Alternative-Integrative-Holistic Centers, Practitioners & Organizations


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Integrative Medicine Centers - Samueli Institute 


The Institute’s Integrative Medicine and Clinical Research (IM) program conducts rigorous and pragmatic clinical and health services research that explores healing and wellness with a commitment to conducting research that can be readily translated into clinical practice. As a leader in scientific investigation of healing and healing practices, Samueli Institute offers a menu of services to help you evaluate, understand and implement healing initiatives or practices.


As a leading authority in natural medicine, Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, Washington, can serve as your entire family's natural health care provider. We are the teaching clinic of world-renowned Bastyr University and offer a wide range of services, most covered by health insurance providers. Bastyr University, located north of Seattle, Washington, is one of the world's leading academic centers for advancing knowledge in the natural health sciences. A twenty-nine-year pioneer in natural medicine, Bastyr continues to be in the forefront of developing the model for 21st century medicine.


Duke Integrative Medicine informed by rigorous academic research and education, providers integrate the best of Western scientific medicine with proven complementary therapies to address the whole person—body, mind, spirit and community.

The Mederi Foundation promotes a wholistic, comprehensive approach to healing and wellness....

Our wholistic approach combines botanical and nutritional medicines as primary therapies best suited for the individual. We apply advanced diagnostics and integrate conventional medicine where appropriate with an emphasis on enhancing the quality of life for every patient. Our goal is to give health care providers and their patients the tools to achieve enhanced vitality and a greater potential for survival.

Mayo Clinic  believes that physical activity, nutrition and resiliency are the pillars of wellness. The Healthy Living Program provides you with exposure to evidence-based solutions in each of these areas. You’ll work with a Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach to build an individualized wellness plan that highlights the solutions that you identify as being most relevant to your life.

The Continuum Center for Health and Healing is an initiative of Beth Israel Medical Center. This is the largest, most comprehensive integrative medicine center in the country. The Center offers an expanded practice of health care, providing opportunities to:

- Educate yourself about new options in healthcare
- Redefine your health priorities to promote wellness and prevention
- Learn about positive lifestyle changes
- Expand your relationship with health care providers to a collaborative dialogue
- Explore your understanding of healing and curing

The Bravewell Collaborative is an organization that seeks to promote an integrative approach to health and healing through philanthropy, research and education. The Bravewell Collaborative exists to bring about optimal health and healing for individuals and society by:

  • Organizing and sustaining a community of philanthropists dedicated to advancing integrative medicine

  • Offering strategic and informed program initiatives that create optimal healing environments for both patients and healers

  • Creating an atmosphere of collaboration that stimulates and supports innovation in integrative medicine

  • Providing educational opportunities for health professionals, consumers, philanthropists and others in a position to move American health care to integrative medicine

This 50-page briefing explains what integrative medicine is and how it can help transform our health care system...downloadable report located through this link..Improving Healthcare


Listings of State Wide Integrative Centers - Members - The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine is supported by membership dues and grants from philanthropic... Our membership currently includes 56 highly esteemed academic medical centers and affiliate institutions.


Integrative Cancer Institutes & Hospitals

Integrative Medicine Programs

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America treat cancer and improve your quality of life by alleviating the symptoms that can occur during cancer treatment. Throughout your treatment, we’ll provide therapies like nutrition, naturopathic medicine, pain management and rehabilitation. These therapies are fully integrated into your treatment plan to help boost your immune system and reduce side effects so you can continue treatment with fewer delays or interruptions.

At our hospitals, advances in cancer treatment like chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery are combined with integrative oncology services. We use leading technology to aggressively treat all types of cancer.

The Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine is the Southwest’s most diversified integrative medical center. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Functional Medicine trained practitioners integrate the best of alternative and traditional medicine to educate and empower you on the road to health. No other holistic center utilizes as many medical services under one roof.

In 1963, the late Dr. Ernesto Contreras, Sr. opened Oasis of Hope Hospital and began a healing tradition known as the Total Cancer Treatment Care Approach. Dr. Ernesto Contreras, Sr. has been recognized in multiple publications as a pioneer in body, mind and spirit medicine. At the foundation of his philosophy were two principles inspired by Hippocrates, the father of medicine, and Jesus Christ: (1) First, do no harm; and (2) Love your patient as you love yourself.

Oasis of Hope offers a range of cancer treatment protocols, under the collective name Contreras Metabolic Integrative Therapy (CMIT). The key word here is “integrative”. The various therapeutic elements employed:

Proven alternative treatments

The mission of Cancer Recovery Foundation of America (CRFA) is to advance least-toxic, minimally-invasive cancer prevention and survival practices that will eliminate cancer as a life-threatening condition.  We accomplish this through research, advocacy, education, and support. 

After years of carefully analyzing why cancer patients get well, this is our conclusion: Survivors change. They create a state of body, mind and spirit where they are well and they live from that state.  Survivors heal the whole person. Six areas of life medical, nutritional, exercise, attitude, support and spiritual are key components to survivorship and wellness. These areas comprise the Cancer Recovery Wellness Pyramid and the core of what we believe at CRFA.  In interviews and surveys with over 16,000 “terminal” survivors, a pattern of strategies and practices has emerged.  Key answers and information have been incorporated into our recovery plan and confirm our beliefs:

Three important points:

  1. The majority of survivors do not believe they recovered their health by chance. They participated intimately in the management of their treatment.

  2. Survivors do not credit their medical team alone, or even primarily, for their good health. They feel they personally earned health and well being.

  3. Survivors stopped simply treating their illness. They started creating wellness.

At Foundation for Cancer Research & Wellness, we sincerely hope and pray that you will carefully, rationally and thoughtfully consider incorporating this evidence and these practices in your own life. We are here to support you each step of the way. You are not alone.



NCI-designated Cancer Centers

(National Cancer Institute) NCI-designated cancer centers are characterized by scientific excellence and the capability to integrate a diversity of research approaches to focus on the problem of cancer. They play a vital role in advancing towards our goal of reducing morbidity and mortality from cancer.

The Office of Cancer Centers is located within NCI’s Office of the Director. The Office supports 68 NCI-designated cancer centers nationwide that are actively engaged in transdisciplinary research to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality.

