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COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES


National Complementary Therapy Resources

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you must stop and look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
—Eleanor Roosevelt

Organizations

American Cancer Society (ACS)
800.ACS.2345 or 866.228.4327 (TTY)
www.cancer.org

Provides information and services for all forms of
cancer, diagnosis, treatment and more. See Books and More for guide on complementary and alternative cancer methods.

American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)
714.779.6152
http://ahha.org

Offers free resources to encourage people to take holistic approach to life. Web site has listings of practitioners, programs and materials.

American Holistic Medicine Association (AHMA)
505.292.7788
www.holisticmedicine.org

Provides information about choosing a holistic practitioner. Web site has listings of practitioners, programs and materials.

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
800.843.8114
www.aicr.org

Information on nutrition and cancer.

Center for Mind-Body Medicine
202.966.7338
www.cmbm.org

Promotes complementary cancer care that combines standard treatments with alternative approaches. Center’s services are available to all, regardless of ability to pay.

Commonweal Cancer Help Program
415.868.0970
www.commonweal.org

Commonweal Cancer Help Program provides information to people who want to make informed choices about complementary cancer therapies. Also offers retreats that focus on physical, emotional and spiritual healing.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
888.644.6226 or 866.464.3615 (TTY)
http://nccam.nih.gov

This branch of the National Institutes of Health offers tools for making well-informed decisions about alternative and complementary therapies; includes choosing reliable practitioners and quality treatments, and describes therapies.

Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
301.435.2920
http://odp.od.nih.gov/ods

Has the latest scientific information about supplements. Can search online databases at the web site for journal articles about supplements.

The Wellness Community
888.793.9355
www.wellness-community.org

All services free; 21 locations across the country. Emphasizes active participation in treatment and mind-body connection. Offers support groups (online), networking, workshops, stress management sessions and more.

 

 
 

Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina | Third Edition 2006 - 2007


Copyright 2006, Jamie Konarski Davidson, Women Helping Women, Elizabeth Mahanna, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, and UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Portions of the Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina may be copied without permission for educational purposes only. The Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through the Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your healthcare provider.

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