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Best of the Web: Health & Medicine » Complementary & Alternative Medicine

  • These excellent guides contain an introduction to the topic, links to books, journals, websites and organizations. Guides cover many topics including choosing a practitioner, how to make sense of contradictory research and information on modalities such as homeopathy, Ayurveda, Tibetan medicine and more.
  • Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, The Alternative Medicine Homepage calls itself "a jumpstation for sources of information on unconventional, unorthodox, unproven, or alternative, complementary, innovative, intergrative therapies." Lots of links.
  • The basics of complementary and alternative health from an internationally recognized authority. In addition to information about a variety of therapies, this site can be searched for suggested treatments for a specific disease or condition.
  • Established by Congress in 1998, the NCCAM is one of the 27 institutes of the National Institutes of Health. Its website defines complementary and alternative medicine and provides new alerts, information on research and clinical trials and more.
  • Contains a wealth of links on therapies, health issues, education and training.
  • This site can be used to find information on various herbal supplements and how they can impact human health. Also, contains information on foods and drugs for health and the latest health news.

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