Understanding Medical Resources

Medical resources is a term used to describe databases covering medical matters.

There are many of these databases. Of specific interest to CAM practitioners is the Allied and Complementary Medicine TM site which is a unique Medical resources database covering the fields of complementary or alternative medicine and allied health information.

Databases do not give you information as such but they do signpost you to where you might get the information you require.

As a medical resources site, descriptors used in indexing the records are based on MeSH (Medical Subject Headings).The information in this medical resources database will be of interest to anyone who needs to know more about alternatives to conventional medicine, such as: doctors, nurses, podiatrists, and other medical practitioners, therapists, and members of health care libraries, specialist colleges, self-help groups and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as allied health professionals like physiotherapists and occupational therapists whose practice is conventional.

It indexes approximately 400 biomedical journals regularly, and relevant articles are taken from other journals. The database includes English-language and European sources; newspapers and books are also indexed.

Go to http://library.dialog.com/bluesheets to explore this site.

You should also try other medical resources site, which encompasses the practices of the Healing Arts including

• Chinese/Oriental Medicine,

• Homeopathy,

• Aromatherapy,

• Bodywork, Ayurveda, and

• Western Herbalism.

It is an online store that makes hundreds of lifestyle products and herbal formulas, professional supplies, books, tapes, etc. HealingPeople.com also offers a variety of professional level medical resources.

There are numerous research, theory and treatment protocol articles, encyclopedias, online continuing education courses, chats and discussion groups. It provides free, web-based email, and full-featured and customisable Professional Listings.

Topics covered by these sites include include:

• acupuncture and ayurvedic medicine

• chiropractic and diet therapy

• healing research, herbalism , holistic treatment

• homeopathy ,hypnosis ,iridology ,meditation, moxibustion

• occupational therapy, osteopathy

• palliative care, physiotherapy, podiatry (beginning 1996)

• psychotherapy, reflexology ‘ rehabilitation

• the Alexander Technique, traditional Chinese medicine and yoga.

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