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Complementary & Integrative Health Research Area

As a part of Veteran Health Administration’s (VA’s) Whole Health System transformation, there has been a large-scale expansion of complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies as part of standard medical care. This expansion is being driven by several factors, including: mounting evidence of the effectiveness of these therapies for many conditions that, in turn has led to their inclusion in national pain management guidelines and strategies,  increasing demand from Veterans, increasing need to offer non-pharmacologic pain management strategies to counter the opioid epidemic, and significant support from Congress and VA leadership.  

Our Greater Los Angeles HSR researchers have conducted numerous studies and projects to study the effectiveness of CIH therapies and to evaluate the implementation of the evidence-based CIH therapies. 


CIH Effectiveness

CIH Use, Provision & Implementation

For more information, please contact Dr. Stephanie L. Taylor, PhD at