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This guide provides links to evidence-based, reputable sources of information on alternative therapies, herbs and dietary supplements, traditional medicine, mind body therapies and more
Compiled by physicians, pharmacists, dieticians and librarian from institutions in the Longwood Medical area, Boston. Information for patients and health professionals. Material is dated and should be supplemented with a search of the current literature.
Review of Therapies in Integrative Medicine from MD Anderson Cancer Center. Provides links to multiple web resources as well as information from MD Anderson researchers and clinicians including video and audio recordings, patient information sheets, newsletters, palliative care information, and bibliographies of research papers.
(Also known as NCCIH) Highlights include news, herbs at a glance, and articles on health problems and their treatment with CAM therapies. Information is also available in Spanish. Guidance on finding a practitioner is available.
Monographs on hundreds of natural products along with evidence for clinical effectiveness, interactions and contraindications, and adverse effects. Search by brand name, common name, or indication. Create customized herb/drug, herb/herb, herb/food, herb/lab test, and herb/disease interaction profiles. Evidence-based safety and effectiveness ratings. Link to references and from there to PubMed. CME online courses available.
Free! from the National Library of Medicine and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. Patient handouts from the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database are freely available here along with information provided by government agencies such as NCCAM, National Cancer Institute, CDC and more. Entries discuss the effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions for herbs and dietary supplements.
A tool for the public as well as healthcare professionals, can help you figure out the value of using common herbs and other dietary supplements. Focusing on herbs and supplements used by cancer patients. Also available for mobile access.
A relational database of natural products, including ethnomedical information, pharmacological/biochemical information on extracts of organisms in vitro, in situ, in vivo, in human (case reports, non-clinical trials) and clinical studies. Similar information is available for secondary metabolites from natural sources.
Created by Dr. Leslie Taylor this website provides free access to well-researched and referenced monographs on healing plants from the rain forest and nearby areas. Although the site offers some of these products for sale, the information provided is unbiased and critical of extravagant claims made by others.