Resources focused on alternative medicine

Todd Vandenbark

Alternative medicine logoIf you are interested in the general topic of alternative medicine, I invite you to check out the following resources available through Eccles Library:

  • Alt-Health Watch: A fulltext database of newsletters, newspapers and research reports focused on complementary, alternative and integrated approaches to health care and wellness — on both professional and consumer levels.
  • AltBib (TOXNET): the intent of this bibliography is to assist in identifying methods and procedures helpful in supporting the development, testing, application, and validation of alternatives to the use of vertebrates in biomedical research and toxicology testing.
  • NCCAM, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicince: The Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
  • For students, faculty and staff at the University of Utah’s Health Sciences Center, our paid subscription to Natural Standard – The Authority on Integrative Medicine provides access to an international research collaboration that aggregates and synthesizes data on complementary and alternative therapies. Using a comprehensive methodology and reproducible grading scales, information is created that is evidence-based, consensus-based, and peer-reviewed.