Holistic Organizations

Holistic Associations/Organizations
Accrediting/Licensing Organizations
Advocacy/Policy Organizations
Research Organizations
Regional Organizations
Miscellaneous

An alliance of practitioners and consumers working to advance acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
www.acuall.org

Holistic Associations/Organizations

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance

Alliance for Addiction Solutions
The Alliance for Addiction Solutions is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting effective nutritional and other natural methods for the treatment of addictive disorders.
303-888-9617
www.allianceforadditionsolutions.org

Alternative to Meds Center
Combining orthomolecular medicine and heavy metal chelation therapies to address mental health
www.alternativetomedscenter.com

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Internet portal for anti-aging medicine and advanced preventive health.
888-997-0112
www.worldhealth.net

American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)
The American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) is the leading national resource connecting people with vital solutions for reaching a higher level of wellness.
714-779-6152
www.ahha.org

American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)
Holistic nurses.
800-278-2462
www.ahna.org

American Medical Students Association (AMSA)
The oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States.
703-620-6600
www.amsa.org

American Meditation Institute
A 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization devoted to the teaching and practice of meditation and its
allied disciplines, and training in holistic mind/body medicine. Some courses provide Level 1 CME credits.
518-674-8714
www.americanmeditation.org

American Nutraceutical Association
Develops and provides educational materials and programs on nutraceuticals and nutrition for health care professionals and consumers.
205-980-5710
www.ana-jana.org

American Society for the Alexander Technique
The largest professional organization of Alexander Technique teachers in the US.
800-473-0620
www.alexandertech.org

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
Serving the massage therapy community through practice support, ethical standards, legislative advocacy, and public education.
800-458-2267
www.abmp.com

Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback
AAPB’s mission is to advance the development, dissemination and utilization of knowledge about applied psychophysiology and biofeedback to improve health and the quality of life through research, education and practice.
800-477-8892
www.aapb.org

Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP)
ACEP is an international nonprofit organization of approximately 900 licensed mental health professionals and allied energy health practitioners who are dedicated to developing and applying energy psychology methods for the treatment and relief of those suffering from emotional challenges such as addictions & compulsions, anxiety, depression, limiting beliefs, personality disorders, phobias, stress, and trauma.
619-861-2237
www.energypsych.org

Association for Transpersonal Psychology
A membership supported international coordinating organization for scientific, social, and clinical transpersonal work that serves the world community.
650-424-8764
www.atpweb.org

Association of Humanistic Psychology
The mission of AHP is to enhance the quality of human experience and to advance the evolution of human consciousness by sponsoring, educational events and projects, publications, and a global web presence.
415-435-1604
www.ahpweb.org

Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to reviving the spirit and transforming the practice of medicine.
202-966-7338
www.cmbm.org

Feldenkrais Guild North America
FGNA is a nonprofit, tax exempt, professional organization concerned with increasing public awareness of the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education, the certification and continuing education of practitioners, the protection of the quality of the Feldenkrais work, and research in the method’s effectiveness.
800-775-2118
www.feldenkrais.com

Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine
The Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine was launched with a mission to identify breakthrough complementary and alternative therapies and to research and report on their effectiveness.
202-463-4900
www.faim.org

Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians
HANP is a specialty society within the profession of naturopathic medicine, and is affiliated with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. The purpose is to further excellence and success in the practice of homeopathy by naturopathic physicians and provide a vehicle for outreach into both the naturopathic and homeopathic communities.
206-941-4217
www.hanp.net

International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists
The IAACN is a professional association of practicing clinical nutritionists in many health care professions who strive to attain the highest standards of competency and practice.
972-407-9089
http://www.hanp.net

International Association of Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT)
The International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy heightens the awareness of the colon hydrotherapy profession, ensures continuing and progressive education in the field of colon hydrotherapy and implements professionalism beyond reproach.
210-366-2888
www.i-act.org

International Association of Yoga Therapists
IAYT supports research and education in yoga and serves as a professional organization for yoga teachers and yoga therapists worldwide.
928-541-0004
www.iayt.org