The NCI-designated Cancer Centers are a major source of discovery of the nature of cancer and of the development of more effective approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and therapy. They also deliver medical advances to patients and their families, educate health-care professionals and the public, and reach out to underserved populations. They are characterized by strong organizational capabilities, institutional commitment, and trans-disciplinary, cancer-focused science; experienced scientific and administrative leadership, and state-of-the-art cancer research and patient care facilities.

NCI-designated Cancer Centers are funded through the P30 Cancer Center Support Grant. These awards fund formal research programs that foster interactions between basic laboratory, clinical, and population scientists; access for investigators to shared services and technologies that are necessary to their research efforts; and other scientific infrastructure. Requests from eligible institutions are subjected to a competitive peer review process that evaluates and ranks applications according to their merit.

Download a list of NCI-Designated Cancer Centers - pdf


Integrative Medicine and Cancer Treatment Clinics - Health & Wellness Institute Integrative Medicine and Cancer Treatment

Our clinic’s approach to healthcare is based on an overall model called Integrative Medicine.  We say that our model is Integrative because we utilize the best therapies from multiple medical traditions, along with looking at the body as an integrated whole.

This is a holistic and comprehensive orientation that differs in important ways from most conventional medical treatment. Its purpose is not only to relieve symptoms, but also to optimize health, enhance vitality and prevent future illness by addressing the underlying causes of health problems. - The Block Center

"Our practice was founded over 30 years ago with the belief that the treatment efficacy of conventional medicines can be enhanced when used in combination with supportive therapies such as a personalized nutrition plan, nutritional pharmacology, botanical medicine, psychosocial support and improved physical conditioning. 

Founded over 30 years ago, the Block Center is one of the world’s leading cancer treatment facilities. An outpatient clinic specializing in the treatment of the entire range of cancers, we are dedicated to providing a caring and healing environment.

The Immune Recovery Centers of America have been providing excellent patient care for specialty outpatient needs through its Immune Recovery Infusion Center (IRIC) since November 2002...

The Immune Recovery Centers of America's immune restoration approach is basic to treating all forms of cancer.  It is with the additional immunotherapy for cancer directed to the specific tumor types that certain cancers require a specific approach that would enhance natural killer cells dependent on the cancer cell type, stage of the cancer and the patients’ physical status. IRC feels that it can be successful with its many forms of alternative therapies for cancer...

The Immune Recovery Centers of America are dedicated to the integration of natural treatments with those used in conventional allopathic medicine. We specialize in the immune system which is integral to almost all matters relating to health and disease; we make its health our priority as well as a part of all clinic treatments...

The Cancer and Immunological Diseases Clinic treats both the disease and the immune dysfunction which allows the disease to continue. Cancer patients are usually severely immunosuppressed, whether from the disease itself or some of the conventional treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation. Correcting this dysfunction is important to therapy, especially for patients who are in remission - a fully functioning immune system is required to keep them in remission...


Free Cancer (CAM) Treatments for Disadvantaged Women

The Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic (CMCC) is a non-profit organization which was founded to provide access to alternative complementary modalities of treatment for women with cancer, especially those who are underserved. By providing these services, CMCC hopes to empower women to have control over their lives and healthcare choices.

CMCC was founded specifically to treat women because of the particular social, economic, and political realities women face in our society and in relation to the healthcare system. CMCCs services include acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbs, homeopathy, massage therapy, and therapeutic imagery. Additionally, CMCC offers an in-home comfort care program, a post-treatment program, and a fund for women who require financial assistance.

Complementary alternative medical (CAM) treatments are rarely covered under health care plans. Without the services provided by the CMCC, low-income women with cancer would not have access to these beneficial treatments.


Financial Assistance Organizations for Cancer Patients & Families

Below are the names and Web addresses of organizations that offer financial assistance to people affected by cancer, or that have links to organizations that may provide such help. Organizations are listed by the type of help they provide. Some organizations are listed under more than one heading.

Medication Assistance Programs

1. Partnership for Prescription Assistance


3. RxAssist

4. Together Rx Access

State Programs

1. Patient Advocate Foundation

2. State Health Insurance Assistance Programs

Travel Assistance Programs

1. American Cancer Society

2. Air Charity Network

3. Mercy Medical Airlift

4. Corporate Angel Network

5. National Patient Travel Helpline

6. Your Local hospital and Senior Citizen Vans

Co-pay Assistance

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program


Patient Advocate Foundation

Cancer Care, Inc.

The C.H.A.I.N. Fund

Patient Access Network Foundation

Patient Services, Incorporated


Cancer Care Ministry

Cancer care ministry is a hope ministry. While it involves prayer, counsel, visits and assistance, it is centered on bringing God's hope to patients and their caregivers, family and friends. This requires an understanding of the impact of cancer, how people react to it and how God has called His people to respond. Above all, it requires us to have within ourselves an unfeigned hope that we can take to those in need.

This ministry training program was created because of the significant need in our nation, as well as in the body of Christ, to care for those dealing with cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, over 12 million people in the United States are living with or have been personally diagnosed with cancer. Every year, 1.5 million more people receive a cancer diagnosis.

That means that in a church of 200 people, approximately eight people are living with cancer and two more will be diagnosed with it every year. Each of these individuals has family members and caregivers that are affected as well. This Bible-based ministry training program has been developed to equip God's people with the tools needed to bring hope to the millions who are living with cancer.

Our Journey of Hope® is a compassionate provider of cancer care ministry resources and leadership training. Our mission is to care for those affected by cancer through building and supporting a network of church-based cancer care ministries.

With the Our Journey of Hope® lay ministry program, it's easy to educate a congregation about keeping their bodies balanced with nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices, so cancer cells never have the opportunity to grow in the first place. They learn to spot early warning signs and the importance of early detection. These simple steps are crucial in our society's ongoing fight against cancer.

Cancer is different from many diseases; it attacks the body, the mind, and the spirit. Cancer care ministry involves supporting patients and caregivers in every area they are impacted. We strive to equip the body of Christ with the knowledge, tools and perspective that the Scriptures provide for effective ministry. Prayer is the beginning, the foundation of care. We are dedicated to helping churches build upon that foundation to overcome the unique and complex challenges that come with cancer.

Why is cancer different? Cancer attacks the body. It is an assault of rogue cells trying to take over the body and break down everything in their path. But its attack is no less intensive on the mind and spirit. Yet, there remains something that cancer cannot conquer: hope.

Cancer care ministry requires unique insights, both into the disease and into God's Word. The purpose of Our Journey of Hope® is to equip you with these insights, and to help you cultivate and carry the hope for which so many are longing.

