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Naturopathic Education Links
American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)
Information about naturopathic medical education and links to accredited colleges and programs offering naturopathic medical degrees.
Council of Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME)
The U.S. Secretary of Education recognizes CNME as the national accrediting agency for programs leading to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D. or N.M.D.) or Doctor of Naturopathy (N.D.) degree.
Bastyr University http://www.bastyr.edu
Boucher Institute http://www.binm.org
Bridgeport University http://www.bridgeport.edu
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) http://www.ccnm.edu
National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) http://www.ncnm.edu
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) http://www.scnm.edu
If you would like to find massage therapy schools, chiropractic colleges, acupuncture schools, or any school of the natural healing arts , you'll find NaturalHealers.com a great source for information on schools, programs, certification, careers and licensing requirements.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
lists health information, research, clinical trials, training, medical news & events, & provides list of website resources. NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training researchers and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.
NCNM Helfgott Research Center http://www.helfgott.org/
The Helfgott Research Institute at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine conducts rigorous, high quality, research from the fields of Naturopathy, Chinese medicine, Acupuncture, Immunology, and Nutrition.
Bastyr Research Center http://www.bastyr.edu/research/
Bastyr is a pioneer in complementary and alternative medicine ( CAM ) research, utilizing epidemiological and basic science studies and clinical trials.
Southwest College Research Institute (SCRI )http://www.scnm.edu/research
Biomedical research programs include human subjects research, basic sciences research, public health projects, epidemiological studies, and quality assurance of natural products.
Canadian College Research Center http://www.ccnm.edu/catbank.html
Conducst high quality research on naturopathic and public health issues through collaboration with leading researchers on an international scale.
Pain Research Group www.pain-research.com/
homepage including services & seminars held for integrated medicine pain management for the World Congress on PAIN.
Center for Alternative Medicine Research in Cancer www.sph.uth.tmc.edu
The center operates out of the Health Sciences Center of the University of Texas in Houston . Under Reviews of Therapies, this site provides thorough descriptions of each therapy, as well as scientific reviews.
Association/ Organization Links
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP )
http://www.naturopathic.org National professional association; State professional association links; Physician referral service
Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) http://www.naturopathicassoc.ca/dr.html
National Canadian professional association of naturopathic physicians.
Organic Trade Association
home page for membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America which encourages global sustainability through promoting and protecting the growth of diverse organic trade. Includes membership information, standards, public policy, news articles, statistical facts, events, links, & directory resources.
Canadian Health Network - The Canadian Health Network (CHN) is a new and growing network, bringing together resources of leading Canadian health organizations and international health information providers.
The Collaboration for Healthcare Renewal Foundation (CHRF)
http://thecollaboration.org dedicated to enhancing the healthcare of individuals through promoting collaborative activity among healthcare leaders.
American College of Nurse-Midwives
Includes Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health articles, midwifery publications, research, practices, global programs & consumer information.
Holistic pediatric Association
American Holistic Health association AHHA
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)
www.holisticmedicine.org- includes publications and additional links concerning holistic health care for physicians, students, & patients. Also offers a career center & list of events as well as a membership to their mailing list.
AACOM - American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
www.aacom.org/American Academy of Environmental Medicine
Supports those in the profession of environmental medicine, recruits the professional to study environmental medicine, defines environmental medicine, and includes members-only page.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
The world's largest general scientific society, with the mission of advancing science, serving society.
American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
Provides positive vision for chiropractic doctors and their natural approach to health; details current events, government affairs, lawsuits; members-only page and chiropractor directory.
American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)
Dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the latest findings and emerging procedures in preventive/nutritional medicine.
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
Network center for massage therapists and information site for those interested in the profession; provides training sessions calendar, classified ads, newsroom, jobs network and buyers guide.
American Medical Association (AMA)
For members and health professionals, offers informational resource on legal developments, insurance issues and scientific findings; for patients, offers doctor search by name or specialty.
British Columbia Naturopathic Association
The professional association for naturopathic physicians in British Columbia ; offers student information and patient referrals to doctors throughout the province.
