It is easy to fall into thinking that the federal government of the United States has no interest in alternative medicine. However, there is a department dedicated to researching alternative medicine - the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Later this week the NCCIH will be hosting a twitter-chat about mind-body approaches to stress. The event will feature a variety of guests from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, Office on Women’s Health, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, and Stanford Medicine Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab. In addition, the author of 25 Lessons in Mindfulness, Rezvan Ameli, Ph.D will participate.
This looks to be a fantastic event and a great opportunity to ask questions to industry leading experts.
The chat begins at 3pm EST on Thursday, Jan 28th.
For full information see this NCCIH page.