Over the past few decades, alternative medicine has caught up with conventional medicine, at least in terms of popularity.
The use of integrative medicine has greatly increased this decade. Addition of non-medicinal therapies and Western medicine brings faster results than any other forms of treatment. Besides, non-medicinal therapies are used to reduce side-effects caused by other medicines.
“Anti-GMO,” “essential oils,” “gluten-free,” “detox cleanses,” “homeopathic…” the buzzwords abound, permeating internet blogs and shaping the vernacular of today’s resurgence in so-called alternative medicine. But what explains this growing infatuation? And how, if at all, should scientists respond to it?
In "The Alternative Fix," FRONTLINE® examines the controversy over complementary and alternative medicine. The one-hour documentary features interviews with staunch supporters, skeptical scientists, and other observers on both sides of the alternative medicine debate and questions whether hospitals that offer alternative therapies are inappropriately conveying a sense of legitimacy to these largely untested and scientifically unproven treatments.
The future for the alternative-therapy industry looks particularly bright in America. NCCAM continues to pay for research. Josephine Briggs, its director, says she is neither for nor against alternative treatments; she just wants to test which ones work and which do not (she is also interested in the effect of medical rituals).
When it comes to treating pain and chronic disease, many doctors are turning to treatments like acupuncture and meditation—but using them as part of a larger, integrative approach to health.
Since 1983, Townsend Letter has been publishing a print alternative medicine magazine. As a forum for the entire alternative medicine community, we present scientific information (pro and con) on a wide variety of alternative medicine topics.
The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the safe and effective application of integrative medicine.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine.
The Bravewell Collaborative exists to bring about optimal health and healing for individuals and society.
The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) is a global interprofessional integrative health association working to transform health care – body, mind, spirit, community, planet.
Acupuncture Today is a monthly newspaper delivered to members of the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession.
New and updated articles and research about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Advances serves medical practitioners and researchers, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, RNs and other healthcare providers with the latest in peer-reviewed research, perspectives, news, abstracts, interviews and resources.
The mission of the American Association of Integrative Medicine is to promote the development of integrative medicine, which is the medicine of the 21st century.
At the American Botanical Council, we are passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs, medicinal plants. We are an independent, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.
The American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) is the leading national resource connecting people with vital solutions for reaching a higher level of wellness. We want you to enjoy an enhanced quality of life with vitality, enthusiasm, confidence and self-worth.
Our goals are to help you health care consumer, person who is ill, person attempting to maintain your health, physician or allied health professional, or just interested party become more familiar with the systems of medicine and healing that come to us from the East.
Since its foundation in the spring of 1993, EJOM has provided a forum for informed debate, clinical excellence, creative interchange and critical reflection, inspiring its readership worldwide.
Gancao.net is a little bit of everything of interest to a TCM practitioner. There are the hundreds of case studies that have come our way, some stray bits of books that I've worked on, some teaching notes and two continuing education courses available.
The best source of homeopathic books, tapes, home medicine kits, and software.
The place for professional Homeopathic care & other alternative specialties
Education on healing-oriented medicine is at the heart of our work. If you are a patient, you will find information for both yourself and your clinician at teaching modules and patient handouts. If you are a clinician, we encourage you to read our clinical newsletters and access teaching modules and patient handouts to learn about integrative approaches for the treatment of conditions commonly seen in primary care. Consider a fellowship opportunity with us. If you are a resident or medical student, access our elective rotation curriculum.
Our Mission is to prove in the real world, with real people, and real money, that an integrative approach to healthcare has better health outcomes, and is more cost-effective, than conventional care alone.
It is my hope to leverage all the past ten years of work on Mercola.com into this new site to provide you and the rest of the world with a treasure trove of knowledge and health wisdom that will allow you to avoid the drug and surgery model.
The National Center for Homeopathy is an open-membership organization whose mission is to promote health through homeopathy. By providing general education to the public about homeopathy, and specific education to homeopaths, we help to make homeopathy available throughout the United States.
The most authoritative resource available on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.
Naturopathic Medicine Network is an independent organization dedicated to the advancement of Naturopathic Medicine worldwide.
Online Study Material on Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine in Humans & Animals
Qi Journal has "real" articles on the topic of Qi, written by those who are currently teaching and practicing the disciplines and who are willing to share their experiences for the advancement of others. All articles are peer-written, making this journal a wonderful adjunct to classical texts and study guides... sometimes contradictory... sometimes controversal... but always educational.
The Journal of Chinese Medicine is recognised as the foremost English language journal on all aspects of Chinese medicine.
Established in 1955, the National Health Federation is an international consumer-education, health-freedom organization working to protect individuals' rights to choose to consume healthy food, take supplements, and use alternative therapies without government restrictions.
The limited awareness and understanding of the scope, power and flexibility of 'Traditional Acupuncture' both within and without the profession is the greatest challenge we face today.
Our mission is to make it possible for everyone in the world to receive the benefits of Reflexology by providing services and instruction in Self-Help and Family-Help Reflexology, locally and globally, working with individuals, groups, organizations and countries.
Worldwidehealth.com covers a wide range of topics ranging from Acupuncture to Yoga including 88 different categories, currently operating in six countries; United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Bio-TouchTM is a simple, hands-on healing technique that can be used to address all types of health concerns.
The Esalen Institute was founded in 1962 as an alternative educational center devoted to the exploration of what Aldous Huxley called the "human potential," the world of unrealized human capacities that lies beyond the imagination.