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.
Alliance for Natural Health USA
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.
The 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 this site.
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA)
The purpose of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture 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 Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians 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 Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM)
The purpose of the American Association of Oriental Medicine 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 Chiropractic Association (ACA)
Based in Arlington, VA, the American Chiropractic Association is the largest professional association in the world representing doctors of chiropractic.
The American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM)
The American College for the Advancement of Medicine 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)
Founded in 1978, the American Holistic Medical Association 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)
The American Institute of Homeopathy 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)
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals 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.
Center for Advancement in Cancer Education (CACE)
The Center for Advancement in Cancer Education 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.
Burton Goldberg is the author of 18 books on the subject of alternative medicine, including the best selling Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide. He's also the producer of 4 documentary films on the subjects of Curing Cancer, Ethical Stem Cells, Curing Depression, and Overcoming Addiction. To learn more about alternative medicine and cancer research, visit his web site or call 415-725-3555.
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)
The Institute for Functional Medicine 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 call 800-228-0622.
International Cellular Medicine Society
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
International Society for the Studies of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine 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.
Dr. Susan Lark
Women's Wellness Today is the only alternative health newsletter in the world for women, written by a woman doctor. Drawing on over 30 years of personal research and professional success at creating peak health for women, Susan Lark, M.D. gives you simple, reliable solutions for maintaining a vital and well-balanced lifestyle. Call 1-800-829-5876 or visit Women's Wellness Today to subscribe.
Dr. Marcus Laux
Dr. Marcus Laux is a licensed naturopathic physician who received his doctorate from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. His focus in on researching, writing and lecturing on science-based natural medicine. Dr. Marcus Laux travels the world to bring the latest in natural healing solutions for their health. You can sign up to receive his free e-mail Health Bulletins.
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
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.
The Mercola web site allows visitors to search thousands of health news articles for answers to health questions. You may also sign up for a free natural health newsletter designed to include health information you can really use.
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 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)
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine.
National Center for Homeopathy (NCH)
The National Center for Homeopathy 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)
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 Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine (NIAM)
The National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine 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.
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 (PPNF)
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.
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.
Dr. Stephen Sinatra
Dr. Stephen Sinatra is a board-certified cardiologist and certified bioenergetic analyst with more than 25 years of experience in helping patients prevent and reverse heart disease. His monthly newsletter, Heart, Health & Nutrition, is published monthly by is published monthly by Healthy Directions, LLC 7811 Montrose Road, Potomac, MD 20854-3394 and dedicated to the prevention and treatment of disease. To subscribe, please visit the web site or call 800-211-7643.
Dr. Julian Whitaker
Julian Whitaker, M.D., has practiced medicine for over 26 years, after receiving degrees from Dartmouth College and Emory University. Dr. Whitaker has long been an advocate of living a healthy life. He publishes free health updates and natural health tips via email to which you can subscribe. His Health & Healing Newsletter is published monthly by Healthy Directions, LLC, 7811 Montrose Road, Potomac, MD 20854-3394. To subscribe visit his web site or call 800-539-8219.
Dr. David Williams
Dr. David Williams is a medical pioneer who gives his readers practical tools they can use to heal themselves from practically any condition. To get all the latest health news, you can subscribe to his monthly Alternatives newsletter, published monthly by Mountain Home Publishing at 7811 Montrose Road, Potomac, MD 20854. Visit his web site or call 800-527-3044 or sign up for his free e-mail Health Dispatches.
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