What is the impact? Imagine you are feeling afraid, rejected, alone, powerless, ashamed and hopeless. Envision, then, if someone comes to you and says words that no one else has said, does things that no one else has done and leaves you with courage, strength, dignity and hope for the future - and God's plan. How would that affect you? What if it changed one day? What about 10 days? 100 days? What if it helped you through to see another whole season of life with hope?

The potential impact is indescribable.

Celebrate Life Cancer Ministry is a non-profit, 501c3, multicultural health ministry for all cancer types. The ministry promotes and sustains the quality of life after cancer diagnosis through spiritual encouragement, education, and financial resources to the cancer fighter, survivor and their families. We offer encouragement & support for all cancer fighters, survivors & their families – whether it be man, woman or child.

Hope Cancer Ministries (HCM) is a faith-based ministry, which interacts with individuals, churches and other organizations to offer spiritual and emotional support along with practical ministry in Jesus’ name to cancer patients, caregivers and those who are grieving.

Client services are provided free of charge and regardless of faith or religious affiliation. Our primary directive is simple.  It is to show our love of Jesus Christ by serving those families affected by the devastating diagnosis of cancer.

Our client base (which consists of either a cancer patient, a caregiver or a person who is grieving the loss of a loved one to cancer) is built upon referrals from physicians, churches and personal inquiries. Each client receives an “in-take” interview in their home by our Client Coordinator and our Volunteer Coordinator. The purpose is to assess the individual’s or family’s unique needs. Every client is then matched with a trained volunteer who will walk with them, a prayer partner who will pray for them and a card partner who will routinely send them cards of encouragement



Healing Ministries

The Healing Center is a lovely Christ-centered facility dedicated to ministering healing to those who have life-threatening illnesses. The Center was founded and based upon a vision given to Dr. Kennedy by the Lord. It is our Father’s heart’s desire that we be healed, and He has made provision for healing in His Word. The purpose of the Healing Center is to teach what the Bible says about health, healing and wholeness, and to teach participants how to experience the healing power of God.

The only cost to our participants is their time and commitment. There is no charge for our services. 

Under the inspiration of God, Pastor Sandra established The Healing Center, a wonderful place where the Word of God is exalted, the healing power of God is manifested and the love and compassion of Christ is demonstrated. 

The Healing Center teachers are specially trained to minister the healing power of God’s Word.  National and international participants numbering in the thousands have personally received this specialized ministry and numerous reports have been documented of various healings, including cancer, stroke and diabetes, as well as the re-growth of body parts.  In addition to the Healing Center, Healing Teams consisting of individuals specially trained to minister the healing power of God’s Word are sent to the hospitalized or homebound.  The Healing Teams are now welcomed in over 16 hospitals within a 100 mile radius of Augusta, Georgia.

If you are unable to visit one of your regularly scheduled services, we invite you to watch us live on at 10:30 a.m. (EST) every Sunday or access messages in our archives. Weekly teaching programs airing on several networks around the United States, including The Word Network and The Christian Television Network.

Sandra’s radio ministry also reaches a world-wide audience through internet radio at Word of Faith Radio. Our hour program airs each Saturday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EST

Just as prayer is vital to the Christian's walk with God, so the activities of RHEMA's Prayer and Healing Center are important to the operation of Kenneth Hagin Ministries. The Prayer & Healing Center is centrally located on the RHEMA campus in facilities completed in 1982. From here, staff members coordinate four main prayer and healing outreaches: prayer school, healing school, prayer partners, and prayer groups.

God's power and love are real. Every day we see them operating through our prayer lines and in Healing School. If you're passionate about seeing results, you'll appreciate knowing that the Prayer & Healing Center is designed to minister directly to your needs and help you gain your personal victory.

RHEMA's Prayer & Healing Center is where faith becomes a reality. Doctors can't explain it, but they do confirm it. Here are just a few of the medically-proven healing testimonies we've received through our Healing School and prayer ministries.


Spiritual Centered Holistic Centers - Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy

Dedicating to Restoring Healing in Christianity - Jesus sent his disciples out into the world to heal and anoint all those who were sick in body, mind and spirit. We have forgotten that as followers of Jesus, we too are commissioned to heal one another. And, we have forgotten how to heal.

The ISHA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in December, 2006. .. Our mission is to support the work of the Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy in the restoration of healing in Christianity.

Our goal is to do this through enabling individuals who are financially in need to become healing practitioners both here in the United States and in third world countries. This mission of creating healing ministries flows from the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospels found in the Christian Bible. The early church practiced healing that involved prayer, the laying-on of hands and anointing with healing oils. This Christian calling has been lost through the ages but is returning in our present day.   

Wildwood Lifestyle Center and Hospital, an institution located in northern Georgia, is dedicated to improving the health of our guests and patients by providing the environment and tools necessary for them to experience healing physically, mentally, and spiritually. We are more than just a place to get well. We are a ministry of healing.

From the very beginning, our philosophy at Wildwood has been to reach people where they are individually and to minister to them on all levels, physically, mentally, and spiritually.  For this reason we present a “heavenly lifestyle”, teaching practical principles of living along with natural remedies, inspiring confidence in a Creator who has designed a plan for each life, and desiring the learners to embrace divine instruction.

For over 70 years, Wildwood Lifestyle Center has been using natural remedies in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle as an effective means of treating many of today’s degenerative diseases. Our licensed physicians have a thorough knowledge of disease and conventional treatment, as well as the knowledge to substitute those treatments with natural remedies such as Hydrotherapy Massage, Exercise, Diet and Botanical Medicine.

Weimar Center of Health and Education has been dedicated to improving people’s total health and well-being since it first began in 1978. One of our early guests synthesized God’s principles for total wellness into our now famous NEWSTART acronym, which is the foundation of all our health work.

The NEWSTART Lifestyle Program offers 18 and 11-day live-in programs that teach guests how to reverse a variety of lifestyle related diseases through natural means. Our scientifically-supported program has helped more than 11,500 people attain better health and it can do the same for you today!

Hallelujah Acres Lifestyle Centers - Hearing about the life-saving foods God prescribed for our optimum health is one thing, but it's quite another to live it day by day. The Lifestyle Centers are the fun, comprehensive answer to the often-asked question, "How do you do it—really?”

