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Complementary/Alternative Medicine

This guide was designed to provide an overview of complementary and alternative medicine and to help you locate additional resources and information on the topic.


Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM)

Dedicated to engaging a global community of health professionals and health seekers in innovative education, leadership, interprofessional collaboration, research and advocacy that embraces all global healing traditions, to promote the creation of health and the delivery of evidence-informed comprehensive, affordable, sustainable person-centered care.

International Society for Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research

An international multidisciplinary scientific organization established to foster the development and dissemination of new knowledge regarding whole person healing and whole systems healthcare research, including all traditional, holistic, alternative, complementary, and integrative forms of medicine 

National Cancer Institute

The nation's leader in cancer research.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Part of the National Institutes of Health, the NCCIH is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.