|Joyce C. Frye, DO, MBA
"Herbs in Women's Health Care," Chapter 3 of Current Review of Complementary Medicine (Edited by Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD)
Current Medicine, Inc., 1999
This chapter provides an overview of the use of medicinal herbs and a more detailed discussion of the therapeutic use of hormonal herbs and anti-infective herbs for gynecological problems.
Natural Healing in Gynecology: A Manual for Women
Pandora Press, 1996
A scientifically written guide that explains the actions of antibiotics and offers alternative herbal treatment for gynecological disorders. Nissim clearly describes what the body's reactions might be to either allopathic or herbal remedies in a voice that is appropriate for both the layperson and the health professional.
|Charles B. Simone, MD
Breast Health: What You Need to Know
Avery Publishing Group, 1995
A summary of the latest research into the diverse causes of breast cancer, stating that a heightened awareness offers women the best chances for survival. Dr. Simone provides a simple yet detailed ten-point plan on maximizing breast health, focusing on prevention, detection, and treatment.
CASE STUDIES/OBSERVATIONAL DATA
|Jeanne E. Blum
Woman Heal Thyself: An Ancient Healing System for Contemporary Women
Charles E. Tuttle Company, Incorporated, 1995
Blum describes a simple system that identifies the 24 acupressure points on the body and shows women how to use their healing power to cure premenstrual syndrome, treat the symptoms of menopause, and aid in conception and contraception.
Herbal Healing for Women: Simple Remedies for Women of All Ages
In this comprehensive and easy-to-use guide, Gladstar explains how to create remedies--including teas, tinctures, salves, and ointments--for the common disorders that arise in the different cycles of a woman's life.
|Burton Goldberg Group
Alternative Medicine Guide to Women's Health - Two
Future Medicine Publishing, Inc., 1998
Individual physicians discuss their experience of treating women. All work on the basis that not one cause, but multiple factors, can result in health problems in women.
|Sari Harrar and Sara Altshul O'Donnell
The Woman's Book of Healing Herbs: Healing Teas, Tonics, Supplements, and Formulas
Rodale Press, 1999
A definitive book on herbs for womens health issues that incorporates scientific research and the wisdom of the worlds most trusted herbalists to provide safe, effective treatments for a variety of ailments.
|Christiane Northrup, MD, FACOG
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing, 1998
Completely revised, this book provides the most up-to-date information on the entire range of womens health issues, incorporating Western and alternative medicine into a complementary whole. Several new perspectives in womens medicine, natural treatment programs, and health care resources are offered, which emphasize Northrups view of mind-body wellness.
|Susun S. Weed
Wise Woman Herbal Series: Healing Wise
Ash Tree Publishing, 1989
The wise-woman tradition, according to Weed, focuses around women as healers and nurturers. In this herbal medicine guide, Weed provides complete instructions for using common plants for medicine and longevity.
|Susun S. Weed
Menopausal Years: The Wise Woman Way-Alternative Approaches for Women 30-90
Ash Tree Publishing, 1992
This book focuses on many aspects of womens natural health remedies, from massage and energy work to herbs, supplements, diet, and medications.
|Patsy Westcott and Leyardia Black
Alternative Health Care for Women: A Woman's Guide to Self-Help Treatments and Natural Therapies
Harper Collins, 1989
Examines the factors that contribute to women's health, discusses symptoms of conditions, then provides information about conventional and alternative treatments.
Journal of Nurse Midwifery
American College of Nurse-Midwives
818 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 728-9860
Fax: (202) 728-9897
As the official publication of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, this journal promotes current knowledge in the fields of nurse-midwifery, parent-child health, obstetrics, well-woman gynecology, family planning and primary care.
Journal of Women's Health and Gender-Based Medicine
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
2 Madison Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538
Phone: (914) 834-3100
Fax: (914) 834-3688
Produced by the Society for Women's Health Research, this journal is peer-reviewed and focuses on diseases and medical conditions prevalent among women. Included are clinical papers, review articles, and case-reports. The publications department of this journal's publisher, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers, offers a wide selection of books, journals, and newsletters that emphasize alternative and complementary medicine.
