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Featured Topic: Seasonal Allergies (Allergic Rhinitis)

Many complementary health approaches have been studied for allergic rhinitis. Some evidence indicates that rinsing the sinuses (for example, with a neti pot) and the herb butterbur may be helpful. Learn more on this topic:

Council Member Discusses Antibiotics-Microbiota-Obesity Connection 

March 15, 2016 Blog Post by NCCIH Research Blog Team

At the council’s February 5, 2016, meeting, Dr. Martin Blaser spoke on “Perturbing the Early Life Microbiome and Its Consequences.” Dr. Blaser is an NIH grantee and Singer Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology at New York University Langone Medical Center, where he also directs the Human Microbiome Program.


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NCCIH Clinician-Scientist Workforce Working Group

March 4, 2016 Blog Post by Dr. Partap Khalsa

I’m pleased to announce the report of the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) Working Group on Clinician-Scientist Workforce Development, which was presented to the full Council at its February 5, 2016 meeting.


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New Bio-Based Supply Chains for Medicines

Dr. Christine Smolke's work related to yeast and opioid production has been prominently featured in scientific journals and the popular press. We are pleased that Dr. Smolke will be presenting at our next Integrative Medicine Lecture on Monday, April 4 at 9 a.m. on the NIH Campus, Lipsett Amphitheater (Bldg. 10). The lecture will also be videocast, so you can watch remotely.


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Resources for Researchers


Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health

The Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum - Apply Now

June 7-9, 2016; NIH Campus (Bethesda, MD)

The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements is offering a 3-day educational opportunity to provide fundamental knowledge of dietary supplements to faculty, students, and practitioners with a serious interest in this subject. This intensive practicum will provide a thorough overview and grounding about issues, concepts, unknowns, and controversies about dietary supplements and supplement ingredients. Learn more.


New NIH RePORTER Widget Available to Search NCCIH Awards

Search for research and training grants funded by NCCIH.


Upcoming Events

Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit

March 22 and 23, 2016, NIH Campus Natcher Conference Center (Bethesda, MD)


Twitter Chat on Children and Complementary Health Approaches

March 30, 2016 at 9 p.m. ET

NCCIH Exhibits at Experimental Biology 2016

April 2-6, 2016 in San Diego, CA


New Bio-Based Supply Chains for Medicines (Dr. Christine Smolke)

April 4, 2016, NIH Campus Lipsett Amphitheater (Bethesda, MD)