The National Institute for Integrative Healthcare (NIIH) is a leading-edge nonprofit dedicated to THERAPIES, to RESEARCH, and to EDUCATION in the fields of Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology.

Research has shown that emerging methods such as mindfulness, stress reduction, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), and the Relaxation Response are “evidence-based” practices for addressing both emotional trauma and physical symptoms. NIIH is dedicated to conducting empirical research in these methods, as well as expanding patient access by fostering their adoption in primary care settings.

Through its research projects and educational programs, NIIH investigates the epigenetic effects of intention, consciousness and energy in healing. Epigenetics is the branch of science describing influences that alter the expression of genes (epi=above; epigenetic=control of DNA from above or outside the gene).

NIIH president Dawson Church, PhD meeting at the US Capitol with Rep Dan Lungren (R-Sacramento), and NIIH advisory board members Olli Toukolehto, MD & David Feinstein, PhD

New research shows that consciousness (beliefs, emotions, optimism, altruism, visualization, prayer, energy, meditation) has epigenetic effects, affecting cellular processes at the most fundamental levels of molecular biology. NIIH is a leader in applying these methods for better health, happiness and longevity. NIIH also maintains a research bibliography of energy therapies, listing over 600 studies of these methods.

The National Institute for Integrative Healthcare has several activities: RESEARCH through the Foundation for Epigenetic Medicine, COUNSELING especially the Veterans Stress Solution, PUBLISHING, in association with Energy Psychology Press, the peer-reviewed journal Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, and EDUCATION through referrals to institutions offering training in the field. We also support relief and humanitarian projects. The epigenetic stress reduction methods promoted by NIIH have been featured in many media stories.

Periodically, NIIH presents the Epigenetic Medicine Award to a leading research scientist. The most recent award went to Randy Jirtle, PhD, of North Carolina State University, one of the key researchers in the field of epigenetics.
Veterans Stress Solution
Foundation for Epigenetic Medicine
EFT Global
Epigenetic Medicine Award
The Veterans Stress Solution offers effective PTSD counseling to thousands of veterans and family members each year, and connects veterans seeking help with therapists and coaches who can work with them.
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The studies performed by the Foundation for Epigenetic Medicine are at the leading edge of mental health research. We've validated therapies that can successfully resolve most cases of pain, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
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Our humanitarian program EFT Global recruits and trains practitioners to visit the sites of natural and human-caused disasters and offer practical help to survivors. Energy Psychology techniques are among the most successful self-help methods in the wake of disaster.
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Periodically, The National Institute for Integrative Healthcare presents the Epigenetic Medicine Award to a leading research scientist. The most recent award went to Randy Jirtle PhD, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Duke University, one of the discoverers of epigenetics.
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About Us
The National Institute for Integrative Healthcare is one of the key organizations leading the way in psychology and medicine. Our ground-breaking research has validated the techniques shown to fully rehabilitate most cases of PTSD, and improve mental health problems like anxiety and depression. Our humanitarian work ranges from the Veterans Stress Project, to helping the victims of natural disasters, to working with Rwandan orphans.
Our Team
Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose best-selling book The Genie in Your Genes ( has been hailed by reviewers as a breakthrough in our understanding of the link between emotions and genetics. His follow-up title Mind to Matter, ( reviews the science of peak mental states. He founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare ( to study and implement promising evidence-based psychological and medical techniques. His groundbreaking research has been published in prestigious scientific journals. He is the editor of Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment, a peer-reviewed professional journal ( and a blogger for the Huffington Post. He shares how to apply the breakthroughs of energy psychology to health and athletic performance through EFT Universe (, one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web.
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