COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICAL JOURNALS
Which complementary and alternative medical journals are you reading? Some of the names may sound the same but there are important differences.
This list of key complementary and alternative medical journals may help you to decide which ones would best serve your practice:
Complementary and alternative medical journals for - Naturopathic and complementary and alternative general practices (indexed on Pubmed)
- Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
- Formerly known as Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery.
- Internationally referenced.
- Meets the broad ranging needs of the healthcare profession in the effective and professional integration of complementary therapies within clinical practice.
- Provides rigorous peer reviewed papers addressing research, implementation of CIM in the clinical setting, legal and ethical concerns, evaluative accounts of therapy in practice, philosophical analysis of emergent social trends in CIM, excellence in clinical judgment, best practice, problem management, therapy information, policy development and management of change in order to promote safe and efficacious clinical practice.
- Alternative Medicine Review
- Open access.
- Publishes literature reviews, original research, editorial comment, monographs and book reviews on topics relevant to CAM patients.
- BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- Open access.
- Publishes original peer-reviewed research articles in interventions and resources that complement or replace conventional therapies.
- Specific emphasis on research that explores the biological mechanisms of action, as well as their efficacy, safety, costs, patterns of use and / or implementation.
- Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine.
Complementary and alternative medical journals for - Naturopathic and complementary and alternative general practices, also a good periodical for your waiting room (indexed on Pubmed):
- Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
- Does not endorse any particular methodology but promotes the evaluation and appropriate use of all effective approaches from the physical to the transpersonal.
- Publishes a variety of disciplined inquiry methods, including high-quality scientific research.
- Encourages the integration of alternative therapies with conventional medical practices in a way that provides for a rational, individualized, comprehensive approach to healthcare.
Complementary and alternative medical journals for - Naturopathic and complementary and alternative practices but less applicable to general practice (indexed on Pubmed):
- Complementary Therapies in Medicine
- Internationally peer-reviewed,
- Offers considerable appeal to anyone who seeks objective and critical information on alternative and complementary therapies or who wishes to deepen their understanding of these approaches.
- Relevant to:
- Healthcare practitioners including family practitioners, complementary therapists, nurses and physiotherapists.
- Academics including social scientists and CAM researchers.
- Healthcare managers.
- Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
- Observational and analytical reports on treatments outside the realm of allopathic medicine, which are gaining interest and warranting research to assess their therapeutic value.
- Current concepts in clinical care, including case reports that will be valuable for health care professionals and scientists who are seeking to evaluate and integrate these therapies into patient care protocols and research strategies.
- Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM)
- Internationally peer-reviewed.
- Seeks to understand the sources and to encourage rigorous research in this new, yet ancient world of complementary and alternative medicine.
- Applies scientific rigor to the study of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities, particularly traditional Asian healing systems.
- Emphasizes health outcome, while documenting biological mechanisms of action.
- Devoted to the advancement of science in basic research, clinical studies, methodology and scientific theory in diverse areas of biomedical sciences.
Complementary and alternative medical journals for - Naturopathic and complementary and alternative general practices (not indexed on Pubmed)
- Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal (IMCJ)
- Provides practitioners with a practical and comprehensive approach to integrating alternative therapies with conventional medicine.
- Published under the leadership of Joseph Pizzorno, ND, Editor in Chief, a co-founder and former president of Bastyr University.
- Alternative and Complementary Therapies
- Provides the latest information on evaluating alternative therapies and integrating them into your clinical practice.
- Topics include: botanical medicine, vitamins and supplements, nutrition and diet, mind-body medicine, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, ayurveda, indigenous medicine systems, homeopath, naturopathy, yoga and meditation, manual therapies, energy medicine and spirituality and health.
Complementary and alternative medical journals for - Less applicable to naturopathic and complementary and alternative general practices (not indexed on Medline)
- Complementary Health Practice Review
- One of the few resources that offers the cultural, social, demographic, political, economic and legal implications of the use of alternative and complementary therapies as well as original basic and applied research from a wide range of health and social science disciplines.
- Every issue examines significant topics and trends that are shaping alternative and complementary health practice.
- Original and peer-reviewed articles address theoretical aspects of holistic health and discuss educational, legal, legislative and policy developments influencing evidence-based complementary and alternative health practice.
There are many complementary and alternative medical journals to choose from. In order to simplify your selection process, browse through a sample of each journal of interest. Many complementary and alternative medical journals offer a free issue online.