Primary Listings – Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Nutrition, Herbs includes information on Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, nutrition and herb. Separate sections for patients and practitioners

All Herbs and Supplements (MedlinePlus)

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

Chiropractic (MedlinePlus)

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

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 Integrative Medicine December 2008

National Center for Complementary and Integrated Health (NCCIH)

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, arthritis, bipolar disorder, cancer, chiropractic, depression, menopause, herbs and dietary supplements such as ginseng

Options to Manage Chronic Low-Back Pain

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 Integrative Health. Updated 2015

What is Chiropractic? American Chiropractic Association

Basic description of chiropractic care, and Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic doctors. From the American Chiropractic Association.


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

The Acupuncture Referral Service helps consumers find an acupuncturist. List of people who are licensed to do acupuncture, 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. The American Reflexology Certification Board is a nonprofit, national independent testing agency based in Michigan. Reflexologists cannot diagnose illness, nor can they prescribe medications.

Birthing – Find an Accredited Birth Center

This directory identifies birth centers accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers. 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

Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Public access to details of licensed MN chiropractors. Easy to use; basic information. May search by county

Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners: Discipline List

List of individuals involved in disciplinary actions by the MN Chiropractic Board (MBCE), in the past year. Some actions may contain details of the behavior resulting in discipline (and reinstatement of license). Updated with 2019 information on Minnesota chiropractors

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. 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

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