When seeking medical treatment, people may look at many types of care options. Beyond the common approaches of medicine or surgery, some people may look at alternative medicine. Alternative medicine is also sometimes called complementary or integrative medicine, and includes things such as acupuncture, massage, or traditional chinese medicine. Check out the resources below to learn more about alternative medicine!


Complementary and Integrative Medicine

This webpage on MedlinePlus is a great place to start if you don’t know much about alternative medicine. It has information on what alternative medicine is, statistics and research, and helpful links. 


Types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This webpage from the John Hopkins Hospital gives a brief overview of the common types of alternative medicine techniques. 


Alt Health Watch Database

This database provides the latest magazine articles and scientific journal articles about alternative medicine topics and medical studies. This database can also be accessed through our health and wellness webpage: https://laportelibrary.org/library-online/research/health-wellness/


Don’t forget to check out the library’s catalog for books and videos on alternative medicine.

Posted on August 28, 2020

by Aimee Meier

Aimee Meier

Aimee Meier

Aimee is our UX and Trainer, but not the type that makes you skinny or buff. She has been a trainer for nearly 15 years, with a focus in technology. She is also a coffee-drinker, audiobook addict, mom, and cat collector. Much of her spare time is spent in a gym watching volleyball. She escapes to a beach or pool whenever she can. She is also a soup making champion as she has won the library’s soup-off competition two years in a row!
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