Complementary and alternative medicine

Search for information on complementary and alternative medicines and therapies.

Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicinebook cover
The Health and Wellness Resource Center in the Source includes the full-text of this encyclopedia which you can browse through an A-Z. Each page includes sections on diagnosis, causes, treatments and allopathic treatments. There is also a full section where you can search for drugs and herbal remedies by name and the information includes drug and food interactions, dosage and potential side-effects. Every page has references and often links or book suggestions. Use at a library or enter your library card and password / PIN.
Glossary of Alternative Medicine
We've created this glossary to give you a brief introduction of some of the more popular terms.
Health Source Consumer edition
This source gives you both full text and citations for alternative medicine across a wide range of academic journals, magazines and other sources. Adjust the date range slider to limit the results to more recent articles. Where articles are not available as full-text we may be able to interloan the articles for you. Use at a library or enter your library card and password / PIN.
Alternative Medicine subject guide
The Health Reference Center Academic is another source that searches a wide range of journals, magazines, books and newspapers for relevant articles, images and even video. There will be many citations and abstracts but you can use the check-box at the side to receive only the full-text articles, or ask us to interloan titles of interest. Use at a library or enter your library card and password / PIN.
Nursing and Allied Health Collection
This is another collection from Gale which has more of a focus on nursing and other health professionals such as chemists. It defaults to results from magazines which do tend to be full-text but more results are available from Academic Journals which you can select on the left. Articles for which only citations or abstracts are given may be made available through our interloan service. Use at a library or enter your library card and password / PIN.
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