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Integrative and Complementary Therapies Resources

 

General information on complementary therapies

National Cancer Institute – Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)
Detailed information on complementary therapies for people living with cancer. 
www.cancer.gov/cam/   

National Institutes of Health – National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Detailed information on complementary therapies. 
www.nccam.nih.gov   

Natural Standard
Detailed information on complementary therapies. 
www.naturalstandard.com/ 

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Medicine Database
Information on complementary therapies. 
www.naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com  

 

Search for scientific articles on complementary therapies

National Library of Medicine’s PubMed
Search for scientific articles on complementary therapies. 
www.pubmed.com  

 

Safety information on complementary therapies

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Find information or file a report on false health product claims. 
www.ftc.gov/curious  

Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Fake Cancer Cures
Check for scam treatments. 
www.fda.gov/  

Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Medwatch
Find drug and medical product information or file a report on a drug or medical product safety concern. 
www.fda.gov/medwatch 

National Cancer Institute – Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)
Detailed safety information on complementary therapies for people living with cancer. 
www.cancer.gov/cam/  

National Institutes of Health – National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Detailed safety information on complementary therapies. 
www.nccam.nih.gov  

National Institutes of Health – Office of Dietary Supplements
Information and safety alerts on dietary supplements.
http://ods.od.nih.gov  

U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP)
Find out if a supplement has been USP verified for integrity, purity and safe manufacturing. 
www.usp.org/USPVerified/dietarySupplements/  

 

Check the licensing status of complementary therapy providers

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) 
www.nccaom.org  

Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards 
www.fclb.org/   

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians 
www.naturopathic.org/   

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork 
www.ncbtmb.org/   

American Massage Therapy Association 
www.amtamassage.org  

 

Clinical trials of complementary therapies

BreastCancerTrials.org 
www.breastcancertrials.org   

National Institutes of Health – National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) 
www.nccam.nih.gov/research/clinicaltrials   

National Institutes of Health – National Library of Medicine
www.clinicaltrials.gov/   

National Cancer Institute 
www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/search  

 

Search for health care organizations and medical centers that offer integrative therapies

Dirline
http://dirline.nlm.nih.gov  

Updated 05/29/12

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