Chapter 4 Section 2


The authors do not endorse any of the Web sites or modalities presented below. Clinical practitioners must make individual decisions about any medical or nonmedical methods they employ.

  醫藥知識總匯  Mega Medical Info Sites

A. 傳統  Conventional

American Council on Science and Health

  • 網站建置者: American Council on Science and Health, a nonprofit organization dedicated to consumer education; it has a large advisory board of clinicians and scientists.
  • Opinion and fact pieces concerning health policy issues such as tobacco use, food safety, and environmental health.
  • Categorized links to other sites.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • 網站建置者: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Up-to-date news about current health topics, fact sheets, and statistics on diseases.

Health on the Net Foundation

  • 網站建置者: Health on the Net Foundation, a nonprofit organization.
  • Megasite with searchable and annotated links to Web sites for many medical specialties.
  • Frequently updated. The search engine lists results in order of decreasing relevance.
  • Its editors use a code of conduct to determine which sites are authoritative.

  • 網站建置者: Medical Network, Inc. and its medical advisory board.
  • Resources on various disorders and health topics, including extensive and rated links for nonprofessionals as well as original articles.


  • 網站建置者:, Inc.
  • A commercial Web site with information for consumers on many diseases.
  • Health columns and discussion forums.


  • 網站建置者: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Handy megasite and search engine for health information, with extensively annotated links to government sites and other authoritative professional associations, academic resources, and online health media.
  • An easy way to find information and up-to-the-minute news.
  • Has special sections for teens, seniors, parents of infants, etc.


  • 網站建置者: InteliHealth, Inc.
  • Excellent source of health care information for the consumer. Much original content.

Martindales Health Science Guide

  • 網站建置者: James G. Martindale, inventor of a tongue cleaning device.
  • Many links to clinical cases, information for medical professionals, and multimedia presentations.
  • Although the pages are lengthy and take a long time to load, they contain links to many valuable resources.

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis

  • 網站建置者: Mayo Clinic.
  • Original articles and current news on many health care topics.
  • First-aid information.

  • 網站建置者:, Inc.
  • Physician-reviewed links to medical information for consumers and professionals.

Medical Matrix

  • 網站建置者: Medical Matrix.
  • Directory of hundreds of medical Web sites that are organized by disease type, medical specialty area, and profession. Directed at health care professionals.
  • Free registration is required but its worth the time.
  • Web sites are annotated and ranked by Medical Matrixs editorial board of physicians.

Medical World Search

  • 網站建置者: Medical World Search.
  • Search engine for thousands of medical Web sites, with results ranked by closest match to search terms.

Merck Manuals

  • 網站建置者: Merck, Inc.
  • Full-text versions of several Merck Manuals, which describe diseases and their recommended treatments.

U.S. Medicine Central

  • 網站建置者: U.S. Medicine, a publisher of materials directed to healthcare professionals employed by the federal government.
  • Recent news concerning federal medicine and facilities.
  • A grab-bag of links, including several articles on Hepatitis C and links to medical schools and societies, specialized professional associations, and medical libraries.
  • Phone numbers and addresses of poison control centers.

Virtual Hospital

  • 網站建置者: University of Iowa.
  • Lectures and outlines on medical topics.


  • 網站建置者: Healtheon/WebMD Corporation.
  • Fee-based service with up-to-date medical news. Since we did not pay the fee, we could not determine what other resources this site offers.

B. 另類  Alternative

1. General Alternative Medical Resources

Alternative Medicine Homepage

  • 網站建置者: Falk Health Sciences Library, University of Pittsburgh.
  • Well-organized directory of Internet and print resources about alternative treatments.

Ask Dr. Weil

  • 網站建置者: Andrew Weil, M.D.
  • Advice on healthy diet and herbal remedies.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • 網站建置者: The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
  • FAQs and databases concerning alternative treatments from an agency that conducts research and disseminates information to practitioners and researchers.

Holistic Healing Web Page

  • 網站建置者: Holistic Healing Web Page.
  • Directory of online articles and Web sites on various aspects of alternative treatments.


  • 網站建置者: Net Stream.
  • Information about U.S. schools and training programs in alternative and complementary treatment approaches.


  • 網站建置者: Stephen Barrett, M.D.
  • Quackwatch, Inc? is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies.?Lists and describes treatment approaches in both medicine and psychotherapy that the 網站建置者 considers to be quackery.
  • Useful articles encourage critical thinking about claims made concerning various treatments for physical and emotional disorders.
  • Some opinions are one-sided. Visitors to the site should look elsewhere on the Web before accepting a Quackwatch verdict as the last word on any subject.

Yahoo! Health: Alternative Medicine

  • 網站建置者: Yahoo! Inc.
  • Extensive directory of alternative medicine Web sites that have submitted URLs for listing.

2. Specific Complementary Therapies

a. Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy Internet Resources

  • 網站建置者: Holistic Healing Web Page.
  • Directory of online articles, Web sites, newsgroups, and mailing lists about aromatherapy.


