Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Natural Standard: a New Resource for Alternative & Complementary Therapies

Natural Standard provides high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. For each therapy covered by Natural Standard, a research team systematically gathers scientific data and expert opinions. Validated rating scales are used to evaluate the quality of available evidence. Information is incorporated into comprehensive monographs which are designed to facilitate clinical decision making. All monographs undergo blinded editorial and peer review prior to inclusion in Natural Standard databases.

Modules include: Herbs & Supplements; Health & Wellness; Comparative Effectiveness; Medical Conditions; Brand Names; and Interactions. In addition, the resource includes a dictionary, a database of nutrition information, a searchable list of practitioners, a listing of educational opportunities, a blog, and an audio/podcast section.

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