African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
This is a peer-reviewed journal. Full-text PDF files are available for the most recent copy from 2008. Topics include: "Review," "Conference Report," and "Research Papers." This website also has a search function. To read the PDFs, you must Login; however, it does not appear to cost anything.
African Networks on Ethnomedicines
This website, based out of South Africa, is the home of the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative medicines. The most recent articles published in this journal are available as PDF files. There are links for "Reviewers," "Electronic Submission," and "Call for papers." You can become a member of the website; "[f]ree subscription will [allow]…partial downloads while full subscription will enjoy full download[s]."
This website focuses entirely on news and events related to Africa. Articles about African Traditional Medicine can be accessed through this site. The site boasts about "posting over 1000 stories daily…as well as [having a] searchable archive…dating from 1997."
Multi-faceted site that boasts links to a store, an "African Traditional Clinic" and various articles. Of particular interest, are links to relevant groups, including "Kaddenethca" and the "Marcus-Garvey Pan-Afrikan Institute." There is also a link related to "Black History" and a link to information about "The Global African Community." The site is based out of Uganda, but seeks to reach Afrikan people everywhere.
www.mohcw.gov.zw/traditional medicine/traditional medicine.htm
Ministry of Health and Child Welfare: Department of Traditional Medicine, Zimbabwe
This is the official, governmental website for Traditional Medicine in Zimbabwe. The information on the website is brief and broken into three parts: "Vision," "Mission," and "Objectives." Importantly, the main goal of the Department is to be "to Improve access to and rational use of safe, efficacious and quality traditional medicines in Zimbabwe."
Ministry of Health & Sanitation, Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone
This link is to a news article on the Ministry’s web page regarding the implementation of a national policy on Traditional Medicine. The article is dated August 2007 and is informative on a basic level. There are many pictures associated with the article. Additionally, on the left hand side of the page, there are numerous links to other health-related subjects.
A National Health Plan for South Africa
Created in May 1994, this document discusses six general topics:
- "A Vision for Health in South Africa,"
- "Analysis of Existing Situation,"
- "Health Policies,"
- "The National Health System,"
- "Management Support System," and
- Health Priorities. The document was prepared by the ANC, or African National Congress, with WHO and UNICEF. Traditional Medicine is listed as a bullet point under "Health Policies."
PROMETRA, The Association for the Promotion of Traditional Medicine
With a headquarters in Dakar, Senegal, PROMETRA is "an international non governmental organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of African traditional medicine." The website offers links to research, "National Chapters" of PROMETRA, a "Publications Library," and "Upcoming Events."
Tools for Institutionalizing Traditional Medicine in Health Systems in WHO African Region
This .pdf file is offered by PROMETRA, an organization whose website is already on our list. Copyrighted in 2004, this document discusses National Policies on Traditional Medicine, the "Legal Framework" surrounding Traditional Medicine, Ethics and Traditional Medicine, and a "Master Plan" to develop Traditional Medicine.
Traditional Medicine Programme (TRM), WHO/AFRO
Informational site related to how the WHO and AFRO seek to utilize Traditional Medicine in the practice and performance of health care. Also includes a link to the "Declaration on Traditional Medicine."
World Bank, IK Notes: Traditional Medicine Programmes in Madagascar
This .pdf file is factually informative. It discusses the general outline of Madagascar’s National Policy on Traditional Medicine, groups involved in "medicinal plant research," "strategies" for implementing the National Policy, and legal structures surrounding Traditional Medicine.
Policy Brief: South African legislation on traditional medicine by Sibongile Pefile
With an emphasis on "programmes to regulate and promote systems of indigenous knowledge," this document discusses the legal and practical reality of traditional medicine in South Africa. Written in March 2005, the author, Ms. Pefile, works for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa.