  • 網站建置者: Aromaweb.
  • Online information about aromatherapy compounds and treatment practices. Current news about aromatherapy.
  • Links page.

b. Ayurveda

National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine

  • 網站建置者: National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine (NAMI).
  • Describes basic principles of Ayurveda. A few links to other sites and descriptions of current research at NAMI.

Ayurvedic Institute

  • 網站建置者: Ayurvedic Institute (NM).
  • Training course in Ayurveda.
  • Ads for the Institutes store and spa.

National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy

  • 網站建置者: National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, a nonprofit educational organization.
  • Describes the organization and its recent conferences; there are a few links to aromatherapy Web sites.

c. Botanical, Herbal, and Horticultural Therapies

AHTA Home Page

  • 網站建置者: American Horticultural Therapy Association.
  • Describes horticultural therapy.
  • Lists Web sites, local chapters, and training sites in the field.

Dr. Edward Bach Centre

  • 網站建置者: Bach Centre (UK).
  • Flower remedies for anxiety, possessive love, deep gloom for no reason,?etc.

Herb Society (UK) Online

  • 網站建置者: Herb Society (UK).
  • Annotated directory of sites on herbal remedies. Beautiful color photographs of herbs decorate this site.

Human Issues in Horticulture

  • 網站建置者: Diane Relf, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
  • Journal articles and Web resources on horticulture therapy.

  • 網站建置者: Medical Herbalism, a quarterly journal.
  • Many links, mostly annotated and briefly reviewed, to Internet resources on medical herbs and their uses, interactions with prescribed drugs.

University of Washington Medicinal Herb Garden Home Page

  • 網站建置者: University of Washington Medicinal Herb Garden.
  • Color photos of medicinal herbs with links to other Web sites that discuss each herb.
  • Virtual tour of the UW herb garden.

d. Chinese Medicine

  • 網站建置者:
  • Online articles about traditional Chinese medicine, including Qi Gong, massage, and herbal medicine as well as acupuncture.
  • Describes laws regulating acupuncture in each U.S. state.
  • Directories of acupuncture practitioners in countries outside the U.S.
  • Patient testimonials.

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Canada

  • 網站建置者: Maria C. W. Chan.
  • Links for professional associations, government regulations, and online articles concerning Acupuncture, Qi Gong, etc.

e. Chiropractic

Chiropractic Internet Resources

  • 網站建置者: Holistic Healing Web Page.
  • Extensive directory of Web resources.


  • 網站建置者: Dynamic Chiropractic, a magazine for chiropractors.
  • FAQs about chiropractics.
  • Directory of other Web resources on chiropractics.

f. Homeopathy

Homeopathy Home

  • 網站建置者: Nicholas Haworth (UK).
  • Directories of Web resources, a discussion board, articles, and recent news items about homeopathy.
  • Sites for vendors of homeopathy supplies.
  • Lists sites and resources in a variety of languages and geographical areas.

National Center for Homeopathy

  • 網站建置者: National Center for Homeopathy (VA).
  • Promotes homeopathy to the general public, conducts training programs for practitioners, and publishes a magazine for the public.
  • Contains a FAQ section about homeopathy.

Homeopathic Educational Services

  • 網站建置者: Dana Ullman, MPH.
  • Information on homeopathy for the general public. Lists other Web resources in the field.

g. Native American Healing

Native American Healing

  • 網站建置者: Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
  • Describes Native American healing techniques and their applications to medical illnesses.
  • The following link is a fascinating paper summarizing the results of a meeting between Native American healers and the author that compares Native American approaches with standardized North American medical practices: Native American Healing: Paper of Meeting

h. Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine in the UK

  • 網站建置者: General Council and Register of Naturopaths (UK).
  • Describes the philosophy and treatment techniques of naturopathic medicine. Lists registered naturopaths in the UK and elsewhere.

Naturopathic Medicine Network

  • 網站建置者: Pandamedicine.
  • A few online articles describing the practice of naturopathic medicine. No external links.
  • Some material is accessible only to naturopathic physicians.

Naturopathic Physicians Online

  • 網站建置者: American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
  • FAQs on naturopathic medicine.
  • Links to Web sites and articles about alternative medicine.
  • Message board.


  • 網站建置者: Gary Bachman, ND, a naturopathic physician in Mount Vernon, WA.
  • FAQs about naturopathy.
  • Brief directory of alternative medicine Web sites.

i. Osteopathic Medicine

American Osteopathic Association

  • 網站建置者: American Osteopathic Association.
  • Describes the association and its mission.
  • FAQs about osteopathy and news articles for the general public.
  • Click on Gregorys Links?for a list of nearly 300 related links; most are the Web sites of osteopathic physicians.

StudentDoctor Network

  • 網站建置者: StudentDoctor Network, a collection of medical student Web sites.
  • FAQs about osteopathic medicine.