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Brain-Imaging Study Explores Analgesic Effect of Acupuncture

Researchers used fMRI to examine the brain's pain responses to acupuncture. (Nov 2008) More

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Green Tea May Help Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Investigators examined the effects of green tea polyphenols on RA. (Nov 2008) More

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What does NCCAM do?

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine conducts and supports research, trains CAM researchers, and provides information about CAM. More

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What is CAM?

Complementary and alternative medicine is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. More