Traditional Medicine and it accommodation in the South Africa national health care system with special attention to possible statutory regulation by Ortrun Meissner
This .pdf file is a student thesis from the University of South Africa. You can browse and search student theses through the University of South Africa through the UnisaETD system. Authored by Ortrun Meissner, this particular thesis discusses "Global Perspectives on Traditional Health Care Systems," the South African Health Care System, "Traditional Healing in South Africa," "The Healer’s Role in Witchcraft and Sorcery in a Legal Context," and the "South African Bill of Rights" as it relates to Traditional Medicine.
Related website with links and abstract:etd.unisa.ac.za/ETD-db/ETD-desc /describe?urn=etd-04112005-143752
Traditional Medicines and Traditional Healers in South Africa
This .pdf file is a "discussion paper prepared for the Treatment Action Campaign and AIDS Law Project." The author is Marlise Richter, a researcher for the AIDS Law Project. Last revised in May 2004, the paper discusses the intersection of three issues: AIDS, Traditional Medicine, and human rights.
African Networks for Health Research and Development
Online resource for news and events related to Afro Nets as well as an access point for "documents" and "archives" relevant or sponsored by Afro Nets. There is also "search" function and a listing of related Internet links.
Institute of Traditional Medicine, MUCHS Tanzania
The site is as much an explanation of the Institute of Traditional Medicine as it is a way to access information about Traditional Medicine in Africa, specifically Tanzania. Topics of interest include HIV/AIDS, Type 2 Diabetes, and anticonvulsants.
Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health, TICAH
Formed in Kenya, this organization is multi-disciplinary, with an interest in health, culture, and art. This website offers links to "Projects" and "Publications" operated by TICAH.
China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Located in Beijing, China, this is an educational institution in which the major focus is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The Academy itself is composed of three "units:" scientific, clinical, and educational. The Academy is supported by a comprehensive library, claiming upwards of 300,000 titles.
World Association of Integrated Medicine
Educational organization that focuses on teaching and training for integrated medicine. On this website, you can learn about courses and degrees as well as address the practical aspects of getting an education, including fees, procedures, and forms. The organization is based out of India and was founded by Dr. Nagendra Prasad Dubey.
Annual Report 2006-2007, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
In this document, Part II deals specifically with Indian Traditional Medicine and discusses the National Policy related to Traditional Medicine. Other topics discussed in relation to Traditional Medicine include "Mainstreaming AYUSH in [the] National Health Care System" and "Gender Issues." The report can be accessed through the Ministry’s webpage (mohfw.nic.in) under the heading "Reports and Publications."
Asia-Pacific Traditional Medicine and Herbal Technology NetWork (APTMNET)
This website has links including "Natural Medicine Resources," "Standards and Regulations," "Enterprises and Products," "Education and Training," "Research and Development," and "Business and Market." Countries represented include Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India
Informational site related to AYUSH, an Indian governmental organization interested in education, research, farming, and standards related to Traditional Medicine. Types of therapies emphasized include Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy.
Chinese Nature-Cure Institute
This group is based in Singapore and is interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acu-Massage, "Qigong-Meditation and Taiji Health Program." Through the website, you can make a treatment appointment, learn about "Home Study" courses, and buy textbooks.
Five Element Acupuncture
This website is dedicated specifically to "Five Element Acupuncture." The site is for practitioners and patients. On the site, you can find a practitioner, find related book titles, find educational courses, and learn about "Five Element Acupuncture." Also, there is a forum for practitioners.
This website describes itself as an "e-database" that offers diverse information regarding integrated medicine. Topics include "Conservation," "Intellectual Property Rights," "Traditional & Complementary Medicine," and "Training & Education." There is also a portion of the website dedicated to "News & Events." The site is based out of Malaysia.
An Introduction to Traditional Medicine Services in Bhutan
The author of this .pdf file, which is organized like a PowerPoint presentation, is Dorji Wangchuk of ITMS (Institute of Traditional Medicine Services), located in Thimphu. The Traditional Medicine of Bhutan is described as a "holistic approach based on Buddhism." The document itself has very basic information about Bhutanese Traditional Medicine and also illustrates the National Policy and some of the financial, practical, and institutional issues surrounding Traditional Medicine in Bhutan.
