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pert.gif (5957 bytes) Candace Pert, Ph.D.
Molecules of Emotion: Why you feel the way you feel
Scribner, 1997
A participant in the discovery of the brain's opiate receptors in the early '70s and an expert on neuropeptides, Pert describes how the immune and neurological systems communicate with each other through these biochemical messengers, thus demonstrating the mind-body connection, or "bodymind" as Pert terms it.  Foreword by Deepak Chopra, MD.

Appendix B: Researched by Jackie Wootton, M.Ed. and updated by Kim Furtado, N.D. (May 2010)


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  Alternative & Complementary Health Care Systems
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Diet, Nutrition and Preventive Medicine
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teeysh.jpg (3294 bytes)  Manual and Energetic Therapies
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Although I am a scientist and not a clinician, I am of the strong opinion that complementary therapies can not only help with chronic degenerative diseases like cancer, arthritis, heart disease and autoimmune disorders but also with other health problems, such as asthma, premenstrual syndrome, headaches, sinusitis and gastrointestinal disorders, for which conventional medicine can offer only incomplete or no help. Complementary therapies can also enrich our lives so we can live them more fully and joyfully. Following is a list of resources related to bodymind medicine to help you find further information about therapies or locate a practitioner in your area.

For this section, I am most fortunate - and very grateful - to have had the collaboration of Jacqueline C. Wootton, M.Ed., my friend and neighbor as well as colleague, and a long standing expert in alternative medicine information resources. The therapies, treatments and approaches represented by the following organizations are those which I think are most relevant for impacting on the molecules of emotion, some of which I've touched on in the book. The compilation is a selection from Jackie's database of resource organizations on the website of the Alternative Medicine Foundation ( The information was correct as of May 20, 2010 and is kept updated on this site.

Jackie has organized the list according to categories relevant to the theme of the book. She would point out that this categorization is not definitive nor complete; several therapies could be grouped differently. Specific biological/pharmacological treatments have not been included, nor have homeopathy and herbal medicine, except where they are part of a complete system of traditional medicine. Some sections, such as cancer care and meditation, have been expanded to include treatment centers or training facilities.

We offer you this information in the spirit of promoting personal responsibility for health. Inclusion in this list does not constitute our endorsement. You will find that some of these organizations give conflicting recommendations, so you would be wise to research a range of different viewpoints and recommendations in order to reach your own health and wellness decisions.

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Bodymind medicine is based on the recognition of the relationship between mind and body, the body's innate healing potential, and the partnership of patient and healer in restoring the body to health.  Bodymind medicine encompasses a great many modalities, some of which are listed below:

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Association for Humanistic Psychology
PO Box 1190, 14B Beach Road
Tiburon, CA 94920
(415) 435-1604
Publications, referrals

Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
151 Merrimac Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 643-6090
Fax: 617-643-6077
Research; training; conferences

Center for Mind-Body Medicine
5225 Connecticut Ave, NW Suite 414
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 966-7338
Research and education organization, conferences

Institute of Noetic Sciences
101 San Antonio Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 781-7420
Fax: (707) 781-7420
Research & Education Foundation; publications

International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM)
2770 Arapaho Rd Suite 132
Lafayette, CO 80026
(303) 425-4625
Fax: 866-269-0972
Research & Education Organization; publications

Mind/Body Health Sciences, Inc.
393 Dixon Road
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 440-8460
Fax: (303) 440-7580
Publish free annual newsletter/Catalogue: Circle of Healing. Information about the work of Joan Borysenko.

National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
PO Box 523
Mansfield Center, CT 06250
(860) 456-1153
Fax: (860) 423-4512 or (800) 743-2226
Conferences; information for practitioners

Preventive Medicine Research Institute
900 Bridgeway, Suite 1
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 332-2525, (800) 775-7674
Fax: (415) 332-8730
Dr. Dean Ornish's medical research institute; research program for heart disease patients

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Biofeedback is used to train patients to control brainwave activity so they can modify their own autonomic body processes. This technique may be used to retrain cardiovascular and respiratory functions.

Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback (AAPB)
10200 West 44th Avenue, Suite 304
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-2840
(800) 477-8892, (303) 422-8892
Fax: (303) 422-8894

Publications, membership list

Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA)
10200 West 44th Avenue, Suite 304
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(866) 908-8713
(303) 420-2902
Fax: (303) 422-8894

Listing of State Chapters

International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR)
Office of the Membership and Conference Coordinator and JN Managing Editor
14493 So Padre Island Drive Ste A, PMB 257,
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
800-847-4986 or 361-949-1738
professional organization

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Body psychotherapy, which is conducted in private or group sessions, uses simultaneous touch and talking to empower the patient; or a quiet cathartic experience of holding one another. Later, those involved discuss the experience.

International Association of Rubenfeld Synergists (INARS)
P.O. Box 405
Gerrardstown, WV 25420 USA
(877) RSM-2468
Based on the work of Ilana Rubenfeld, this synthesis of Alexander, Gestalt and Trager touch techniqes is used simultaneously with psychotherapy that follows bodily cues. Information and practitioner list provided on web site.

School for Body-Mind Centering
PO Box 20904
El Sobrante, CA 94820
(510) 243-1500

Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen's intuitive approach to wellness involves an individually customized set of movements and projection of consciousness into various parts of the body and its constituents.

United States Association for Body Psychotherapy
7831 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 294
Bethesda, MD 20814
(202) 466-1619
Fax: (212) 629-2039
National organization that promotes field of body psychotherapy. Membership includes individual practitioners with diverse theoretical backgrounds, encompassing current field of body psychotherapy.

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This technique enlists the imagination to aid diagnosis and promote physiological functioning.

Academy for Guided Imagery
10780 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 290
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(800) 726-2070
Fax: (800) 727-2070

Membership list; information resources.

Imagery International
1574 Coburg Rd. #555
Eugene, OR 97401-4802
Professional organization.

Beyond Ordinary Nursing
205 De Anza Blvd. #201
San Mateo, CA 94402-3989
(650) 570-6157 (voice and fax)
Training organization.

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A hypnosis-induced trance state can be used as part of a treatment for many different kind of conditions. Under hypnosis a patient may be relieved of anxiety, pain and stress; post-hypnotic suggestions to the unconscious mind can be made to promote continued healing.

American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts
1022 Depot Hill Road
Broomfield, CO 80020
(888) 454-9766
Fax: 303-465-1260
Publications; referrals.

American Association of Professional Hypnotherapists
16055 SW Walker Road, #406
Beaverton, OR 97006
(503) 533-7106
Membership organization; information.

American Psychological Association, Division 30,
Psychological Hypnosis
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 336-5500, (717) 245-1795

Publications; membership list

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
140 N. Bloomingdale Rd
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 980-4740
Fax: (630) 351-8490
Certification; referrals; publications.

Hypnotherapy Academy of America
509 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 1
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Toll Free In The U.S.: 877-983-1515
International Calls: 505-983-1515

International Association for Regression Research & Therapies Inc.
P.O. Box 20151,
Riverside, CA 92516
(951) 784-1570
Fax: (951) 784-8440
Professional organization, referrals, publications

Infinity Institute International School of Hypnotherapy
1302 N. Altadena Ave. Dept. 100
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
(248) 439-0673
Training, newsletter

Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc.
3606 North 24th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 956-6196
Fax: (602) 956-0519
The Foundation is dedicated to training health and mental health professionals.

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Use of the arts to heal, maintain and improve a person's physical and mental health.

American Art Therapy Association, Inc.
225 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(888) 290-0878, (703) 548-5860
Fax: (703) 783-8468
Certification; information.

