Reference

Alternative Medicine

Sites

* Alternative Medicines @ Te Puna Web Directory
Links to New Zealand organisations and information.
* Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Presents current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda, and osteopathy. Information on recommended therapies for specific disorders and diseases, medicinal uses for plants and herbs, are balanced by conclusions of studies on efficacy and analysis of current levels of acceptance by traditional scientists and doctors. Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe. Detroit: Gale, 2005.
From The Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Alexander Technique Teachers' Society, New Zealand
* Alternative health practices
A definition from the Skeptic's Dictionary.
* Alternative Medicine: definitions
A Definition of Alternative Medicine practices from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (USA)
* Bandolier
"An independent journal about evidence-based healthcare, written by Oxford scientists". Content is sourced from PubMed and the Cochrane Library as well as other online sources with a focus on Pain research.
* Complementary and Alternative Medicine: MEDLINEplus
Extensive information from the National Institutes of Health (USA), contains a medical encyclopaedia, dictionaries, news, overviews, information on specific conditions and links to other organisations.
* Family Doctor: Alternative Health
Written by New Zealand health professionals, Family Doctor contains patient's guides, overviews and links for a wide range of health topics.
* Herbal Medicine: MEDLINEplus
Extensive information from the National Institutes of Health (USA), contains a medical encyclopaedia, dictionaries, news, overviews, information on specific conditions and links to other organisations.
* Herbal Safety
Research findings related to herbal use including fact sheets that the deal with commonly used medicinal herbs and plants, such as ginseng, chamomile, pumpkin seeds, and St. John's Wort. The Herbal Safety site also contains information on recent medical studies that examine the effectiveness of such medicinal treatments. From the University of Texas at El Paso.
* The Lightning Process
"a training course that focuses on the science behind how the brain and body interact; it gives you powerful tools to use this brain body link to influence your health and life." Includes research and a register of practitioners.
* Māori Plant Use Database Ngā Tipu Whakoranga
Information on traditional uses by Māori of New Zealand native plants. From Landcare research.
* National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (USA)
Information on various topics, safety and herbs.
* New Zealand Chiropractor's Association Inc.
* New Zealand College of Chiropractic
* New Zealand Homoeopathic Society
Here you can read about homoeopathy and its key features (potentised medicines, the prescribing of similars, and giving the minimum dose to effect cure); the history of the Society and what the Society has to offer; the story of homoeopathy in New Zealand; and articles from their journal, Homoeopathica.
* New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists
Professional body representing traditionally trained practitioners of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in New Zealand.
* New Zealand Society of Naturopaths
Information on naturopathy and a directory of natural health practitioners
* NZ Acupuncture Standards Authority (NZASA) Inc
A standards-based registration authority committed to helping practitioners maintain standards of professional, ethical and clinical competency in acupuncture in NZ.
* Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
Australia's regulator of therapeutic goods.