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Alternative and Complementary Medicine Resources

The quality and reliability of health information on the web varies widely. When evaluating web-based health information, consider the site's source and funding, how often it is updated, the author's credentials and affiliations, and whether that information is clearly stated. For more information about how to evaluate web resources, see Website Evaluation and Citing.

Please send any comments concerning this page to Karen Odato.


Online Textbooks

Rakel: Integrative Medicine, 2nd ed. (Elsevier, 2007)
(Access restrictions: Licensed for use by Dartmouth College/DMS/DHMC Lebanon).

Jonas: Essentials of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999)
(Access restrictions: Licensed for use by Dartmouth College/DMS/DHMC Lebanon).


Selected Web Resources

National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) offer CAM on PubMed -- a new subset of PubMed -- providing free, web-based access to CAM sources of information. PubMed provides access to over 11 million citations and abstracts in the MEDLINE database and additional life science journals.

Complementary/Integrative Medicine Education Resources (CIMER)
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's CIMER contains evidence-based reviews of complementary or alternative cancer therapies as well as links to other authoritative resources. These reviews evaluate the designs and the results of published research on herbal, mind-body, energy, nutrition, and other biological/organic/pharmacological (e.g., cartilage) substances. Detailed scientific reviews are provided to assist health care professionals in guiding patients who would like to integrate these therapies with conventional treatments.

University of Pittsburgh's Alternative Medicine
This page is a jumpstation for sources of information on unconventional, unorthodox, unproven, or alternative, complementary, innovative, or integrative therapies.

Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
This center was formed to foster and conduct research to determine the efficacy and safety of alternative and complementary remedies and practices, and to probe their underlying mechanisms.


Herbs & Supplements

Herbs and Dietary Supplements 
A list of resources from the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries.


Information for Patients

MEDLINEplus: Alternative Medicine

Ask NOAH About: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Last Updated: 5/3/12