Holistic Resources for Integrative Health Care

INTEGRATIVE HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE

                                                                                                                                              Integrative health care utilizes the best therapeutic options from both

conventional medicine and complementary therapies.  It encourages

individuals to balance and integrate their physical, mental, emotional and

spiritual aspects of life.  It encourages individuals to establish healthy and

respectful relationships with the world around them.   And, it encourages

individuals to be actively involved in making decisions concerning their

health and well being.

SIX recommendations for an integrative approach to health care:

1. Get a thorough medical evaluation

2. Communicate with your health care providers

3. Ask questions and research

4. Select qualified providers

5. Keep personal health records

6. Seek a proactive relationship-centered approach to  health care

**While you may be dealing with a specific health challenge, don't forget about your whole body, mind, and spirit. Many complementary therapies and practices can help you address your health challenges holistically.  And, it is good to remember to always communicate your concerns, questions and decisions with your health care providers.


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Integrative Healthcare Websites

 

American Holistic Health Association

AHHAllogoMEMBERhttp://www.ahha.org

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American Holistic Nurses Association

http://www.ahna.org/

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American Holistic Medical Association

http://www.holisticmedicine.org/

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Society for Integrative Oncology

http://integrativeonc.org/

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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Visit the primary resource in research for cancer CAM

Clinical Trials in Cancer CAM are numerous and ongoing

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ONS Complementary and Integrative Therapies SIG

http://pni.vc.ons.org/

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Society for Integrative Oncology

http://www.integrativeonc.org/index.php/sio-publishes-2009-practice-guidelines

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National-level resources:

NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
nccam.nih.gov

American Medical Student Association's Humanistic Medicine Action Committee
www.amsa.org/humed

American Holistic Medical Association
http://www.holisticmedicine.org/

Holistic medical sources :

Chopra Center
http://www.chopra.com/

Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
http://www.scrippsintegrativemedicine.com/

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
http://www.pacificcollege.edu/

The School of Healing Arts
http://www.schoolofhealingarts.com/


 

Integrative University Medicine programs:

University of San Francisco

http://www.osher.ucsf.edu/

Stanford University
camps.stanford.edu

University of Arizona
integrativemedicine.arizona.edu

Rush University
www.rushu.rush.edu/nursing/CAM

University of Minnesota
http://www.csh.umn.edu/

University of Michigan
http://www.med.umich.edu/

University of North Carolina
www.med.unc.edu/phyrehab/pim

Harvard University
http://www.hcp.med.harvard.edu/research/projects/ayanian_integrative_pathways

Washington University
medicine.wustl.edu/~compmed

Oregon Health Sciences University
http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/index.cfm


 ---Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalism---

American Acadmeny of Medical Acupuncture
http://www.medicalacupuncture.org/

American Association of Oriental Medicine
http://www.aaom.org/

National Certification Commision on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
http://www.nccaom.org/


---Ayurveda---

The Ayurvedic Institute (Albuquerque)
http://www.ayurveda.com/

Ayurveda Holistic Center
ayurvedahc.com/community/Family/VaidaFind.htm

---Biofeedback---

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
http://www.aapb.org/

The Biofeedback Network
http://www.biofeedback.net/

---Botanical Medicine---

American Herbalists Guild
http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/

HerbNET
www.herbnet.com/practitioners_p1.htm

---Chiropractic---

American Chiropractic Association
http://www.amerchiro.org/

International Chiropractors Association
http://www.chiropractic.org/

---Homeopathy---

American Institute of Homeopathy
http://www.homeopathyusa.org/

National Center for Homeopathy
http://www.homeopathic.org/

---Massage Therapy---

American Massage Therapy Association
http://www.amtamassage.org/

---Meditation---

MBSR Programs recognized by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass
www.umassmed.edu/cfm/mbsr

Transcendental Meditation Program Centers
www.maharishi.org/locations/locations.html

---Naturopathy---

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
http://www.naturopathic.org/

The Cranial Academy
http://www.cranialacademy.com/

---Qigong---

National Qigong Association
http://nqa.org/

---Shiatsu and other Asian Bodywork---

American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia
http://www.aobta.org/

---Therapeutic Touch---

Nurse Healers-Professional Associations International, Inc.
http://www.therapeutic-touch.org/

Holistic education courses & distance learning:

---Botanical Medicine---

The California School of Herbal Studies
(6-weekend courses and weekend workshops in Forestville, CA near San Francisco)
http://www.cshs.com/

---Chinese Herbalism---

Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences
(distant learning partial course)
http://www.acos.org/

---Homeopathy---

Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy distance learning course
http://www.homeopathytraining.org/

School of Homeopathy North American Flexible Learning Program
http://www.homeopathyschool.org/

---Ayurveda---

The Ayurveda Institute (Albuquerque)
http://www.ayurveda.com/

Ayurveda Holistic Center
ayurvedahc.com/community/Family/VaidaFind.htm

---Naturopathy---

Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges

http://www.aanmc.org/education.php

Research Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research www.ahrq.gov

Bravewell Collaborative http://www.bravewell.org/

Cochrane Database http://www.cochrane.org/

Centre for Reviews http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/crdweb/

Clinical Trials http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/

Integrative Medicine http://www.imjournal.com/index.cfm

MEDLINE Plus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

National Guideline Clearinghouse http://www.guideline.gov/

National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

The Merck Manuals http://www.merckmanuals.com//

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DISCLAIMER: HRIHC does not make any value judgments distinguishing these organizations.  Individuals are responsible to verify which resources are appropriate for their own needs.  Material on this website is intended to be informational only and is not to be  construed as medical advice.  Please consult a healthcare professional if you are dealing with any acute or chronic health care conditions.



 

 


 

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