Comprehensive CAM sites

“Complementary and Integrative Medicine”

On MedlinePlus.gov, from the National Library of Medicine
Includes information about various therapeutic approaches, as well as guidance for evaluating and using complementary and alternative therapies.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Comprehensive information and guidance. Search the “Health Information” section for articles on specific medical conditions (e.g., gout), therapeutic approaches (e.g., biofeedback), or supplements (e.g., tumeric). Scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of each approach and supplement is summarized. Potentially dangerous interactions with other supplements, prescription medications, and over-the-counter drugs are noted. Resources primarily intended for health care professionals are also available.

“Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing”

Center for Spirituality & Healing, University of Minnesota
Resources addressing emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual well-being, as well as physical health.

Focused CAM sites

NOTE:  Extensive information about vitamins, herbs, and other supplements is available via our Drugs & Supplements page. Stress and stress management are in Managing stress.

“About Yoga”

Yoga Alliance
Learn what yoga is and how types of yoga differ, the health benefits of practicing yoga, and how to find and select a yoga teacher.

“Acupuncture”

On MedlinePlus.gov, from the National Library of Medicine

“Cancer Alternative Therapies”

On MedlinePlus.gov, from the National Library of Medicine

“Chiropractic”

On MedlinePlus.gov, from the National Library of Medicine

“Consumers”

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Extensive information about biofeedback, including a practitioner locator.

“Herbal Medicine”

On MedlinePlus.gov, from the National Library of Medicine

“What Is Guided Imagery?”

Health Journeys
Extensive information about this meditative practice is free on this for-profit website developed by one of guided imagery’s foremost proponents.

Find a CAM professional

NOTE: Yoga teachers and biofeedback practitioners may be located via links in the preceding section.

“6 Things to Know When Selecting a Complementary Health Practitioner”

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

“Find a Practitioner”

NCCAOM | National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
A directory listing practitioners certified by NCCAOM as holding diplomas in oriental medicine, acupuncture, Chinese herbology, and Asian bodywork therapy. Also see “Verify a License” below.

Search for a Professional”

NAMA |National Ayurvedic Medical Association
Locate an “ayurvedic health counselor” or “ayurvedic practitioner.” This web page also links to a guide describing how the three types of ayurvedichealth care professionals differ.

“States Regulating Massage”

FSMTB | Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards
Most states regulate massage therapists. Navigate to your state’s board to locate a massage therapist qualified to practice in your state, or to file a complaint against one.

“Verify a License”

California Department of Consumer Affairs
The following professionals are licensed by the state of California. Use this website to find one of these professionals in your area or to verify that a specific professional has a current license.