Created by the Center for Spirituality & Healing and Charlson Meadows.

Resources

Find websites, books, and articles to help you learn more about taking charge of your health and wellbeing.

CAM on PubMed

CAM on PubMed is a free online database where you can find scientific studies on the use of complementary therapies for various conditions.

Center for Health and Healing

This site covers over 70 health conditions and 26 healing modalities, with a special emphasis on the integrative approach to various diseases, including heart disease, chronic pain, diabetes, IBS and depression.

Checklists and Forms

These forms can help you take charge of your health. They offer sample questions to ask your doctor, diagnosis checklists, sample medical information request forms, and more.

International Network of Integrative Mental Health, Inc.

INIMH is a global organization to advance an integrative, whole-person approach to mental health through education, research, networking and advocacy.

MayoClinic.com

MayoClinic.com has a section on complementary and alternative medicine, including information on how to assess evidence. Look under the Live Well section.

Medline Plus

Medline Plus offers health information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other trusted sources. A recent valuable addition is extensive information on herbal medicines from the Natural Standard database. Search on a particular therapy and get a wealth of online resources.

NCCAM Clearinghouse

You can email a question about a complementary therapy to the NCCAM Clearinghouse in English or Spanish. Their staff researches your question using government databases of scientific and medical literature and sends the results to you. This service is free of charge! They also have a link to a live online chat with a health information specialist.

The Food and Drug Administration

The Food and Drug Administration provides up-to-date information from the federal government on dietary supplements including current alerts or warnings, safety information, adverse event reporting, consumer education, and general information.

The Integrator Blog

The Integrator Blog consists of news, reports, opinion, and networking opportunities for the business, education, policy, and practice of integrative medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, and integrated healthcare.

The Life Science Foundation

The Life Science Foundation focuses on human health and well-being through complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), new understandings of life through the activities of 21st century science, and the acquisition of information, knowledge, and wisdom through intuition.

The National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute offers invaluable information for cancer patients and families, including information on complementary and alternative medicine (look under Cancer Topics).

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a government website that provides information on the safety and effectiveness of different treatments such as homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, etc.

The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements

The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements provides a wealth of information on dietary supplements including their use and safety, informed decision-making, background about claims and labeling, databases and research resources, etc.

WholeHealthMD

WholeHealthMD has a variety of easy-to-use ways to find information on complementary therapies. You can click on Healing Centers to search for information by diagnosis or condition, or click on Reference Library to look up specific therapies.

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