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Studies examine how certain herbs or dietary supplements can affect conditions such as pain and anxiety and how vitamin levels affect aging.
Research tests how mind-body techniques can reduce anxiety before and during medical procedures, improve quality of life for patients and caregivers, and help people manage stress.
The Integrative Medicine and Health Research Program evaluates the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments to treat pain and improve well-being in health and disease.
Studies investigate how massage and manual therapies can reduce pain and anxiety and improve quality of life for patients in settings such as hospice or the intensive care unit.
The program studies how pet therapy and other forms of animal-assisted therapy can help improve outcomes for patients in the hospital and patients with fibromyalgia.
Wellness studies focus on how nutrition, activity, stress management and social support can be combined and optimized to improve patients' health and wellness.
The Integrative Medicine and Health Research Program brings the best of conventional medicine together with the best of evidence-based complementary practices to improve patient care.
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