European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP)
Aims to advance the scientific and regulatory status of phytomedicine at a European level; not information-heavy; includes much password-protected content.
International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM)
Aims to improve human health through education, practice and research in energy medicine, the interaction of energy with the human psyche and physiology; publishes a journal and newsletter.
National Center for Homeopathy (NCH)
Promotes health through homeopathy; offers articles and research, education directory and homeopathic directory listing; publishers of Homeopathy Today magazine.
Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND)
Offers information about naturopathic medicine, answers to commonly asked questions, list of naturopathic doctors, public newsletter and more.
Yahoo's List of Alternative Medicine Organizations
General collection of Web links organized by modality; includes Alexander Technique, aromatherapy, holistic health, massage, medicinal marijuana, meditation, naturopathy and Qi Gong.
Institute for Natural Medicine
http://www.NatureMed.org Foundation established to advance naturopathic public awareness, education and research activities
Canadian Naturopathic Foundation (CNF)
http://www.thecnf.com National Canadian foundation to advance naturopathic public awareness, education and research activities
Naturopathic Doctors International
http://www.ndimed.org/ Natural Doctors International ( NDI ) provides natural medical aid to underserved communities throughout the world, with a focus on establishing permanent clinical sites and/or rotations within existing hospitals and clinics around the world.
Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
www.functionalmedicine.org a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to develop skills and knowledge in health care delivery by integrating science-based best practices into effective, cost-efficient treatment approaches.
Alternative Medicine Foundation - Herbal databases
Canadian Women's Health Network
The Canadian Women's Health Network is a national non-profit organization committed to enhancing women's health across Canada . Our website is one of the premier Canadian portals to resources, news, and information about Canadian women's health. The site is available in English and in French.
Licensing, Policy and Legislation Links
About Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination Board
North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE)
The NPLEX (Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations) is the examination that graduates of one of the approved naturopathic medical colleges must pass to be licensed in any of the 13 states or 5 provinces that license/register naturopathic physicians. NABNE is responsible for approving applicants to take the NPLEX and for administering the examinations in the US and Canada .
The Federation of Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Authorities (FNPLA)
Centers For Disease Control & Prevention
Covers infectious diseases and outbreaks around the globe, offers tips on safe travel and finding safe food and water, and emergency preparedness for public health threats.
FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Resource page featuring health sites of the highest order of professionalism.
Indian Health Service
Federal health program assuring that comprehensive and culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Combined health information database containing a variety of CAM information not referenced in other government databases; division of National Institutes of Health (NIH).
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Conducts professional research on specific CAM therapies often based upon non-Western medical models, with the primary objective of building the scope of the Western medical model.
US Department of Agriculture
Official site containing a great deal of information about issues such as the National Organic Program, Sustainable Development @USDA, Food Safety and Biotechnology.
US Environmental Protection Agency
Explores current national initiatives regarding environmental protection, including energy saving devices to reduce personal energy consumption.
World Health Organization
Outreach organization defining 'health' as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity; an inclusive global perspective.
Useful Resource Links
Naturopathic Physicians Online - www.naturopathic.org/
home website for the AANP including naturopathic resources & description of ND licensing & education, schools, licensed states, conventions, how to join the AANP, as well as a database for physicians, clinics, & patients.
Naturopathic Medicine Internet Resources : A collection of links to international resources.
NDNR Naturopathic doctor News Review www.ndnr.com
Naturopathy Digest http://www.naturopathydigest.com/
Naturopathy Digest ( ND ) is a 24-page monthly print and online publication dedicated to providing accurate, authoritative information about naturopathic medicine.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) http://www.cancercenter.com/ offers patients the most sophisticated forms of surgery , radiation and chemotherapy in combination with complementary therapies, including nutrition , spiritual support , mind-body medicine and naturopathic medicine .
Caring Ambassadors http://www.caringambassadors.org/ The Caring Ambassadors Program works with organizations and individuals to encourage involvement in the battle against chronic or life-threatening diseases. The Caring Ambassadors Program facilitates involvement by helping to establish and administer disease-specific programs.
