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Complementary/Alternative Medicine

Subject Guide LRC@TCC


Scope of this guide: find articles, books, and other information about complementary and alternative, unconventional, and integrative medicine, including whole medical systems, mind-body medicine, herbal supplements, manipulative and body-based practices, and energy medicine


Browse TCC library shelves in these areas:

Physical medicine RM 695-893

Homeopathy RX

Keywords to search: homeopathy, specific conditions (cancer, arthritis, pregnancy, etc), specific treatments (acupuncture, herbal or dietary supplements, etc), blended medicine, integrative medicine, folk remedies, chiropractic, reflexology, alternative medicine, holistic, naturopathy, integrative medicine, meditation, traditional medicine


Health Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals.

Alt Health Watch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers full text articles, pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.

Wiley Online Library

Find full-text journal articles, books, and access to the Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews as well as EBM Guidelines: Evidence-Based Medicine.

See also the Controversial Topics Subject Guide.

For other health-related subject guides, see the Health Portal.


Selected Resources from the Web: 

Alternative Medicine Center search by therapy or health condition; also includes directories of organizations

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

American Holistic Medical Association

Holistic healthcare database from Virginia Beach-based Edgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment

Integrative Energy Medicine Institute

MedlinePlus entry for Complementary and Alternative medicine provides links to reputable organizations

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health

Online Homeopathic Resource

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