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Complementary & Alternative Medicine: Web Sites

Guide to locating resources for complementary and alternative therapies.

Web Sites

  • American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)
    A non-profit educational organization open to nurses and health care professionals who are interested in holistic health care. The site contains information about AHNA endorsed programs, certification, events and conferences.


  • Bandolier: Evidenced Based Thinking about Healthcare
    The site brings together the best evidence available about complementary and alternative therapies for consumers and professionals. It contains stories, systematic reviews and meta-analyses of complementary and alternative therapies with abstracts.


  • HIV/AIDS Alternative and Complementary Therapy
    From the NLM's Specialized Information Services, this site provides consumer health information on HIV/AIDS alternative and complementary therapies. Includes fact sheets from the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and information from the National Library of Medicine's Medline Plus.


  • MEDLINE plus: Alternative Medicine
    The National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus can assist consumers and professionals with locating authoritative health information on alternative medicine.
    Search MEDLINE for research articles by scrolling to "Search MEDLINE for recent research articles on Alternative Medicine." Can also search for various alternative therapy topics which includes: cancer alternative therapy, herbal medicine, acupuncture and dietary supplements:


  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
  • Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    The NIH, National Cancer Institute (NCI) Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) was established in October 1998 to coordinate and enhance the activities of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the arena of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).