American Music Therapy Association, Inc.
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 589-3300
Fax: (301) 589-5175

The former American Association for Music Therapy and the National Association for Music Therapy merged to form the AMTA in 1998. Certification organization; membership list; publications; information.

American Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor
65 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(888) 747-AATH (2284) Toll Free
(949) 715-4681 International
Fax: (949) 715-6931

Information; publications.

American Dance Therapy Association
10632 Little Patuxent Parkway
2000 Century Plaza, Suite 108
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 997-4040
Fax: (410) 997-4048

Information; publications

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Self-healing traditional Chinese practice using movement, meditation and controlled breathing to balance the body's vital energy force, qi or chi, to promote health, fitness and longevity.

East-West Academy of Healing Arts
117 Topaz Way
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 285-9400
Education, training and research. Also home of the World Qigong Federation, established in November 1997.

National Qigong (Chi Kung) Association
P.O. Box 270065
St Paul, MN 55127
(888) 815-1893
Fax: (888) 359-9526
Membership organization, publications

Qigong Association of America
1220 NW Kings Blvd
Corvallis, OR 97330
Information resources, publications.

Qigong Institute
617 Hawthorne Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94024
Tel/Fax: (650) 323-1221 (newsletter)
E-mail: qi@qigonginstitute
Information clearinghouse; research; education; newsletter.

Qigong Research & Practice Center
P.O. Box 1727
Nederland, CO 80466 U.S.A.
Information resources, services/classes.

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The following organizations offer a range of services: research findings and information; advice; treatment and residency programs. This list is not exhaustive but should help patients and professionals with their own investigations into complementary programs as an adjunct to conventional cancer care. The list includes some outstanding centers outside of the USA.

Alternative Cancer Information Resources
Phone: (202) 393-2885
Free noncommercial information on cancer prevention, diet, nutrition, natural supplements, alternative & complementary therapies, and holistic practitioners & clinics around the world.

Bristol Cancer Help Centre
Penny Brohn Cancer Care
Chapel Pill Lane,
Pill, Bristol, BS20 0HH
Helpline: 0845 123 23 10
Holistic approach to cancer treatment. Nationwide support groups.
Forerunner of many such treatment centers around the world.

Cancer Control Society
2043 North Berendo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 663-7801

Fax: 323-663-7757
Information and referrals.

Cancer Decisions
PO Box 1076
Lemont, PA 16851.
(800) 980-1234 From Outside USA: 814-238-3367
Information and advice on alternative treatments, including bodymind approaches, Directed by Ralph Moss, Ph.D.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Referrals to Centers throughout the United States.
(800) 615-3055
Conventional care along with naturopathic medicine, nutrition, psychosocial support, and mind-body medicine.

P.O. Box 1678
Livingston, NJ 07039
Toll free 1-800-364-2341
Fax (888) 800-0201

Information on alternatives; services include interpretation of your physician's data.

Center for Advancement in Cancer Education (CACE)
300 E. Lancaster Ave., Ste. 100
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Phone: (610) 642-4810
Fax: (610) 896-6339
Information resources and referral agency.

Center for the Study of Natural Oncology (CSNO)
2658 Del Mar Heights Road, #372
Del Mar, CA 92014
Toll Free: (800) 557-2944
Phone: (858) 523-9144
Fax: (858) 523-0919
Information resources.

Commonweal Cancer Project
PO Box 316
Bolinas, CA 94924
(415) 868-0970
Fax: (415) 868-2230
Project, directed by Michael Lerner, to facilitate the integration of conventional and complementary cancer therapies; CanServe database of practitioners and other resources.

Cure Research Foundation (CRF) (formerly Cancer Cure Foundation)
P.O. Box 3782
Westlake Village, CA 91359
Toll free: (800) 282-2873
Phone: (805) 498-0185
Fax: (805) 498-4868
Email: or
Information resources and referrals.

