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Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance
Telephone: 253-851-6896
The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance (AOMA) works to support the development of acupuncture and oriental medicine. AOMA maintains an active patient referral service of over 10,000 state-licensed and nationally certified acupuncture and oriental medicine practitioners via fax, telephone, and the Internet.

Alternative Medicine Foundation
Telephone: 301-581-0116
Internet: www.amfoundation.org
The Alternative Medicine Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed to provide evidence-based research resources for health care professionals, and responsible and reliable information for patients and consumers about the integration of alternative and conventional medicine.

American Art Therapy Association
Telephone: 888-290-0878
Internet: www.arttherapy.org
The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) is a national, nonprofit association dedicated to the use of art for healing and life enhancement. AATA was founded in 1969, and includes approximately 4,750 art therapy professionals and students.

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Telephone: 886-538-2267 or 202-895-1392
Internet: www.naturopathic.org
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) is an organization of practitioners trained as specialists in natural medicine. Members are licensed or are eligible for licensure in states that license naturopathic physicians as medical providers. AANP distributes information about naturopathic medicine, and offers a locator service to help interested parties find a naturopathic practitioner in their area.

American Association of Oriental Medicine
(formerly American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
Telephone: 888-500-7999
Internet: www.aaom.org
The American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) was formed to be the unifying force for American acupuncturists committed to ethical and educational standards to ensure the safety of the public.

American Association of Professional Hypnotherapists
Telephone: 650-323-3224
Internet: www.aaph.org
The American Association of Professional Hypnotherapists is a worldwide organization that promotes communication between professionals for the promotion and development of ethical methods, techniques, and standards in the field of hypnotherapy.

American Dance Therapy Association
Telephone: 410-997-4040
Internet: www.adta.org
The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) works to establish and maintain high standards of professional education and competence in the field of dance/movement therapy. ADTA maintains a registry of dance/movement therapists who have met stringent standards of education and experience, and sets and monitors standards for the masters level programs that prepare people to become dance/movement therapists.

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
Telephone: 847-864-0123
Internet: www.amtamassage.org
AMTA is a professional organization of over 46,000 massage therapists. The AMTA Internet site has a searchable database of massage therapists in the U.S. and Canada at www.amtamassage.org/findamassage/locator.htm.

American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
Telephone: 301-589-3300
Internet: www.musictherapy.org
AMTA's purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. Call AMTA or send them an e-mail at findMT@musictherapy.org if you would like help finding a music therapist in your area.

American Psychotherapy and Medical Hypnosis Association
Telephone: (509) 662-5131
Internet: www.apmha.com
The American Psychotherapy and Medical Hypnosis Association (APMHA) exists to provide competent, professional, and caring treatment and referrals for treatment to the clients and patients we serve. Call APMHA or click on the Find Treatment link on the Internet site for assistance finding a hypnotherapist.

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB)
Telephone: 800-477-8892
Internet: www.aapb.org
AAPB is a nonprofit, membership organization founded in 1969. The goals of AAPB are to promote a new understanding of biofeedback and advance the methods used in this practice. The Internet site offers assistance finding a biofeedback practitioner at www.aapb.org/public/articles/index.cfm?Cat=7.

National Association for Drama Therapy
Telephone: 202-966-7409
Internet: www.nadt.org
The National Association for Drama Therapy (NADT) is a nonprofit association established in 1979 to uphold high standards of professional competence and ethics among drama therapists, and to promote the profession of drama therapy through information and advocacy.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Telephone: 888-644-6226
TTY (for deaf or hard-of-hearing callers): 866-464-3615
Fax-on-Demand Service: 888-644-6226
Internet: www.nccam.nih.gov
NCCAM is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NCCAM's mission is to support rigorous research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), to train researchers in CAM, and to disseminate information to the public and professionals on which CAM modalities work, which do not, and why. The NCCAM Clearinghouse disseminates publications and other information about CAM to the public and the health care community. The clearinghouse does not make referrals to CAM practitioners or provide medical advice.

 


 
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