Integrative Medicine Resources

Databases and Tools

  • About Herbs database by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/treatments/symptom-management/integrative-medicine/herbs/
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s About Herbs database is a tool for the public as well as healthcare professionals and help users figure out the value of using common herbs and other dietary supplements.
  • CAM on PubMed
    https://nccih.nih.gov/research/camonpubmed/
    NCCIH and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have partnered to create CAM on PubMed®, a subset of NLM's PubMed.
  • Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD)
    http://www.dsld.nlm.nih.gov/dsld/
    The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) is a joint project of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and National Library of Medicine (NLM). The DSLD contains the full label contents from a sample of dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S.
  • Dietary Supplements on PubMed
    https://ods.od.nih.gov/Research/PubMed_Dietary_Supplement_Subset.aspx
    The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) partnered to create this Dietary Supplement Subset of NLM's PubMed. PubMed provides access to citations from the MEDLINE database and additional life science journals. It also includes links to many full-text articles at journal Web sites and other related Web resources.
  • Natural Medicines
    https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com
    Formerly the National Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, Natural Medicines provides a resource on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.
  • Natural Products Alert
    http://www.napralert.org
    NAPRALERT® is a relational database of natural products, including ethnomedical information, pharmacological/biochemical information on extracts of organisms in vitro, in situ, in vivo, in human (case reports, non-clinical trials) and clinical studies. Similar information is available for secondary metabolites from natural sources.

University-based Resources

  • Columbia University Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
    http://beta.global.columbia.edu/institutes-programs-initiatives/richard-and-hinda-rosenthal-center-complementary-alternative
    The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center was created to facilitate and conduct rigorous scientific investigation to evaluate the effectiveness, safety, and mechanisms of action of alternative and complementary practices.
  • Duke University Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health
    http://www.spiritualityandhealth.duke.edu/
    The Duke University Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health is focused on conducting research, training others to conduct research, and promoting scholarly field-building activities related to religion, spirituality, and health.
  • Herbal Safety by University of Texas at El Paso Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program
    http://www.herbalsafety.utep.edu/
    A project of the University of Texas at El Paso Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program and Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Herbal Safety disseminates information about research findings related to herbal use in the south Texas region, as well as to provide information about the safety of herbal product use in both English and Spanish.
  • MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Program
    https://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/departments-programs-and-labs/programs-centers-institutes/integrative-medicine-program/
    The MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Program engages patients and their families to become active participants in improving their physical, psycho-spiritual and social health. 
  • University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
    http://integrativemedicine.arizona.edu
    The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine  is creating, educating, and actively supporting a community that embodies the philosophy and practice of healing-oriented medicine, addressing mind, body and spirit.
  • University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine Program
    http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/integrative/
    University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine Program partners with physicians and patients to promote health and healing in body, mind, and spirit through compassionate care, education, and research.

Other

  • DrWeil.com
    http://www.drweil.com
    Weil Lifestyle is an organization founded with the mandate of providing an ethical funding platform to support the Weil Foundation. Its mission is to be the leading resource for education, information, products, services and philanthropic contributions based on the principles of integrative medicine.
  • NutritionFacts.org
    http://nutritionfacts.org
    NutritionFacts.org is a resource that strives to provide information on peer-reviewed nutrition and health research, curated by Dr. Michael Greger, MD. NutritionFacts.org is a nonprofit charity supported by individual donors.
  • SuperSmartHealth
    http://supersmarthealth.com
    SuperSmartHealth provides neuroscience-driven leadership, resiliency and wellness training and coaching.
  • The New Medicine (PBS)
    http://www.thenewmedicine.org
    The New Medicine is a two-hour documentary that was first aired in 2006. The documentary's website includes videos and tools.

Journals

  • Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
    http://www.alternative-therapies.com
    Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine has a mission to promote the art and science of integrative medicine and a responsibility to improve public health.
  • Holistic Primary Care
    http://www.holisticprimarycare.net
    Holisticprimarycare.net provides health-conscious readers and health care professionals with a credible source of scientifically-sound information on natural medicine and holistic health care. The site is an online extension of Holistic Primary Care-News for Health & Healing, a print publication.

Reports and Studies

  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States
    http://www.nap.edu/read/11182/
    Published in 2005 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, this report provides a snapshot of use of complementary and alternative therapies in the United States and explores issues and frameworks for policy decision-making.
  • White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy
    http://www.whccamp.hhs.gov/finalreport.html
    A commission comprised of 20 Providentially-appointed members that produced a final report in 2002 with recommendations to ensure public policy maximizes the potential benefits of complementary and alternative medicine to all citizens.

Federal Resources

  • CAM on PubMed
    https://nccih.nih.gov/research/camonpubmed/
    NCCIH and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have partnered to create CAM on PubMed®, a subset of NLM's PubMed.
  • Dietary Supplements on PubMed
    https://ods.od.nih.gov/Research/PubMed_Dietary_Supplement_Subset.aspx
    The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) partnered to create this Dietary Supplement Subset of NLM's PubMed. PubMed provides access to citations from the MEDLINE database and additional life science journals. It also includes links to many full-text articles at journal Web sites and other related Web resources.
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
    http://nccam.nih.gov/
    The National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine conducts and supports research, trains researchers, and provides information about CAM. They also offer a monthly newsletter and resources for healthcare providers.
  • White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy
    http://www.whccamp.hhs.gov/finalreport.html
    A commission comprised of 20 Providentially-appointed members that produced a final report in 2002 with recommendations to ensure public policy maximizes the potential benefits of complementary and alternative medicine to all citizens.

Organizations

  • Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health (The Consortium)
    http://www.imconsortium.org/

    Formerly the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, the mission of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health (The Consortium) is committed to sharing information and ideas, meeting challenges together in a process grounded by the values of integrative medicine, supporting member institutions, and providing a national voice for the advancement of integrative principles.

  • Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)
    https://www.aihm.org
    The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) is a global, interprofessional, member organization that educates and trains clinicians in integrative health and medicine to assure exemplary health care.
  • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
    http://medicalacupuncture.org
    The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) is the professional society of physicians (MDs and DOs) in North America who have incorporated acupuncture into their traditional medical practice.
  • Integrative Medicine for the Underserved
    http://www.im4us.org
    A wiki for those interested in bringing Integrative Medicine to Underserved patient populations.
  • International Society for Complementary Medicine Research
    http://www.iscmr.org
    The International Society for Complementary Medicine Research is a worldwide not-for-profit professional association devoted to fostering co-operative and multidisciplinary research and development as well as the application of knowledge in the fields of Complementary, Traditional and Integrated Medicine.
  • National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Health and Medicine Division
    http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/
    Formerly the Institute of Medicine (IOM), The Health and Medicine Division (HMD) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the Academies) aims to help those in government and the private sector make informed health decisions by providing evidence upon which they can rely.
  • National Center for Homeopathy
    http://homeopathic.org
    The National Center for Homeopathy is an open-membership organization whose mission is to promote health through homeopathy.
  • Nurse Healers Professional Associates International
    http://therapeutic-touch.org
    Nurse Healers Professional Associates International, Inc. is the body that sets the standards and offers credentials to practitioners and teachers of Therapeutic Touch®. 
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