Exceptional Cancer Patients
522 Jackson Park Drive
Meadville, PA 16335
(814) 337-8192
Fax: (814) 337-0699
Information and resources based on mind-body-spirit medicine

Foundation for the Advancement of Cancer Therapy (FACT)
PO Box 1242, Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113
Information on nontoxic treatments.

Foundation for Alternative & Integrative Medicine (FAIM)
1325 G Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 463-4900
Fax: 202-449-7701
Formerly the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine. Data collection, research, and information on alternative cancer treatments and clinics.

Geffen Visions International
4450 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 100
Boulder, Colorado 80303 USA
(303) 444-6814
Fax: (303)444-6815
Healthcare education, research, and consulting company, specializing in integrative medicine and oncology . Treatments with 7-level body, mind, heart and spirit program for patients and family members, as described in his book, The Journey Through Cancer: An Oncologist's Seven-Level Program for Healing and Transforming the Whole Person (Crown Publishers, 2000).

Gerson Institute
1572 Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Toll Free: (888) 4 GERSON
Phone: (619) 685-5353
Information resources and training programs.

Healing Journeys
PO Box 221417
Sacramento, CA 95822
Toll free: (800) 423-9882
Phone: (916) 391-0549
Fax: (916) 391-1004
Provides free "Cancer As a Turning Point, From Surviving to Thriving"TM conferences, as well as retreats and professional trainings.

International Association of Cancer Victors and Friends (IACVF)
PO Box 745
Lakeport, California 95453
Information resources and newsletter.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Integrative Medicine Program
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 639-8629 (inpatient)
Outpatient service:
Bendheim Integrative Medical Center
303 E. 65th St at 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 639-2225
Cancer Information Service: (800) 4 CANCER
Physician Referral Line: (800) 525-2225
Offers complementary therapies alongside conventional treatment, such as massage, energy healing, art and music therapy, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, meditation, guided imagery, yoga, t'ai chi, and nutritional counseling. The center also has outpatient suburban facilities in New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester County, NY.

Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians
c/o Corey Harmon Executive Director
216 NE Freemont Street
Portland OR 97212ww
(800) 490-8509
Information resources, referrals

Optimum Health Institute
6970 Central Avenue
Lemon Grove, CA 92145

(619) 464-3346
Fax: (619) 589-4098

Instructional and treatment programs
in San Diego, CA area and Austin, Texas

People Against Cancer

PO Box 10
Otho, IA 50569
(515) 972-4444
Fax: (515) 972-415

Information and advice on alternative treatments

Simonton Cancer Center: Patient Program
PO Box 6607
Malibu, CA 90264
Toll Free: (800) 459-3424
Phone: (818) 879-7904
Offers-day educational and psychotherapeutic session for cancer patients and their supporters, as well as resources on cancer-healing guided imagery.

Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO)
19 Mantua Road
Mt. Royal, NJ 08061
Phone: 856-423-3201
Fax: 856-423-3420
Research and professional organization

World Research Foundation
41 Bell Rock Plaza
Sedona, AZ 86351
(520) 284-3300
Fax: (520) 284-3530

Research information on alternative treatments

Zakim Center for Integrated therapies
44 Binney Street
Shields Warren Building #G133
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617) 632-3322
Fax: (617) 632-3988
Part of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Zakim Center provides integrative cancer care.

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Ancient Chinese medical system of balancing the flow of vital energy through the body's meridians; used to alleviate pain, enhance natural immunity and treat many health problems. Acupuncture is characterized by the insertion of very fine needles, a usually painless and often pleasurable procedure, followed by a deep rest or even a nap.

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
1970 E. Grand Ave. Suite 330
El Segundo, California 90245
(310) 364-0193
Professional Association for physician acupuncturists; publications, membership list

American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)
PO Box 162340
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 443-4770
(866) 455-7999 Toll-Free
Fax: (916) 443-4766
Professional Association for non-physician acupuncturists; publications, membership list

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
76 South Laura Street, Suite 1290
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 598-1005
Fax: 904-598-5001
This organization is responsible for managing a national certification examination, a requirement for licensure in the majority of states. The site provides information on the examination and a searchable database of practitioners.

