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Government Resources
"National Center for Complementary and Alternative 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 (CAM). Explores CAM healing practices in the context of rigorous science to train researchers and disseminate authoritative information to public and professionals."
"CAM on PubMed National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the NLM have partnered to create this subset of NLM’s PubMed. Literature search automatically limited to CAM subset of PubMed."
"MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news."
MedlinePlus: Complementary and Alternative Therapies Topics

Organizations and Educational Institutions

Verify information with HON credentialed sites or NCCAM.
American Botanical Council. Verify information with HON credentialed sites or NCCAM.
American Herbal Pharmacopoeia
American Herbalists Guild - society of practicing herbalists provides links to some reputable sources verify information with HON credentialed sites or NCCAM.
American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Nonprofit educational organization open to nurses and health care professionals interested in holistic health care.

"The Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is built on a firm base of innovative, rigorously evaluated research; education that promotes wellness of the patient and the healthcare provider; and superior clinical care that embraces patient-centeredness and partnership with the provider."
The Herbal Encyclopedia
Rev. Dr. Waltz, ND, DD, CNC.: “This site is not meant to be a substitute for seeking the advice of a qualified physician or health professional, and the information given within is not meant to replace prescription medicines without the proper guidance. This information is given for educational purposes only. I make no claims as to the ability of herbs to cure you of every ailment known to man. That said, I will state here that I use these herbs, and have had no ill effects from their proper use - note I said proper use - but that is just me speaking for me. I have been trained in the use of herbs: I am a nationally certified Naturopathic Doctor (ND). This information is posted here for educational purposes, and is not intended to diagnose nor prescribe. Information within this site is Void where prohibited by law (and shame on you backward states that force me to add such a statement!).” Verify information with HON credentialed sites or NCCAM.
"HerbMed® is an interactive evidence-based herbal database, linking directly to the scientific research underlying the use of herbs for health.  HerbMed® is researched and developed by the Alternative Medicine Foundation.Description: An interactive, electronic herbal database which provides scientific data underlying the use of herbs."
HerbNET - verify information with HON credentialed sites or NCCAM.
Herb News, the blog about herbs, botanicals, natural health care, alternative, complementary and integrative medicines. Verify information with HON credentialed sites or NCCAM.
Descriptions of Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine; Mindfulness & Stress Reduction ; Osteopathic /Manual Medicine; and Therapeutic Massage from the Center for Integrative Medicine of the University of California, San Diego.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
The Integrative Medicine Service’s Herbs and Botanical Information presents evidenced-based information on herbs, botanicals, vitamins, and other supplements.
Find evidence-based information on individual ingredients such as herbs, vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements. The supplement monographs on RxList include a description, review of effectiveness, how it works, safety concerns, and interactions with medications.

South West School of Botanical Medicine
“The South West School of Botanical Medicine was founded by herbalist and author Michael Moore. For nearly 30 years, the South West School of Botanical Medicine has offered a comprehensive intensive training program on medicinal herbs. Check out the wonderful plant illustrations that Michael and his herbal peers have posted on this site.”
WebMD Health
Frequently updated portal for healthcare, chat forums, health quizzes, news and consumer product updates.
World Health Organization. “Traditional medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness.”


Consumer Advocates
Quackwatch, Inc., which was a member of Consumer Federation of America from 1973 through 2003, is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere. Founded by Dr. Stephen Barrett in 1969 as the Lehigh Valley Committee Against Health Fraud, it was incorporated in 1970. In 1997, it assumed its current name and began developing a worldwide network of volunteers and expert advisors.


National University of Natural Medicine Library
Wellcome Library Alternative medicine on the Internet.


Customized Search Engines
Health on the Net search engine
“ is a custom search engine that jumps over these layman-focused sites and returns only credible medical site links on the first results page and on every results page. This is done by specifically excluding consumer sites and specifically including only credible healthcare sites such as, peer-review journal sites, association sites and others.”
“College freshmen, sophomores, and community college students: find authoritative sources appropriate for college-level work.”
“Mednar is a free, publicly available deep web search engine that uses advanced federated search technology to return high quality results by submitting your search query - in real-time - to other well respected search engines. Mednar then collates, ranks and drops duplicates of the results.”

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