Complementary and Alternative Medicine

"Integrated Medicine is a new way of understanding health and sickness. It embraces the best of conventional and alternative therapies, but is more than just a mixture of therapeutic techniques."   Leo Galland M.D.


The New Language of Medicine: Part I
by William Collinge, M.P.H., Ph.D.
"Today, many people are finding that a combination of conventional and alternative therapies is the best bet for fighting serious diseases such as cancer and heart disease."

The New Language of Medicine: Part II
by William Collinge, M.P.H., Ph.D.
"Complex chronic illnesses affect more than one system in the body. Because of this, patients recover most successfully with the use of an amalgam of therapies that involve both conventional and alternative approaches."

Founders of the “New Medicine” - The “Fabulous Five” of the 20th Century
by Jeffrey S. Bland, Ph.D.
Archibald Garrod, Linus Pauling, Roger Williams, Hans Selye, and Abram Hoffer

What Is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
from The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Are You Considering Using Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
from The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Ten Most Commonly Asked Questions About Alternative Medicine
by Mary & Michael Morton
"Below you will find the ten most commonly asked questions about alternative medicine and our answers. These answers will provide you with details about alternative medicine to help you as you begin your journey."

What is Integrated Medicine?
by Leo Galland M.D.
"Integrated Medicine is a new way of understanding health and sickness. It embraces the best of conventional and alternative therapies, but is more than just a mixture of therapeutic techniques."

Taking a Second Look at Alternative Medicine
by Dr. Richard Firshein
"While Western Medicine typically focuses on a patient's symptoms, alternative medicine concentrates on proper immune function."

A Conversation About the Future of Medicine
Larry Dossey, M.D.
"Modern medicine is one of the most spiritually malnourished professions that has ever existed. Doctors need their spiritual needs to be met, just like anyone else."

Abram Hoffer M.D., Ph.D.
Interviewed by Peter Barry Chowka
"I made a prediction in 1957 that by 1997 our practices would be accepted. I assumed it would take 40 years, since in medicine it typically takes two generations before new ideas are accepted. We're more or less on schedule."

Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons
"The allopathic paradigm of the 1950s is eroding around the edge under steady assault from the alternative one."

An Office Visit with Leo Galland, M.D.
by Peter Barry Chowka
"The main problem is that the power of science has been placed primarily at the disposal of a disease theory that is limited and idealized--the notion that people get sick because they contract diseases and diseases exist just the way species of plants exist. Using this model, you can define and treat diseases without any regard for the person who has the disease. It's clear what we're treating today is not people, it's diseases."

Changing How We Define Medicine
by James Gordon, M.D.
"We are in the process of a profound change in our model of medicine. The change is, or seems to be, taking place so fast that it may be useful now to take a step back to look at some of the reasons why medicine resists change and some of the forces that may now be compelling it."

Natural Health, Natural Medicine: An Interview With Andrew Weil M.D.
by Daniel Redwood D.C.
"I think there really has to be complete rethinking of the nature of medicine, and people's expectations of it. Not simply worrying about who pays for it, as it's now set up."

Korea Conference Explores "Alternative Medicine"
News from Harvard Medical School
"We have good reason to believe that some of the therapies that are now considered 'alternative' will eventually prove their worth and become standard practice in both East and West."..."Mind-body medicine is based on over 2,000 peer-reviewed studies."

Trends In Alternative Medicine Use In The United States, 1990-1997: Results Of A Follow-Up National Survey
Report from the Journal Club on JAMA November 1998 Article
"Alternative medicine use and expenditures increased substantially between 1990 and 1997, attributable primarily to an increase in the proportion of the population seeking alternative therapies, rather than increased visits per patient."

Cancer Researchers Foresee Legitimate Role for "Alternative" Medicine
Press Release from the American Institute for Cancer Research
"The scientific community is now examining the clear and verifiable preventive effects that plants like soy, garlic, grapes and tea are exhibiting against cancer." "As more and more members of the public look to 'alternative' medicine, and as continuing tests and trials establish the scientific basis of such approaches, many researchers believe a change in national policy lies ahead."

Unconventional Medicine in Europe
by David Aldridge, Ph.D.
"So far in medical education we have consistently ignored the fact that most health care occurs in the community and, instead, have concentrated on hospital-based medicine. Even more shamefully, we have ignored the expertise of medical anthropologists and medical sociologists who have exhorted us to broaden our understandings of health practice."

Comparing Holistic and Conventional Medicine
by Robert S. Ivker, D.O.
from American Holistic Medical Association

Doctor Yourself?  Frequently Asked Questions
"A doctor's education seems exhaustive, yet M.D.'s study so much of drugs and surgery, and so little of nutrition, fasting, herbal remedies, spinal manipulation, massage, vitamin and mineral therapy, homeopathy, and more that we realize their qualifications are only partial.  This takes nothing away from their dedication as individuals, but being individuals they are prone to following certain theories over other theories, particular practices over other alternatives, and holding opinions as well as facts.   This is true with any person, certainly, but it is our responsibility to cover all possible ground in our efforts to cure and prevent illness.   If we learn more than the doctor in areas of value to our health, it is our duty to apply this knowledge to the betterment of ourselves and our family.  We need total health more than medically approved health.  Our wellness should not be limited to our doctor's experience, but enhanced by our own experience."


Alternative Medicine Foundation

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)

American Holistic Health Association

Bastyr University

Capital University of Integrative Medicine

Center for Addiction and Alternative Medicine Research

Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Complementary/Integrative Medicine Education Resources
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Consumer Health Organization of Canada

Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine (FAIM)

Harvard's Mind Body Medical Institute

Health Medicine Forum

Life Extension Foundation

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National College of Naturopathic Medicine
Information on schools, programs, and certification and licensing requirements.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

The Research Council for Complementary Medicine

Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Columbia University

Stanford's Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program

University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine

World Research Foundation


Advances in Mind-Body Medicine

Alternative Health News Online

Alternative Medicine from

Alternative Medicine from Medline Plus

Alternative Medicine Digest

Alternative Medicine Home Page

Alternative Medicine Review

Alternative Therapies

Citizens For Health

Health World Online

Holistic Healing

Medical Journal of Australia
Articles on Complementary Medicine

Natural Bloom
"Learn about complementary therapies and share your own personal experiences. Yoga, reflexology, aromatherapy, stress-busters and more."

One Medicine

Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine


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Robert Atkins, M.D., Dr. Atkins' Health Revolution

Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C. and James F. Balch, M.D., Prescription for Nutritional Healing
Steven Bratman, M.D., The Alternative Medicine Ratings Guide: An Expert Panel Ranks the Best Treatments for over 80 Conditions

Leo Galland, M.D., Power Healing: Use the New Integrated Medicine to Cure Yourself


Leo Galland, M.D., The Four Pillars of Healing: How Integrated Medicine Can Heal You

Ralph Golan, M.D., Optimal Wellness: Where Mainstream and Alternative Medicine Meet


James S. Gordon, M.D., Manifesto for a New Medicine: Your Guide to Healing Partnerships and the Wise Use of Alternative Therapies

Ronald Hoffman, M.D., Intelligent Medicine: A Guide To Optimizing Health And Preventing Illness For The Baby-Boomer Generation


Life Extension Foundation, Disease Prevention and Treatment Protocols, 4th Edition.

Michael T. Murray, N.D. & Joseph E. Pizzorno, N.D., Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine

Roanne Weisman and Brian Berman, M.D., Own Your Health: Choosing the Best from Alternative & Conventional Medicine

Julian Whitaker, M.D., Dr. Whitaker's Guide to Natural Healing

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