International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies (ISSSEEM)
Nonprofit interdisciplinary organization dedicated to exploring & applying subtle energies as they relate to the experience of consciousness, healing and human potential.
303-425-4625
www.issseem.org

Life Extension Foundation (LEF)
The Life Extension Foundation is a nonprofit organization, whose long-range goal is the extension of the healthy human lifespan. LEF was officially incorporated in 1980, but its founder has been involved in anti-aging research since the 1960s.
800-678-8989
www.lef.org

Massage Therapy Foundation
The Massage Therapy Foundation advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service.
847-869-5019
www.massagetherapyfoundation.org

Mindfully.org
Educational efforts focused on genetic engineering and the health effects of toxins, plastics and pesticides, particularly as endocrine disruptors.
www.mindfully.org

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association is a nonprofit association that conducts training and provides public education about the use of acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for addictions and mental disorders.
888-765-6232
www.acudetox.com

National Ayurvedic Medical Association
The National Ayurvedic Medical Association is a national organization representing the Ayurvedic
profession in the US. Its mission is to preserve and protect the philosophy, knowledge, science and practice of Ayurveda for the benefit of humanity.
800-669-8914
www.ayurveda-nama.org

National Foundation for Alternative Medicine
The mission of NFAM is to identify breakthrough alternative therapies for degenerative disease and to scientifically research and report on the effectiveness of those therapies in order to foster worldwide cost-effective healthcare.
202-463 4900
www.nfam.org

Natural Products Association
Founded in 1936, the Natural Products Association is the nation’s largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry.
202-223-0101
www.npainfo.org

Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
ACAOM is the national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit masters-level programs in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession.
301-313-0855
www.acaom.org

Orthomolecular Health Medicine Society (OHM)
OHM was founded in 1994 to promote orthomolecular health-medicine, based on the medical use of nutrients, detoxification from pollutants, and physiological support of healing.
415-922-6462
www.ohmsociety.com

Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO)
The SIO is a nonprofit, multi-disciplinary organization founded in 2003 for health professionals committed to the study and application of complementary therapies and botanicals for cancer patients.
www.integrativeonc.org

Spiritual Directors International (SDI)
Spiritual Directors International is a global learning community of people from many faiths and many nations who share a common concern, passion and commitment to the art and contemplative practice of spiritual direction.
425-455-1565
www.sdiworld.org

Accrediting/Licensing Organizations
Organizational membership consisting of councils of colleges and schools, accrediting agencies and certification and testing organizations of the five distinctly licensed complementary healthcare professions which have a federally recognized accrediting agency.
206-932-5799
www.accahc.org

Academic Consortium for Complementary & Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC)

American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)
Board certification for holistic health practitioners and graduates of traditional and non-traditional holistic schools and colleges.
888-764-AADP
www.aadp.net

American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM)
The goal of the ABIHM is to establish standards of care in the application of the body of knowledge encompassed by integrative holistic medicine, so that these concepts can be fully integrated into medical practices, education, health planning and research.
218-525-5651
www.holisticboard.org

American Osteopathic Association
The AOA is a member association representing more than 67,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs). The AOA serves as the primary certifying body for DOs, and is the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical colleges and health care facilities.
800-621-1773
www.osteopathic.org

Council for Homeopathic Certification
The CHC was founded to establish standards for the education of homeopathic practitioners and
accredit homeopathic schools and education programs.
425-822-2667
www.chedu.org

Advocacy/Policy Organizations
ANH is the politically active voice at federal and state levels to educate decision makers on the right of the consumer to choose, and the practitioner to practice.
202-467-1988
www.anh-usa.org

Alliance for Natural Health USA (formerly American Association for Health Freedom)

Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods
Lobbies for legislation to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods in the US.
425-771-4049
www.thecampaign.org

Center for Food Safety
Public interest food safety and environmental organization that utilizes legal actions, policy initiatives, grassroots organizing, public education and media outreach.
202-547-9359
 www.centerforfoodsafety.org

