In This Issue -- Travel-Related Ailments and Complementary Health Approaches

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Bookmark and Share

NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health banner image
NCCIH Clinical Digest for Health banner image

People planning international travel often ask their health care providers about the use of complementary or integrative health approaches for travel-related illnesses and conditions. Some of these approaches for travel-related health problems are promoted widely in advertising or marketed on the Internet. However, little of this information is supported by research evidence, and some of it is misleading or false. This issue of the Digest focuses on what scientifically credible research says about some of the herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and other complementary health approaches frequently suggested for travel-related ailments and hazards.


Read more »

What the Science Says:
Travel-Related Ailments and Complementary Health Approaches

Learn what current research has to say about:

Bullet Malaria Prophylaxis and Treatment

Bullet Zika Prophylaxis and Treatment

Bullet Travelers’ Diarrhea

Bullet Altitude Illness

Bullet Motion Sickness

Bullet Jet Lag/Sleep Problems

Bullet Insect Protection

Bullet Sunscreens

Bullet Homeopathic Vaccines

Read more »

Additional Resources

Bullet 6 Things to Know About Travel-Related Ailments and Complementary Health Approaches

Bullet For Your Patients

Visit NCCIH's website to read the full issue of this month's Clinical Digest

NCCIH Clinical Digest is a service of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NCCIH Clinical Digest, a monthly e-newsletter, offers evidence-based information on complementary and integrative health, including scientific literature searches, summaries of NCCIH-funded research, fact sheets for patients, and more.


NCCIH is 1 of 27 institutes and centers at the NIH. The mission of NCCIH is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care. For additional information, call NCCIH's Clearinghouse toll free at 1-888-644-6226, or visit the NCCIH Web site at