This month, our focus is on the topic of skin conditions. We provide information on complementary health approaches to skin conditions, including an issue of the Clinical Digest, a Tips sheet, and a new web portal.
Dr. David Shurtleff
August 8, 2016
Two months ago, NCCIH released a new Strategic Plan that emphasizes which areas of research on complementary and integrative health are of strategic interest to the Center─including those designated as high-priority.
Resources for Researchers
- Center of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Integrative Health (P01) PAR-16-379
- NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Data Science (R25)
- Projected FY 2017 Stipend Levels for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
Screening and Supplementation of Iron-replete Pregnant Women and Young Children: Iron Workshop from Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)
September 28, 2016; NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, MD
September 29-October 1, 2016; Winnipeg, Canada
October 26-28, 2016; Chicago, IL
Cupping is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. This practice dates back over 2,000 years but has received recent attention in the media due to its use by world-class athletes for injury relief. The cups used in cupping are typically made of bamboo, glass, or earthenware.