Looking For A Complementary Medicine Practitioner?

In the last 10 years, acceptance of complementary medicine practitioners has grown, and clinics are cropping up all over — even outside major cities. Particularly convenient are holistic centers that offer a variety of health care professionals and therapies. Finding a practitioner close to you is as simple as making a phone call or visiting a website.

Alternative Medicine
For general information, check the Web page for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at www.nccam.nih.gov/nccam. This site gives you access to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus, the National Women's Health Information Center and more.

Naturopathic Medicine
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians: Call 206-298-0126 or visit www.naturopathic.org for physician referrals by city or state.

Oriental Medicine
The American Association of Oriental Medicine will direct you to an acupuncturist in your area: 888-500-7999 or www.aaom.org.

Homeopathic Medicine
National Center for Homeopathy: 703-548-7790. For a fee, caller may order an informational packet, including a directory of affiliated homeopaths. Or check the website www.homeopathic.org.

Nutrition
American Academy of Nutrition: Graduates of this nutrition college work all over the country. Call 800-290-4226 to ask about nutritionists in your area or to arrange for nutritional phone consultations; or visit www.nutritioneducation.com.