Tai Sophia Institute
7750 Montpelier Road
Laurel, Maryland 20723
(800) 735-2968
Fax: (410) 888- 9004
Training Institute.

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Ancient Indian medical system meaning 'science of life'. Based on the harmonization of body, mind and spirit.

Ayurvedic Institute
11311 Menaul NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 291-9698
Fax: 294-7572
Information; publications

The Chopra Center for Well-Being
2013 Costa del Mar Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 494-1600 or (888) 424-6772
Fax: (760) 494-1608
For information on seminars and other programs by Dr. Deepak Chopra.

Maharishi Ayur-Veda Medical Center
5504 Edson Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 770-5690
Fax: (301) 770-5694
Nancy Lonsdorff, MD combines conventional medicine and ayurveda. Has outpatient Pancha Karma and traditional Indian medicinal massage.

College of Maharishi Vedic Medicine
Maharishi University of Management (formerly Maharishi International University)
1000 North 4th Street
Fairfield, IA 52556
(800) 369-6480
Research; education; training. Houses the Center for Natural Medicine & Prevention, an NCCAM/NIH-funded research center.
Health education programs; physician referrals

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Eclectic health care system, based on current biochemical studies, that utilizes a wide range of healing practices to enhance the body's own restorative capacities. Training requires a rigorous four years and emphasizes a gentle approach that "does no harm", uses natural therapies, supplements and ancient wisdom.

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
4435 Wisconsin Ave NW Suite 403
Washington, DC 20016
Toll free: (866) 538-2267
Phone: (202) 237-8150
Fax: (202) 237-8152
Provides referrals to naturopathic physicians, information resources, information on licensing.

Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians
P.O. Box 15508
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 941-4217
Fax: (815) 301-6595
Training, publications, referrals

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Other traditional systems, such as Shamanism, use a variety of spiritual practices for healing, achieving well-being and helping others.

Foundation for Shamanic Studies
PO Box 1939
Mill Valley, CA 94942
(415) 897-6416
Fax: (415) 897-4583
Training; information.

Institute for Traditional Medicine
553 Queen St. W. 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON, Canada M5V 2B6
(416) 537-0928
Information on Chinese, Tibetan, Ayurvedic, Native American and Thai traditional medicine.

Sacred Earth Circle
P.O. Box 1727
Nederland, CO 80466 U.S.A.
(303) 258-0971
Information and workshops on Native American Medicine

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Nutritional supplementation is used to alleviate a variety of health problems, maintain physical and psychological health, promote longevity and prevent chronic complaints.

American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)
PO Box 3427
Laguna Hills, CA 92654
(714) 583-7666
Journal, information, referrals

American College of Nutrition
300 S. Duncan Ave. Ste. 225
Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 446-6086
Fax: (727) 446-6202
Publications, lectures on nutrition research

American Dietetic Association
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
(800) 877-1600
Washington, D.C. Office
1120 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 480
Washington, D.C. 20036
(800) 877-0877
Professional association providing many information resources and referrals.

American Natural Hygiene Society National Health Association and the American Natural Hygiene Society
PO Box 30630
Tampa, FL 33630
(813) 855-6607
Information, publications, referrals

Center for Science in the Public Interest
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-9110
Fax: (202) 265-4954
Information; publications

Commission on Dietetic Registration
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Phone: 312-899-0040 Ext. 5500
Toll Free: 800-877-1600 Ext. 5500
Fax: 312-899-4772
Credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste. 400
Washington, DC 20016-4131
(202) 686-2210
Fax (202) 686-2216
Professional organization; information, publications

Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine
1923 Geddes Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104 USA
Information, publications.

