Evidence-Based Research: Always a Hot Topic

Evidence-Based Research is always a hot topic in natural medicine, with funding historically tight. NCNM’s School of Research & Graduate Studies and its Helfgott Research Institute are certainly paving the way to attract support for our students. Ongoing studies of diabetes, cancer, gastrointestinal issues, pain and nutrition, to name a few, are underway. Work at the school got a huge boost in June with the award of more than $3 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health. The two five-year complementary and integrative health grants will support studies involving mindfulness-based stress reduction for people with multiple sclerosis, and clinical research training for naturopathic doctors and Chinese medicine practitioners, as well as training in naturopathic and Chinese medicine modalities for conventional medicine researchers. ncnm-helfgott.ncnm.edu/ study-participation-opportunities