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Bookstores and Publishers

AbeBooks
Home to over 13,500 professional booksellers from around the world. You can search for a bookseller by name, keyword, or location. 

Amazon.com
One of the most famous online retailer. 

Blue Poppy Enterprises
The world’s largest English-language publisher of books and educational products about Chinese medicine and acupuncture. 

BookFinder.com
An one-stop ecommerce search engine that searches over 125 million books for sale—new, used, rare, out-of-print, and textbooks.

Eastland Press
Textbooks for practitioners of Chinese medicine, osteopathy, and other forms of bodywork. Purchase books online, read reviews and author bios. 

Redwing Book Company 
Specializes in distributing books on popular as well as technical resources for students and practitioners of a variety of Eastern and Western healing arts.

AOM Organizations

American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) – The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) was formed in 1981 to be the unifying force for American acupuncturists committed to high ethical and educational standards, and a well-regulated profession to ensure the safety of the public.

American Acupuncture Council (AAC) – The largest and oldest provider of acupuncture insurance in the country.

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) – The national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit Master’s-level programs in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession.

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) – A national membership association that provides comprehensive liability insurance and practice support for massage/bodywork practitioners and students. Founded in 1987, ABMP is now the largest massage therapy membership organization in the country with more than 65,000 members.

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) – The AMTA represents more than 58,000 massage therapists. AMTA works to establish massage therapy as integral to the maintenance of good health and complementary to other therapeutic processes and to advance the profession through ethics and standards, continuing education, professional publications, legislative efforts, public education and fostering the development of members.

American Oriental Bodywork Therapy Association (AOBTA)
 – AOBTA is a non-profit, professional membership organization representing instructors, practitioners, schools and programs, and students of Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT). AOBTA serves its community of members by supporting appropriate credentialing, defining scope of practice and educational standards, and providing resources for training, professional development, and networking. AOBTA advocates public policy to protect its members. 

California Acupuncture Board (CAB) –  The California Acupuncture Board is an autonomous body under the umbrella of the Department of Consumer Affairs, which licenses and regulates acupuncturists in California. The board administers an examination that tests an applicant’s ability, competency, and knowledge in the practice of an acupuncturist; issues licenses to qualified practitioners; approves and monitors students in tutorial programs; approves acupuncture schools and continuing education providers and courses; and enforces the Acupuncture Licensure Act.

Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
 – The CCAOM was formed in 1982 for the purpose of advancing the status of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the United States by promoting educational excellence within the field. The Council is a voluntary membership association for acupuncture schools and programs in the United States. Currently the council consists of 53 acupuncture schools. As a requirement of membership, all of the council’s member schools have obtained either full accreditation or accreditation candidacy status with the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the national organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit AOM schools and programs in the United States.

California State Oriental Medicine Association (CSOMA)
 – The California State Oriental Medical Association is a professional organization of licensed acupuncturists and supporters of Oriental medicine dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the art, science, and practice of Oriental medicine in a caring and ethical manner, thereby enhancing the health and well-being of the general public.

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)
 – The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association is a nonprofit association that conducts training and provides public education about the use of acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for addictions and mental disorders.

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) – The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), was established in 1982 as a non-profit organization. The mission of the NCCAOM is to establish, assess, and promote recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public.

CAM Websites

Acufinder.com – Largest acupuncture practitioner, school and event directory in North America. Provides acupuncture news, articles and information about Acupuncture.

Acupuncture.com – New and updated articles and research about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM resources, including select books, music, video, quality herbs and medical supplies.

Acupuncturetoday.com
 – News, articles, links, online discussion forums for the acupuncture community.

Acupuncturestudents.com – Online acupuncture resource for students and professionals.

Acupuncturebyspecialty.com
 – Locate an acupuncturist who practices in your city and who specializes in a particular pathology.

Acubase Online  – A billing and practice management software for the every-day practitioner that is both practical and easy to use. Macintosh and PC compatible.
acudetox.com – The site of NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association). NADA is a nonprofit association that conducts training and provides public education about the use of acupuncture for addictions and mental disorders.

Chinese Herb Academy – The Chinese Herb Academy is dedicated to providing relevent information on Chinese herbal medicine and professional discussion on the clinical use of Chinese herbs.

Chinese Medicine Times – Acupuncture and Chinese medicine e-journal for practitioners and students. Free subscription.

Complete Herbal in Bibliomania – A free Online Literature with more than 2000 Classic Texts

East Earth Trade Winds – Suppliers of Chinese herbs, herbal products, extracts, Chinese herb books, incense, essential oils, prepared formulas from China and more!

HerbMed -An herbal database and an evidence-based information resource by Alternative Medicine Foundation, Inc. Provides scientific data underlying the use of herbs. Searchable by scientific or common name of herbs.

HerbNet – Collection of resources including herb profiles, a practitioner directory and a calendar of events.

Herbological.com – This site provides information on herbal medicine (as distinct from herbal medicines) sometimes also called phytotherapy

Herb Research Foundation
 – Learn about herbs for health from the nonprofit Herb Research Foundation dedicated to responsible informed self-care with medicinal plants.

Herb Zoo study cards – Tie lectures, textbooks and your imagination together to learn the hundreds of individual herbs and formulas taught in herbs classes. These cards are beneficial from the first herbs quiz to licensing exams and beyond.

Institute for Traditional Medicine  – ITM has included many recent articles from their publications about Chinese medicine and herbal treatments on this site. Articles are also available about the history of Chinese medicine, general information about acupuncture and herbal therapies, and lots of articles on herb safety, interactions, and therapeutic uses.

Natural Solutions Magazine (formerly Alternative Medicine) –  A trusted voice of the complementary, integrative and alternative medicine field and provides natural remedies and healthy solutions for the most pressing health concerns as well as practical strategies for self-care and prevention.

Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health
 –  Articles and tidbits on Traditional Chinese Medicine and exercise as well as cultural tidbits, language and history. Large selection of educational materials.

TCM Central
 – Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture resource center.

TCM Student – Acupuncture news, opinions and information for students and practitioners. Great resources, acupoint tables, school and state laws listings and discussion board.

Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center – Herbs & Botanical Information page – This information resource, presented by the Sloan-Kettering Integrative Medicine Service, provides evidence-based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements, and more.

Medical and Health Websites

Bandolier Library – A collection of best evidence on complementary and alternative health interventions

Internet Health Library – The UK’s largest Alternative Medicine, Complementary Therapy and Natural Health Care Resource.

MedExplorer – Online Pharmacy and Health Medical Information. Reviewed health medical sites and medical information center. Including searchable categories, employment, conferences, discussion forum, classifieds, and more.

Medscape – A free resource for physicians, featuring free CME (Continuing Medical Education), medical journal articles, MEDLINE, medical news, major conference coverage and comprehensive drug information.

NaturalHealthWeb
 – The quick and easy guide to natural health and alternative medicine.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – One of the world’s foremost medical research centers. An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the federal focal point for health research. The NIH website offers health information for the public as well as medical professionals.

National Library of Medicine Drug Information Portal – Provides the public, healthcare professionals and researchers with a gateway to current, accurate, and understandable drug information from the National Library of Medicine and other key government agencies. The Drug Information Portal offers a varied selection of resources and focused topics in medicine and drug-related information, with links to individual resources with drug information and summaries tailored to various audiences. General drug categories from MeSH are also included in the Drug Portal records.

NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) – The portal for National Institutes of Health grant applications and their review for scientific merit.

Pain Education – This Australian website has a large section on acupuncture and provides pain education and management information.

PubMed – This is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

WebMD – Provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. You can trust that our content is timely and credible.

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