Consumer + patient organizations
Health Action Network Society
HANS (Health Action Network Society) is a charitable natural health resource. HANS provides information on preventive medicine and natural therapeutics through our website, a reference library, Health Action magazine, the HANS e-News, and regular educational and networking events. Our members are like-minded people of all backgrounds, lay and professional, who share an interest in a natural approach to health care.
National Center for Complementary Medicine (NCCAM) (United States)
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). We are 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Office of dietary supplements (United States)
The mission of ODS is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)
Founded in 1978, the AHMA remains true to its original mission, serving as the leading advocate for the use of holistic and integrative medicine by all licensed healthcare providers. We embrace integrative, complementary and alternative medicine techniques; we hold onto what is helpful in allopathic medicine, and we understand that healing includes your body, your mind, your emotions, and your spirit.
BC Chiropractic Association
The BCCA is the voluntary organization that represents BC's chiropractic doctors on matters including health policy, public relations, and liaison with health authorities.
Massage therapists association of British Columbia
The Massage Therapists' Association of B.C. (MTABC) is the professional body for the RMTs of British Columbia.
Orthomolecular medicine, as conceptualized by double-Nobel laureate Linus Pauling, aims to restore the optimum environment of the body by correcting imbalances or deficiencies based on individual biochemistry, using substances natural to the body such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements and fatty acids. This site serves as a hub for all other orthomolecular medicine societies.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.
Holistic Health Research Foundation of Canada
Holistic Health Research Foundation of Canada (Holistic Health Research) is a national registered charitable organization dedicated to supporting multidisciplinary research, public awareness and professional education in complementary and alternative health care.