I came across this online and could not help but re-post to our blog.
Eric Jacobson, Ph.D., conducts research on alternative medicine at Harvard Medical School. In 2009 he received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a pilot clinical trial of structural integration (Rolfing) as a treatment for chronic low back pain. He is currently completing the analysis of the data from that clinical trial, but is about to run out of funds.
The Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation has come forward and offered to match all donations up to $10,000. Your tax-deductible contribution will help Dr. Jacobson complete the analysis of comprehensive data on pain and disability, psychology, balance, walking, and blood biomarkers for stress and inflammation. Here is Dr. Jacobson speaking about his study.
This is the only clinical trial that has ever been done on structural integration as a treatment for low back pain. With the completion of this study we hope to be able to begin to answer the question, “How is structural integration so helpful?”
I hope you will consider making a contribution directly to the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation. Your donations will be sent directly to Harvard Medical School and administered by them to fund completion of the study.