Acupuncture.com includes information on Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, nutrition and herbs. Separate sections for patients and practitioners
An A to Z directory of herbs and supplements from MedlinePlus – find out the uses and supporting evidence for things like cannabidiol (CBD chemical in marijuana), glucosamine, omega-3 fatty acids (including fish oil), calcium, cranberry, propolis, tea tree oil, vitamins, zinc and more
MedlinePlus site for chiropractic includes link to the American Chiropractic Association. Also links to information on spinal manipulation for low back pain, and clinical trials for chiropractic therapy
Read about consumers’ use of complementary and alternative medicine. Results and statistics from over 27,000 in-person interviews during 2017 about people’s use of alternative medicine such as yoga (over 14%), meditation, and chiropractors. Shows growth from 2012. Older surveys may address echinacea, fish oil, glucosamine, homeopathic treatment, naturopathy and more. In the 2007 survey, 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. Published by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Updates every 5 years. (No updates as of February 2023.)
The Consumer Version of the Merck Manual provides an overview of integrative medicine, complementary and alternative medicine. Site includes types of alternative medicine and dietary supplements. Updated Nov. 2021.
NCCIH (formerly NCCAM), is the National Center for Complementary and Integrated Health. The institute is one of 27 institutes comprising NIH. It announces published research results; studies ways to integrate evidence-based integrated health interventions (formerly complementary and alternative medicine practices) into conventional medical practice; and supports programs to develop models for incorporating CAM into the curriculum of medical, dental, and nursing schools. One of the roles of NCCIH is to integrate scientifically proven CAM practices into conventional medicine. Popular health topics include acupuncture, anxiety, cancer, cannabis (marijuana), chiropractic, depression, menopause, mental health, sleep, herbs and dietary supplements such as ginseng. Updated February 2023.
NIH provides 9 Things To Know About Chronic Low-Back Pain and options to help manage it. List of non-surgical alternatives to alleviate back pain, along with statements of how effective the treatments are. Written by NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Updated March 2023
Learn what Chiropractic is, from the American Chiropractic Association. Basic description of chiropractic care, and Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic doctors.
The Acupuncture Referral Service helps consumers find an acupuncturist in the United States. List of people who do acupuncture, by city, zip code, or state. Note, some people mention their license; others do not. Consumers may want to verify whether the practitioner is licensed, by contacting their state government licensing site.
Find an ARCB-certified reflexologist. The American Reflexology Certification Board is a nonprofit, national independent testing agency based in Michigan. Reflexologists cannot diagnose illness, nor can they prescribe medications. New website, updated 2023.
This birthing directory identifies birth centers accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers (CABC). Standards are set by the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC). Birthing centers practice midwifery (midwives) and take a wellness and holistic approach to pregnancy and maternity care.
List of MN chiropractors involved in disciplinary actions by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners (MBCE), in the past 3 years. Some actions may contain details of the behavior resulting in discipline (and reinstatement of license). Updated with 2023 information from the MN Chiropractic Board.
License lookup for Minnesota chiropractors, from the MN Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Public access to details of chiropractors licensed in MN. Easy to use; basic information. May search by county
Verify if a rolfer is certified at this website. Or search the smaller database to find a certified rolfer in this directory from the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. 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. You may have to add a first name initial to find the person. 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