Weston A. Price Foundation
PMB 106-380, 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington DC 20016
Phone: (202) 363-4394
Fax: (202) 363-4396
Provides information on the dietary habits and nutritional wisdom of healthy indigenous societies, including information on cancer prevention.

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A way of eating and living that recognizes the natural order in all things physical, emotional, mental, ecological and spiritual.

George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation
PO Box 3998
Chico, CA 95927-3998
(800) 232-2372
Fax: (530) 566-9768
Publications; educational resources

Kushi Institute
198 Lehland Road
Becket, MA 01223-0007
(800) 975-8744
Fax: (413) 623-8827
Educational resources; members list

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Promotion of a healthy aging process

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
2568 N. Clark Street, Suite 333
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 929-8899
Fax: (312) 975-4034
Research and resource organization

Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD
9225 E. Tanque Verde, Suite 15-103
Tucson, AZ 85749
(520) 749-8374
Fax: (520) 749-2669
Alzheimer's Prevention Foundation for research and clinical practice, using non-invasive procedures, such as simple exercises to improve circulation to the brain.

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Practitioners and patients work together to uncover relationships between their environment and health problems, such as allergies. Sometimes called clinical ecology.

American Academy of Environmental Medicine
6505 E. Central Avenue, #296
Wichita, KS 67206
(316) 684-5500
Fax: (316) 684-5709
Booklist, referrals, newsletter.

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
25 Northwest Point Blvd. Suite 700
Elk Grove Village, Illinois, 60007-1030
(847) 818-1800
Fax: (847) 818-9266
Referrals, publications

Human Ecology Action League (HEAL)
PO Box 509
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281
(770) 389-4519
Fax: (770) 389-4520

Information on support groups for people who are "chemically ill"

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Philosophy of medical care which sees the individual as a whole, seeks to integrate body, mind and spirit, and encourages personal responsibility for a total healthy lifestyle.

American Holistic Medical Association
23366 Commerce Park, Suite 101 B
Beachwood, OH 44122
(216) 292-6644
Fax: (216) 292-6688
Information, magazine

American Holistic Nurses Association
323 N. San Francisco St. Suite 201
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(800) 278-AHNA (2462)
Certification, publications, members list

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A variety of techniques are used to improve the structure and functioning of the body and the balancing of vital energy.


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teeysh.jpg (3294 bytes)   BodyWork Techniques:
            Alexander Technique
            Applied Kinesiology
            Polarity Therapy
teek.jpg (3467 bytes)   Chiropractic
teeqpu.jpg (4050 bytes)    Craniosacral Therapy
teeush.jpg (2789 bytes)   Osteopathy
teeysh.jpg (3294 bytes)   Therapeutic Touch

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Pressure is used to stimulate specific points on the acupuncture meridians. Particularly useful for the alleviation of chronic pain.

Acupressure Institute
1533 Shattuck Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 845-1059

Information, publications, referrals

American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia
1010 Haddonfield-Berlin Road, Suite 408
Voorhees, NJ 08043-3514
(856) 782-1616
Fax: 856-782-1653
Professional organization, information, publications, referrals

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A variety of bodywork methods are used to help an individual become aware of bodily tensions and how to relieve them. May also involve verbal exploration of emotional conflict.

Institute of Core Energetics
115 East 23rd Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(800) 901-1770
Training institute.

New York Society for Bioenergetic Analysis
c/o Scott Baum, Ph.D.
711 West End Avenue, 1A-N
New York, NY 10025
(212) 665-3908
Training, referrals and information resources.

The Florida Society for Bioenergetic Analysis
19802 Old Bellamy Road
Alachua FL 32615
(386) 462-5155
Fax: (386) 462-1952
Training, referrals and information resources.

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Therapeutic massage is the pleasurable manipulation of muscles, joints and soft tissue, to alleviate pain or promote wellbeing. Holistic practitioners can help release emotional tension stored in the body which may be associated with symptoms of illness. There are many styles of massage - experiment until you find the one that best suits you.

