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Relaxation Techniques

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.

Review Date: August 09, 2011

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American Chronic Pain Association

For the past 30 years, the American Chronic Pain Association has been helping people live fuller lives in spite of their pain. Their goal is to provide people with the tools they need, in addition to what their health care providers offer, so that they can improve their skills in the self-management of chronic pain. The ACPA focuses on helping the person with pain become an active partner on the health care team. ACPA's mission is to: 1) Facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain, and 2) To raise awareness among the health care community, policy makers, and the public at large about issues of living with chronic pain.

Review Date: February 06, 2009

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American Dance Therapy Association

The purpose of the ADTA is to establish, maintain, and support the highest standards of professional identity and competence among dance/movement therapists by promoting education, training, practice, and research. The Association provides avenues of communication among dance/movement therapists and those working in related fields, and increases public awareness of dance/movement therapy.

Review Date: January 16, 2009

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American Meditation Institute

A non-profit educational organization devoted to the teaching and practice of meditation and its allied disciplines. Through its classes, workshops and retreats, AMI advocates a holistic approach to wellness that combines the best of ancient Eastern wisdom and modern Western science.

Review Date: March 04, 2011

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Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

AAPB is a Section 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. AAPB's mission is to advance the development, dissemination and utilization of knowledge about applied psychophysiology and biofeedback to improve health and the quality of life through research, education and practice. The AAPB has more than 2,000 members representing the fields of psychology, medicine, nursing, social work, counseling, physical therapy, education and other health care areas.

Review Date: December 20, 2011

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Biofeedback Certification International Alliance

The Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA) was created to establish and maintain standards for practitioners who use biofeedback and to certify those who meet these standards. The primary mission of this nonprofit corporation is to protect the public welfare by assuring that practitioners have met basic competency standards and practice according to the Ethical Principles of BCIA. Names of certified practitioners will be provided to the public and other interested professionals.

Review Date: January 07, 2009

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