Resources & Links

Our Patient Resource Library has books, DVDs and CDs on a variety of complementary health practices. Our librarian is available to answer your questions about how to search for reliable information. You can also use the computers in our library to search the Natural Standard, which has information on complementary medicine practices, brand name products and drugs to avoid.

Complementary Medicine Websites

The following sites are reliable sources of information about complementary medicine therapies:

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine

This National Institute of Health website provides evidence about complementary therapies to help you make informed, healthy decisions. They also provide a quarterly newsletter and “Time to Talk” for tips on discussing complementary therapies with your doctor.

Beware of Online Cancer Fraud

Enter the words “cancer fraud” in the search box found in the upper-right corner of the page.

National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

University of Michigan-Guided Imagery-Online Audio Library

Healthy Websites

Don’t be misled by scams and commercial sites. These websites are reliable sources of up-to-date information about healthy living.

MedlinePlus

This site co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the Institute of Health includes health topics, surgery videos, drug information and more.

HealthFinder

Sponsored by the federal government, this site offers Quick Guides to healthy living and personal health tools and recommendations.

American Institute of Cancer Research

This site has recipes and healthy tips to help prevent cancer.

Additional Websites

American Cancer Society

Cancer-related information, chat rooms and discussion boards

American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer.Net

Stories, artwork and cancer treatment summaries

Cancer Care

Free access to teleconferences and podcasts

Fertile Hope

Reproductive information

Livestrong Foundation

Advocacy activities, guidebooks and support services

National Cancer Institute

Treatment and clinical trial information

National Coalition of Cancer Survivorship

Cancer survivor toolbox

Professional Organizations

If you’d like to learn more about a specific complementary medicine practice, or if you’re looking for licensed complementary therapy providers, these sites can help.

American Association of Integrative Medicine

Society for Integrative Oncology

28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT 06457


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