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This is the definitive site for acupuncture on the Web. Information is geared toward patients, practitioners and students of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Neighborhood practitioners can be located and the latest news and reviews can be read. Qi Gong and Tui Na can be explored and state laws regarding acupuncture are interpreted.

 
 

This site is geared toward supporting those in the profession of environmental medicine and recruiting the professional to study environmental medicine. The site provides a definition of environmental medicine and includes a page of links that may be useful to consumers. Other information is only accessible by membership.

 
 

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the national professional society representing naturopathic physicians who are licensed or eligible for licensing as primary care providers. This is both a consumer and professional site, including a members-only page.

 
 

This site is maintained by the US department of Health and Human Services. It is extensive and covers everything from infectious diseases and outbreaks around the globe to tips on finding and using safe food and water. Information on emergency preparedness for public health threats can be found. Indispensable information for travelers can be found here such as the appropriate preparation needed to travel to various destinations, including special considerations regarding children and pets. Travel preparations for those with special needs are also discussed. Information on vaccinations of all sorts is available here. This is a highly professional site updated regularly.

 
 

This link connects to the resources page. From here the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, the White House and Thomas sites can be accessed. All featured sites are of the highest order of professionalism.

 
 

NCCAM is one of 27 institutes which comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The site details their efforts on CAM research, including current studies, clinical trials and past results. Also provided is general information on treatments and therapies. Funding opportunities can also be found here. Consumers are provided with a good overview of the federal government's current efforts in the field of CAM.

 
 

Promotes health through homeopathy; offers articles and research, education directory and homeopathic directory listing; publishers of Homeopathy Today.

 
 

This is a useful consumer directory for finding local Northwest practitioners, restaurants, organic farms and related services. It includes a calendar of events that would attract those interested in ecological sustainability, social responsibility and natural lifestyles.

 
 
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The listings on this site are not comprehensive nor does inclusion imply endorsement by IDC. These resources are intended to be a starting point for your personal research. IDC is not responsible for choices made by individuals. Please consult with your practitioner about the diagnosis and treatment of specific medical conditions.