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Natural Holistic Health Solutions

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The hub for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, this Web site features health information, such as dietary and herbal supplements and holistic medicine alerts. A research section includes how to apply for a grant and get NCCAM funding. Training opportunities, information about natural medicine clinical trials, news and events is also included. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH is one of eight agencies under the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Watch a Holistic Chiropractor in Action
This YouTube page includes a video description of the practice of holistic chiropractic, as described by an actual chiropractor. It's a good resource for anyone looking for an alternative, holistic approach to back pain#151;this form of chiropractic focuses on the well-being of the person, employs light-touch and is designed to bring peace to the entire body, with the ultimate goal being your body's ability to make adjustments on its own. The video details the process, and describes the length of patient visits, which shorten over time as the chiropractor is able to refine treatment.

Using Aromatherapy Oils
Aromatherapy essential oils are a plant essence in liquid form that has been captured through distillation. An essential oil can be extracted from different parts of a plant, from the flowers, leaves and stems to the roots or bark. Pure aromatic essential oils are completely natural and should not contain any manmade chemicals. However, because aromatherapy oils are so concentrated they are very powerful and should always be used sparingly with due caution. Aromatherapists use the fragrant essential oils to promote psychological, physical and spiritual well being, and the use of aroma in treating ailments and emotional conditions has a long, interesting history.

Bastyr University - Natural Health Arts & Sciences
With worldwide renown as the foremost education center in the natural health arts and sciences, Bastyr offer more than 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs. These go well beyond naturopathic medicine, to include public health, psychology, exercise science, acupuncture, midwifery, nutrition, and much more. Bastyr is also well respected as a premiere center for research into complementary and alternative medicine, and is the recipient of numerous grants, including multi-million-dollar grants from the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. Bastyr has campuses in Kenore, WA and San Diego, CA, where it offers affordable healthcare to the communities that support it.

Holistic Health Directory
Of interest here are the holistic-integrated health care plans so you can choose alternative health practitioners. There is also an alternative medicine and therapy directory of associations, holistic communities online, holistic products, alternative health news and more information about reflexology, mental health, colonic irrigation, chiropractors, massage, spas, reiki and more. A useful directory of resources based on the web.

See IntoNaturalHealth.com for more resources.

Or see the related category of women's health style.