Islamset – Traditional Medicine
This link is to a portion of a larger website dedicated to Islamic medicine and Islamic views about medicine in general. This particular link is to a site that is an amalgamation of diverse information related to Islamic Traditional Medicine.
Mongolian Traditional Medicine
This is a slightly confusing, though potentially informative website. Strictly informational, this website has a large list, in many different languages, of websites related to Mongolian Traditional Medicine. There is a tentative link to Indian medicine with some references to a journal (mentioned in another website on this list) related to Indian Traditional Medicine.
National Policy on Indian Systems of Medicine & Homoeopathy-2002
This .pdf file emphasizes development and integration of Indian Traditional Medicine alongside the "modern medicines." Indian Traditional Medicine is understood as including Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Siddha, Unani, Yoga, and Naturopathy.
This website is aimed at the cultures of Britain and South Asia, with the specific intent of fostering connections between the two cultures. Though not dedicated specifically to Traditional Medicine, topics related to Traditional Medicine such as "the ancient traditions of South Asian medicine" and "the role of sacred plants such as holy basil" are discussed.
Technical Paper: Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
This site can be found through the "Resolutions" link on the home page for the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean. Within the document, under the heading of "Enhancing Community Action," there is an interesting discussion of "community health workers," a designation that can be substituted for "traditional health workers."
Tibetan Medicine Resources
This is an internet site dedicated to Tibetan medicine. The site has various foci, including "News," "Internet," and "Training." There seems to be a lot of information on the site and many links to other sites and more information.
Traditional Knowledge Digital Library
Harbor for knowledge that has been previously passed down through oral traditions. The Traditional Medicines emphasized are those related to Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Yoga. It is a classification system and database. You need a user name and password to login.
Approving the National Policy on Traditional Medicine and Pharmacy Till the Year 2010
Located on the "National Legal Database" website for Vietnam, this page is the Internet copy of a legal document regarding the Vietnamese National Policy on Traditional Medicine. The document closes with a "strategy on development of Traditional Medicine." This document was created in 2003.
Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act
This website is a copy of the Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act enacted in the Philippines in 1997. There are also links in the sidebar to other regions and other types of laws, all related to Traditional Medicine or to bodies of knowledge related to Traditional Medicine, such as Biodiversity laws, patent laws, and Indigenous peoples’ rights.
The Institute for Traditional Medicine
The website provides information about the ITM, while mainly being geared towards practitioners of Traditional Medicine. Emphasis is given to Traditional Chinese Medicine, European Herbs, Ayurvedic Herbs, and Body Theology. This site also gives access to a "Practitioner Reference Guide," which is a list of practitioners of Traditional Medicine located in the United States and Canada.
International Trust for Traditional Medicine
Located in Kalimpong, India, this educational organization emphasizes traditional medicine related to Tibetan and Ayurvedic traditions. Interested in research, this organization also publishes a magazine called AyurVijnana.
Traditional Medicine & Materia Medica Research Center (TMRC)
Associated with the Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, located in Tehran, Iran, this website is related to ideas about Iranian Traditional Medicine. The site is purely informational, with links to research, related websites, books and publications.
This is an informational site for patients, practitioners, and students. While offering basic answers for patients, such as "Herbal Remedies" and "Conditions A-Z," there are also links to research, state laws, and even "Practice Building." There is also a link to a sister site that serves as a store products related to Traditional Chinese Medicine may be purchased.
International Comprehensive Services of Traditional Chinese Medicine from China
This website acts as an access hub for the multiple services offered by International Comprehensive Services, located in Hunan province, China. The services offered are for, but not limited to, "readers, students, doctors, patients, [and] wholesalers."
National College of Traditional Medicine
Located in Australia, this college offers courses in Traditional Medicine for people and animals, namely horses and dogs. For humans, course offerings focus on hypnotherapy, massage, naturopathy, nutrition, Western herbal medicine, and nutrition. This website is mostly informational, though you can also purchase some selected books and CDs and download enrollment forms.
Australian Traditional Medicine Society
This website includes opportunities to find practitioners, colleges, and seminars related to Traditional Medicine in Australia. There are also links to and descriptions of select Traditional Medicines, including Massage Therapy and Naturopathy.