American Massage Therapy Association
820 Davis Street, Suite 100
Evanston, Illinois 60201-4444
(847) 864-0123
Fax: (847) 864-1178

Professional association; information, referrals

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
25188 Genesee Trail Road, Suite 200
Golden, CO 80401
Fax: 800-667-8260
Professional association; information, referrals

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There are a range of approaches based on the use of touch and manipulation which are applied to heal the body and alleviate tension.

Realignment of the body to correct postural imbalances.

North American Society of Teachers of Alexander Technique
P O Box 2307
Dayton, OH 45401-2307
(937) 586-3732
(800) 473-0620
Fax: (937) 586-3699
Information and publications; practitioner lists

Aston Training Center
PO Box 3568
Incline Village, NV 89450
(775) 831-8228
Information and publications; practitioner lists

Muscle testing is used to identify structural chemical and mental imbalance. Uses nutrition, manipulation, diet and exercise to restore wellbeing.

International College of Applied Kinesiology
Chair: John Wittle, DC, DACBN
Applied Kinesiology Center
17A Lenox Pointe NE
Atlanta GA 30324
(404) 634-0201
Fax: (404) 634-0751
Information and publications; practitioner lists

Touch for Health Association
7121 New Light Trail
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Information and publications; practitioner lists

Use of movement to enhance body and mind coordination.

Feldenkrais Guild
5436 N. Albina Ave
Portland, OR 97217
(800)775-2118 (toll free)
(503) 221-6612 (office)
Fax: (503) 221-6616
Information and publications; practitioner lists

Holistic approach to restoring and maintaining health through deep tissue bodywork, movement reeducation and therapeutic dialogue.

Hellerwork International
PO Box 17373
Anaheim, CA 92817
(714) 873-6131
Information and publications; practitioner lists

Uses manual pressure on sensitive "trigger points" to relieve pain and restore ease of movement.

Bonnie Prudden Pain Erasure
3661 North Campbell, Suite 102
Tucson, AZ 85719
P.O. Box 65240
Tucson, Arizona 85728-5240
(800) 221-4634
Information and publications; practitioner lists

Bodywork, involving a light touch that focuses on the spine, is used to balance the body's energy flow. Diet and exercise may also be used as adjuncts.

American Polarity Therapy Assn.
122 N. Elm Street, Suite 512
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 574-1121
Fax: (336) 574-1151

Information and publications; practitioner lists

Reflex points on the feet (or hands) have been thought to correspond to every part of the body, a plausible notion since their sensory nerves make many contacts through the spinal cord. Precise pressure is applied to activate natural internal healing. Usually an extremely pleasurable and relaxing experience.

International Institute of Reflexology
PO Box 12462
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
(813) 343-4811
Fax: (727) 381-2807
Information and publications; practitioner lists

Gentle healing touch is used to restore the body's energy. Also a system for self-healing.

International Association of Reiki Practitioners

Manipulation of the body's myofascial system to achieve correct alignment, balance and poise.

International Rolf Institute
5055 Chaparral Ct. Suite 103
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 449-5903
Fax: 303-449-5978
Information and publications; practitioner lists

Combination of bodywork and rhythmic exercises to alleviate the body's tensions and increase self-awareness.

Trager Institute
Information and publications; practitioner lists

US Trager Association
13801 West Center Street, Suite C
PO Box 1009
Burton, OH 44021
(404) 830-0308

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This long established American medical system uses spinal and joint adjustments to alleviate pain and stimulate the body's natural defense mechanisms. Has been scientifically proven to help back pain and headaches. Some practitioners have a gentle style with no "cracking"; all emphasize body mind and spirit and offer nutritional diagnosis and advice.

