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March 4, 1998

Interested in the Alternatives? Here's Where to Learn More

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Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998American Medical AssociationThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

JAMA. 1998;279(9):711. doi:10.1001/jama.279.9.711-JMS0304-6-1

For those interested in holistic health the following is a list of resources:


American Holistic Medical Association. 6728 Old McLean Village Dr, McLean, VA 22101; (703) 556-9728/9245 [holistmed@aol.com]

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. 2366 Eastlake Ave East, Ste 322, Seattle, WA 98102; (206) 323-7610

Herb Research Foundation. 1007 Pearl St, Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80302; (303) 449-2265


Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine PO Box 627, Holmes, PA 19043; (800) 345-8112

Herbal Gram (quarterly publication of the American Botanical Council and the Herb Research Foundation). PO Box 201660, Austin, TX 78720; (512) 331-8868


Murray MT. Natural Alternatives to Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs. New York, NY: William Morrow & Co; 1994.

Balch JF, Balch P. Prescription for Nutritional Healing. 2nd ed. Garden City, NY: Avery Publishing Group; 1997.


FDA: http://www.fda.gov

American Holistic Health Association: http://www.healthynet/ahha

American Botanical Council: http://www.herbalgram.org

Ask Dr. Weil: http://www.drweil.com