Each of the Lifestyle Centers is a spacious, comfortable home, and each excels in teaching the preparation and presentation of mouth-watering living foods. Weekend, week-long and two-week packages are essentially the same at each center, but each reflects the personality of its owners and region. By sharing God's desire to see His people walk in divine health, we are working toward our ultimate goal—to expand the Kingdom of God.

Here's What You'll Learn:

  • The principles of eating according to Genesis 1:29

  • Methods for preparing delicious, healthy living food and juices

  • Tips on how to arrange, equip and stock your kitchen

  • How to use juicers, blenders, food processors, dehydrators and other time-saving gadgets

  • How to live the lifestyle in the “real world”

  • How and where to shop for the best healthy ingredients

  • How to cut time in the kitchen

Spirited Life is a program of the Duke Clergy Health Initiative, which is part of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. The Clergy Health Initiative was formed in 2007 when the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church partnered with Duke Divinity School and The Duke Endowment to seek solutions to their growing concerns about declining pastoral health and increasing health costs.

Pastors often tell us that they feel called to their work. This calling is central to their identity, and it has a profound influence on every aspect of their lives, yielding both joys and intense pressure. Because of this, we have intentionally cast our program within a framework of Wesleyan theology and spirituality. We believe that unless Spirited Life – or any other effort aimed at developing health and wellness among pastors – is grounded in theology, it will feel incomplete. We hope that the Spirited Life wellness program kindles in you a sense of spiritual renewal.

The Optimum Health Institute (OHI) is a healing ministry of the Free Sacred Trinity Church, which promotes healing through the use of non-medical, all-natural, holistic healing practices.

In our holistic healing program, participants cleanse and nourish the body with diet, fasting, and exercise; quiet and focus the mind with journaling and meditation; and renew and awaken the spirit with study, prayer and celebration.

As a healing ministry, it provides 2 holistic healing centers in central Texas and southern California. People of all spiritual traditions are welcome at OHI Austin or OHI San Diego to participate in our holistic healing program that emphasizes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Join the world renowned foremost juicing expert, The Juice Lady (Cherie Calbom, MS, CN) and her experienced team for a Trinity Wellness Juice Health Retreat. We offer a unique and exciting wellness program in a beautiful retreat setting based on Christian principles and proven holistic approaches to total health.



Detox Clinics

Since 1975 the Riordan Clinic has cared for individuals with chronic illnesses of all types. We successfully treat a wide variety of sustained illnesses including, but not limited to: cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and diabetes. Some of our most encouraging success stories are with patients who have been chronically ill yet undiagnosed. We seek to identify the underlying causes of illness and correct them using nutrient balancing and other therapies.

Many patients use the Riordan Clinic exclusively to address their health issues, others choose to integrate our therapies with their existing treatment plan. For 35 years we have provided the ultimate form of healing – hope. Whether you are at the beginning of your illness or you have been suffering for many years, we can help. Take charge of your health by becoming a patient at the Riordan Clinic today. Let us guide you through a science-based detox program that we’ve experienced and that we trust.

The Raw Food Institute is the only detoxification center of its kind in the Northeast. We offer advanced raw food nutrition and detoxification programs that educate and train you in the healing effects of raw foods. Our goal is to make you feel confident in living a Raw Foods lifestyle at home while helping you detoxify and energize your body.

The Raw Food Institute's cleansing process is most important for those suffering from immune-related diseases like cancer, arthritis, diabetes, chronic fatigue, heart disease, and much more. 


Spiritual Retreat Centers

Visitors from around the world come to Mercy Center Burlingame for our spiritual retreats. We work with you to plan a silent or directed retreat from one day to one month. All of our rooms are individual occupancy for complete privacy. Private retreats can include bodywork and spiritual direction, upon request. 

We can design a retreat to accommodate your schedule and needs. In a natural environment of oaks, gardens and walking paths, with individual bedrooms and space for silent or community dining, experience a calm, restorative atmosphere where you can nourish your spiritual life.



Alternative Natural Treatment Centers


The Budwig Center in association with the BioMedic Clinic, offers a two week Wellness program. And for those who are not able to come to the BUDWIG CENTER we also have a distance "Home Program". 

In the year 2000 we visited Dr. Johanna Budwig in Germany and received an official document from her authorizing our doctors to use the 
Johanna Budwig protocol. Therefore the Wellness Program is based on the 50 years of successful therapies of Dr. Johanna Budwig



The Hippocrates Health Institute has been the preeminent leader in the field of natural and complementary health care and education since 1956. The Hippocrates philosophy is founded on the belief that a pure enzyme-rich diet, complemented by positive thinking and non-invasive therapies, are essential elements on the path to optimum health.


The Gerson Institute is a non-profit organization in San Diego, California, dedicated to providing education and training in the Gerson Therapy, an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases.

The Gerson Institute, as a non-profit organization, does not own or operate any clinics, we license clinics that practice the full Gerson Therapy according to our high standards for treatment. As of now, there are two inpatient clinics that are licensed by the Gerson Institute: the Gerson Clinic in Mexico, and Gerson Health Centre in Hungary. Patients come to the clinics to begin the Gerson Therapy under the care of the Gerson doctors. While at the clinics, the patients and their companions also take classes and lessons to instruct them on how to practice the therapy on their own, so that they can continue following the Gerson Therapy once they return home. - The Kushi Institute for Natural Healing

Our Mission is to teach, guide and inspire individuals towards greater personal freedom, health, happiness and peace by using the principles of Kushi Macrobiotics.

Kushi Institute, a division of Kushi Foundation Inc., is the leading macrobiotic educational center in the world. Here students from around the globe attend residential-style programs to study the macrobiotic approach to health and healing.

Research has linked modern diet and lifestyle habits to virtually all the debilitating chronic degenerative diseases, as well as lesser health issues generally attributed to aging. Without knowing which dietary and lifestyle changes can bring the health transformation people are looking for, is it any wonder there is a “health crisis” in the world today?

This is exactly what macrobiotics addresses, and why so many people who have come to Kushi Institute with health problems attribute their full recovery to implementing what they learned about the power of healing foods and lifestyle changes in our programs.

The Way to Health Program will guide you through every step in the healing process, from the selection of healthful organic foods, to proper cooking techniques, to balanced and healthful exercise and activity, and finally to the discovery of the universal principles of natural living that lead to genuine health and happiness.

