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HOW TO FIND A HOLISTIC/ALTERNATIVE PHYSICIAN

NOTE:  Most larger communities have a holistic/alternative publication of some kind, generally available at local health food stores, “new age” type stores or large holistic centers/clinics.  Practitioners advertise and are listed or written about within these types of publications, so this is a good place to start your search.

American Academy for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM): A not-for-profit medical society dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the latest findings and emerging procedures in preventive/nutritional medicine. ACAM represents more than 1,000 physicians in 30 countries and there is a searchable database available on their website at www.acam.org.

The American College for Advancement in Medicine
23121 Verdugo Drive, Suite 204
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Fax: (949) 455-9679

American Holistic Medical Association: They have a Directory of members throughout the country, but request a payment of $10 to obtain a copy. Website is www.holisticmedicine.org. Email: info@holisticmedicine.org 

For an AHMA Referral Directory, send a check or money order for $10 to:

American Holistic Medical Association
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101

Indicate that you are requesting a copy of the AHMA Referral Directory and include clearly printed shipping information.

American Academy of Environmental Medicine: A medical society that focuses on the prevention and treatment of disease and imbalances in the body resulting from environmental stressors and toxins.  These can include both internal (psychological, genetic, malnutrition, biological mechanisms etc.) and external (organic inhalants such as dusts, molds, pollens; chemicals; infectious organisms; radiation; toxins and pesticides; electro-magnetic fields; etc.) components.  There is an online database of Academy members who have successfully completed the Core Curriculum (consisting of four instructional courses) searchable by state or country.  Referrals can also be requested by emailing referral@aaem.com. 

701 E Kellogg, Suite 625 Wichita, KS  67207

Phone 316-684-5500   FAX 316-684-5709   Email:  administrator@aaem.com   Website:  www.aaem.com

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians: Founded in 1985, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the national professional society representing naturopathic physicians who are licensed or eligible for licensing as primary care providers, following a four-year educational program.  Naturopathic medicine blends centuries-old natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances in the study of health and human systems, covering all aspects of family health from prenatal to geriatric care. ND’s are the family practitioners of the alternative medicine field, studying herbology, homeopathy, nutrition, detoxification procedures, etc. Naturopathic medicine concentrates on whole-patient wellness-the medicine is tailored to the patient and emphasizes prevention and self-care.  Naturopathic medicine attempts to find the underlying cause of the patient’s condition rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment.  Naturopathic physicians cooperate with all other branches of medical science referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate. 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102   There is a searchable database located at www.healthy.net/aanp/aanpsearch.htm.  Phone: (703) 610-9037 · (703) 610-9005 FAX    

Website is www.naturopathic.org

Selecting A CAM Practitioner
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/practitioner/index.htm