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Building a Foundation for Clinical Trials of Natural Products

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:34:55 -0400

Over the years, I have often been asked whether the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) will fund clinical trials of natural products. The answer is, “Yes.” NCCIH funds clinical research of natural products, including herbal products, botanicals, products marketed as dietary supplements, and probiotics.




“Sixth sense” may be more than just a feeling

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:56:45 -0400

NIH study of rare genetic disorder reveals importance of touch and body awareness

A gene called PIEZO2 controls specific aspects of human touch and proprioception, a “sixth sense” describing awareness of one’s body in space.




Upcoming Lecture to Explore Research on Tai Chi and Aging-Related Risks

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:51:57 -0400

On Monday, Sept. 12, at 10:00 a.m., Peter Wayne, Ph.D., will address how tai chi affects cognitive-neuromuscular Interactions in older adults. It will be the first talk in the Fall 2016 Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series.




Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa)

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:58:18 -0400

A news update on kratom from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).







NIH Review Finds Nondrug Approaches Effective For Treatment of Common Pain Conditions

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:09:54 -0400

U.S. study reviews trial results on complementary health approaches for pain relief; aims to assist with pain management

Study suggests some popular complementary health approaches—such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture—may effectively manage common pain conditions.




Apply for NIH Loan Repayment Programs September 1 through November 15

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:13:13 -0400

In this blog post, Dr. Ashlee Tipton discusses the NIH Loan Repayment Programs to help deal with student debt.




Study Provides New Information on Mechanisms Involved in Touch Sensation and Self-Perception of Body in Space

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:50:31 -0400

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NCCIH-supported study gives insights into mechanisms involved in touch, and sheds light on the role of proprioception—the ability to sense the body’s position, equilibrium, and movement through space―on health and survival.




Anaconda Strong Formula contains hidden drug ingredient

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:03:43 -0400

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Anaconda Strong Formula, a product promoted for sexual enhancement.




Adelganzantes R-II contains hidden drug ingredient

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:05:07 -0400

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Adelgazantes R-II, a product promoted for weight loss.




Boss-Rhino Gold X-tra Strength contains hidden drug ingredient

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:06:00 -0400

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Boss-Rhino Gold X-tra Strength, a product promoted for sexual enhancement.




De Guo Hei Bei (徳国黑倍)contains hidden drug ingredient

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:07:31 -0400

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use De Guo Hei Bei (徳国黑倍), a product promoted for sexual enhancement.




Citrus’ Fit contains hidden drug ingredients

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:06:46 -0400

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Citrus’ Fit, a product promoted for weight loss.




New Funding Opportunity for Centers of Excellence

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:49:50 -0400

In this blog post, NCCIH Deputy Director Dr. David Shurtleff discusses the new Center of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Integrative Health (CERCIH) program to promote synergistic research.




Cupping

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:58:34 -0400

Basic information on the traditional Chinese medicine practice, cupping.




6 Tips: What You Need To Know About Complementary Health Approaches for Skin Conditions

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 12:41:31 -0400

Six things to know about complementary health approaches for skin conditions, including atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, impetigo, and rosacea.




Super Bull 6000 contains hidden drug ingredient

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:29:58 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Super Bull 6000, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.




Ziyinzhuangyang contains hidden drug ingredient

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:32:09 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Ziyinzhuangyang. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.




Zi Xiu Tang Beauty Face and Figure Capsule contains hidden drug ingredients

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:30:45 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Zi Xiu Tang Beauty Face & Figure Capsule, a product promoted for weight loss. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.

FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that Zi Xiu Tang Beauty Face & Figure Capsule contains phenolphthalein and fluoxetine. Phenolphthalein is a chemical that is not an active ingredient in any approved drug in the United States. Studies have indicated that it presents a cancer-causing risk.




Libigirl contains hidden drug ingredient

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:22:02 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Libigirl, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.




Maxx Easy Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:24:16 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Maxx Easy, a product promoted for weight loss. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.




Power Spring (XXX) Oral Liquid contains hidden drug ingredient

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:18:08 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Power Spring (XXX) Oral Liquid, a product promoted for sexual enhancement and increasing energy. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.




Mang Luk Power Slim contains hidden drug ingredient

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 07:51:58 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Mang Luk Power Slim, a product promoted for weight loss. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.




Mang Luk Power Slim Detox contains hidden drug ingredient

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 07:52:45 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Mang Luk Power Slim Detox, a product promoted for weight loss. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.




Ultimate Lean contains hidden drug ingredient

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 07:53:24 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Ultimate Lean, a product promoted for weight loss. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.




Weili (一炮到天亮 or Yi Pao Dao Tian Liang) contains hidden drug ingredient

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:25:26 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Weili (一炮到天亮 or Yi Pao Dao Tian Liang), a product promoted for sexual enhancement. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.




Super Shangai contains hidden drug ingredient

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:26:18 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Super Shangai, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.




Shangai Ultra X contains hidden drug ingredient

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:26:59 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Shangai Ultra X, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.




The Golden Root contains hidden drug ingredient

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 12:27:42 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use The Golden Root, a product promoted for sexual enhancement. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.




Slim Fit X contains hidden drug ingredients

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 07:54:11 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Slim Fit X, a product promoted for weight loss and increasing energy. This product was identified by FDA during an examination of international mail shipments.