Macrobiotics is a system that can be used to create extraordinary health, through using both traditional wisdom and modern knowledge to ascertain the underlying causes of an individual’s current health challenges, and make adjustments to their food and lifestyle choices that support health improvement. Not simply a “diet”, macrobiotic recognizes the profound effects food, environment, activities, and attitude all have on our body-mind-emotions.

Note: Kushi Institute is not a medical facility. Kushi Institute programs, services, and information provided on our website are educational in nature, not medical advice, and not intended to take the place of medical counseling, diagnosis and treatment. 


Lifestyle & Weight Loss Centers

Since 1976, Hilton Head Health has helped thousands of people lose weight and achieve a healthy lifestyle. Located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, our weight loss spa and health retreat combines exercise, healthy eating and education to give you the tools and knowledge you need to lose weight and keep it off for good.

More than a so-called fat camp or fat farm, the Hilton Head Health weight loss program focuses on fitness, nutrition and overall well-being to help you achieve long term weight loss for a longer, more fulfilling life.

The Ornish Spectrum – Proven Prevention Program   - For more than 30 years, Dr. Dean Ornish has directed a series of scientific research studies showing, for the first time, that the progression of even severe coronary heart disease can often be reversed by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. These include a very low-fat diet including predominantly fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and soy products in their natural, unrefined forms; moderate exercise such as walking; various stress management techniques including yoga-based stretching, breathing, meditation, and imagery; and enhanced love and social support, which may include support groups.

These studies also documented that other chronic diseases may be reversible simply by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. These findings are giving millions of people worldwide new hope and new choices, options that are more caring and compassionate that are also more cost effective and competent.

Participants learn about the clinically proven and scientifically validated, Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, through its trained and compassionate staff. Although Medicare is not currently reimbursing the Ornish Spectrum Prevention program, many private insurance companies are covering this program for patients who have coronary heart disease, risk factors for coronary heart disease and/or diabetes.

The Ornish Spectrum is a program that helps you make healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes in:

The Pritikin Program - Three components make up the Pritikin Program: Nutrition, Exercise, and Mind-Body Health. Optimal health requires that we follow the whole program because the foods that we eat, the physical activity we do, and the emotions we feel are all intricately interconnected. 

More than 100 studies in prestigious medical journals like the New England Journal of Medicine and Circulation have documented the Pritikin Program's extraordinary success in helping thousands worldwide. A hallmark of Pritikin is its strong medical presence. Six physicians, all board-certified in fields such as cardiology and endocrinology, provide each guest with the expert medical attention required for achieving major life changes smoothly and successfully.

Includes gourmet, low-fat meals, cooking classes, personal fitness training, and professional nutritional guidance. You’ll be eating and learning to cook dishes without unhealthy fats or sugar.


Mind-Body-Spirit Centers

The Continuum Center for Health & Healing:  Working in partnership with their patients, the Center practitioners will identify approaches to building health that address the whole person and that meet your needs as physical, emotional and spiritual beings.  Their goal is to change the way medicine is practiced and creating patient-centered care.



The Chopra Center for Wellbeing is founded on three pillars of timeless wisdom - meditation, Ayurveda, and yoga. The center offers a wide variety of programs, retreats, and teacher training programs that integrate the healing arts of the East with the best in modern Western medicine.

Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D. opened the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in 1996 to help people experience physical healing, emotional freedom, and higher states of consciousness. Located in Carlsbad, California, we offer a wide variety of programs, retreats, and teacher training programs that integrate the healing arts of the East with the best in modern Western medicine.


Omega Institute for Holistic Studies offer workshops and retreats that encourage the integration of our body, mind, and spirit and the opportunity to help each other and our planet. Omega was founded on the holistic worldview that the well-being of each of us is deeply connected to the well-being of all living things. Since 1977, we have offered diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Omega, a nonprofit organization, continues to be at the forefront of human development. We nurture dialogues on the integration of modern medicine and natural healing; design programs that connect science, spirituality, and creativity; and lay the groundwork for new traditions and lifestyles.


Promoting life changes that involve proper nutrition, exercise that fits your lifestyle, stress-reduction techniques, and social and environmental awareness. We create a healthy environment where you feel nurtured, supported, and safe as you discover new truths about yourself and the world around you, and work to integrate your body, mind, and spirit. Omega's Body, Mind & Spirit programs are experiential, transformational, and healing-for individuals and ultimately for the world.


Mind-Body Centers - The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society


The Center for Mindfulness is an innovative leader in mind-body medicine and mindfulness-based treatment and research investigations, pioneering the integration of meditation and mindfulness into mainstream medicine and health care. Dedicated to investigating and understanding mindfulness and the mind-body connection through pilot investigations, small studies, and large-scale federally funded research studies - The Center for Mind Body Medicine

The scientifically-validated techniques the Center teaches enhance each person’s capacity for self-care and self-awareness.  These techniques include meditation, guided imagery, mindful eating, biofeedback, and the use of drawings, journals and movement to express thoughts and feelings.

The Center teaches scientifically-validated mind-body medicine techniques that enhance each person’s capacity for self-awareness and self-care to health professionals around the world, including those in traumatized communities in the greatest need.

The Center believes that all of us have a great and largely untapped capacity to improve our own health and well-being through mind-body approaches (such as meditation, guided imagery and biofeedback) and self-expression (such as drawing and movement), as well as nutrition, exercise and group support. We offer 4 training programs where professionals learn these skills: Mind-Body Medicine, CancerGuides®, Food As Medicine and Global Trauma Relief.





Mind-Body-Spirit Organizations - The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS): sponsors leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness—including perceptions, beliefs, attention, intention, and intuition. The Institute explores phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models, while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor.

  • Explores the frontiers of consciousness
  • Builds bridges between science and spirit
  • Researches subtle energies and the powers of healing
  • Inquires into the science of love, forgiveness, and gratitude
  • Studies the effects of conscious and compassionate intention
  • Seeks to understand the basis of prevailing worldviews
  • Practices freedom of thought and freedom of spirit


Where to Find Mind-Body Practitioners In Your Area - The Center for Mind Body Medicine

Included are health professionals Certified in Mind-Body Medicine; graduates of our Advanced Mind-Body Medicine Training Program; Center Faculty, all of whom are Certified; and “Staff Favorites”, whom we have personally gone to for health care and recommend based on our own experience.

Search Directory List Here of certified healing touch practitioners (CHTP's) and instructors, support groups, clinics, service programs, and business listings.  



