U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic

This page provides answers to the most commonly asked questions the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) receives about chiropractic, including what conditions chiropractors treat, how to select a doctor of chiropractic, and more.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

American Chiropractic Association

About Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Learn how it may help you or someone you know.

Review Date: Friday, January 25, 2013

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

Alternative Medicine and Your Child

Some alternative therapies may be helpful for a child when used to complement traditional care. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for safe treatment options.

Review Date: Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The Nemours Foundation

Alternative Therapies for Management of Endometriosis

Throughout the years, many women have sought relief of their endometriosis symptoms by following complementary therapies. Read a brief review of some of the most popular methods.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Endometriosis Research Center

Beware of Fraudulent Dietary Supplements

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found nearly 300 fraudulent products—promoted mainly for weight loss, sexual enhancement, and bodybuilding—that contain hidden or deceptively labeled ingredients. These fraudulent products can cause serious injury or even death.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies for Diabetes

Learn about the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to treat diabetes. For more information, talk to your heatlh care provider.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Treatment

Learn about healing philosophies, approaches, and complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies used with or instead of traditional cancer treatments.

Review Date: Friday, August 28, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

Complementary Treatment Providers

Locate complementary treatment providers who are members of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.

Review Date: Monday, December 01, 2014

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

Find a Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

Search for naturopathic physicians by name, specialty, or location who provide holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment.

Review Date: Monday, March 07, 2011

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Find a Practitioner: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Find commonly asked questions by consumers regarding acupuncture and Oriental medicine and how to find a skilled and competent practitioner.

Review Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Find an Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Practitioner

Search for an AAAOM (American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) member practitioner near you.

Review Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Health Information: Office of Dietary Supplements

Get reliable and science-based facts on dietary supplements from the Office of Dietary Supplements.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

Herbs, Recreational Drugs, and HIV Meds- (PDF)

Using HIV medicines with herbal products, supplements and recreational drugs can sometimes cause serious interactions. When taking HIV medicines, it’s wise to understand this issue to help you better manage your health.

Review Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Project Inform


If you are interested in a holistic system of medicine, read this overview about naturopathy.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Educational Institution — Click the resource link above to learn more

Questions and Answers About Cancell/Entelev

Answers to the questions about Cancell/Entelev, a liquid mixture promoted as a treatment for cancer and other diseases.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

Questions and Answers About Laetrile/Amygdalin

Answers to frequently asked questions about laetrile and amydalin, chemical compounds used as a treatment for cancer worldwide. Laetrile has not been approved by the FDA.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

Questions and Answers About the Gonzalez Regimen

Find answers to questions about the Gonzalez Regimen, a complex treatment plan based on the role of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and other dietary factors that is promoted as a treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer.

Review Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

Selecting a Qualified Hypnotherapist

This online document provides tips on how to choose a licensed (not certified) hypnotherapist. The document also defines hypnosis, explores myths about hypnosis, and discusses the benefits and uses of hypnosis in medicine and psychotherapy.

Review Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Tea and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limits of the Evidence

This fact sheet describes the ingredients contained in tea, and how tea might help to prevent cancer. Learn about research on the association between tea consumption and cancer risk.

Review Date: Monday, June 01, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

Thinking about Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Guide for People with Cancer

You have many choices to make before, during, and after your cancer treatment. Learn whether complementary and alternative medical treatment is right for you.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NIH Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Cancer Institute

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