Holistic / Alternative Health Resources
If you are looking for a natural, holistic, integrated approach to wellness and healing, these resources are a great first stop. Note: An “*” means there could be a potential conflict of interest because the site sells products or services.
Alliance for Natural Health (ANH-USA)
http://www.anh-usa.org – a nonprofit, advocacy group focused on preserving the public’s access to integrative healing practices.
Alternative Medicine Index
www.umm.edu/altmed/- a complementary medicine guide from the University of Maryland Medical Center.
American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) Blog
http://www.acam.org/acamblog – an integrative medicine blog with articles from some of the top naturopaths and physicians in the industry. The site also features a Integrative Health Practitioner Finder.
American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
American Holistic Health Association
www.ahha.org – a nonprofit organization whose goal is to serve as an “impartial holistic health resource”
American Holistic Medical Association
ahma.membershipsoftware.org – an excellent place to learn about holistic medicine, find a holistic doctor, & more.
American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)
www.ahna.org – a non-profit membership association dedicated to educating nurses and the public on holistic healing practices.
The Bravewell Collaborative
www.bravewell.org – a foundation seeking the advancement of integrative medicine. Their philosophy is “Health is not just the absence of disease; it is a state of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.” Their publications explain the components of integrative medicine.
Building Bridges Between Conventional & Complementary Medicine
www.hartfordhealth.org/IntMed/manual/– a manual for starting an Integrative Medicine program from Hartford.
Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for CAM Research (IN-CAM)
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine
www.cmbm.org – a nonprofit offering education and advancement of mind-body treatments.
The Chopra Center (Library)
www.chopra.com/library – the “library” section is free after sign up. It provides resources based on the teaching of Deepak Chopra and Ayurveda.
Continuum Center for Health and Healing
Council for Healing
http://councilforhealing.org/Welcome.html – A nonprofit group initiated by Dan Benor, MD for education and collaboration. The site has a research on healing section with information on landmark studies in the field.
www.drweil.com – Holistic approach to health and wellness from Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. *Dr. Weill sells products and the site contains advertisements.
Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E.(Association for Research and Enlightenment)
The Fetzer Institute
www.fetzer.org – “The Fetzer Institute advances love and forgiveness as powerful forces that can transform the human condition.”
Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine (FAIM)
www.faim.org – A nonprofit seeking to “identify breakthrough complementary and alternative therapies and to research and report on their effectiveness.” Their resources section provides additional alternative medicine sites.
www.healthy.net – a broad site with information on many alternative remedies *It also sells products.
Holistic Primary Care
holisticprimarycare.net – an educational site focused on “nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, mind-body therapies, Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and other healing and self-care systems from around the world.” Although it does accept advertising the editorial of the site is based on research.
Institute for Noetic Sciences
www.noetic.org – a nonprofit focused on “consciousness and healing, extended human capacities, and emerging worldviews.”
Institute of HeartMath
www.heartmath.org – a nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to “helping people reduce stress, self-regulate emotions and build energy and resilience for healthy, happy lives.”
Integrative Medicine Teaching Modules
www.fammed.wisc.edu/integrative/modules – patient handouts and educational modules from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
www.lef.org/protocols – Life Extension is a nutritional supplement company. They provide detailed nutrition protocols on numerous health conditions. *This is a retail company, but the information is science-based.
www.mercola.com – site from Dr. Joseph Mercola an outspoken advocate for natural medicine. *The site sells numerous products, and many of the doctor’s philosophies are extreme.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
nccih.nih.gov from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Natural Health Sherpa
naturalhealthsherpa.com – news, blogs and reviews of natural health treatments from a group of experienced health writers.
Natural Medicine Journal
Natural Solutions Magazine
www.naturalsolutionsmag.com – consumer publication on natural living.
The New Medicine
www.thenewmedicine.org a comprehensive site on integrative medicine based on the two-hour documentary with the same name.
Preventive Medicine Research Institute
www.pmri.org – a nonprofit research institute investigating the effects of diet and lifestyle choices on health and disease directed by Dean Ornish, MD. They have a forum site www.ornishspectrum.com/forum/ offering support for a healthy lifestyle.
Taking Charge of Your Health
takingcharge.csh.umn.edu – A site from the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota offering many tools and resources for incorporating healthy activities into one’s life.
todayspractitioner.com – the site is aimed at integrative health providers and offers detailed guides on natural healing modalities. The content is collected from “Alternative Therapies, Integrative Medicine a Clinician’s Journal, Age Management Medicine Group, Advances in Mind Body Medicine, Assoc. for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine, and others.”