on the Biology of Manual Therapies
||A multidisciplinary conference
entitled The Biology of Manual Therapies will
assess the underlying biology supporting manual
therapies and identify opportunities for further
research. This landmark conference will cover
three primary topic areas involved in manual therapies:
1) neuroscience, 2) immunology and endocrinology,
and 3) biomechanics and imaging. Examples of manual
therapies include chiropractic, osteopathic manipulation,
and massage therapy.
|| June 9-10, 2005
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)
45 Center Drive
National Institutes of Health
||Manual therapies include a host
of techniques that focus primarily on the structures
and systems of the body, including the bones and
joints, the soft tissues, and the circulatory
and lymphatic systems. There is increasing evidence
that manual therapies may trigger a cascade of
cellular, biomechanical, neural, and/or extracellular
events as the body adapts to the external stress.
Several NIH Institutes and Centers will partner with
the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to sponsor
this conference. They include the National Center for
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke,
the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal
and Skin Diseases, the National Institute of Child Health
and Human Development, and the National Institute for
Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
For more information, visit nccam.nih.gov or
call the NCCAM press office at 301-496-7790.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative
Medicine (NCCAM) is dedicated to exploring complementary
and alternative medical (CAM) practices in the context
of rigorous science, training CAM researchers, and disseminating
authoritative information to the public and professionals.
For additional information, call NCCAM’s Clearinghouse
toll free at 1-888-644-6226, or visit the NCCAM Web
site at nccam.nih.gov.