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Part of A Practical Guide to Herbal Therapies for People Living With HIV


Reference Books on Herbal Therapies

Finker F. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, 3rd Edition. Sandy: Eclectic Medical Publications, 2001.

Chandler R, Bombardier C, et al. Herbs: Everyday Reference for Health Professionals. Ottawa: Canadian Pharmacy Association -- Canadian Medical Association, 2000.

Blumenthal M. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicine. Austin: American Botanical Council, 1998.

Foster S. 101 Medicinal Herbs: An Illustrated Guide. Loveland, Colorado: Interweave Press, 1998.

Grunwald J, Brendler T, et al. Physician's Desk Reference for Herbal Medicines. Montvale: Medical Economic Company, 1998.

Murray MT. Healing Power of Herbs. 2nd Edition. Rocklin CA: Prima Health, 1995.

Schulz V, Rudolf H, et al. Rational Phytotherapy: A Physician's Guide to Herbal Medicine. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 1998.

Tyler VE, Foster S. Tyler's Honest Herbal: A Sensible Guide to the Use of Herbs and Related Remedies. Binghamton: Haworth, 1998.

Bensky D and Gamble A. Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medico, Revised Edition. Seattle: Eastland Press, Inc. 1993.

Weiss R. Herbal Medicine, translation of 6th German Edition. Beaconsfield UK: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988.

Hsu H. Oriental Materia Medica: a Concise Guide. Long Beach: Oriental Healing Arts Institute, 1986.

Reference Books on Complementary Therapies That Include Herbs

Cassileth BR. The Alternative Medicine Handbook. New York: WW Norton and Company, 1998.

Cohen MR, Doner K. The HIV Wellness Sourcebook: An East/West Guide to Living Well With HIV/AIDS and Related Conditions. New York: Henry Holt, 1998.

Harden BL and Harden CR. Alternative Health Care: The Canadian Directory. Toronto: Nobel Ages Publishing Ltd., 1997.

Web Sites With Information on HIV and Herbal Therapies

Contains a wealth of resources on complementary therapies, including the Positive Side magazine on holistic health, Practical Guides on nutrition and herbal therapies, Fact Sheets on specific herbs and supplements, and links to other reviewed articles and Web sites in the Internet. CATIE-News, TreatmentUpdate and Innovations cover new developments in research on complementary therapies.

AIDSmap (NAM, United Kingdom)
Includes publications on complementary therapies produced by the National AIDS Manual.

Alternative Medicine
Canadian site with a great list of links to various sources of alternative medicine.

Bastyr University
Contains a "Library-Resources" section featuring Bastyr's library catalogue, research guides, book reviews, and links to other online resources.

British Columbia Persons with AIDS Society (BCPWA)
Contains articles and resources on complementary therapies for people living with HIV/AIDS

CAM PubMed
Free online searching of the medical literature for information on complementary therapies.

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM)
Contains a "Learning Resources Center" for links to online databases, journal indexes, and the library's catalogue.

Canadian Health Network, Complementary and Alternative Health Centre
Contains consumer-oriented, quality assured, web-based resources on a variety of complementary therapies topics.

E-mail news service containing reviews of research and news from around the world about complementary therapies pertaining to HIV/AIDS.

Dominion Herbal College
Contains information about common herbs, with colour photos. "Netta's Garden" section gives details about specific herbs including use, and recipes. "Friends" section provides an extensive list of links to other Web sites providing herbal information

Evidence-based, interactive herbal database. Provides links to scientific data regarding the use of medicinal herbs.
Features the latest news and advancements in complementary and alternative medicine.

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