Traditional Medicine Network
Located in Australia, this educational organization has three foci: Traditional Healing, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Graeco-Arabic Medicine. Specifically interested in forging alliances with traditional healers all over the world.
The Journal of Chinese Medicine
Based out of the United Kingdom, this website is extensive. While there are free PDFs for visitors to view, you can also purchase a subscription to the full journal. In addition to offering a Journal, the website also boasts "Acupuncture…Tea…[and] Book Shop[s]." You can also buy "Herbal Supplies" and "Products for the non-practitioner." You may also find links to other websites related to TCM through a link at the bottom of the page.
Reflexology in Europe Network
Governing body website that serves as an umbrella for everything related to Reflexology in Europe. There are links to education, conferences, and research. Additionally, there is a list of member organizations.
Directed towards practitioners, this site provides "information on complementary and alternative medicine…relating to cancer." Based in Europe, the website follows the use of, among others, "diet and nutrition," "mind-body medicine," and "energy medicine" to treat cancer.
European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association
This is the official site for European practitioners of Traditional Medicine. This site does not have a lot of information about Traditional Medicine, but does have some good links to official organizations related to Traditional Medicine in Europe.
Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis (LMHI)
This is the website for LMHI, "an international homeopathic medical society established in" Sweden. The group publishes a report called "The Liga Letter;" the most recent available online is from October 2001. Links on the site include "Special Committees" and "Congress Conference Search."
Centre for International Ethnomedicinal Education and Research
This website offers links to "scientific societies," "educational resources," Journals, publications, and news articles. There is also a forum, Listserve, and links to various educational opportunities. You can also join their mailing list.
Global Initiative for Traditional Systems (GIFTS) of Health
This organization, based in the UK, is oriented around research and education. They perform and organize funding for projects, conferences, and publications. The site itself is a huge bibliographical resource for a number of topics, including HIV/AIDS and biodiversity, among many others.
The Research Council for Complementary Medicine
Interesting links include "Book Reviews," "Feature Articles," and "Useful Links." The Council is made up of professionals and practitioners from all over the world, including Australia, Germany, Israel, Canada, and the United States.
Related Articles: http://www.rccm.org.uk/default.aspx?m=0
This article, entitled "Traditional Health Systems and National Policy," is by Gerard C. Bodeker, Chair of GIFTS, an organization whose website is already a part of our list, under "Europe" and "Research."
California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism
The purpose of this school, located in Richmond, CA is to "teach and preserve the healing traditions of the curanderos and curanderas (folk healers) of California." The website is easy to use, with easy-to-follow links. Online classes are offered.
Institute of Traditional Medicine
Located in Toronto, Canada, ITM is an educational institution that offers diplomas in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Asian Body Work Therapy, and Traditional Arts. They also sponsor clinics and seminars related to traditional medicine. The Institute is also supported by a library and bookstore.
Alternative Medicine Foundation, Inc.
This website is an introduction to the Alternative Medicine Foundation, a nonprofit organization located in Potomac, Maryland. The website has a large information database about alternative medicine, including information related to selecting a doctor, different treatment "modalities," and certain diseases. Includes links to HerbMed, TibetMed, and AskMed, information databases developed and maintained by AMFI.
Annie Appleseed Project
This website is dedicated to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for cancer treatment. There are many links, including some to conferences, cancer-related issues, studies, and a particular section for health care practitioners.
Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, this site is informational and meant to address the "issues affecting the health and well-being of our planet’s northern-most inhabitants." The website includes links to publications, research, "health topics," "traditional healing", "environmental health", "Telehealth/Telemedicine," international, federal, tribal, state, and city governments, and academic organizations.
Herbal and Alternative Medicine.com
On this site, you can find news articles from around the world, resources such as blogs, stores, and a web directory, and products and archives. You can search the site by categories, including "Cancer" and "Weight Loss." This site is run by an individual with no apparent qualifications in terms of alternative and traditional medicine beyond personal experience. The administrator is based out of Canada.
