Oriental Medicine and Natural Health Resources
The internet offers a wealth of information and resources. Here are some recommendations.
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Theory
Good Earth Acupuncture
Great introduction to Chinese medicine with questions and answers about acupuncture and Chinese herbs, research articles, and Chinese approach to diet and nutrition.
Yin Yang House
Very good information on Chinese medical theory, including yin and yang, qi and blood, meridian systems, and acupuncture point discussionc.
Excellent site for acupuncture and herbal medicine theory and diagnosis, articles and links for information on special topics, and database for referencing Chinese herbs and formulas.
Chinese Herbs and FormulasHerbasin
Great database for referencing Chinese herbs by Pinyin, Latin, or common names, with herb photos and information on herb indications, identification, processing, and quality standards.
TCM Health Info
Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture information, WHO (World Health Organization) reports on acupuncture research, and good Chinese herb database with detailed information on each herb.
Diet and Nutrition
Eating for Evolution: Gluten Free and Beyond
Videos, articles, and recipes to guide, educate and support individuals in gluten free eating that is both delicious and health promoting, featuring weekly tips, question and discussion forum, and library of articles and interviews.
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 on Yijing (I Ching).
Women's Health, Fertility, Pregnancy
Dr. Susan Ott: Osteoporosis and Bone Physiology
Great educational website by Dr. Susan Ott (University of Washington) gives a detailed explanation of osteoporosis and osteopenia, prevention and treatment options from a Western medicine point of view, and clear discussion of pros and cons of drug and nutritional treatment approaches.
Resolve: The National Infertility Association
Links and resources for fertility issues, with information on the Resolve national network, sponsored events, and support groups around the country.
Toni Weschler: Taking Charge of Your Fertility
Website of Toni Weschler, author of "Taking Charge of Your Fertility", offering information and software for making menstrual cycle charting easy.
Very popular site for free interactive ovulation charting and course on chart analysis, with handbook on fertility, hormones, and BBT chart interpretation available for free download.
Directions for Basal Body Temperature (BBT) charting for tracking ovulation and menstrual cycles, with free chart download.
Wonderful resource for information and online classes on many aspects of fertility, pregnancy, birth and postpartum issues, including online childbirth classes.
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.
Pediatrics and Family Health
Offering information and encouragement to all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies, and a support system to help parents understand how to best care for their infants and children.
National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC)
Dedicated to the prevention of vaccine injuries and deaths through public education, providing assistance to parents whose children have suffered vaccine reactions, promoting research to evaluate vaccine safety, effectiveness and factors which causing high risk for vaccine reactions.
Robert Helmer: Pediatrics
Excellent website information on the application of traditional Chinese medicine and nutrition in pediatric care, with great articles and links.
Birthing the Future
Promoting the well-being of mothers and babies by supporting their physical, psychological and spiritual health and the development of their full potential, in the context of family, community and society.
Kids With Food Allergies
Helping to enhance the quality of life for children with food allergies by providing peer support, news, cooking help, tips and practical resources for families.