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A collection of integrative and complementary medicine resources in the library and on the web.
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Feedback request from NCCIH


The NCCIH is gathering feedback on their Strategic Plan.

 This is an excellent opportunity for you to contribute your thoughts to those

involved in the US in  the future of research in integrative medicine.   You might be

able to find ideas you would to explore in research down the road.

 If you want to be in the ranks of those who advocate for the legitimacy of integrative medicine

in our medical world, please consider providing feedback to their plan.


PubMed NCCIH Searching


PubMed has updated citations with new "NCCIH" name

The National Library of Medicine has revised existing MEDLINE/PubMed citations that carry 'NCCAM' funding designations to reflect the new name, 'NCCIH'. All new grant funding data for this Center will carry the new designation. NCCIH data can be searched in MEDLINE/PubMed as:


nccih nih hhs [gr]      or      

nccih nih [gr]    or      

nccih [gr]



Integrative and complementary practices are often grouped into broad categories. Some practices may fit into more than one category. You can read about this at the NCCIH website.





Welcome to the Integrative and Complementary Medicine Guide


Integrative and Complementary Medicine

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..

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


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.


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NCCIH Multimedia Resources


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


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.



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