The Research Department has collaborated with some of the top institutions in the area on current and past projects.
NESA's Research Department aims to facilitate research that meets the highest standards of medical science while maintaining integrity and honoring the plurality of traditional OM practices.
The NESA Research Department was established in March of 2000. In 2003, NESA became the first NIH-supported Developmental Center for Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (DCRC) devoted to studying Oriental medicine. Specific goals of the Research Department include:
- Establishing and maintaining NESA as a significant contributor to the field of OM research, actively engaging its faculty and staff in the scientific evaluation of all branches of OM, including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, manual therapies, and meditative exercise
- Providing faculty and staff opportunities for advanced training and study through collaborative research and scholarly exchange with leaders in the fields of both conventional and complementary medicine
- Providing training in, and opportunities for research for students
The NESA Research Department welcomes any interested collaborators to contact us. Students are welcome to discuss research interests and proposals as well.