Where to Find Alternative Medicine Treatment Practitioners

The Internet’s largest database of integrative healthcare practitioners, with more than 40,000 listings all over the United States. You can easily search by location, modality or keyword. From MDs to NDs, acupuncturists to chiropractors, and many other healing modalities in between, you’ll connect with professionals in your neighborhood who will help guide you to optimum health.

We are a leading holistic and alternative medicine directory where you will find alternative and complementary medicine practitioners and doctors, natural health remedies, health and wellness products, holistic health books, natural health and wellness magazines, wellness stores, alternative medicine schools, holistic workshops and wellness retreats.  

Provider Finder is a field-specific search engine of alternative health care providers.  You can browse profiles of potential healers and compare their expertise and attitude, read feedback from their patients, and request an appointment in minutes.

Our unique directory allows you to find suitable Natural Therapists and Complementary Medicine practitioners in your area - Australia

Find an Integrative Practitioner - Alliance For Natural Health 

The Alliance for Natural Health USA teamed up with the Integrative Medicine Consortium and other associations to provide you access to thousands of integrative providers. Search the individual practitioner databases to locate practitioners in your area that provide integrative, complementary and alternative care. Find an Integrative Practitioner search-doctors - Locate Certified Physicians  - American Association of Integrative Medicine (Find a Provider Directory) - The National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

The NCCAOM has designed two search engines in order to assist individuals and companies in finding a NCCAOM Certified Diplomat. - American College for Advancement in Medicine   

The voice of integrative medicine. Zip code search for integrative practitioner. - International College of Integrative Medicine Member Search


Find a Local Naturopathic Practitioner - Member Directory - Locate a licensed naturopath in your area.  The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) - Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors


Find an Holistic Practitioner - Use AHMA's "Find a Provider" page to find a holistic provider in your area. If you are having difficulty locating a provider near you, use these secondary resources in your search. - Practitioner-Directory - American Holistic Nurses Association


Anti-aging Medicine - The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

Use the A4M Anti-Aging Directory to find anti-aging physicians, clinics, medspas, products, and services.


Where to Find a Certified Homeopath - Directory of registered homeopath practitioners.


Where to Find a Registered Aroma therapist - Aromatherapy Council - The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists - Find an Aromatherapist is a listing of AIA members who have chosen to advertise their services on our web site. - Our practitioners are known worldwide as being trained to the best standard and hold the highest qualification in aromatherapy. Be assured that all our members listed have not only met but exceed the National Qualification Framework (NQF) equivalent to Level 4/5 in terms of quality and standard and meet the National Occupational Standards (NOS); a true professional in their field.

Members of the IFA have pioneered the use of Aromatherapy in NHS hospitals, hospices and the Aromatherapy-In-Care Scheme alongside spa's, salons and in general practice. Not all our therapists wish to be contacted directly by the public so if you cannot find a particular therapist please contact us. We currently have members all over the world and expanding rapidly.

To locate a qualified aromatherapist in your area, contact the National Association of Holistic Therapy at - The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)

Find a Board Certified Massage Therapist.




Where to Find a Herbalist

This listing is for practitioners who have met the criteria for professional membership in the American Herbalists Guild. The information listed is provided by the practitioner and is not reviewed, evaluated or endorsed in any way by the AHG. – The National Institute of Medical Herbalist

Local health food or herb store:  For help in finding a qualified herbalist, either contact your local health food or herb store for referrals, ask for recommendations from people you trust.  


To Find a Mercury Free Dentist Near You - International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology

Member dentists are educated in biological dentistry including techniques for proper removal of mercury fillings. Member physicians appreciate the importance of biological dentistry in our overall health, and are familiar with mercury detoxification method.

Find a Mercury Free Dentist who will safely remove and replace mercury amalgam (silver) fillings, I provide free access to the world’s largest database of mercury free dentists. The database is easy to use and searches for mercury free dentists by Country, State/Province and City.

Consumers for Dental Choice is grateful to the courageous community of mercury-free dentists, healthcare and service providers, and product manufacturers for their generous support of our mission and goals. Their help is vital to our success in improving the quality of life by making dentistry mercury-free.

Holistic Dental Association - The Holistic Dental Association is pleased to offer visitors a searchable database of our membership.

Find a BioSafeDentist Dentist - BioSafeDentistry combines mercury free dentistry, holistic dentistry and biological dentistry with conventional dental strategies. The combination of these safe dentistry methods offers you a safer, cleaner and healthier experience in your dental office.


Search for a Functional Medicine Practitioner

As a public service, IFM provides a list of practitioners who have completed our five-day course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice. We are interested in helping patients find healthcare professionals who are familiar with the concepts and approaches of functional medicine. - “Find an Integrative RDN” database. Search for a Nutrition Professional in your area who practices integrative and functional nutrition. - Functional Medicine University (F.M.U.) makes available to the general public a list of health care practitioners who have completed training in the Functional Medicine Training Program offered by F.M.U.


Where to Find a Certified Clinical Nutritionist - American Nutrition Association - National Association of Nutrition Professionals - Nutritional Therapy Association - (Foundational Holistic Nutrition) - The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation

The healthcare practitioners listed in the directory are members of The Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation (PPNF) indicating an interest in achieving optimum health through the proper use of technology and the practical application of the principles of sound nutrition. They generally work in partnership with their patients/clients and encourage a holistic approach to health and wellness.


Search for an Integrative Cancer Physician - International Organization Integrative Cancer Physicians



Professional Organizations



Alternative Medicine

The mission of National Foundation for Alternative Medicine (NFAM) is to identify breakthrough alternative therapies for degenerative disease and to scientifically research and report on the effectiveness of those therapies in order to foster worldwide cost-effective healthcare.

Orthomolecular Health Medicine Society (OHM) was founded in 1994 to promote orthomolecular health-medicine, based on the medical use of nutrients, detoxification from pollutants, and physiological support of healing.


Integrative Medicine 

American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM) recognizes that health is more than the absence of disease. AAIM's advocacy for broader treatment options facilitates a bond between integrative and Western medicine. The American Association of Integrative Medicine is focused on the implementation and maintenance of successful credentialing programs and research that educate practitioners in the integration of safe and effective medical treatment modalities into healthcare. In contrast to traditional methods of disease management, The American Association of Integrative Medicine is focused on establishing integrative treatment protocols—including allopathic medicine where appropriate—that result in improved clinical outcomes.

