The following links will provide resources and information on the practices of integrative, complimentary, and alternative medicine. In western culture, alternative medicine is any healing practice that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine.
AHMA Holistic Health Now!: (216) 292-6644, www.holistichealthnow.org
Holistic Health Now is an online resource of the American Holistic Medical Association. Here you can find a NCCIH practitioner in your area, use accurate guides to help you choose a holistic practitioner, find resources and information of other integrative and holistic organizations, and much more!
Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine:www.alternative-therapies.com
This website directs you to current news, research, and events within topics of alternative medicine. Also, the printed journal, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, promotes the art and science of integrative medicine and a responsibility to improve public health.
CancerNet-Complementary & Alternative Medicine: 1 (800) 422-6237, www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/treatment/cam
This website directs you to the National Cancer Institute in which you will valuable cancer-related information of all kinds. This website offers consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics as well as comprehensive descriptions of our research programs and clinical trials. You will also find many articles on the benefits of complementary and alternative medicine in cancer.
Health World Online: www.healthy.net
Healthy.net is your 24-hour health resource center–a virtual health village where you can access information, products, and services to help create your wellness-based lifestyle.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: https://nccih.nih.gov/
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine. Here you will find articles and related topics about complementary alternative medicine.
Rosenthal Center for Complementary & Alternative Med: (212) 342-0113, http://beta.global.columbia.edu//rosenthal-center-complementary-alternative
The Rosenthal Center is dedicated to education, training and to providing information on botanical medicine, traditional systems of medicine, and mind-body medicine. Here you will find information resources about complementary and alternative medicine compiled specifically for those interested in research within NCCIH.
UF Health Integrative Medicine: (352) 265-9355, https: ufhealth.org/integrative-medicine
The UF Health Integrative Medicine (ITM) team is dedicated to the compassionated integration evidence-based mindfulness practices into traditional Western medicine. ITM offers massage, meditation, tai chi, and qigong to hospitalized UF Health patients. ITM also offers wellness education including free weekly classes, single-session workshops, and six-week courses on mindfulness and Ayurveda. Patients may also consider visiting the outpatient clinic to continue to receive services. Outpatient referrals can be made at 352.265.9355 (WELL).