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Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Herbs and More

Primary Listings

Acupuncture.Com - Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Nutrition, Herbs

Separate sections for patients and practitioners. Site includes information on Chinese Medicine

All Herbs and Supplements (MedlinePlus)

An A to Z directory of herbs and supplements - find out the uses and supporting evidence for things like glucosamine, omega-3 fatty acids (including fish oil), cranberry, propolis, tea tree oil and more

Chiropractic (MedlinePlus)

Includes link to the American Chiropractic Association, and to clinical trials

Chiropractic Training

Information on chiropractor training, education, from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of NIH.

Consumer Use of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Statistics

Results from over 30,000 in-person interviews during 2007 about people's use of alternative medicine such as acupuncture, deep breathing & meditation, chiropractic, massage, yoga, echinacea, fish oil, glucosamine, homeopathic treatment, naturopathy and more. About 38% of adults overall used some form of CAM (50% for American Indian/ Alaska Native). Over 17% of US adults used CAM for a back pain problem. Shows growth from 2002. Published by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine December 2008

Index Of Alternative Therapies And Modalities

This index by Aetna InteliHealth features consumer health information from Harvard Medical School. Topics include acupressure, Feldenkrais Method, Homeopathy, hypnosis, massage, prayer, Rolfing, Tai Chi, TENS, yoga, and more

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

One of the roles of NCCAM is to integrate scientifically proven CAM practices into conventional medicine. The institute is one of 27 institutes comprising NIH. It announces published research results; studies ways to integrate evidence-based CAM practices into conventional medical practice; and supports programs to develop models for incorporating CAM into the curriculum of medical, dental, and nursing schools. Popular health topics include acupuncture, arthritis, cancer, chiropractic, depression, menopause, and dietary supplements such as glucosamine

Options for Low-Back Pain Management

List of non-surgical alternatives to alleviate back pain, along with a statement of how good the evidence is to prove that the treatment works. Guidelines by the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society for NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Updated May 2009

What is Chiropractic? American Chiropractic Association

Basic description of chiropractic care, and Doctors of Chiropractic often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic doctors.

WholeHealthMD

Source for Alternative medicine, Complementary medicine, Integrative medicine. Site includes Glossary and Reference Library on Therapies, Foods, Supplements, Drugs, and Vitamins

Other Helpful Listings

Acupuncture Referral Service - Find an acupuncturist

List of acupuncturists by state and country - note, many people are listed twice. Besides the US and Puerto Rico, professionals in Canada, Australia, UK (England, United Kingdom), India, and other countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East are included in the directory. Interesting observation: no acupuncturists in China are listed

American Reflexology Certification Board - Find a reflexologist

Search for an ARCB-certified reflexologist (listed as Referral to a National Certificant) The American Reflexology Certification Board is a nonprofit, national independent testing agency based in Colorado. From the home page under About Reflexology, consumers can read about the differences between reflexology and massage

Birthing - Find a Birth Center (Accredited and Not Accredited)

This directory identifies member birth centers accredited by the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC), and those not accredited. Birthing centers practice midwifery (midwives) and take a wellness and holistic approach to pregnancy and maternity care. Look for the special designation symbol on this list

Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Public access to details of licensed MN chiropractors. Easy to use

Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners: Discipline List

List of individuals involved in disciplinary actions by the MN Chiropractic Board (MBCE), dating back 30 years. Some actions contain details of the behavior resulting in discipline (and reinstatement of license)

Rolfing - Search for a Certified Rolfer

The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration provides this directory of certified rolfers. Rolfing is a holistic system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education. The Find A Rolfer page contains only Certified Rolfers who have paid a fee to advertise on the website. To verify if someone (who didn't pay the fee) is a Certified Rolfer or Certified Advanced Rolfer, consumers can enter the person's name on another page. Follow the instructions at the site

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