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

  2. American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

  3. American Association of Environmental Medicine

  4. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

  5. American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)

  6. Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health

  7. American Institute of Homeopathic Medicine

  8. Institute for Functional Medicine

  9. Integrative Health Policy Consortium

  10. Integrative Medicine Consortium

  11. International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM)

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:
  2. To see if it’s been the subject of an FTC warning letter:
  3. To see if it’s an approved drug and what it was approved for:

Clinical Resources

  1. Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine (Blue Journal)
  2. Alternative and Complementary Therapies (Green Journal)
  3. Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal
  4. Townsend Letter
  5. Natural Medicine Journal
  6. NIH Medical Library
  7. A paid service that has excellent articles about natural medicines:

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.

There is a very well-organized opposition forming that can use your support:


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: 

and support the effort here:


Other Advocacy Organizations

Other advocacy organizations include:

National Health Freedom Coalition

Lyme Disease