In addition to articles, there are links to schools and research related to massage. You can sign up for a free newsletter as well as browse links to news articles about massage. The magazine is based in Florida.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
This is a United States government website of the National Institutes of Health agency including news, research, and links related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
National Center for Homeopathy
Based in Virginia, this website highlights all of the various efforts of the National Center for Homeopathy. On the site, you can find a homeopath and shop in their store. You can also read blogs, articles, news stories, and learn about different resources, including educational opportunities and professional societies. You can become a member and gain more access to the site.
Complementary & Alternative Medicine Law Blog
This blog is published by Michael H. Cohen, Esq. The range of covered topics is diverse and includes, but is not limited to, "Clinical Research," "Dietary Supplements," "Insurance," and "Mental Health Care." You can subscribe to the blog. Additionally, near the bottom of the page, there are links to other, related blogs. Mr. Cohen is based out of Cambridge, MA.
Law Offices of Michael H. Cohen
These law offices have "expertise in health law, with a unique focus on alternative, complementary, and integrative medical therapies." Based in Cambridge, MA, this group is also affiliated with the Complementary & Alternative Medicine Law Blog, a site featured on this list. This is a very well-developed site, with links to FAQs and information about the law practice and the attorneys.
Harmonization of Indigenous and Conventional Health System in the Americas
Created in 2002 by WHO and PAHO, this document, seeks to explore "strategies for incorporating indigenous perspectives, medicines, and therapies into primary health care." This document is extensive and deals with, among other ideas, "harmonization of laws…concepts…and practices." There is also an anthropological element, as "sociocultural analysis" figures prominently in the document.
Traditional Medicines Congress
This website is dedicated to the TMC, a body interested mostly in the regulation in all aspects of Traditional Medicine. The website is strictly informative, with links to its sponsoring organizations; though the website does not offer a lot of information on the different types of Traditional Medicine, it does offer legal perspectives.
Voices for Traditional Herbal Medicine
This website is devoted to legal and legislative issues related to Traditional Medicine. The site pays particular attention to the Traditional Medicines Congress. The site seems to be supported by members from the United States and Canada.
Informational site about Commonweal, a nonprofit organization interested in "health and environmental research." Located in California, Commweal’s website offers links to 13 of their wide-ranging programs, from their Biomonitoring Resource Center to Women’s Health and the Environment.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research
This site is divided into different "explorers," including "Literature Explorer," "Jobs Explorer," "Link Explorer," "News Explorer," and "Laboratory Explorer." With each of these different divisions, there is a search function attached. Through the site, you can also sign up for free journals, sign up for a free newsletter, and view advertisements by such reputable sites as Amazon.com.
First Nation Information Project: Native Links (FNIP): JOHNCO
This website is a compilation of bibliographic references related to "First Nations" in Canada. The site falls under the umbrella of the "First Nation Information Project." The parent site is: http://www.johnco.com/nativel
International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)
You must become a member to gain full access to the website. Links include: "Membership," "Events," "Publications," and "Journals and Partners." There is a "What’s New" navigation bar on the right hand side of the page that offers links to news announcements and employment. Interestingly, this society is interested in Complementary, Traditional, and Integrated Medicine.
Related website: http://www.iscmr.org/publications/WHO_TM.html
Bibliographical list of all WHO Publications regarding Traditional Medicine, organized by general topic (e.g. Acupuncture, National Policy).
Medical Marijuana Research
The site offers links to studies, lawsuits, research, news, events, and related sites. There are also links to "Psychedelic Art," books, and publications. There is a lot of information on this site in addition to an online store.
American Herbal Products Association
The AHPA is a "trade association" that represents the herbal products industry. This website is an information resource for what the AHPA does, current events related to herbal products, and knowledge about herbal products. Offered links include "News," "Herbal Knowledgebank," "Hoodia Methods," "Job Board," and "Bookstore."
