Alternative and complementary medicine therapies are becoming more popular with the public. And just as importantly, they are becoming more accepted by medical practitioners, as well. In fact, 70-90% of medical doctors consider many types of alternative medicine to be legitimate medical practices.
Also, in a year, 70% of Americans receive some sort of alternative medicine therapy. Close to 70% of major medical insurers now cover alternative medicine therapies, as well. And in 64% of US medical schools, some sort of alternative therapy is taught, such as herbal therapies, chiropractic, acupuncture, and homeopathy.
Given the popularity of the growing field of alternative medicine, we would like to share with you some of the most intriguing alternative medicine websites. We hope you enjoy them.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
For close to twenty years, Solstice Medicine Company has married the East with the West, providing the best Chinese remedies to the American market. All the products are FDA approved with GMP accreditation. Whether you’re looking for pain relief, anti-aging products, or relief from cold symptoms, this website has a product for everything. The CEO of Solstice Medicine Company is Wina So Tran, who won the 2011 Rising Star Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners. Ordering is easy, the prices are reasonable, and they even have a generous return policy.
Great Alternative Medicine Features
We find this to be a very attractive and easy to browse website, full of great feature stories on how to integrate alternative therapies into your busy lifestyle.
On the bottom of the home page, for example, you see several features that change every week. One tells you about the best natural products to give your hair natural shine, bounce and a deep cleanse. One idea is to use honey and avacado, another is to use a mixture of raw eggs and lemon juice on your hair after your regular shampoo.
There are several main topics at the top of the site, including Food, Health, Beauty, Balance and Practitioners. Each section has short, easy to read, information packed feature articles. Some that we liked: Superfoods: An Internal Sun Defense System, The Well Stocked Kitchen, Gluten-Free Done Easy. We also really like the extensive practitioner section where you can find qualified alternative medicine professionals near you.
>> Great Alt Med Features – Naturalsolutionsmag.com
Highly Attractive Health & Wellness Site
This is a really exciting holistic health and alternative medicine website that we spent a lot of time on. The features are so interesting that it’s hard to pull away! We really liked the new feature story on how a strawberry smoothie can help to reduce insulin response and also cut inflammation. We also thought the Editor’s Picks section is really helpful. There was a story on how a rare Chinese compound can help to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, based upon studies conducted at Yale.
We thought the story on how to use olive oil and broccoli sprouts to reduce the risk for stroke was great, and the recent feature story on how to avoid food-borne illness was highly informative.
>> Fantastic Holistic and Alt Med Features – Alternativemedicine.com
Extensive Alt Med News Coverage
We like to be able to go to one website homepage and learn what the latest news is in alternative medicine. On the homepage of this section of ScienceDaily, we learn about how cardiologists are looking at alternatives to stop high blood pressure. We learn how yoga can ease back pain, according to a large recent clinical study.
There is an article on the home page about how green tea is being used in mice to keep them low in weight. There also are articles on using herbs to treat common maladies, such as one on frankincense to treat arthritis.
On the left side of the page, there are links to virtually every medical condition you can think of. These lead to the latest alternative medicine news updates for those conditions. You can learn how dirt can help to prevent your asthma, and how a Mediterranean diet can cut sleep apnea.
>> Comprehensive Alt Med News – ScienceDaily.com
Recipes, Features, Q&A and More
This is another highly attractive alt med website with a great abundance of useful feature articles. We like how the daily feature articles rotate at the top left of the home page. There are stories there on healthy foods, how to overcome Sunday night stress when you are getting ready for the work week, and how to make roasted beets. The pictures are very high quality and really make you want to click.
We really like how the doctor has a very large Q&A section on various health conditions, as well. He even has a link to the top 50 Q&As from the past – tons of great info here. You also can submit your own question to Dr. Weil.
The Vitamin Adviser also is very clever. You put in information about yourself in 4 steps, and Dr. Weil recommends a vitamin regimen to help you reach your peak health and fitness.
>>Recipes, Q&A, Vitamin Adviser, Features – DrWeil.com
Alt Med Portal
This is a very useful portal on alternative medicines, holistic practitioners, holistic health books, health and wellness products, and even alt med schools.It works for us because it has so many products and firms in alternative medicine all in one website. It’s a big time saver.
They have a very effective search for holistic practitioners in dozens of categories. Just select which type of alternative medicine, and then enter your city/state or zip code.
For health and wellness products, they have approximately 50 categories of products, such as body care, health foods, herbs/supplements, laser therapy, music therapy, aromatherapy and so on. There are many companies to choose from in each category.
We had not seen a site before that has such an extensive listing of alternative medicine schools, either.
>> Great Alt Med Portal – AlternativesforHealing.com
Excellent Health/Alt Med Portal
We also like this great health and alternative medicine portal. We are impressed with the many expert columns that this site has. There are MDs who write on a variety of alternative medicine and health topics. For example, there is a column on how to eat safely in a polluted world, a column on staying well in a holistic way, advice on how to keep your kids allergy free, and a lot more.
Another unique part of this alt med portal is the Wellness Inventory. This online evaluation has you provide information about yourself in 12 areas, including eating, sensing, moving, thinking, play and work, intimacy and sensing. It then provides you personal health recommendations based upon an evaluation of your profile.
There also is a highly useful Health Calendar that connects you to upcoming events in your area on health, wellness and alternative therapies. This is a great way to get connected with alternative medicine and learn how it can help your life.
>> Unique Health Portal – Healthy.net