Mind-Body Modalities Scientific Interest Group
MBM-SIG was formed to support NIH researchers, clinicians, and other staff who are interested in mind-body modalities such as meditation, acupuncture, yoga, and Reiki. Mind-body modalities enjoy burgeoning interest and empirical support for improving health and well-being. They also raise interesting questions at the intersections of medicine, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality.
MBM-SIG is primarily a learning organization with the following objectives: (1) to facilitate constructive dialogue and scientific and experiential inquiry about mind-body practices, (2) to discuss appropriate research and analysis methods to understand their mechanisms and efficacy, (3) to inspire active discussion about epistemology and philosophy of science. Our goal is to provide a forum where researchers from different backgrounds can openly exchange their ideas and perspectives as well as learn about and discuss the latest ideas and research on mind-body modalities.
MBM-SIG meets approximately once a month. A typical meeting involves a presentation of research on a specific mind-body modality, often followed by discussion and a demonstration of the modality.
To join the Mind-Body Modalities Scientific Interest Group mailing list, please visit the Mind-Body Modalities Scientific Interest Group Listserv home page, then click the “Subscribe or Unsubscribe” link in the right sidebar.
- Catherine Bushnell, Ph.D., NCCAM
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