Mary M. Tuchscherer

Mary Tuchscherer
College of Chiropractic
College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Personal Information


Currently Teaching (2014-2015)

My academic interests center on the neurobiology of pain and inflammation, neuroimmunology, and chiropractic history. I have been involved in mapping and studying the functions of Substance P and other neuropeptides associated with neurogenic inflammation and central facilitation. I am currently studying the neurobiological attributes of the subluxation.

Clinically, I have studied and currently practice Gonstead technique, applied kinesiology and traditional Chinese medicine. I serve as the chair of the Department of Basic Science at Northwestern. In addition to the academic courses, I have also taught extracurricular classes at Northwestern in traditional fly-tying and fly fishing.


  • Master of Science - University of Minnesota, 1983
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Minnesota, 1987
  • Doctor of Chiropractic - Northwestern College of Chiropractic, 1991
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