Introduction to Neural Basis of Mind-Body Pain Therapies

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M. Catherine Bushnell, Ph.D., Scientific Director of the Division of Intramural Research, NCCAM, is introduced and discusses what happens in the brain when someone experiences pain. The brain has naturally occurring modulatory systems for pain that are activated by various drugs. This clip is part of a lecture, “The Neural Basis of Mind-Body Pain Therapies,” given at NIH in 2013. It is part of the NCCAM Online Continuing Education Series, and free CME/CEU credit is available to health professionals