Complementary & Alternative Medicine - Websites
NIH National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Conducts and supports research and training; disseminates information
on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to practitioners and the
public. NCCAM resources include
treatment information, CAM
on PubMed (a subset of the medical literature comprising articles
related to CAM); and NCCAM educational programs.
NCI Office of Cancer
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM)
Established to coordinate and enhance the activities of the
NCI in the arena of complementary and alternative medicine. Patient section
highlights CAM cancer trials.
Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS)
Database (NIH/Office of Dietary Supplements)
Searchable database of published, scientific literature on dietary supplements,
vitamins, minerals, and botanicals. IBIDS contains over 300,000 citations
and abstracts. Developed to assist the public, health care providers,
and researchers in locating credible, scientific literature on dietary
Guide to health fraud and "quackery." Of particular interest is the section
Message for Cancer Patients Seeking 'Alternative' Treatments.
Medicine Education Resources (CIMER) (MD Anderson Cancer
Offers short summaries and evidence-based reviews of complementary and
alternative cancer therapies, including herbal, mind-body, energy, nutrition,
and other biological/organic/pharmacological substances.
Botanicals & Other Products (Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center's Integrative Medicine Service)
Provides evidenced-based information on individual herbs, botanicals,
vitamins and other supplements. Includes a clinical summary for each agent
and details about constituents, adverse effects, interactions, and potential
benefits or problems.