The internet offers a wealth of information and resources. Here are some recommendations.
Women's Health, Fertility, Pregnancy
Issac Cohen: Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Treatment of Breast Cancer
An excellent series of five articles designed to explore the integration of traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of breast cancer, with research and extensive text by Issac Cohen, Lac, OMD, Mary Tagliaferri. MD, Lac, and Deba Tripathy, MD.
Debra Betts: Acupressure for Labor
Excellent booklet by Debra Betts, available for free download, with detailed instructions and point location diagrams for using acupressure during labor.
Dr. Susan Ott: Osteoporosis and Bone Physiology
Great educational website by Dr. Susan Ott gives a very detailed explanation of osteoporosis and osteopenia, prevention and treatment options from a Western medicine point of view, and a clear discussion of pros and cons of conventional treatments and nutritional approaches.
Health and the Environment
The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE)
A group of organizations and individuals dedicated to advancing knowledge and effective action to address the link between human health and environmental factors, including information from special working groups on breast cancer, infertility, women’s health, asthma, Parkinson’s, electromagnetic fields, learning disabilities, and more.
The Story of Bottled Water
Story of Stuff Project presents how "manufactured demand" pushes what we don't need and destroys what we need most, exploring how the bottled water industry's attacks on tap water cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces.
The Story of Cosmetics
Story of Stuff Project examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo, and ways we can move the industry away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives.
The Green Guide
National Geographic’s site for useful information on green living and buying guides to help consumers make healthy choices for themselves and the planet.
Environmental Working Group
Extensive research and news on chemicals, toxins, natural resources, and energy use, exposing health threats and discussing solutions.
Chinese Medicine Tools
Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture information, WHO reports on acupuncture research, and good Chinese herb database with detailed information on individual herbs.
American Botanical Council
Excellent herbal reference from the American Botanical Council (ABC), an independent, nonprofit, international member-based organization promoting the responsible use of herbal medicine, and providing science-based and traditional information on herbs, including the expanded Commission E herb monographs.
European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy (ESCOP)
Representing national phytotherapy associations across Europe, this site offers a free download of The European Phytojournal, with scientific papers, clinical literature, and updates on herbal medicine, including standards, safety and regulatory issues.
Growing Chinese Medicinal Herbs
A native medicinal plant nursery in Williams, Oregon with the largest selection of certified organic herb plants and seeds available in the U.S. and a passionate commitment to the support of bio-diversity and species rehabilitation.
Offering certified organic and biodynamic Chinese medicinal herbs seeds, with nice growing tips and photos of each herb, plus featured articles on medicinal herb farming and sustainability.
Crimson Sage Medicinal Plants Nursery
A small, woman owned, organic medicinal plants nursery in California with a large selection of high quality Chinese herb plants and seeds, as well as Western and Ayurvedic selections.
High Falls Gardens
A non-profit organization whose mission is to support sustainable medicinal herb culture in the U.S. by preserving biodiversity and wild habitats, and encouraging the cultivation of high quality Chinese herbs, by individuals, schools and small farms across the country.
Daoism and Asian Philosophy
A wide range of great resources on Daoism (Taoism), including Daoist history, philosophy. poetry. literature, yijing, feng shui, and more.
Introduction and links for resources for Yijing (I Ching).
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Health information, news and events, medical research and scientific resources, grants and funding opportunities.
Medical news, full-text journal articles, drug and drug interaction reference, free and subscriber information on most conventional medicine news and research.
Oriental Medicine Journals
Journal of Chinese Medicine (JCM)
One of the most popular medical journals for practitioners includes articles on the treatment of many diseases with acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine, as well as abstracts of clinical articles taken from The Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Beijing) and reviews of newly published books.
Excellent medical journal from Australia for practitioners, edited and contributed to by the fabulous author Steven Clavey, with very thoughtful and clinically based articles on treatment of disorders with acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine, as well as discussion on issues facing the profession in general.
The European Journal of Oriental Medicine (EJOM)
Journal of the British Acupuncture Council offers articles for practitioners on diverse topics reflecting current issues of clinical practice as well as the wider frameworks of Oriental medicine education, philosophy, politics, and medical anthropology.
Books, Articles and Translations
Specializes in books pertaining to Oriental medicine, Asian philosophy, health, well-being, and natural medicine.
Chinese Medicine Times
A free online journal for Oriental medicine practitioners with an excellent archive of articles covering various aspects of Chinese medicine, from experienced and highly regarded authors.
Internet Health Library
The UK’s largest alternative medicine, complementary therapy and natural health care resource with free access to published medical research and database, archived library, and comprehensive reference on medical conditions, nutrition, lifestyle, and environmental health.
Chinese Medicine Database
Database reference for single herbs, formulas, and acupuncture points by name, category, actions, and indications, plus a great translations section where previously unavailable classical texts are being translated and made available to subscribers.