Alternative Healthcare Options
Alternative Medicine Resources
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Online publication of the scientific journal. This peer-reviewed journal is a forum for developing and sharing information concerning the practical use of alternative therapies to prevent and treat disease, heal illness, and promote health.
Contains information on complementary and Alternative Medicines in veterinary care. Includes therapeutic information concerning homeopathy and nutritional support as well as herbs.
American Association for Health Education
Preserving and improving health through education by encouraging communication between the organization, schools, communities, professionals, and the public.
American Association of Drugless Practitioners
This organization promotes an enhanced professional image and prestige among practitioners of traditional and non-traditional therapies and methodologies. Includes MDs, NDs, DCs, OMDs, PhDs, DDs, RNs, Herbalists, and other "drugless" practitioners.
American Association of Naturopath Physicians
This association’s website offers resources and information regarding disease prevention and health restoration, as well as curricula for naturopathic medical schools, and links to other organizations that work to transform the medical paradigm from disease management and managed costs to true healthcare (and thus the greatest cost-effectiveness).
American Association of Oriental Medicine
The oldest national organization representing the individual practitioner of Oriental Medicine, pledging to honor and support the integrity of Oriental Medicine by advocating excellence in professional standards. They protect the philosophy, science and art of Oriental Medicine along with the empowerment of members to insure the survival and advancement of Oriental Medicine legislatively and via public relations in the U.S.A.
American Cancer Society: Alternative Therapies
General information on non-traditional methods of diagnosing, preventing, or treating cancer or its symptoms.
American Health Foundation
This organization focuses on disease prevention by conducting interdisciplinary programs in basic research, clinical research and service, and public education.
American Heart Association
American Herbalists Guild
Professional organization for herbalists that offers membership and certification to trained herbalists.
American Holistic Health Association
AHHA was established in 1989 in response to a request from holistic practitioners for an organization to educate the American public about a holistic approach to creating wellness. AHHA promotes enhancing health and well-being through personal responsibility, considering the whole person (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual), wellness-oriented lifestyle choices, and active participation in personal health decisions and healing.
American Holistic Medical Association
AHMA was founded in 1978 to unite licensed physicians who practice holistic medicine. The mission of AHMA is to support practitioners in their evolving personal and professional development as healers and to educate physicians about holistic medicine.
American Holistic Nurses Association
This association believes that nursing is an art and a science and its primary purpose is to assist others toward the wholeness inherent within them. The purpose of AHNA is to renew and enhance the art of nurturing and caring for the whole person.
American Nutraceuticals Association
ANA develops and provides educational materials and continuing education programs for healthcare professionals and consumers on nutraceutical technology and science.
Ask Dr. Weil
Information on natural health and wellness.
Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists
The source for natural medicine information for pharmacists and health professionals, ANMP is a professional association, serving pharmacists and those interested in the field of natural medicines.
Australian Traditional Medicine Society
Benson-Harry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (BHI) at Massachusetts General Hospital is dedicated to research, teaching and clinical application of Mind Body Medicine and its integration into all areas of health.
Center for Integrative Medicine
Constipation and Colon Cleansing Resource Center
Provides information on constipation and its treatments. Contains over forty articles on constipation and colon cleansing.
European Herbal & Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association
The EHTPA is an umbrella body that represents professional associations of herbal/traditional medicine practitioners offering variously western herbal medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, Ayurveda, and traditional Tibetan medicine.
European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy
FDA (Food and Drug Association) Homepage
Foundation for Accountability
FACCT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping Americans make better healthcare decisions.
Holistic Healing Web Page
Holistic Veterinary Medicine/Petsynergy
A webpage dedicated to holistic veterinary care.
Homeopathic Educational Services
Indian Board of Alternative Medicines
The Board of professional members was designed to promote and develop alternative medicines and popularize the concept of holistic health and healing. It has grown to be the largest and most renowned organization of its kind in India.
Integrated Healthcare Association
International Herb Association
IHA is a professional trade association providing education, services, and development opportunities for those in small scale herbal endeavors.
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Life Extension Foundation
A group of people who believe in taking advantage of documented scientific therapies to prevent diseases and to slow aging. The organization members attempt to use this scientific information to improve their chances of living longer in good health.
MD Anderson - Integrative Medicine Program
Up to data reviews on the evidence and safety for the use of herbs, supplements, vitamins, and minerals as well as other complementary medicine modalities.
Midwives Alliance of North America
MANA promotes midwifery as a quality healthcare option for North American families.
National Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine
The NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) conducts and supports basic and applied research and training and disseminates information on complementary and alternative medicine to practitioners and the public.
National Center for Health Statistics
National Center for Homeopathy
The National Center for Homeopathy promotes health through homeopathy. They educate the media and the general public with accurate, current, and helpful information.
National Health Council
This association of health organizations includes voluntary health agencies, professional, and membership associations, and nonprofit voluntary organizations with an interest in health and health-related businesses.
National Women's Health Info Center
NWHIC provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women’s health information resources.
Provides a fresh and dynamic "link" site that will allow access to information relating to Naturopathic Medicine.
Noah - Health. org
North American Registry of Midwives
The North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) is an international certification agency whose mission is to establish and administer certification for the credentialed "Certified Professional Midwife" (CPM).
Online Birth Center-- Herbs
OBC contains information on herbs related to childbirth and pregnancy.
Poison Control Centers
The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center was created to facilitate and conduct a rigorous scientific investigation to evaluate the effectiveness, safety, and mechanisms of action of alternative and complementary practices.
Society for Economic Botany
This U.K. society fosters and encourages scientific research, education, and related activities on the past, present, and future uses of plants, and the relationship between plants and people. Research results are available to the scientific community and the general public through meetings and publications.
Society for Medicinal Plant Research
This international society advances research and science in the field of medicinal plants. Their goals are the organization of scientific meetings, the financial support of research work, support of the scientific journal "Planta Medica: Natural Products and Medicinal Plant Research," cooperation with organizations pursuing similar aims, the scientific counseling of public institutions, and other measures serving the purposes of the Society.
The Foundation for Innovation in Medicine
FIM, the Foundation for Innovation in Medicine, was founded in 1976 by Stephen L. DeFelice, M.D. with the mission to educate about the importance of clinical research and the need to accelerate medical discovery. FIM has recently launched two initiatives - the Doctornaut Act and Cure Care vs. Health Care.
The Research Council for Complementary Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: Complementary/Integrative Medicine Education Resources
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center’s Complementary/Integrative Medicine Education Resources (CIMER) Web site is offered to help patients and physicians decide how best to integrate complementary therapies during or after treatment for cancer.
Tufts University's Nutrition Navigator
UK Healthcentre Online
University of Maryland Women's Health
The University of Maryland Medical Center provides expert, comprehensive services for women of all ages and backgrounds in a comfortable, supportive environment.
Dedicated to expert health advice and information, includes information for both the consumer and healthcare professional. The WebMD Content Staff blends award-winning expertise in content creation, community services, expert commentary, medical review, and aggregation of licensed resources to give site users a variety of ways to find what they are looking for.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children):
The WIC Program Mission: To safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.
World Health Organization
The objective of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health, as defined in the WHO Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.