Integrative Medicine
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Government Resources

National Center For Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).  NCCAM sponsors and conducts research using scientific methods and advanced technologies to study CAM.

To download some basic information on CAM, here is the brochure provided by NCCAM.

Office of Dietary Supplements
Computer Access to Research on Dietary Supplements (CARDS) is a database of federally funded research projects pertaining to dietary supplements.

MedWatch, The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program, provides important and timely clinical information about safety issues involving medical products, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, biologics, medical and radiation-emitting devices, and special nutritional products.

Canadian Health Directorate
Through the Natural Health Products Directorate, Health Canada ensures that all Canadians have ready access to natural health products that are safe, effective and of high quality, while respecting freedom of choice and philosophical and cultural diversity.

CAM on PubMed
CAM on PubMed contains citations of journal articles related to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine Journal
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in complementary and alternative healthcare interventions, with a specific emphasis on those that elucidate biological mechanisms of action.

Also of Interest

The Integrative Medicine Course at the Stanford School of Medicine is offered in the Winter and Spring quarters. To find out more about this course and other courses, check out the "Courses at Stanford" option in our menu on the left.

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