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Results of a study supported in part by NCCAM suggest that a brief group therapy intervention—including education, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and basic relaxation techniques—may ease symptoms and improve quality of
Results of an NCCAM-funded study suggest that 8 weeks of meditation may have an effect on brain function that persists even when someone is not meditating.
Researchers have identified a potential genetic marker of placebo response, according to a new NCCAM-funded study published in the journal PLoS.
Hypnosis may be effective for menopause-related hot flashes
Traditional Chinese medicine may provide short-term pain relief for temporomandibular disorders (TMD), according to a new study.
Melatonin supplements may help improve sleep in people with high blood pressure (hypertension) who take beta-blockers, according to a recent randomized controlled study.
Placebo and nocebo responses may occur without conscious awareness of the triggering cues.
Acupuncture may help with chronic pain.
In a recent study, higher-than-usual doses of silymarin did not provide greater benefit than placebo for the treatment of hepatitis in patients with chronic hepatitis C who previously failed to respond to standard...
According to a recent study, exercising or practicing meditation may be effective in reducing acute respiratory infections.
Soy protein supplements containing isoflavones, in an amount within the upper range of traditional Asian diets, had no effect on global cognition in postmenopausal women, according to a recent study published in the...
Previous research has shown that people who are under chronic stress are more likely to catch colds.
A recent study found that a 60-minute “dose” of Swedish massage therapy delivered once a week for pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee was both optimal and practical, establishing a standard for use in future research.
Yoga may help women quit smoking, according to results of a pilot study that researchers say is the first to examine yoga’s effect on smoking cessation.
Specific dietary patterns may protect aging brains.
Spinal manipulation or home exercise instruction is more effective than medication in relieving neck pain.
In a laboratory study, researchers found that electroacupuncture was able to affect a key stress response in rats—by blocking a sympathetic pathway that is stimulated during chronic stress.