ABC News hosts NCCIH Twitter Chat

Posted On: June 25th, 2015

ABC News hosts NCCIH Twitter Chat

Earlier this week, Dr. Peter Wayne, Research Director of the Osher Center, shared his expert knowledge in bite size pieces on a live Twitter Chat hosted by ABC News: Complimentary and Integrative Health: What does the Science Say?

Dr. Wayne tweeted using the @BrighamWomens handle.

The following themes were discussed:

T1: “What do we mean by complementary, alternative and integrative health care?”
T2: “Who uses complementary and Integrative Health approaches? How has it changed over time?”
T3: “Should complementary medicine approaches be held to the same scientific standards as conventional medicine? Why or why not?”

Read the Full Chat Transcript Here.

View Chat by Slide Show below

Notable tweeters included Director, Dr. Josephine Briggs, and Branch Chief of Basic and Mechanistic Research, John Williamson, of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the leading Federal agency for research on integrative and complementary health practices.

Other  institutions taking part included our sister Osher Center at the University of California in San Francisco, The Cleveland Clinic, Stanford Medical School, The National Cancer Institute, and many others.