The NCCIH (formerly NCCAM) is part of the National Institutes of Health and supports integrative medicine research in all diseases and conditions. The website has both professional resources and patient information covering health topics, practices, and dietary and herbal supplements.
The OCCAM is an office of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It is responsible for research in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as it relates to cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and symptom management. Information for both patients and health professionals is provided on the website.
The ACCAHC is composed of licensed CAM practitioners and their educational organizations and agencies. It purpose is to promote mutual understanding, collaborative activities and interdisciplinary health care education.
The CHE is an international non-partisan partnership committed to strengthening scientific and public dialog on environmental factors linked to chronic disease and disability through sharing emerging scientific research.
The ISF is a non-profit organization working to support and improve ecological health, through advocacy, research, consultation and education. The ISF is a founding member of the Commons Health Care Network, links to which are on the website.
The ISCMR is an international professional, multidisciplinary, non-profit scientific organization devoted to fostering CAM research while providing a platform for knowledge and information exchange to enhance international communication and collaboration.
The PCORI is an independent organization authorized by the U.S.. Congress to help people make informed health care decisions and improve health care delivery. PCORI commissions research that is guided by patients, caregivers and the broader health care community that will produce high-integrity, evidence-based information.
The AIHM is a non-profit, professional organization serving holistic practitioners of medicine. The website has information about board certification, holistic medicine research and practice, career opportunities, links to local chapters, and a section for patients to find practitioners.
The AHNA is a non-profit membership association for nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals. Information about certification, holistic nursing research and practice, and publications is on the website.
The AMTA is a non-profit, professional association serving massage therapists, massage students and massage schools. The website has information about clinical research on massage therapy, regulation and licensing of therapists, and links for patients to find a licensed therapist.
The AMTA is a professional organization that promotes the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings through research and the education and credentialing of its members. The website has information for patients about the benefits of music therapy.
The NCCAOM is a national organization that validates entry-level competency in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine through professional certification. The website provides patient-level information about these practices and a therapist-finder link.