Samueli Institute is engaged in research on the effectiveness and integration of healing- oriented practices and their role in wellness and health care.

The Institute supports innovative, multidisciplinary investigations of complementary and alternative medicine and integrative health care therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, natural products and mind-body practices through a variety of research methodologies. 

Our portfolio includes nutrition and lifestyle research, the role of the brain and mind in healing, and the placebo/meaning effect. We also conduct research and evaluations of Optimal Healing Environments and their role in health and healing.