Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

American Cancer Society: Complementary and Alternative Therapies - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Here you will find the guidelines for using complementary and alternative methods and how to choose and use dietary supplements.

HealthyNJ: Complementary and Alternative Medicine - . Here you will find links to CAM information as well as links to sites in New Jersey.

KidsHealth for Parents: Alternative Medicine and Your Child - This site was created by the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media and aims to provide the best children's health information on the Internet. The types of alternative care and the risks and benefits are discussed in this article.

Macmillan Cancer Support: Complementary Therapies - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. The basics on cancer and complementary therapies can be found here.

MayoClinic: Complementary & Alternative Medicine, What is It? - This site provides access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic. Find out about CAM, vitamins, herbs and other dietary supplements here.

MedlinePlus: Cancer Alternative Therapies - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

MedlinePlus: Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Developed by the National Library of Medicine,
this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products - The information found at this site is available in both a consumer and professional version. You will also be able to view recent news alerts.

National Cancer Institute: Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine - The Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine was established in October 1998 to coordinate and enhance the activities of the National Cancer Institute in the arena of complementary and alternative medicine. Information on CAM clinical trials and alerts from the FDA can be found here.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - This is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine. Here you will find a wealth of information on dietary and herbal supplements, diseases and conditions, treatment and therapies, and clinical trials.

National Institutes of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements - The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) fact sheets give a current overview of individual vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements.

Rutgers Institute for Complementary & Alternative Medicine - Learn about different treatments and therapies and read this organization's newletter here.



Interactive Tutorials / Videos

MedlinePlus Interactive Tutorial: Massage Therapy - This interactive video is from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics, each tutorial explains the subject in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial. Note: These tutorials require a special Flash plug-in, version 4 or above. If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start the tutorial.

Lifelines : Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Dr. Jeffrey D. White, Director of the NCI's Office of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, explains the different types of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and discusses what to think about when considering a CAM therapy, including separating fiction from CAM facts.

The Science of Yoga - This video from the NCCAM explains the science of the health benefits of Yoga.

The Science of Mind and Body Therapies - This video from the NCCAM explains the science of Mind and Body therapies.

March 2014