Policy and Research News, Thought Leadership
WHO Recommends Spinal Manipulation, Massage, and Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a guideline for non-surgical management of chronic primary low back pain (CPLBP). The guideline provides recommendations for non-surgical interventions for CPBLP in adults and older people. The goal is to improve patient health and… Read More ›

Faculty News, Policy and Research News, Thought Leadership
Dr. Ratte Comments on New Intermittent Fasting Study

You’ve likely noticed that Intermittent fasting has gained popularity in the past decade among Americans. People try it for several reasons, including weight loss, blood sugar regulation or bio hacking. In October, a new study was published in JAMA Open… Read More ›

Policy and Research News, Thought Leadership
Dr. T Comments on New Long Covid Brain Fog Research

An article published in Cell in October may offer more information on long COVID brain fog. Scientists may have uncovered a possible explanation for some of long COVID’s most stubborn and persistent symptoms like memory loss, difficulty concentrating and fatigue. … Read More ›

Policy and Research News
Expanding Access to Nonpharmacological Care with Opioid Settlement Funds

Settlements from lawsuits against some of the largest companies at the center of the opioid crisis will generate over $50 billion. This money will be distributed among states, cities and municipalities. This will help address the catastrophic consequences of opioid… Read More ›

Policy and Research News
Research News: Opioids No More Effective than Placebo for Acute Back or Neck Pain

A randomized controlled trial published in The Lancet in June 2023 investigated the efficacy and safety of a “judicious short course of an opioid analgesic for acute low back pain and neck pain.” The study found that six weeks of… Read More ›

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Policy and Research News
NWHSU’s CACM Wraps Palliative Care Project with Mayo Clinic

NWHSU’s College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine recently wrapped up a three-year consulting Palliative Care Project with Mayo Clinic in Rochester. “The collaboration was an exciting project from the beginning,” said Jessica Frier, DAOM, dean of the College. “The intention… Read More ›

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Policy and Research News
CDC Recommends Chiropractic Care, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy in New Opioid Guideline

Last week, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an updated Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain. The guideline, intended to help clinicians provide pain management for adults, advocates for a patient-centered approach, including evidence-based nonpharmacologic… Read More ›