National Foundation for Alternative

The Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine (FAIM) was launched with a mission to identify breakthrough complementary and alternative therapies and to research and report on their effectiveness. FAIM's mission also places importance upon the affordability of treatments in the belief that the world needs cost-effective solutions to bring health to the greatest number of people.

The International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR) is a world-wide not-for-profit professional organization devoted to fostering cooperative and multidisciplinary research and development as well as the application of knowledge in the field of Complementary, traditional and Integrative Medicine.

The Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine was launched with a mission to identify breakthrough complementary and alternative therapies and to research and report on their effectiveness.

Integrating best medical practices: Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what is sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.

The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) is a nonprofit, multi-disciplinary organization founded in 2003 for health professionals committed to the study and application of complementary therapies and botanicals for cancer patients.

The International Organization of Integrative Cancer Physicians (IOICP) is the forefront of the new cancer treatment paradigm: integrative oncology. The IOICP is a professional organization of Integrative cancer physicians.

The IOICP has not only expanded its focus to accurately reflect the evolution of its physician members to a patient-centered approach, we have opened membership to all practitioners involved in integrative cancer care. We are here to connect patients and physicians and continue forwarding the mission of patient centered, integrative oncology.


Holistic Associations - American Holistic Nurses Association  

Holistic nursing is defined as “all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal” (AHNA 1998). A holistic nurse is a registered/licensed nurse, who takes a mind-body-spirit-emotion approach to the practice of traditional nursing. Directory to Find an Holistic Nurse - American Holistic Medicine Association

Our website offers members a variety of resources to help expand their knowledge, engage in self-care, connect with other holistic professionals, and further their education in holistic health. Additionally, they can list articles and publications for review and/or purchase by the public, and promote events through postings on the event calendar. The public has access to a “Doctor Finder” and Practitioner Finder”, along with information about various CAM modalities, resources for specific conditions, event calendars, articles and publications, and lists of other “holistic/integrative” organizations. Read more mission statement... - American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine


The Vision of the ABIHM is to establish and maintain the highest standards of medical care, ignite and sustain the joy and passion of physicians in their work, establish the role of unconditional love as the basis of healing and support, and to recognize the importance of the health of the planet as integral to human health. The intention of this process is the transformation of medical systems towards holism, by combining science and compassion.  - The American Holistic Health Association is the information resource for wellness and healing, to offer holistic health resources — both alternative and traditional — in an impartial manner and help you become more active and confident in your health decisions. AHHA is endorsed by leading healthcare professionals worldwide.

The Australian Natural Therapists Association Limited (ANTA) is the largest national democratic association of 'recognised professional' traditional medicine and natural therapy [Complimentary Medicine] practitioners who work in the areas of health care and preventative medicine.

ANTA was founded in 1955 and represents the multi-disciplinary interests of approximately 5900 accredited practitioners Australia-wide.  ANTA is one of the original Schedule 1 bodies as defined in the regulations of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. 

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) The purpose of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is to promote the integration of concepts from traditional and modern forms of acupuncture with Western medical training and thereby synthesize a more comprehensive approach to health care. Explore this website to learn more about acupuncture and about membership in the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.


Nutritional Associations

The International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN) is a professional association of practicing clinical nutritionists in many health care professions who strive to attain the highest standards of competency and practice.

ACA Council on Nutrition -  The American Chiropractic Council on Nutrition  promotes research in nutrition and encourages professional consultation with members of other professions. We encourage and promote a more advanced knowledge and use of nutrition in the practice of chiropractics.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is the professional association for dietitians in the UK. The website also has information on diet and nutrition.

The American Nutrition Association® is a 501(c) 3 non-profit with a mission to promote optimal health through nutrition and wellness education.  We host top-quality nutrition programs and are a community where Professionals, Individuals, and Organizations can interact. 

For Individuals - Be a part of a community that values food and health. Confused by contradictory nutrition information? Learn the unprocessed truth about nutrition, and put it into practice. Gain insight and improve your health.  Access our top-quality nutrition programs and much more - National Association of Nutrition Professionals

The NANP is the only professional business league, wholly dedicated to furthering the cause, education and standards of the holistic nutrition industry. We have developed two rigorous sets of Educational Standards for both Nutrition Consultants and Natural Chefs

The website of the British Nutrition Foundation contains information and factsheets on food, nutrition and healthy eating.

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world's top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals. Our focus ranges from the most critical details of research and application to the broadest applications in society, in the United States and around the world.

The Nutrition Society was established in 1941 'to advance the scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health'. Highly regarded by the scientific community, the Society is the largest learned society for nutrition in Europe. Membership is worldwide but most members live in Europe.

The Association for Nutrition (AfN) defines and advances standards of evidence-based practice across the field of nutrition and at all levels within the workforce.


Naturopathic Medicine - American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Founded in 1985, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is the national professional society representing licensed naturopathic physicians.  AANP aims to increase awareness of and expand access to naturopathic physicians, help its members build successful medical practices, and expand the body of naturopathic medicine research.

The AAAOM is a national membership organization of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) practitioners and supporters that serves to advance the profession and practice of AOM. The mission of the AAAOM is to support our members and the AOM community through education, occupational resources, media support, and legislative advocacy in our commitment to facilitate access to the highest quality of healthcare in the United States.


Homeopathic Associations - American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH)

We are a trade association of medical and osteopathic physicians, dentists, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants dedicated to the practice, promotion and improvement of homeopathic medicine. The organization places great emphasis on the dissemination of homeopathic medical knowledge through publishing, public speaking and education. This website represents this commitment and is intended as both a professional and public resource for homeopathy today. - The National Center for Homeopathy is the leading homeopathic organization in the United States. We have the largest, most diverse membership in the homeopathic community and we are the national go-to resource for all who are interested in learning about homeopathy.


By providing general education to the public about homeopathy, and specific education to homeopaths, we help to make homeopathy available throughout the United States. We provide general education to the public about homeopathy, specific education to homeopathic practitioners, and work with a variety of governmental and non-governmental organizations and the media to make homeopathy understood and available throughout the United States.

www.nursehomeopaths.orgThe Homeopathic Nurses Association (HNA) is a professional support organization for nurses all around the world who study and/or using homeopathy for their client's health and wellness care. HNA is great place to join with other nurses to learn and apply the principles of homeopathy to your practice or for self-care. - The European Council for Classical Homeopathy (ECCH) represents the homeopathic profession and their patients in Europe.

Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians – (HANP) is a specialty society within the profession of naturopathic medicine, and is affiliated with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. The purpose is to further excellence and success in the practice of homeopathy by naturopathic physicians and provide a vehicle for outreach into both the naturopathic and homeopathic communities.

Environmental Medicine Associations

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine was founded in 1965, and is an international association of physicians and other professionals interested in the clinical aspects of humans and their environment. 

The Academy is interested in expanding the knowledge of interactions between human individuals and their environment, as these may be demonstrated to be reflected in their total health. The AAEM provides research and education in the recognition, treatment and prevention of illnesses induced by exposures to biological and chemical agents encountered in air, food and water. 


Herbal Associations - American Herbal Products Association 

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the only national trade association that is focused primarily on herbs and botanicals and herbal products. 

All of AHPA’s activities are focused on its mission, which is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products and are undertaken to maintain and improve market opportunities for companies that sell herbs, herbal and botanical products, and other health-related products, including foods, beverages, dietary supplements, and personal care products, and to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide choice of goods.

Founded in 1982, AHPA is the oldest of the non-profit organizations that specializes in service to the herbal industry. It is the voice of the herbal products industry and the recognized leader in representing the botanical trade. With more than 300 members, AHPA's membership represents the finest growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of botanical and herbal products. 

AHPA’s key areas of activity:

The IHA is a professional trade association providing educational, service and development opportunities for those involved in herbal endeavors since 1985. Herbal entrepreneurs are encouraged through newsletters, publications and conferences, and offers guidance as an association of peers supporting herbal businesses, as well as the latest information on growing, marketing and using herbs.

The American Herbalists Guild was founded in 1989 as a non-profit, educational organization to represent the goals and voices of herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants. Our primary goal is to promote a high level of professionalism and education in the study and practice of therapeutic herbalism. - European Herbal & Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association

The EHTPA is an umbrella body which represents professional associations of herbal/traditional medicine practitioners offering variously western herbal medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, Ayurveda and traditional Tibetan medicine. The EHTPA is dedicated to the development of herbal/traditional medicine, preserving and enhancing the legal basis of practice across EU Members States and promoting best practice throughout the traditions.

For over 25 years, the Herb Research Foundation has been helping to educate the world about herbs. We offer solid science and informed opinion, for free.

The British Herbal Medicine Association was founded in 1964 to advance the science and practice of herbal medicine in the United Kingdom. It promotes the use of herbal medicinal products manufactured to pharmaceutical standards to ensure consistently high quality and effectiveness for the consumer.

The Herb Society of America (HSA) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that focuses on educating its members and the public on the cultivation of herbs and the study of their history and uses, both past and present. 

The Herb Society of America is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community. While some of this information is available to the general public, much of it is reserved for our members. - National Herbalist Association of Australia

Founded in 1920, we are Australia’s oldest professional association of complementary therapists. Representing Western herbalists and naturopaths, we are the only national professional association specifically concerned with the practice and education of Western herbal medicine (WHM) in Australia. Our mission is to serve and support our membership and promote and protect the profession and practice of Western herbal medicine.


Natural Product Associations - Alliance for Natural Health

Alliance for Natural Health International is an internationally active non-governmental organisation promoting natural and sustainable approaches to healthcare worldwide. ANH-Intl campaigns across a wide range of fields, including for freedom of choice and the use of micronutrients and herbal products in healthcare. It also operates campaigns that aim to end mass fluoridation of water supplies and the use of genetically modified foods. Through its work particularly in Europe and the USA, the ANH-Intl works to accomplish its mission through its unique application of ‘good science’ and ‘good law’.  Below are current campaigns as of 2014: Alliance for Natural Health International

The Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) represents an international non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting natural and sustainable approaches to healthcare. It upholds that the integrative medicine and functional medicine models, as well as many traditional healthcare systems that have evolved over millennia, are more appropriate means of dealing with today’s health challenges than the current dominant western medicine model, which is over-reliant on the use of pharmaceutical drugs. The ANH is working collaboratively to help facilitate the development of scientific and legal frameworks appropriate to natural healthcare.



Aromatherapy Essential Oils Professional Organizations

United States:

American Alliance of Aromatherapy
Suite 323
9956 W. Remington Place – Unit A10
Littleton, Colorado 80128



National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy
4509 Interlake Ave N., #233
Seattle, WA 98103-6773

Aromatherapy Registration Council
Professional Testing Corporation
1350 Broadway 17th floor
New York, NY 10018

Aromatherapy Around the Globe


The International Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association

PO Box 144
Australia 2798



The Royale Australian Federation of Aromatherapists

Shop 6 & 7, 2454 – 2460 Gold Coast Hwy

Mermaid Beach, QLD 4218




Alberta Association of Professional Aromatherapists

21 Martingrove Way NE
Calgary, AB T3J 2T5

British Columbia Alliance of Aromatherapy

British Columbia Association of Practicing Aromatherapists

Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists
#103-1200 Centre St.
Thornhill, ON L4J 3M9 Canada

Association of Medical Aromatherapists
11 Park Circus, Glasgow, G3 6AX


The International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA)

IFA Head Office
20A The Mall
London W5 2PJ


The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists

82 Ashby Road
LE10 1SN




Spiritual Organizations in Healthcare

Spirituality as an Essential Dimension of Wholeness - With commitment to interfaith ministry and the professional practice of chaplaincy care, the Association of Professional Chaplains serves chaplains in all types of health and human service settings. Our more than 4,000 member chaplains and affiliates are involved in chaplaincy care of all persons, respecting their diverse cultures and beliefs. As a national, not-for-profit professional association, APC advocates for quality chaplaincy care of all persons in health care facilities, correctional institutions, long term care units, rehabilitation centers, hospice, the military and other specialized settings.

Membership in the Association of Professional Chaplains is open to anyone who supports the APC mission.

The Christian Natural Health Network (Cnhnet) is an online ministry of evidence based medicinal herbology and natural health care education from a Biblical and Christ-centered perspective.

The goal of the Christian Natural Health Network is to educate and encourage Christians interested in the application and practice of Christian medicinal herbology. The Christian Natural Health Network is simply the best online resource of Christian herbology education for beginning, intermediate, and professional Christian herbalists and prospective students.


Database Directory Search for CAM Organizations

The Directory of Information Resources Online (DIRLINE) contains locations of and information about a number of health organizations, including those that focus on CAM.