Complementary Medicine and HIV/AIDS: A Resource Guide


  • Topical Solutions, 334 Belleville Avenue, Belleville, NJ 07019 Tel: 973-844-1922/888-661-WELL (Offers essential oil treatments.)
  • Institute of Aromatherapy/Aromatherapy Unlimited, Tel. 973-989-1999 (instruction and products)
  • Bath Island, 469 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024 Tel: 212-787-9415 (Carries Relaxing Sleep essential oil by Essence of Vali and Pure Essence Aroma Fan)
  • Young Living Essential Oils offers a blend called ImmuPower (800-763-9963)
  • Naturopathica, Tel: 800-669-7618


  • Libby Barnett and Maggie Chambers, Reiki Energy Medicine: Bringing Healing Touch into Home, Hospital, and Hospice
  • Deepak Chopra, MD, Quantum Healing
  • Misha Ruth Cohen, The HIV Wellness Sourcebook: An East-West Guide to Living with HIV/AIDS
  • Louise A. De Salvo, PhD, Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our LIves
  • Larry Dossey, MD, Healing Words and Prayer is Good Medicine
  • John Douillard, Body, Mind, and Sport
  • Henry Dreher, The Immune Power Personality
  • Mitchell Gaynor, MD, Sounds of Healing: A Physician Reveals the Therapeutic Power of Sound, Voice and Music
  • James Gordon, MD, Manifesto for a New Medicine
  • Louise Hay, Heal Your Body A - Z
  • Jon Kaiser, MD, Healing HIV: How to Rebuild Your Immune System
  • Vasant Lad, Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing
  • Judith Lasater, Renew and Relax
  • Dean Ornish, Love and Survival
  • David Simon, MD, Wisdom of Healing
  • Dana Ullman, M.P.H., Consumer's Guide to Homeopathy
  • Andrew Weil, MD, Health and Healing

Classes and Services

  • Friends in Deed, 594 Broadway, New York, NY 10012, Tel. 212-925-2009 (Provides a wide range of free workshops, group programs and counseling for those affected by life-threatening illnesses)
  • Healing Works, 244 5th Avenue (6th floor), New York, NY 10001, Tel. 212-696-9144 (Provides free classes and workshops)
  • Carl Vogel Center, 1002 14th St., NW, Suite 707, Washington, DC 20005, Tel. 202-638-0750 (Provides info about complementary therapies for HIV; offers massage, acupuncture, nutritional assessment; etc.)


  • Roberta Atti Robinson, Nutrition, Immunity, and Spiritual Growth (call 212-645-5170 ext. 308)
  • Lisa McMillan, Jill Jarvis, and Janet Brauer, Positive Cooking: Cooking for People Living with HIV
  • Robert H. Lehmann, Cooking For Life: A Guide to Nutrition and Food Safety for the HIV-Positive Community
  • Jeffrey T. Huber, PhD, and Kris Riddlesperger, Eating Positive: A Nutritional Guide and Recipe Book for People with HIV/AIDS


Meditation (auditory aids)

  • Tamboura (CD, call 888-422-3344)
  • First Sound: The Pulse of the Mother's Blood (tape;
  • El Hadra (CD, Sufi meditation music)
  • The Inner Art of Meditation (video), Jack Kornfield, PhD (call 800-333-9185)

Web Sites

  • Hayhouse, (information about healing-books, audios, etc.)
  • Bastyr University, (research on the use of alternative medicine for treatment of HIV/AIDS)
  • Immune Enhancement Project, iep/index.html; 3450 16th Street, San Francisco CA 94114, Tel: 415-252-8711. (treatment and education about the use of Chinese medicine for persons with HIV)

Yoga for HIV

  • Integral Yoga Institute, 227 W. 13th St., New York, NY 10014 Tel: 212-929-0585 (Special HIV classes; fee by donation)
  • Iyengar Yoga Institute, 27 W. 24th St., New York, NY 10011 Tel: 212-691-9642 (Special HIV classes; fee by donation)
  • Jivamukti Yoga Center, 404 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003 Tel: 212-353-0214 (Special HIV classes; fee by donation)
  • Anusara Yoga (Call 888-398-9642 for teachers in your area.)
  • The Yoga Group (Yoga for HIV/AIDS),