2016 Press Releases
December 13, 2016
A new analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data suggests American military veterans experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain than nonveterans, and highlights the importance of monitoring/managing pain in veterans.
September 21, 2016
A gene called PIEZO2 controls specific aspects of human touch and proprioception, a “sixth sense” describing awareness of one’s body in space.
September 1, 2016
Study suggests some popular complementary health approaches—such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture—may effectively manage common pain conditions.
June 22, 2016
American out-of-pocket spending on complementary health approaches tops $30 billion annually.
June 3, 2016
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) welcomes five members to its National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health.
April 20, 2016
Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., will present “Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind” at the seventh annual Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies.
March 22, 2016
Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may prove more effective than usual treatment in alleviating chronic low-back pain.
March 16, 2016
Scientists Discover Non-Opioid Pain Pathway in the Brain; NCCIH-funded study provides evidence for the existence of a non-opioid process in the brain to reduce pain through mindfulness meditation