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Helene Langevin, M.D.

Making the Case for More Stretching, Less Stressing

May 5, 2020

Helene Langevin, M.D.

The science of stretching has long been a focus for me in my research into the role of connective tissue on human health, especially musculoskeletal pain. But stretching has been on my mind more frequently lately for a number of reasons.
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Robin Elizabeth Boineau, M.D., M.A.

New Grants To Study Behavioral Interventions for Opioid Addiction and Recovery

September 20, 2018

Robin Elizabeth Boineau, M.D., M.A.

In this blog post, Dr. Robin Boineau discusses six NCCIH-administered awards to study innovative behavioral health approaches to enhance adherence to medications treating opioid use disorder (OUD).
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Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

New Review Offers Providers and Researchers Evidence-Based Information on Complementary Health Approaches for Pain

September 1, 2016

Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

In this blog post, NCCIH's Richard Nahin discusses his research study on complementary health approaches for pain management in the U.S. and presents two videos by Partap Khalsa and Wendy Weber.
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Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Can Complementary and Integrative Approaches for Pain Management Engage Brain Circuitry of Endogenous Pain Modulation?

May 10, 2016

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa discusses NCCIH priorities for pain research and highlights promising avenues of investigation.
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Do Mindfulness Approaches Have the Potential To Prevent Substance Use and Abuse in Youth?

May 4, 2016

Eve Reider, Ph.D.

NCCIH is sponsoring a special workshop at the 2016 International Congress on Integrative Medicine & Health, “Do Mindfulness Approaches Have the Potential to Prevent Substance Use and Abuse in Youth?"
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Moving Promising Tools and Technologies Toward the Marketplace

April 22, 2016

John S. Williamson, Ph.D.

In this blog post, Dr. John Williamson of NCCIH's Division of Extramural Research talks about two projects that have received NCCIH funding via SBIR grants.
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Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Selecting the ‘Right’ Comparators for Meditative Movement Interventions

April 18, 2016

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Dr. Lanay Mudd previews a session that will be held at the ICIMH conference in May. The topic is selecting appropriate comparators in studies of meditative movement interventions such as tai chi, qi gong, and yoga.
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Wen G. Chen, Ph.D.

New Funding Initiatives on “Phased Innovation Award for Mechanistic Studies to Optimize Mind and Body Interventions”

October 16, 2015

Wen Chen, Ph.D.

New RFAs represent NCCIH’s new funding mechanisms direct research attention toward investigating the mechanisms by which: 1) mind and body interventions might work, and 2) strategies to optimize these interventions.
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Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

The R34: An Opportunity for Critical Groundwork in Clinical Trials Research

March 24, 2015

Wendy J. Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H

In this blog post, NCCIH Branch Chief Dr. Wendy Weber describes the use of the R34 funding mechanism for early stages of clinical research on mind and body interventions.
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