February 13, 2019
NCCIH-funded research shows rise in number of U.S. adults with at least one painful health condition between 1997/98 and 2013/14, & that use of strong opioids more than doubled among adults with severe pain-related interference.
February 8, 2019
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health, welcomes five new members to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH). This council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCIH, the lead federal agency for research on complementary and integrative health.
Media Advisory: Shaw Prize winner to chair one-day NIH workshop on the search for novel, nonopioid natural products for pain relief
January 28, 2019
NCCIH's Natural Products and Pain workshop will take place Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. Join us (in person or via the NIH Videocast website). Read this & learn more.
November 16, 2018
This press release describes basic research related to understanding the nature of pain.
Media Advisory: Lecture to explore health care transformation through the VA’s patient-centered model
November 15, 2018
Tracy W. Gaudet, M.D., inaugural executive director, Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will present on “Transforming Veterans’ Health: Implementing a Whole Health System of Care.”
November 8, 2018
Information in this press release on yoga, meditation, and chiropractic relates to new data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey.
October 10, 2018
New research suggests the PIEZO2 gene may play an essential role in the nervous system’s reaction to injury and inflammation, making it a target for developing precise treatments for relieving pain caused by cuts, burns, and other skin injuries.
October 9, 2018
This press release describes NCCIH research awards to scientists studying possible links between gut microflora and the transformation of dietary compounds into substances known as metabolites.
September 19, 2018
This press release provides information about NCCIH research awards to study the impact of behavioral interventions for primary or secondary prevention of opioid use disorder (OUD) or as complements to medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
September 5, 2018
Researchers have demonstrated that disability is as likely in the chronic pain population as it is in those with kidney failure, emphysema or stroke. This is the reality for 11 million U.S. adults with High Impact Chronic Pain (HICP), a new concept that describes those with pain lasting three months or longer and accompanied by at least one major activity restriction.