Resources for More Information: Integrative, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

Author: OncoLink Team
Last Reviewed: June 9, 2020

The internet can be a valuable resource for a patient who wants to find out more information about their disease. However, remember that not every website contains accurate and reliable information. The websites listed below offer up to date information and resources. Please be advised that most integrative, complementary, and alternative treatments are not covered by health insurance. Be sure to ask any practitioner about the costs involved with treatment.

Society for Integrative Oncology

Provides guidelines, resources, and education for providers and patients about various types of integrative oncology practices.

https://integrativeonc.org

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The U.S. Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine. Part of the National Institutes of Health.

https://nccih.nih.gov/

The American Botanical Council

 An independent, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information on the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants for consumers, healthcare practitioners, and others.

http://abc.herbalgram.org/site/PageServer

Consumer Lab

Provides periodic reports of selected dietary supplements that have been tested for content and contaminants.

http://www.consumerlab.com/

Dietary Supplement Labels Database

Offers information about ingredients in more than two thousand selected brands of dietary supplements. It enables users to determine what ingredients are in specific brands and to compare ingredients in different brands.

https://www.dsld.nlm.nih.gov/dsld/index.jsp

Natural Standard

An international research collaboration that gathers and presents data on complementary and alternative therapies.

https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/

U.S. Pharmacopeia

Promotes public health by developing and disseminating quality standards and information for medicines, healthcare delivery, and related products and practices.

http://www.usp.org/

National Institutes of Health – Office of Dietary Supplements

An informative website that provides information on vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements

https://ods.od.nih.gov/

National Council Against Health Fraud

Research-based information on complementary and alternative medicine modalities, including clinical trials, health information, and current research.

http://www.ncahf.org/

The International Center for Reiki Training

Provides education and information about Reiki as well as a search function to find Reiki practitioners in your area.

https://www.reiki.org/

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

Offers resources, education, and a practitioner search tool for acupuncturists across the U.S.

https://www.medicalacupuncture.org/

People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture

A cooperative organization devoted to the delivery of affordable acupuncture services and training in acupuncture. Provides a worldwide listing of community acupuncture practitioners/clinics that offer low-cost services.

https://www.pocacoop.com/

Society for Oncology Massage

Offers an online database of trained oncology massage therapists across the U.S.

https://www.s4om.org/clients-and-patients

National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy

Provides information about aromatherapy and how to find an aromatherapist in your area.

https://naha.org/explore-aromatherapy

American Dance Therapy Association

Offers information about dance movement therapy (DMT) as well as a “find a DMT” tool to locate a therapist near you. 

https://adta.org/

American Association of Art Therapy

Supplies information about art therapy and an art therapist locator tool.

https://arttherapy.org/

American Music Therapy Association

Provides information about integrating music into treatment to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Also offers a “find a music therapist” function.

https://www.musictherapy.org/

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