Alternative Therapies

Alternative Therapies

The Complementary Health Information Service
www.chisuk.org.uk
Easy reference to learn about any and (just about all) complementary techniques. A truly excellent way to learn what the main complementary techniques are, how they might work for you, and to explore the subject

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
www.nccam.nih.gov
The NCCAM explores complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science and provides authoritative information. Truly excellent.

The British Complementary Medicine Association

www.bcma.co.uk
Tel 0845 345 5977
Find qualified practitioners of most therapies, learn about therapies, get recognised guidance through the therapy minefield and find a therapist near you.

Whole Health MD 
www.wholehealthmd.com
American WholeHealth Networks’ Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) education website. The site is dedicated to providing integrative health and wellness solutions by combining the resources of both scientific health research and CAM. Click on specific health issues for information on conventional medicine, alternative therapies, supplements, diet, lifestyle options, and much more.

Holistic Online
www.holisticonline.com
Comprehensive site for Alternative and Integrative Medicine. Learn about conditions and treatments.

Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine
www.i-c-m.org.uk
The ICM is a UK registered charity providing information on all aspects of the safe and best practice of Complementary Medicine.

The Alternative Medicine Foundation

www.amfoundation.org
Excellent US site, good clear information. They also recommend:

For Complementary Practitioners’ Associations: 

General Osteopathic Council
www.osteopathy.org.uk
Tel: 020 7357 6655
Provides details of qualified local osteopaths.

British Chiropractic Association
www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk
Tel: 0118 950 5950
Information on chiropractic and details of local chiropractors.

General Chiropractic Council 
www.gcc-uk.org
Tel: 020 7713 5155
Provides details of local chiropractors and information on what to expect when you see a chiropractor. It can also help if you’ve experienced a problem with a chiropractor.

The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
www.feetforlife.org
Telephone 020 7234 8620

General Council for Massage Therapy

www.gcmt.org.uk 
Telephone 01992 537637
New voluntary regulation body for practitioners of massage.

International Federation of Aromatherapists  

www.ifaroma.org
Telephone 020 8992 9605

British Association for Musical Therapy
www.bamt.org
Telephone 020 7837 6100
The professional body for music therapists

The British Medical Acupuncture Society 

www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk
Telephone 01925 730727
Medical doctors who practice acupuncture. Encourages the use and scientific understanding of acupuncture within medicine for the public benefit.

Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists 

www.longbo.demon.co.uk/aacp.html
Tel 01747 861151
Contact the AACP Secretariat for a register of members – qualified physiotherapists working with acupuncture.

British Acupuncture Council 

www.acupuncture.org.uk
Tel: 020 8735 0400
Provides information on acupuncture and details of qualified traditional acupuncturists in your area. Phone for more information.

National Institute of Medical Herbalists

www.nimh.org.uk
Telephone 01392 426022
Email nimh@ukexeter.freeserve.co.uk
Professional body – offers a service for you to find a trained and qualified herbalist.

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