Current Research at The National Institute for Integrative Healthcare

The Foundation for Epigenetic Medicine is the research arm of The National Institute for Integrative Healthcare. It is currently involved in several research projects. To make a donation, click the button below:

The Foundation for Epigenetic Medicine has performed groundbreaking research in many areas of physical and mental health. You can see the portfolio of completed and ongoing projects to which we have contributed by following the links below. 

They're grouped into six categories:

  • Outcome Studies, are clinical trials that compare patient outcomes before and after an intervention such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques).

  • Clinical Reports are case histories or qualitative evaluations of patient outcomes.

  • Mechanisms Papers examine the physiological mechanisms of action of energy therapies.

  • Review Articles examine many different sources of data, and interpret the meaning of a body of evidence.

  • Projects are research-related activities that also gather data or disseminate information about our research.

  • Ongoing Research shows studies that are planned or in progres

Projects

  • The Veterans Stress Project
    The Veterans Stress project connects veterans suffering from PTSD with therapists and life coaches who offer EFT. It has also conduced several studies measuring the effect of EFT on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which affects an estimated 500,000 veterans who have returned from Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as some 470,000 Vietnam veterans. Results of this research are shared at the website of the Veterans Stress Project, where vets can also connect withpractitioners.

  • The Epigenetic Medicine PrizeThe Epigenetic Medicine Prize
    The National Institute for Integrative Healthcare encourages the development of therapies that affect individuals epigenetically by awarding an annual monetary award to recognize practical applications of epigenetics. Such applications can be psychological (e.g. Energy Psychology interventions), social (e.g. childhood nurturing, which enhances the expression of the genes in the hippocampus that dampen stress), or biomedical. The inaugural recipient was Randy Jirtle, PhD, of Duke University Medical Center, for his pioneering work discovering the epigenetic effects of Agouti gene supression. We need $15,000 for the coming year's prize.

  • APA Petition
    The American Psychological Association (APA) is the professional association for American psychologists. The National Institute for Integrative Healthcare supports a drive to establish Energy Psychology as a "division" or interest area within APA. If you are a licensed clinician, please sign and return a petition to make Energy Psychology a division of APA. Click here for more information, including a form to sign and mail in.


Ongoing Research