American Indian Herbs, Dyes, and Animal Products
This website provides links to American Indian sites related to "Indian Herbs and Dyes," "Indian Feathers, Furs, and Animal Products," "American Indian Medicine Bags," "Indian Herb Books," and "Indian Herb Links." This site is purely informational.
Located in Denver, CO, this website offers links to shopping, classes, articles and retreats sponsored by the Apothecary Tinctura. The major focus appears to be "organic herbs and aromatherapy."
The Chinese Medicine Sampler & Online Diagnosis
This website "is operated by Health Balance L.L.C….a for-profit firm located in Tucson, Arizona." Dealing solely with Traditional Chinese Medicine, links include "Theory of TCM," "Online Diagnosis," "Acupuncture," and "Pathology Guide." The website seems very in-depth and well-organized.
Through this website, practitioners order herbs and treatments for their patients and the patients come to website to pick up what has been ordered for them. People can also use this site to find a practitioner, through various links. The company is based in California.
This site is dedicated to Herbal Medicine. "Traditional Medicinals" is a brand name based in California that offers a variety of teas and other products, including laxatives, available for purchase. There is also a brief educational discussion of Traditional Herbal Medicine on the site.
This is an online community of people interested in Ayahuasca. You have to join to comment, but you can read the forums without joining. The forums are divided by topic; the topics include, but are not limited to "Shamanism," "Information," and "Poems/Writings."
Lila: Exploring Visionary Art, Shamanism and the Transpersonal Vision
A really interesting site, self-described "as a resource for people exploring the ‘medicine culture’ of visionary art, transpersonal, spiritual & shamanic forms of creativity and healing of the whole being." Some examples of the art are available on the site. There are also some informational links.
Ministry of Public Health and Population, Haiti: Strategic Plan for Health Sector Reform, March 2004
This .pdf file discusses, among other topics, the "National Health Policy," "Reorganization of the Health System," and a "Starting Point for Reform." Incorporation and utilization of Traditional Medicine is listed as one of the "Strategic Lines of National Health Policy."
This is "an online journal published by BioMed Central" and claims to be "the official journal of the International Society for Chinese Medicine." You can submit an article yourself or view other articles. Full-text PDFs are available without subscribing.
Complementary & Alternative Medicine Health Treatment
Huge database of information about many different kinds of Alternative and Traditional Medicine. There is a navigation toolbar on the left side of the page that will take visitors to information about topics ranging from Ayurvedic Medicine to Shiatsu.
EROWID, Humans and Psychoactives
This site documents an immense amount of information about psychoactive drugs. The relation to traditional medicine is mention and explanation of the effects of ayahuasca, a plant prevalent in the Traditional Medicine of some cultures in South America. It is purely informative and non-judgmental, but the site does raise questions about knowledge taboos.
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
On this website, you can browse and submit articles, follow links to more information, and search the journal for information. The Journal itself is solely an online endeavor, "peer reviewed" and "open access."
Geneva Foundation, List of Traditional Medicine Journals
This link is to a section of a larger website for the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research. This site offers links to about 30 online journals related to Traditional Medicine, most of which are completely free.
The Healing Center Online
Most impressive about this website is the depth and breadth of the information offered. The site is basically a reservoir of information related to specific health issues, the Traditional Medicine of specific cultures, and other tangents of specific interest to the site’s creator. It is a potential treasure trove of information, though it is still under construction.
The Holistic Care
This is a very informative website and describes itself as a "web portal." That is an apt description, as most of the home page of the website is composed of brief descriptions of all complementary medicines. The website puts particular emphasis on yoga and energy medicines, offering a forum and many advertisements from various websites. Otherwise, the website is strictly informational.
Self described as "The Internet’s Premier Resource for Holistic Medicine," the site itself is set up very simply with basic links to a lot of information. Articles, case histories, news, research, weblinks, and forums all figure prominently on the website. Scrolling down, some ideas listed under "Major Sections" are broken down even more. Especially interesting is the huge list of usenet newsgroups and discussion groups – the opportunity for communication is incredible.