Prevention Magazine's Healthy Ideas web site provides timely information compiled by their staff of health writers and medical professionals. Includes Doctor on Call, Tori Hudson , ND .
National Center for Homeopathy This web site reaches people who are new to homeopathy with accurate, current, and helpful information.
Health Services/Technology Assessment Text (HSTAT)
free, Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health care decision making for health care providers, health service researchers, policy makers, payers, consumers and the information professionals who serve these groups.
OHSU - Complementary and Alternative Medicine Links www.ohsu.edu/cam
lists research, articles, & CAM courses offered at OHSU as well as integrative practice information for practitioners, students, & patients.
Memorial Sloan-Kittering Cancer Center
This site provides objective information for oncologists and healthcare professionals, including a clinical summary for each agent and details about constituents, adverse effects, interactions, and potential benefits or problems.
NHLBI, JNC VI Report www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/jncintro.htm
article on the seventh report of the joint national committee on prevention, detection, evaluation, & treatment of high blood pressure(JNC 7)
Working Group Report on Primary Prevention of Hypertension
article on the primary prevention of hypertension: clinical & public health advisory from the national high blood pressure education program
InterNurse Midwifery www.internurse.com/
over 9,000 nursing articles online including 4,000 articles covering topics concerning Midwifery as well as a comprehensive search engine of nursing resources & links.
Alternative & Complementary Medicine Center - HealthWorld Online
link to alternative medicine center with natural choices for self-managed care. Includes information & updates about alternative systems, list of key health centers, & resources for choosing complementary healthcare clinics & providers.
HealthWorld Online www.healthy.net/index.asp
website for holistic healthcare information to find practitioners, take an
online health test, find alternative therapies, & a database of health columns.
National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. NACHC
comprehensive listing of America 's community, migrant, and homeless health centers - Federal and State policymakers, Primary Care Associations, health centers, clinicians, and patients. The one stop source of information about America 's health center safety net.
Mayo Clinic Health Resources
- a website of helpful Internet resources selected by Mayo Clinic medical librarians including alternative & complementary links.
Health Education & Resources: Health Information Sites
a helpful guide of links to alternative & complementary health websites & resources provided by Mercy Hospital & True North.
Alternative Medicine Digest
http://alternativemedicine.com The Digest tracks medical journals, research, conferences and newsletters, summarizing what's new and effective in alternative medicine.
Alternative Medicine Homepage
Professional site with a focus on CAM research; maintains high scientific standard.
American College for Advancement in Medicine
Educates medical doctors (MDs) about select, scientific, complementary and alternative therapies and provides supplementary trainings.
Ask Dr. Weil
Dr. Weil answers consumers' questions about alternative medicine, recommends books, quotes research, clarifies practitioner titles and abbreviations, and gives daily health tips.
Health A to Z
Provides complementary and alternative medicine ( CAM ) information, citing MDs, fitness trainers, nutritionists, nurses and other health care professionals.
Health World Online
Consumer site offering a wealth of information about natural medicine, citing well-known herbalists, naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists and MDs.
Thorough and excellent quality links and articles pertaining to all avenues of natural health care; useful as an educational and networking center for all fields of medicine.
Holistic Healing Web Page
Provides news, research, case histories, conference listings and holistic practitioner directory.
MedWeb @ Emery University
Catalog of biomedical and health related Web sites; primary audience is the academic and research community at Emory University .
Naturopathic Medicine Network
Consumer site offering health products for sale as well as news, classified ads, round tables, medical journal search, local ND search, and other naturopathic medicine information.
Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM)
CAM research center with a primary focus on women's health and an emphasis on botanical remedies; appeals to professionals.
Collection of texts and resources exploring alternative ideas in health, science and spirituality; addresses political challenges with the emergence and development of natural health care.
Yahoo's Alternative Medicine Links
General springboard site for the consumer to address curiosities about various complementary therapies.
2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that, where available, connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities. Every hour of every day, someone in the United States needs essential services - from finding an after-school program to securing adequate care for a child or an aging parent. Faced with a dramatic increase in the number of agencies and help-lines, people often don't know where to turn. 2-1-1 helps people find and give help.
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