Citizens for Health
For the last 16 years, Citizens for Health has been a nonprofit pioneer in the natural health freedom movement. Citizens.org seeks to empower readers with the lesser-reported “under side” of the stories about the dangers of hundreds of food, drugs and other everyday products, and helps consumers take action.
www.citizens.org

Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine
Lobbying force mixing professionals and laypersons who are advocating for fairness in insurance coverage.
877-634-3246
www.faim.org

Friends of Animals
Educational and outreach activities for animal rights including veganism, anti-fur, etc.
203-656-1522
www.friendsofanimals.org

Institute for Health Freedom
Washington-based “think tank” providing a forum for exchanging ideas about health freedom – particularly privacy and vaccination choice.
202-429-6610
www.forhealthfreedom.org

Integrative Health Care Policy Consortium
The Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium is a broad coalition of healthcare professionals and organizations driving public policy to ensure all Americans access to safe, high quality, integrated health care.
802-658-8525
www.ihpc.info

MindFreedom International
Non-profit organization advocating for human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disorders.
www.mindfreedom.org

National Health Federation
Established in 1955, the NHF is an international consumer-education, health-freedom organization working to protect individual’s rights to consume healthy food, take supplements and use alternative therapies without government restriction.
202-463-2181
www.thenhf.com

National Nutritional Foods Association
Lobbying activities for truth in labeling of dietary supplements, quality of ingredients and sound manufacturing processes.
800-966-6632
www.nnfa.org

Organic Trade Association
Advocates for national standards for organic products to protect consumers and the industry.
413-774-7511
www.ota.com

Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine
Provides educational activities promoting good nutrition and ethical research standards, and generates proposals for federal nutrition policies that put a new priority on health.
202-686-2210
www.pcrm.org

Research Organizations

International Society for Complementary Medicine Research
The International Society for Complementary Medicine Research is an international scientific organization of researchers, practitioners and policy makers that fosters complementary and integrative medicine research and provides a platform for knowledge and information exchange to enhance international communication and collaboration.
www.iscmr.org

Massage Therapy Foundation
The Massage Therapy Foundation advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research.
847-869-5019
www.massagetherapyfoundation.org

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
NCCAM conducts research on a wide variety of CAM approaches.
888-644-6226
www.nccam.nih.gov

Nutritional Science Research Institute
Nutritional Science Research Institute (NSRI) is a newly formed nonprofit organization committed to both the rigorous scientific testing of products and nutritional supplements from natural sources and to providing education about proper use of these natural products.
321-377-4380
www.nsrinews.com

Yoga Research and Education Foundation
The primary objective of YREF is to conduct and promote research in any and all aspects of yoga.
www.yref.org

Regional Organizations

California State Oriental Medical Association
The California State Oriental Medical Association is a professional organization of licensed acupuncturists and supporters of Oriental medicine dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the art, science, and practice of Oriental medicine.
800-477-4564
www.csomaonline.org

Florida State Oriental Medical Association
FSOMA is an informed, quality association looking at the needs of the acupuncture profession locally and nationally. It is doing much to benefit the profession of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in Florida.
850-222-6000
www.fsoma.org

Integrative Medicine Alliance
Non-profit dedicated to raising the quality of healthcare in New England by bridging the gap between alternative and conventional medicine.
www.integrativemedalliance.org

Miscellaneous

 

AbleChild
Ablechild educates parents on the risks associated with drugging children and promotes drug-free education in our schools.
www.ablechild.org

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry
Information on effects of lead and other toxic substances.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov

Block Center
Information on finding and treating underlying mental health problems in children, and information on how children can safely get off psychiatric drugs.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov

Bravewell Collaborative
The Bravewell Collaborative pursues its mission through a community of committed and informed philanthropists organized to study integrative medicine, identify and fund key initiatives that advance the field, and collaborate with other organizations pursuing similar missions in a scientifically rigorous and responsible manner.
www.bravewell.org