As an entity that funds and promotes research into natural therapies, including massage, The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health has a leading role in creating opportunities for the practice of CAM in the medical venue.

Now the NCCAM is inviting input from the public to assist the creation of its long-range plan. This input “will provide guideposts for future scientific direction, a useful framework for priority setting, and continue the internal efforts to advance the organization,” a statement on NCCAM’s website reads.

To comment on the NCCAM Strategic Plan: 2010, visit