Alternative Medicine

  1. Hello Everybody,
    I have just been assigned a paper on alternative medicine. I am curious if any of you know of any good websites. Or if any of you practice any type of alternative med. I am interested in yoga or accupuncture, but I am not sure I will be able to find enough information to my paper. Any help would be helpful.

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  3. by   KristaB
    There is a ton of information here:

    Lots of links to other sites about all kinds of alternative medicine.

    What an interesting (but broad!) topic for a paper!

  4. by   annies
    Yoga is such a broad category, acupunture would be easier to address. Check with local chiropractors, they should have lots of handout type information.

    If you are looking for a pt. oriented therapy you may want to look into acupressure. It follows all the same meridians, but doesn't use needles, so anyone can learn it and use it. A good site for a basic explanation is:

    There is an Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA

    Check with Borders, Barnes and Noble or Amazon for books.

    Magazine articles would be found in :
    Massage and Bodywork Magazine
    Massage Magazine
    AMTA Journal (American Massage Therapy Journal) - Spring 2001 issue has a great article on acupressure for babies

    No matter which topic you choose, there will be a ton of information available on the web. The biggest challenge will be weeding through the advertisement sites. Good luck and have fun with this assignment.
  5. by   BrandyBSN
    Music Therapy was one of my favorite forms of Alt Med. Mostly Cardiac, non-medication Labor and Delivery, and HTN patients. I took an elective in it, and thought it was fascinating.

  6. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    I use the Nursing Herbal Medicine Handbook frequently at my job and I love natural pharmacist. It has referrences for research, and alternative modalities.
  7. by   Brown Suga
    Thank you so much for all of your advice. The websites are very helpful and informative. I hope all is going well for all the returning and new nursing students. Best of luck to all of you.

    Brown Suga