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A collection of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine resources in the library and on the web.
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NCCAM Multimedia Resources


The NCCAM Multimedia resources site was developed and launched to provide video, image, and audio resources with information about modalities and treatments.


Categories of CAM

CAM practices are often grouped into broad categories. Some CAM practices may fit into more than one category. You can read about this at the NCCAM website.





WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy: 2014-2023


The WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014 - 2023 was developed and launched in response to the World Health Assembly resolution on traditional medicine (WHA62.13). The strategy aims to support Member States in developing proactive policies and implementing action plans that will strengthen the role traditional medicine plays in keeping populations healthy.


TCM Database

School of Chinese Medicine: Medicinal Plant Images Database

A source of information on medicinal plants used in TCM is now available. The Database was established by the collaborative efforts of the School of Chinese Medicine and their University Library. 

Search content at:  Plant Images website.



Welcome to the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide


Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)


NCCAM defines CAM as a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. Conventional medicine (also called Western or allopathic medicine) is medicine as practiced by holders of M.D. (medical doctor) and by allied health professionals, such as physical therapists, psychologists, and registered nurses. 

 Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is the discipline concerned with using the combination of conventional (allopathic) medicine and Alternative Medicine to address the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of health and illness.


This guide is not meant to be exhaustive.  It does provides high quality information available at your ACPHS Library and Information Commons, the library website, and freely available on the internet.



About Herbs

Memorial Sloan Kettering's About Herbs app is compatible with iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod Touch® devices. A web app version for all other mobile devices is also available.   In this app, the Integrative Medicine Service provides comprehensive, objective information about herbs, botanicals, supplements, and complementary therapies..

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More than 200 monographs describing the structure, purported uses, adverse effects, and drug interactions of various herbs, botanicals, supplements, and complementary therapies.


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