ONLINE JOURNALSJournal of Obstetrics and Gynecology On-Line
Journal of Women and Aging
Easily perform searches, view tables of contents and abstracts. Although this collection of material is relatively small (since 1995), this site links to other useful womens health related journals.
PROFESSIONAL AND REFERRAL ORGANIZATIONS
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
409 12th St., S.W.
PO Box 96920
Washington, DC 20090-6920
A private, voluntary, nonprofit organization providing professional education, advocacy and patient education.
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101
Phone: (703) 556-9728
Fax: (703) 556-8729
This organization unites allopathic and osteopathic physicians who practice medicine that acknowledges the interrelationship of body, mind, and spirit. These professionals embrace all modalities that are safe and effective, including conventional allopathic medicine. Click on "AHMA Doctor Finder" to view a compilation of physician members of the AHMA.
American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
801 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 838-0500
Fax: (703) 549-3864
Women physicians and medical students dedicated to the care of women patients. Searchable and provides relevant links.
National Association for Women's Health (NAWH)
300 West Adams
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 786-7468
Fax: (312) 786-0376
Association for all health professionals who influence, develop and promote quality health care programs for women.
SELF-HELP & RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS
Herb Research Foundation
1007 Pearl St., Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: (303) 449-2265
Voice Mail: (800) 748-2617
Fax: (303) 449-7849
|American Botanical Council (ABC)
PO Box 144345
Austin, TX 78714-4345
Phone: (512) 926-4900
Fax: (512) 926-2345
These two organizations provide research data on the safety and health benefits of herbs, and disseminate information to the public and to professionals.
National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC)
120 Albany St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Toll Free: (877) 986-9472 (98-NWHRC)
Fax: (732) 249-4671
NWHRC is the national clearinghouse for womens health issues, providing membership, ordering and subscription information for their newsletter, staff-performed searches, and access to their resource library and database. This site also has a comprehensive list of related links.
National Women's Health Network
514 10th St., NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 628-7814
Fax: (202) 347-1168
The National Women's Health Network is an advocacy organization dealing with women's health issues. In addition to lobbying Congress and other government agencies they have a clearinghouse of women's health information to help individuals make well-informed health care decisions.
NOTE: Promotional and commercial sites are not included in this listing unless they provide significant impartial information resources.
The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center-Women's Health Information Resources
This web site is no longer maintained but has been retained as an archive. The Women's Health Information resources comprise a categorized and annotated listing of internet resources on general and specific women's health issues, including academic centers, government sites, electronic journals, professional associations, and other research resources.
Clear, categorized information. Click on Women's Health Resources in the sidebar for a list of topics, or use the search feature.
Healthfinder and the National Women's Health Information Center
Click on "hot topics" for listings of associated web resources and organizations.
Collection of information from selected practitioners in the fields of self-care, integrative medicine, naturopathic medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition and acupuncture.
Herbs for Women's Health
Written by Gail Faith Edwards, an herbalist and educator with over thirty years of experience.
HIV AIDS Facts for Patients
This resource will help women self-educate on safe practices to prevent further transmission, find supportive counseling and treatment services to ensure well being.
Homeopathic Perspective on Women's Conditions
A brief guide to homeopathic medical treatments specific to womens health conditions, and an additional resource list.
In Her Prime
A categorized listing of resources put out by Arbor Nutrition Guides.
New York Times Women's Health
Categorized list of resources and with free registration, access to the NY Times Womens Health web site.
Wellness Web Women's Health Center
Links to resources and references categorized into complementary medicine, conventional medicine, nutrition/fitness, as well as an additional non-categorized list.
The Pleiades Web site is a listing of organizations related to women's health issues--a good starting point.
HealthWeb Women's Health
A useful meta-directory from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Health Sciences Library.
Medscape - Women's Health
A medical information site with on-line publication of peer-reviewed, clinically-oriented articles on the health care needs of women.
MedWeb: Women's Health
Use keywords "women's health" in the MedWeb Quick Search to access this listing.
Yahoo! Women's Health
A comprehensive site for health information, providing categorized listings, sophisticated search facilities, and the latest breaking news items.