Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research
September 20, 2017
U.S. agencies partner on research that focuses on nondrug approaches for pain management in military personnel and veterans; NCCIH is the lead for this multi-agency initiative.
NIH study uncovers specialized mouse neurons that play a unique role in pain: Previously unknown category of neuron responds to pulling of a single hair
August 20, 2017
NCCIH scientists identify sensory neurons that may offer insights into new approaches to pain therapy.
Veterans Endure Higher Pain Severity than Nonveterans
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.
“Sixth sense” may be more than just a feeling
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.
NIH Review Finds Nondrug Approaches Effective For Treatment of Common Pain Conditions
September 1, 2016
Study suggests some popular complementary health approaches—such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture—may effectively manage common pain conditions.
Americans Spent $30.2 Billion Out-Of-Pocket On Complementary Health Approaches
June 22, 2016
American out-of-pocket spending on complementary health approaches tops $30 billion annually.
NCCIH Advisory Council Welcomes Five New Members
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.
Affective neuroscience expert Dr. Richard Davidson to speak on meditation research at NIH
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.
Study Finds Mindfulness Meditation Offers Relief for Low-Back Pain
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.
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Scientists Discover Non-Opioid Pain Pathway in the Brain
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