American Chiropractic Association
1701 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 276-8800
Fax: (703) 243-2593
Professional association; education, research, publications

International Chiropractors Association (ICA)
1110 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 528-5000
(800) 423-4690
Fax (703) 528-5023
Professional assocn; education, research, publications

Association for Network Care
444 W. Main Street
Longmont, CA 80501
(303) 678-8101
fax (303) 678-8089
A recent modification of classic chiropractic that uses a very light touch along the skull and spine to elicit spontaneous, involuntary waves of motion sometimes accompanied by emotional release. Practitioner list, conferences, training.

World Chiropractic Alliance
2950 N. Dobson Road, Suite 1
Chandler, AZ 85224
(800) 347-1011
Fax: (602) 732-9313
Consumer lobbying organization.

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Manipulation of the craniosacral system, involving holding the base of the skull and neck, to alleviate sensory and motor dysfunctions.

Cranial Academy
8202 Clearvista Parkway #9-D
Indianapolis, IN 46256
(317) 594-0411
Fax: (317) 594-9299
Publications, information, referrals

Upledger Institute
11211 Prosperity Farms Road, Suite D-325
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 622-4334
Fax: (561) 622-4771
Publications, information, referrals

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Uses a holistic approach to combine conventional medicine and manipulation of the musculoskeletal system to restore and maintain wellness.

American Academy of Osteopathy
3500 De Pauw Boulevard, Suite 1080
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 879-1881
(317) 879-0563
Information, publications, referrals

American Osteopathic Association
(800) 621-1773
(312) 202-8000
Fax (312) 202-8200
Information, publications, referrals

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Healing practice of passing the hands lightly over a patient's body to detect energy imbalances, relieve blocks and restore balance. Usually but not always performed by nurses.

American Holistic Nurses Association
(Contact details under HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE)

Information; Therapeutic Touch Certification.

Center for Human Caring
University of Colorado Health sciences Center
School of Nursing
Mail Stop C288
13120 East 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-8558 / Staff Assistant: 303-724-8513
Fax: 303-724-8559
Research and training center; information; Videos for professionals and patients

Nurse Healers Professional Associates, Inc.
PO Box 419
Craryville, NY 12521
(518) 325-1185
Fax: (509) 693-3537
Information, newsletter; membership lists and referral network

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There are various forms of stilling the mind to allow wider awareness and clarity to unfold. Meditative techniques can be used to attain bodily control and altered states of consciousness. Yoga is a system of physical, mental and spiritual development.

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine Healthcare and Society
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Stress Reduction Clinic
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
(508) 856-2656
Fax: (508) 856-1977
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is founder and director of this clinic using mindfulness-based stress reduction.

The Chopra Center for Well-Being
2013 Costa del Mar Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 494-1600 or (888) 424-6772
Fax: (760) 494-1608
For information on seminars and other programs by Dr. Deepak Chopra.

Himalayan International Institute of Yoga, Science and Philosophy
RR1, Box 400
Honesdale, PA 18431
(800) 822-4547
(570) 253-5551
Fax: (570) 253-9078
Teaching of classical yoga for modern day life; publications

Insight Meditation Society
1230 Pleasant Street
Barre MA 01005
IMS operates two retreat facilities:

The Retreat Center
1230 Pleasant Street
Barre MA 01005
(978) 355-4378

The Forest Refuge
1230 Pleasant Street
Barre MA 01005
(978) 355-2063
Fax: (978) 355-4307
Retreats, publications.

International Association of Yoga Therapists
115 S. McCormick, Suite 3
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 541-0004
Membership list; publications

Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC)
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
760 Westwood Plaza, Rm. 47-444 Box 951759
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1759
(310) 206 7503
Fax: (310) 206-4446
Stress reduction and meditation programs.

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Planetree Health Resource Center
1700 E 19th St,
The Dalles, Or 97058
(541) 296-1111
Fax: (541) 296-7600
Information resources and services.

The Institute for Health And Healing
2300 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Main phone: (415) 600-3503
Information resources and services.

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