Resources

The following list is provided as a public service. Inclusion on this list does not imply that FAIM endorses or recommends any of these sources of information.

Listed in alphabetical order by organization name or person's last name. Click on name to reveal description.

Resources

Alliance for Natural Health USA

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ANH-USA is committed to sustainable health, the recognition that our environment and our physical health are inextricably related.

The Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA) is part of an international organization dedicated to promoting sustainable health and freedom of choice in healthcare through good science and good law. They protect the right of natural-health practitioners to practice and the right of consumers to choose the healthcare options they prefer.

Since 1992, they have worked to shift the medical paradigm from an exclusive focus on surgery, drugs, and other conventional techniques to an integrative approach incorporating functional foods, dietary supplements, and lifestyle changes. They believe this is the way to improve health and extend lives while reducing the costs of healthcare back to a sustainable level.

For more information, visit the Alliance for Natural Health USA web site.

Alternative Medicine Foundation

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Alternative Medicine Foundation

Alternative Medicine Foundation

The Alternative Medicine Foundation publishes The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. The organization's web site includes an extensive list of resources, databases, and workshops. The foundation also developed the HerbMed database, which can be accessed from their site.

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA)

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American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA)

The purpose of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) is to promote the integration of concepts from traditional and modern forms of acupuncture with Western medical training and thereby synthesize a more comprehensive approach to health care. The site includes a database of physicians.

American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)

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American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)

The purpose of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) to promote excellence and integrity in the professional practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in order to enhance public health and well-being. The site includes a database of acupuncturist.

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

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American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the national professional society representing licensed or licensable naturopathic physicians who are graduates of four-year, residential graduates programs.

Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and cutting edge natural therapies to enhance their bodies' ability to ward off and combat disease. Naturopathic physicians craft comprehensive treatment plans that blend the best of modern medical science and traditional natural medical approaches to not only treat disease, but to also restore health.

American Chiropractic Association (ACA)

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American Chiropractic Association (ACA)

Based in Arlington, VA, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is the largest professional association in the world representing doctors of chiropractic.

The American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM)

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The American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM)

The The American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM) represents one of the largest groups of licensed, practicing physicians in the U.S., distinguished by their evidence-based, scientific application of alternative medicines in patient care.

American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

Founded in 1978, the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) remains true to its original mission, serving as the leading advocate for the use of holistic and integrative medicine by all licensed healthcare providers. They embrace integrative, complementary and alternative medicine techniques; they hold onto what is helpful in allopathic medicine; and they understand that healing includes your body, your mind, your emotions, and your spirit.

American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH)

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American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH)

The American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH) is a trade association of medical and osteopathic physicians, dentists, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants dedicated to the practice, promotion and improvement of homeopathic medicine. The organization places great emphasis on the dissemination of homeopathic medical knowledge through publishing, public speaking and education. This web site represents this commitment and is intended as both a professional and public resource for homeopathy today.

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)

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Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) is a professional membership association serving massage, bodywork, and somatic practitioners by providing practice support, ethical standards, legislative advocacy, and public education. ABMP is employee-owned and headquartered in Golden, Colorado. It was founded in 1987 and since that time has grown to more than 73,000 members, making it the largest massage membership organization in the country.

ABMP's public education site, provides information on the benefits of massage, what to expect during a massage session, how to find a massage therapist, and hundreds of articles pertaining to bodywork education.

Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)

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Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)

Formed as a non-profit in 1999, ACEP has a global membership of over 1,200 licensed mental health professionals and allied health practitioners. ACEP members are dedicated to exploring, developing, researching and applying energy psychology methods to alleviate human suffering, enhance human performance and access human potential.

Energy psychology (EP) is a family of integrative approaches to psychotherapy and healthcare treatment rooted in mind-body healing traditions over 5,000 years old. ACEP works on behalf of its members to establish the credibility and efficacy of energy psychology methods through its programs of education, certification, ethics, humanitarian aid and research. By upholding standards of practice and a code of ethics for energy psychology practitioners, ACEP raises the bar of professionalism for this emerging field.

Ayurveda.MD

Ayurveda.MD is recognized as the largest and most authentic resource of information on Ayurveda in the United States. It was established in 1982 by Scott Gerson, M.D., Ph.D. (Ayurveda), M.Phil. (Ayurveda) who is the nation's only medical doctor to hold degrees in both Ayurveda and conventional allopathic medicine.

Center for Advancement in Cancer Education (CACE)

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Center for Advancement in Cancer Education (CACE)

The Center for Advancement in Cancer Education (CACE) is a non-profit cancer information, counseling, and referral agency. The Center collects, evaluates and distributes information on biological cancer therapies and provides educational programs for both lay and professional groups. It encourages primary cancer prevention through lifestyle training and offers resources for non-toxic approaches as adjuncts or alternatives to conventional cancer treatments.

Drug Dangers

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Drug Dangers

Drug Dangers has pulled together as a single resource everything related to defective medical devices and drugs to promote education and awareness for victims, their families, and the general public.

Heart MD Institute

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Heart MD Institute

Heart MD Institute is a free online educational resource about integrative medicine. Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a board certified cardiologist, certified nutrition specialist, certified bioenergetic psychotherapist and anti-aging specialist, founded Heart MD Institute to promote a medicinal model based on integrative strategies and inspire the "inner healers" within everyone.

Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)

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Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) offers educational publications and programs designed to raise the bar on clinicians' standard of care. The Institute publishes textbooks, monographs, and other educational materials available for CME credits and offers clinicians a Forum for the shared exploration of emerging research and clinical applications to improve patient care and outcomes.

Detailed information about the Institute, its educational activities, and membership can be found on their web site or by calling 800-228-0622.

International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS)

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International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS)

The International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of safe and effective adult stem cell therapies through research, education and oversight. They maintain a nonprofit stem cell treatment registry. The easiest way to determine if the cell therapy is credible is to see if the clinic is ICMS certified.

International Society for the Studies of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine

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International Society for the Studies of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine

International Society for the Studies of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM)

The International Society for the Studies of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM) is an international non-profit interdisciplinary organization dedicated to exploring and applying subtle energies as they relate to the experience of consciousness, healing, and human potential.

Massage Register

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Massage Register

The Massage Register has a comprehensive list of educational resources to help aspiring massage students gain an insight about alternative medicine and obtain a massage therapy license or certification. Their sections for Massage Therapy, Massage Schools and Learn About Massage talks about how massage can help heal mind and body.

The Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic's Consumer Health web site offers articles and resources to help people learn more about and evaluate complementary and alternative medicine. The Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness.

Mesothelioma Center

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Mesothelioma Center

Complementary treatments and alternative therapies can be used as a form of pain management by patients coping with asbestos-induced diseases such as mesothelioma cancer. To learn more about treatment options and how to get connected with mesothelima doctors visit the Mesothelioma Center.

Mesothelioma Group

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Mesothelioma Group

The Mesothelioma Group is a non-profit organization based on spreading awareness and helping victims of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma Group has a comprehensive guide on understanding cancer, along with information related to coping and living with cancer. They also offer scholarships to the families of veterans and to the families of those affected by mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Guide

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Mesothelioma Guide

Mesothelioma Guide is a comprehensive resource for patients and family members seeking treatment and financial assistance. The guide includes information about alternative and emerging treatments for mesothelioma patients, as well as prognosis and life expectancy.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine.

National Center for Homeopathy (NCH)

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National Center for Homeopathy (NCH)

The National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) is an open-membership organization whose mission is to promote health through homeopathy. By providing general education to the public about homeopathy, and specific education to homeopaths, we help to make homeopathy available throughout the United States.

National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM)

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National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM)

The National College of Natural Medicine is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical college in North America. They offer graduate programs in naturopathic medicine and classical Chinese medicine blending ancient healing wisdom with modern science in challenging curricula.

National Vaccine Information Center

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National Vaccine Information Center

The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is a non-profit charity founded in 1982 and dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and defending the informed consent ethic.

NVIC encourages everyone to empower themselves with information and make informed vaccine decisions for themselves and their children. NVIC works to protect the freedom for citizens to exercise the human right to voluntary, informed consent to any medical intervention or use of pharmaceutical product, such as a vaccine, which carries a risk of injury or death.

They publish a free newsletter via email and have a free online NVIC Advocacy Portal that tracks legislation in each state that will restrict or expand vaccine exemptions. People can directly contact their own state elected representatives on via smartphone or tablet.

For more information, visit the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) web site.

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Barbara Loe Fisher

Barbara Loe Fisher is president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a non-profit charity she co-founded with parents of DPT vaccine injured children in 1982.

For the past three decades, she has led a national, grassroots movement and public information campaign to institute vaccine safety reforms and informed consent protections in the public health system. She has researched, analyzed and publicly articulated the major issues involving the science, policy, law, ethics and politics of vaccination to become one of the world’s leading non-medical, consumer advocacy experts on the subject.

She is co-author of the seminal book DPT: A Shot in the Dark (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1985); author of The Consumer's Guide to Childhood Vaccines (1997); Vaccines, Autism & Chronic Inflammation: The New Epidemic (2008) and Reforming Vaccine Policy & Law: A Guide (2014). She is a video commentator for the NVIC Newsletter and Mercola Newsletter and a blogger at Vaccine Awakening. Her long public record of vaccine safety and informed consent advocacy was featured in the 2011 award winning film documentary The Greater Good.

Natural Healers

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Natural Healers

Natural Healers is an education resource for people pursuing careers in the natural healing arts. They are a complete alternative medicine and holistic health school directory and career center with a a comprehensive list of natural healing schools searchable by state, modality, distance learning or continuing education.

Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation

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Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation

Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation

The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation (PPNF), previously known as the Weston A. Price Memorial Foundation, is a non-profit education resource created in 1952 to promote and publish the principles and research of Weston A. Price, DDS, Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., MD, and other great nutrition pioneers.

Chief among these principles is the conviction that the quality of water, soil, and the plant and animal kingdoms determines the physical foundation of mankind, which in turn promotes and balances mental and spiritual health.

The foundation is supported by membership, book sales and donations, which enable them to disseminate reliable, unbiased information for the benefit of present and future generations.

To learn more, visit the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation web site or the the PPNF Blog.

Stem Cell Pioneers Forum

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Stem Cell Pioneers Forum

The Stem Cell Pioneers Forum is the largest patient moderated forum for stem cell discussion and support for those who have had treatment and those thinking of having treatment.