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Complementary and Alternative Approaches

Updated 08/30/2013 is an online community dedicated to bridging the gap between mainstream and holistic therapy for breast cancer. It offers resources from a variety of wellness disciplines.  

Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine

The Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine is a physician directed and driven Integrative Medical Center located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

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 to create a more synthesized, comprehensive approach to health care. It is the sole physician-only professional acupuncture society in North America.

Annie Appleseed Project

The Annie Appleseed Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, provides information, education, advocacy, and awareness for people with cancer and their family and friends who are interested in complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) and natural therapies from a patient's perspective. They are an all volunteer organization.

This website offers free information and tips to manage anxiety, depression, stress and panic.

Center for Advancement in Cancer Education

The Center for Advancement in Cancer Education (CACE) is a not-for-profit cancer education, counseling and referral agency providing nutritional, immunological and psychological resources for cancer prevention, prevention of recurrence, and support during and after treatment. Founded in 1977, the Center focuses on combining the body’s natural healing potential with advances in medical science. is a leading resource for education, information, products, services and philanthropic contributions based on the principles of integrative medicine.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Integrative Medicine Service's herbs and botanical information. This site provides objective information for oncologists and healthcare professionals, including a clinical summary for each agent and details about constituents, adverse effects, interactions, and potential benefits or problems.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) researchers and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.

  Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) coordinates and enhances the activities of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) with regard to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This website includes information on current clinical trials being done using complementary and alternative medicine.

Oncology Massage Program

This website has been designed for patients to gather information about the benefits of massage performed by a trained massage therapist during treatment for cancer. Toni Muirhead, LMT, is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy.

Oncology Nutrition

The mission of Oncology Nutrition is to provide direction and leadership for quality oncology nutrition practice through education and research. The practice of oncology nutrition covers research, prevention, treatment, recovery, palliative care, and hospice.

The Herb Research Foundation

The Herb Research Foundation is a source of information on the health benefits and safety of herbs and expertise in sustainable botanical resource development. provides users with a free resource and fast path to holistic options to address physical and emotional pain associated with a myriad of health conditions such as breast cancer. The site offers information on holistic treatments and connects users to holistic practitioners, classes, retreats and workshops.