Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Below is a listing of Complementary & Alternative Medicine Web sites selected by the library staff. They are listed in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order. Clicking on any of the links below will open the professional site in a new window.
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE & CAM
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative medicine “focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, health care professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. Simply stated, it combines state-of-the-art medical treatments with carefully selected evidence-based complementary therapies.” More
What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), is defined as "a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine....The list of what is considered to be CAM changes continually, as those therapies that are proven to be safe and effective become adopted into conventional health care and as new approaches to health care emerge." More
Alternative Medicine Foundation, Inc.
Evidence-Based Complementary Medicine
Mayo Clinics Alternative and Complementary Medicine Center
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices, training researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals. It is a searchable database of journal citations on complementary and alternative medicine.
This manual provides information to safely and effectively integrate complementary and alternative treatment modalities into clinical practice. It presents integrative treatments for a full range of diseases and conditions, including autism, stroke, chronic fatigue syndrome, and various forms of cancer.
Unconventional Therapies: BC Cancer Agency
WholeHealthMD.com was founded to provide consumers with professional guidance on the many benefits of integrative medicine. Check out the Healing Center and Reference Library for specific ailments.