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These links are not a substitute for medical advice. Please consult your personal healthcare provider.

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Databases  

General Onefile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics from magazines such as Environmental Nutrition, Flex, Food and Drink, Good Health, Holistic Nursing Practice, Natural Health, Redbook, Women's Health, and Women's Health Weekly. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.  Virtual Tour

MasterFILE Premier
MasterFILE Premier is an excellent resource for health information with full-text access to Better Nutrition, Journal of Dietary Supplements, Men's Health, Natural Health, Nutrition Action Health Letter, Prevention, Real Simple, and Women's Sports & Fitness.   Virtual Tour

MedlinePlus 
Find definitions and information about complementary and alternative therapies and what is known about how safe and effective they have been found through scientific research.

Websites

American Holistic Health Association
A free, impartial clearinghouse connecting you to self-help wellness resources - including articles and videos. *Disclaimer: The material in this website is intended to be informational only and is not to be construed as medical advice. Please consult appropriate healthcare professionals if you are dealing with any acute or chronic health condition.

International Center for Reiki Training      Reiki in depth (a scientific review of Reiki)
Pronounced 'ray-key',  Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It’s administered by laying on hands. The site contains articles, FAQs, video/audio clips, an online newletter and more.

Mayo Clinic
Contains information about various holistic health modalities, such as acupuncture,  biofeedback,  chiropractic adjustmentcomplementary & alternative medicinehypnosismassagemeditation, and tai chi.

National Center for Homeopathy    Homeopathy overview from NCCAM
A non-profit organizing body for homeopathy in the U.S.

NCCAM
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

Scientific evidence for popular health supplements 
Showing tangible human health benefits when taken orally by an adult with a healthy diet. Interactive infographic

Supreme Chi Living
An online journal by the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association.  Features sections on health, fitness, and life style, in addition to informative articles and up-to-date news feeds.

Yoga Journal
Poses, meditation, videos, articles and more.

Community and Local Links 

Audubon Library Holistic Lecture Series
Lectures on a variety of holistic topics throughout the year. Check the Audubon library or the Yahoo Groups page for information about upcoming lectures.  Oct/Nov 2017 Lecture Series

Buffalo Wellness Center
Dedicated to the education and awareness of our communities about living healthier lives and committed to making those holistic practices available to everyone who is in need.

Himalayan Institute (Buffalo, NY)
A not-for-profit organization, dedicated to the practice, heritage, and philosophy of yoga and meditation.

Holistic Alliance of WNY
A Yahoo Group to connect and share holistic information. HAWNY is a free networking group for professionals in the holistic field, and it is intended to be international. However, this Yahoo Group is specifically for people in the Western New York area, or nearby Canada.

Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo
Featuring private meditation instruction and weekly public meditation sessions in the Allentown neighborhood of Buffalo. 

Shambhala Meditation Group of WNY Southtowns
Offers a variety of ways to engage in Shambhala Buddhist practice. Weekly meditation sessions are located in Orchard Park, NY in Erie County's "southtowns" region.

Taoist Tai Chi Society  Buffalo
The Society offers activities and instructional programs on a participant contribution basis. Classes offered  at the Kenmore headquarters as well as City of Buffalo, Amherst and  West Seneca locations. 

WNY Vegfest
Featuring speakers, exhibitors, vendors, live music, delicious & healthy food, rescue animals, children’s activities, performances, a 5K and more!

 

Library Materials

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Acupressure 
Acupuncture
Alternative Medicine
Aromatherapy
Ayurveda
Chiropractic
Energy Healing
Holistic Medicine
Homeopathy
Meditation
Osteopathy
Qigong
Reflexology
Reiki
Tai Chi
Yoga

 

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