Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) use complementary health approaches to help reduce relapses or relieve symptoms, such as pain, muscle spasticity, fatigue, cognition and depression. Some mind and body practices, such as yoga, may help ease some symptoms of MS, but there is currently no definitive evidence to suggest that any dietary supplement is effective to reduce relapses or symptoms of MS. Read more at https://nccih.nih.gov/health/
Interested in learning more about complementary health approaches? Our Online Continuing Education Series has free video lectures on a wide range of topics like herb-drug interactions and mind-body therapies. Health professionals can receive CME/CEU credits and a certificate of completion: https://nccih.nih.gov/
We co-hosted a December Twitter chat with the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) on vitamins and other dietary supplements. The chat was moderated by chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser of ABC News. During the discussion, we took questions on what the research says about the safety and usefulness of vitamins and other dietary supplements to manage various symptoms and conditions. For the full conversation, visit #abcDrBchat on Twitter.
Resources for Researchers
New Funding Opportunities:
BRAIN Initiative: Non-Invasive Neuromodulation - Mechanisms and Dose/Response Relationships for Targeted CNS Effects (R01)
BRAIN Initiative: Non-Invasive Neuromodulation - New Tools and Techniques for Spatiotemporal Precision
BRAIN Initiative: Optimization of Transformative Technologies for Large Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (U01)
BRAIN Initiative: New Technologies and Novel Approaches for Large-Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (U01)
BRAIN Initiative: Development and Validation of Novel Tools to Analyze Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in the Brain (R01)
Notice of Correction to Allow Foreign Components for Applications to RFA-NS-16-008:
BRAIN Initiative: Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (U01)
Applying Metabolomics to Drive Biomarker Discovery in Symptom Science (R21)
Applying Metabolomics to Drive Biomarker Discovery in Symptom Science (R01)
Request for Information (RFI): Inviting Comments and Suggestions on the Priorities specified for the NIH-wide Rehabilitation Research Plan
How Does The Brain Represent Pain? Insight from the New Concepts of a Dynamic Pain Connectome and the Pain Switch
January 5, 2016, 11 a.m. ET; NIH Campus
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Meditation and practices that include meditation with movement, such as tai chi, can promote relaxation. They involve certain postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. Visit us on Instagram for more of these beautiful images, along with our resources.