science of Health. It’s sometimes difficult to tell the difference between health facts and myths, particularly around complementary and …

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Magnets For Pain: What You Need To Know NCCIH

WEBMagnetic therapy using static magnets involves placing magnets near or on the body for the purpose of pain relief or healing. Static magnets marketed for pain are often encased in …

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Cannabis (Marijuana) and Cannabinoids: What You Need To Know

WEBThe word “cannabis” refers to all products derived from the plant Cannabis sativa. The cannabis plant contains about 540 chemical substances. The word “marijuana” refers to …

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Energy Drinks NCCIH

WEBEnergy drinks are widely promoted as products that increase energy and enhance mental alertness and physical performance. Next to multivitamins, energy …

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Qigong: What You Need To Know NCCIH

WEBQigong, pronounced “chi gong,” was developed in China thousands of years ago as part of traditional Chinese medicine. It involves using exercises to optimize energy within the …

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Yoga for Health: What the Science Says NCCIH

WEBA 2018 report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality evaluated 8 trials of yoga for low-back pain (involving 1,466 total participants) and found that yoga improved …

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Echinacea NCCIH

WEBEchinacea is promoted as a dietary supplement for the common cold and other infections, based on the idea that it might stimulate the immune system to more effectively fight …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What You Need To Know NCCIH

WEBComplementary health approaches are a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products whose origins come from outside of mainstream …

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Men’s Health NCCIH

WEBMen’s Health. 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 …

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Objective 3: Foster Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

WEBAnother example of health promotion and prevention research is examining the potential of mindfulness approaches to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression in pregnant women …

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