Complementary & Alternative Medicine

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The Evolution of Alternative Medicine

Back in the 1990s, the word “alternative” was a synonym for hip and forward-thinking. There was alternative music and alternative energy; there were even high-profile alternative presidential candidates like Ross Perot and Ralph Nader. That was the decade when doctors started to realize just how many Americans were using alternative medicine, starting with a 1993 paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The paper reported that one in three Americans were using some kind of “unconventional therapy.” Only 28 percent of them were telling their primary-care doctors about it.

I was in high school at the time, and I knew about alternative medicine from my father, a family…

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 The Evolution of Alternative Medicine

When it comes to treating pain and chronic disease, many doctors are turning to treatments like acupuncture and meditation—but using them as part of a larger, integrative approach to health.

Townsend Letter

Since 1983, Townsend Letter has been publishing a print alternative medicine magazine. As a forum for the entire alternative medicine community, we present scientific information (pro and con) on a wide variety of alternative medicine topics.

American College for Advancement in Medicine

The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the safe and effective application of integrative medicine.

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine.

The Bravewell Collaborative

The Bravewell Collaborative exists to bring about optimal health and healing for individuals and society.

Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine

The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) is a global interprofessional integrative health association working to transform health care – body, mind, spirit, community, planet.

Acupuncture Today

Acupuncture Today is a monthly newspaper delivered to members of the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession.

New and updated articles and research about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Advances In Mind-Body Medicine

Advances serves medical practitioners and researchers, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, RNs and other healthcare providers with the latest in peer-reviewed research, perspectives, news, abstracts, interviews and resources.

American Association of Integrative Medicine

The mission of the American Association of Integrative Medicine is to promote the development of integrative medicine, which is the medicine of the 21st century.

American Botanical Council

At the American Botanical Council, we are passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs, medicinal plants. We are an independent, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

American Holistic Health Association

The American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) is the leading national resource connecting people with vital solutions for reaching a higher level of wellness. We want you to enjoy an enhanced quality of life with vitality, enthusiasm, confidence and self-worth.

Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine

Our goals are to help you health care consumer, person who is ill, person attempting to maintain your health, physician or allied health professional, or just interested party become more familiar with the systems of medicine and healing that come to us from the East.

European Journal of Oriental Medicine

Since its foundation in the spring of 1993, EJOM has provided a forum for informed debate, clinical excellence, creative interchange and critical reflection, inspiring its readership worldwide. is a little bit of everything of interest to a TCM practitioner. There are the hundreds of case studies that have come our way, some stray bits of books that I've worked on, some teaching notes and two continuing education courses available.

Homeopathic Educational Services

The best source of homeopathic books, tapes, home medicine kits, and software.


The place for professional Homeopathic care & other alternative specialties

Integrative Health Program

Education on healing-oriented medicine is at the heart of our work. If you are a patient, you will find information for both yourself and your clinician at teaching modules and patient handouts. If you are a clinician, we encourage you to read our clinical newsletters and access teaching modules and patient handouts to learn about integrative approaches for the treatment of conditions commonly seen in primary care. Consider a fellowship opportunity with us. If you are a resident or medical student, access our elective rotation curriculum.

Integrative Medicine & Holistic Health Association

Our Mission is to prove in the real world, with real people, and real money, that an integrative approach to healthcare has better health outcomes, and is more cost-effective, than conventional care alone.


It is my hope to leverage all the past ten years of work on into this new site to provide you and the rest of the world with a treasure trove of knowledge and health wisdom that will allow you to avoid the drug and surgery model.

National Center for Homeopathy

The National Center for Homeopathy is an open-membership organization whose mission is to promote health through homeopathy. By providing general education to the public about homeopathy, and specific education to homeopaths, we help to make homeopathy available throughout the United States.

Natural Medicines

The most authoritative resource available on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.

Naturopathic Medicine Network

Naturopathic Medicine Network is an independent organization dedicated to the advancement of Naturopathic Medicine worldwide.

Online Study Material on Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine in Humans & Animals

Online Study Material on Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine in Humans & Animals

Qi Journal

Qi Journal has "real" articles on the topic of Qi, written by those who are currently teaching and practicing the disciplines and who are willing to share their experiences for the advancement of others. All articles are peer-written, making this journal a wonderful adjunct to classical texts and study guides... sometimes contradictory... sometimes controversal... but always educational.

The Journal of Chinese Medicine

The Journal of Chinese Medicine is recognised as the foremost English language journal on all aspects of Chinese medicine.

The National Health Federation

Established in 1955, the National Health Federation is an international consumer-education, health-freedom organization working to protect individuals' rights to choose to consume healthy food, take supplements, and use alternative therapies without government restrictions.

World Acupuncture

The limited awareness and understanding of the scope, power and flexibility of 'Traditional Acupuncture' both within and without the profession is the greatest challenge we face today.

World Reflexology Foundation

Our mission is to make it possible for everyone in the world to receive the benefits of Reflexology by providing services and instruction in Self-Help and Family-Help Reflexology, locally and globally, working with individuals, groups, organizations and countries. covers a wide range of topics ranging from Acupuncture to Yoga including 88 different categories, currently operating in six countries; United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Bio -Touch

Bio-TouchTM is a simple, hands-on healing technique that can be used to address all types of health concerns.


The Esalen Institute was founded in 1962 as an alternative educational center devoted to the exploration of what Aldous Huxley called the "human potential," the world of unrealized human capacities that lies beyond the imagination.

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