Resources

The organizations and web links below are some of the key resources in the field. Some of these links give updates about critical ongoing controversies in the field.

National Integrative Medicine Organizations

  1. Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine
    https://aihm.org/

  2. American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
    https://www.a4m.com

  3. American Association of Environmental Medicine
    https://www.aaemonline.org/

  4. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
    https://naturopathic.org

  5. American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)
    https://www.acam.org

  6. Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
    https://imconsortium.org

  7. American Institute of Homeopathic Medicine
    https://www.homeopathyusa.org/

  8. Institute for Functional Medicine
    https://www.ifm.org/

  9. Integrative Health Policy Consortium
    http://www.ihpc.org

  10. Integrative Medicine Consortium
    https://integrativemedicineconsortium.org

  11. International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM)
    https://icimed.com

Clinical and Legal Resources

Legal Resources

  1. If you have questions about the legality of a therapy, here are some resources to search. To see if it’s been the subject of an FDA warning letter:
    https://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/compliance-actions-and-activities/warning-letters
  2. To see if it’s been the subject of an FTC warning letter:
    https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/warning-letters
  3. To see if it’s an approved drug and what it was approved for:
    https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/

Clinical Resources

  1. Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine (Blue Journal)
    https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2021.29094.hcr
  2. Alternative and Complementary Therapies (Green Journal)
    https://home.liebertpub.com/publications/alternative-and-complementary-therapies/3
  3. Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal
    http://www.imjournal.com/
  4. Townsend Letter
    https://www.townsendletter.com/
  5. Natural Medicine Journal
    https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com
  6. NIH Medical Library
    www.pubmed.com
  7. A paid service that has excellent articles about natural medicines:
    https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com

Current Controversies/Advocacy

Resources given for these topics are for informational purposes, may give a range of views and are not necessarily endorsed by the Society.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

There is a major battle brewing with FDA which has been threatening to declare that bioidentical hormones can no longer be compounded, affecting the health of millions of women and men. The latest shot was a report by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) supporting FDA’s contention that they are “too difficult to compound” and have limited clinical utility.

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25791/the-clinical-utility-of-compounded-bioidentical-hormone-therapy-a-review

There is a very well-organized opposition forming that can use your support:
https://cbhrtcoalition.org
https://wethewomen.us
https://a4pc.org/APC/Advocacy/Federal-advocacy/NASEM-cBHT.aspx

 

Restrictions on Pharmacy Compounding Natural Ingredients

The FDA has been moving to restrict valuable compound ingredients for the past four years. You can read about that here:
https://naturopathic.org/page/AdvocacyNewsCenter 

and support the effort here:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/aanpcompoundedmedications 

www.saveourcompounds.com

 

Other Advocacy Organizations

Other advocacy organizations include:
https://anh-usa.org/

National Health Freedom Coalition
https://nationalhealthfreedom.org/

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