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Director’s Messages

Including Spirituality Into a Fuller Picture of Research on Whole Person Health

August 18, 2023

Does health have a spiritual dimension? For many, the answer is yes. As the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) team looks ahead to the development of our next strategic plan, I hope to get a conversation started about how we may thoughtfully include spirituality as one of the domains of research on whole person health.  Read more

Latest Messages From the Director

Funding Opportunity for Research on Myofascial Pain Biomarkers

August 8, 2023

I’m writing today to flag an important funding opportunity related to research on myofascial tissues and their role in musculoskeletal pain. Read more

Join Us for an NIH HEAL Initiative Workshop on Whole Joint Health

June 29, 2023

When people have pain in their joints, it’s often assumed that the cartilage in the joint is to blame, and that damage to cartilage is a progressive and irreversible process that can only be managed until the joint needs to be replaced. Read more

Gathering Data Points for Acupuncture Research

June 14, 2023

In the field of complementary and integrative health, few topics have generated more controversy than acupuncture. Read more