HRH Global Resource Center
This site is "a digital library devoted to human resources for health (HRH)." Sponsored by USAID, you can search the site by "Subject," "Geographic Focus," or "Resource Type." The site is not dedicated specifically to Traditional Medicine, but there are many articles about Traditional Medicine. The site is a wonderful resource and you do not have to join in order to view the full .pdf files.
Medicinal Acupuncture, Journal
You must subscribe to view past issues of the journal. The most recent edition is free to view.
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
You must subscribe to view past issues of the journal. The most recent edition is free to view.
Journal of Medicinal Food
You must subscribe to view past issues of the journal. The most recent edition is free to view.
This is a relational database of all natural products, including ethnomedical information, pharmacological/biochemical information of extracts of organisms in vitro, in situ, in vivo, in humans (case reports, non-clinical trials) and clinical studies. Similar information is available for secondary metabolites from natural sources.
Natural Standard: The Authority on Integrative Medicine
Informational site offering a list of books you can purchase, a blog, a dictionary, and on-line educational resources among other things. You must subscribe and login to access the full website, however, you can also request free newsletters over the Internet.
The site is a database of information related to indigenous cultures all over the world. Not related specifically to Traditional Medicine.
The People’s Pharmacy
This website is the Internet arm of "The People’s Pharmacy," which is also presented on the radio, in newspapers, and as a series of books. It is an substantive resource that is often quite simple, easy to understand, and approachable. You can ask questions, or you can simply read some of the offered articles – a search function is available.
WHO Collaborating Centers for Traditional Medicine
This is the list of Centers for Traditional Medicine that officially collaborate with WHO.
World Massage Forum
This site offers a videos, news, events, articles, and advertisements all related to massage around the world. There are also links to educational opportunities, research, and a forum that you can participate in. The links to education and research enlarge their scope to include not only massage, but also other "bodybased therapies."
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UNPFII
This website is not dedicated specifically to Traditional Medicine, but sometimes discusses how Traditional Medicine relates to Indigenous Issues.
WHO, Legal Status of Traditional Medicine around the World
A comprehensive list of each country in the world and, as the title suggests, a description of the “legal status of Traditional Medicine” in that country. When you click on a country, the information about that country is available at the bottom of the page.
WHO, National Policy on Traditional Medicine and Regulation of Herbal Medicines: Report of a WHO Global Survey
This .pdf includes the Executive Summary plus links to the entire document (these links can be accessed through the Table of Contents). This report was published in 2005 and is based on responses from 141 countries. The report addresses the following ideas as they relate to Traditional Medicine: challenges, lack of knowledge, national policy, and regulation. There is also a specific emphasis on herbal medicine.
WHO, Traditional Medicine
This is a WHO “Fact Sheet” regarding Traditional Medicine all over the world. It briefly outlines WHO definitions, policies, and research projects related to Traditional Medicine. Contact information is also available.
WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2002-2005
This .pdf file was copyrighted in 2002. It discusses definitions of Traditional Medicine, issues surrounding the use of Traditional Medicine, including national policies and safety, the role of WHO in terms of Traditional Medicine, resources for Traditional Medicine, and the WHO “Strategy and Plan of Action 2002-2005” that addresses WHO’s role in the issues, such as national policy and safety, previously discussed in the paper.
World Health Organization: The mandate of a specialized agency of the United Nations
Located with the website for the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research, which is already on our list, this document is the dissertation written by Elisabetta Minelli at the Catholic University of Milan. Although the document is primarily about the WHO in general, the section about Traditional Medicine is very informative and offers an analysis and extrapolation of many WHO documents related to Traditional Medicine, including the Traditional Medicine Strategy 2002-2005. The paper would also be a great bibliographic reference.
Related site: www.gfmer.ch/TMCAM/WHO_Minelli/P3-3.htm
This is the section of Ms. Minelli’s paper specifically geared towards Traditional Medicine.
Geared towards medical professionals, the site “contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the US.” There are links to pages regarding specific cultures and in fact, the intended purpose of the website is as an immediate resource, to be used in a clinical setting. As a medical text would be consulted, so should this, for cultural information.