Dr. Langevin Introduces the Role of NCCIH
Dr. Helene Langevin, director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, explains the Center’s role as the federal government’s lead agency for complementary and integrative health. She describes NCCIH’s research on mind and body approaches, natural products, and nondrug approaches for pain management. Dr. Langevin concludes by describing her own longstanding interest in the field of complementary and integrative health research.
Speaker Introduction: The Problem of Stress
John F. Cryan, Ph.D., professor and Chair in the Department of Antatomy & Neuroscience at University College Cork, Ireland, will give a talk on the link between the body’s microbiota and the brain and its effect on depression, autism, and more.
A conversation on pain management with Garnet Locke, U.S. Army (Retired)
Garnet Locke, a veteran of the U.S. Army, shares his story of how he’s managed pain using conventional and complementary health approaches.
Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Children | Dr. Richard Davidson
In this video, Dr. Richard Davidson, Director of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, provides examples of mindfulness-based interventions for children.
NCCIH Researchers Describe Specialized Neurons That Play a Unique Role in Mechanical Pain
Dr. Alex Chesler and colleagues from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified a class of sensory neurons (nerve cells that receive and send messages between the body and brain, by electrical current) in mice that can be activated by stimuli as precise as the pulling of a single hair. These new findings were published recently in the journal Neuron.
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