Complementary/Alternative Medicine



Online Databases

MEDLINEplus - Alternative Medicine
Excellent source of authoritative information. Factsheets, organizations, etc.
Source: National Library of Medicine

MEDLINEplus - Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information
Browse by first letter of herb.
Source: National Library of Medicine

Alternative Medicine Guide
Features The Natural Pharmacist Health Encyclopedia, Consumer Edition. Search by herbs & supplements, by condition, and drug interactions.
Source: Kapiolani Health

CAM on PubMed
Search for journal citations and abstracts on complementary and alternative medicine topics through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database.
Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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General Articles/Factsheets

Advising Patients Who Seek Alternative Medical Therapies
This article points out how medical providers and their patients can go about discussing alternative therapies.
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, volume 127, July 1, 1997

Alternative Medicine and the Therapeutic Relationship: Cultural Awareness, Sensitivity, and Respect
Online video. RealPlayer software required.
Source: Health Library at Stanford

BMJ (British Medical Journal): Complementary Medicine Articles Online

Informed Health Online - Complementary (Alternative) Therapies - Cochrane Reviews

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Challenges and Opportunites for American Medicine
Source: Academic Medicine, volume 75, 2000

EBN Online (Evidence-Based Nursing): Complementary Medicine Articles Online

Evaluating Complementary Medicine: Methodological Challenges of Randomised Controlled Trials
Source: BMJ (British Medical Journal): Complementary Medicine Articles Online, October 12, 2002

Integrating Alternative and Conventional Medicine
Online video. RealPlayer software required.
Source: Health Library at Stanford

Reckoning with Alternative Medicine
Source: Academic Medicine, volume 75, 2000

Report 12 of the Council on Scientific Affairs (A-97): Alternative Medicine
Recommendations by the Council on Scientific Affairs which were adopted as American Medical Association policy and a summary of the report.
Source: American Medical Association, June 1997

US Report Calls for Tighter Controls on Complementary Medicine
Source: BMJ (British Medical Journal): Complementary Medicine Articles Online, April 13, 2002

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Organizations

Bastyr University Research Institute
Mission is to investigate, evaluate, and develop the principles and practices of natural, integrated and complementary medicine.
Source: Bastyr University

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program at Stanford (CAMPS)
The focus of this Center is to evaluate selected alternative medicine therapies as they may be of benefit to the aged.

Five Mountain Medical Community
The Five Mountain Medical Community is located on in the Kohala and Hamakua districts of the Big Island of Hawaii.

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

NCCAM funded research centers

CAM Research Center for Cardiovascular Diseases
Source: University of Michigan

Center for CAM Research in Aging and Women's Health
Herbal and dietary treatments for postmenopausal women.
Source: Rosenthal Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine

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Find a Practitioner

American College for Advancement in Medicine: Find a Doctor
Search for doctor by last name, city, state, zip code, or country.
Source: American College for Advancement in Medicine

Holistic Health Yellow Pages
Search for various practitioners in your area.
Source: Holistic Health Yellow Pages

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Clinical Trials

National Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine Clinical Trials
Search by treatment or by condition.
Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clinical Trials
Project descriptions, recruitment status, and project status.
Source: The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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For More Information

Ask Dr. Weil
Ask questions about alternative therapies and staying healthy.
Source: Dr. Weil.com

Quackwatch: Your Guide to Health Fraud, Quackery, and Intelligent Decisions
Brought to you by Dr. Stephen Barrett, this site presents a look at health fraud and quackery in many areas, including many of the complementary therapies. An opposing perspective to those who advocate these alternative therapies.

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