Complementary Medicine Resource Guide
The following are trusted websites, guidelines, organizations, and books where you can get more accurate information about complementary medicine.
Caroline Myss, Ph.D.
Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing
John W. Spencer, Ph.D. and Joseph J. Jacobs, M.D., MBA, eds.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach
David P. Rakel, M.D. and Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH
Complementary Medicine in Clinical Practice
Marc S. Micozzi, M.D.
Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Barbara Ann Brennan
Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field
Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D.
The Healing Consciousness: A Doctor's Journey to Healing
Benjamin Kligler and Roberta Lee
Integrative Medicine: Principles for Practice
Lynn C. Hartmann, M.D. and Charles L. Loprinzi, M.D., eds.
Mayo Clinic Guide to Women's Cancers
Joan J. Borysenko, Ph.D.
Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. and Miloslav Borysenko, Ph.D.
The Power of the Mind to Heal: Renewing Body, Mind, and Spirit
The Seat of the Soul
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindful Meditation in Everyday Life
Where to find skilled complementary medicine practitioners
The best way to find a complementary medicine practitioner is through a referral from your cancer doctor or from a nurse at the hospital where you get your treatments. Your doctor or nurse may know of other patients this therapist has treated and how well he or she was able to integrate the treatments with their regular cancer care.
It's best to go through a recognized organization when seeking complementary medicine practitioners. There are many associations dedicated to complementary medicine throughout the world. Here is a partial list:
United States: Contact the American Holistic Medical Association; telephone: (216) 292-6644.
Canada: Call the Canadian Cancer Society at 1-888-939-3333.
United Kingdom: Contact the Complementary Medical Association.
In Europe, contact the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), or write to them at EORTC AISBL / IVZW, Avenue Mounierlaan, 83/11 Brussel 1200 Brussels, Belgium; telephone: +32 2 774 16 11.
Check with your local hospital, particularly if it has an integrative care program or unit. Please see the list below for major cancer centers with integrative medicine units.
Contact Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Integrative Medicine Service at (212) 639-2000. Their therapists train other therapists who practice in the United States and throughout the world and may be willing to give recommendations for your area. Other cancer centers that might be helpful in directing you to this type of care are MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, the Wilmot Cancer Center in Rochester, NY, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA, Macmillan Cancer Relief in London, and others on the list below.
Major cancer care centers with integrative medicine units
The Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center (212) 746-1330
The Continuum Center for Health and Healing, Albert Einstein Medical Center, New York, NY (646) 935-2220
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass (866) 408-DFCI (3324)
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC (202) 687-0100
Inova Health System, Washington, DC (855) MY-INOVA (694-6682)
Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, NJ (Philadelphia area) (609) 835-2900
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (212) 639-2000
Osher Institute at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass (617) 384-8550
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa (215) 955-6000
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Conn (860) 679-2000
University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine, Baltimore, Md (410) 448-6361
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Center for Integrative Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa (412) 623-3023
Wilmot Cancer Center, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY (585) 275-2100
Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn (612) 624-9459
Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, Durham, NC (919) 660-6826
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, Ga (888) WINSHIP (946-7447)
NorthShore University HealthSystem, Chicago, Ill (847) 570-2110
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn (507) 284-2511
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Tx (800) 392-1611
Memorial Cancer Institute, Hollywood, Fla (954) 265-4325
University of Michigan Integrative Medicine, Ann Arbor, Mich (734) 936-4000
University of North Carolina Program on Integrative Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC (919) 966-8586
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Tx (214) 648-3111
Wake Forest Baptist Health Center for Integrative Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (336) 713-9197
Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif (818) 885-8500
Oregon Health & Science University Center for Women's Health, Portland, Ore (503) 418-4500
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, San Diego, Calif (858) 554-3300
Seattle Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, Seattle, Wash (800) 321-9272
Southwestern Regional Medical Center, Tulsa, Okla (918) 286-5000
Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine, Stanford, Calif (650) 498-5566
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, Calif (888) 689-8273
University of Colorado Cancer Center, Denver, Col (720) 848-0300
University of New Mexico Section of Integrative Medicine, Albuquerque, NM (505) 925-7464
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, Wash (206) 288-7222
Canadian Institute for Natural and Integrative Medicine, Calgary, Alberta, CAN; telephone: (403) 220-0022
Cavendish Cancer Care, Sheffield, UK; telephone: +44 0 114 278 4600
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), Brussels, Belgium; telephone: +32 2 774 16 11
Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, CAN; telephone: (905) 387-9495
Macmillan Cancer Support, London, UK; telephone: +44 0 808 808 0000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, AUS; telephone: +61 3 9656 1111
The Royal Marsden: Surrey, UK, telephone: +44 0 20 8642 6011; London, UK, telephone: +44 0 20 7352 8171
Sydney Cancer Centre, Sydney, AUS; telephone: +61 2 9515 6677
— Last updated on January 27, 2022, 12:59 PM