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Academy of Oriental Medicine

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

American Association of Oriental Medicine
The oldest national organization representing the individual practitioner of Oriental Medicine, pledging to honor and support the integrity of Oriental Medicine by advocating excellence in professional standards. They protect the philosophy, science and art of Oriental Medicine along with the empowerment of members to insure the survival and advancement of Oriental Medicine legislatively and via public relations in the U.S.A.

American College of Healthcare Sciences

American Herbalists Guild
Professional organization for herbalists that offers membership and certification to trained herbalists.

American Institute of Vedic Studies

American Nutraceutical Association

Develops and provides educational materials and continuing education programs for the healthcare professionals and consumers on nutraceutical technology and science.

Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists
Professional association serving as a source for natural medicine information for pharmacists and health professionals

Ayurvedic Institute

Bastyr University
Bastyr University is a nonprofit, private university offering graduate and undergraduate degrees, with a multidisciplinary curriculum in science-based natural medicine. Recognized globally for its rigorous curriculum and strong research, the University has a primary campus in Kenmore, Washington, and a second campus in San Diego, California

Benson-Harry Institue for Mind Body Medicine
The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (BHI) at Massachusetts General Hospital is dedicated to research, teaching and clinical application of Mind Body Medicine and its integration into all areas of health.

California College of Ayurveda
The ayurvedic school offers a comprehensive curriculum, with four levels of programs leading to certification as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (C.A.S.)

California Institute for Healing Arts & Sciences

California School of Herbal Studies

California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Centre for International Ethnomedical Education and Research (Ethnobotanical Resource Guide)
Non-profit education and research organization educates public concerning use of plants for healing by traditional cultures; promotes the safe and effective use of medicinal plants.

Chicago College of Healing Arts

Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism
The Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, Inc., offers certificate programs in Fundamentals of Medical Herbalism, Advanced Herbalism, Clinical Herbalism, Nutrition, and Flower Essences. We teach western herbalism and integrated nutrition in the Vitalist tradition. CSCH also operates the Evergreen Center, a sliding-scale holistic center for Vitalist health education in Boulder, Colorado.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program at Stanford

Council on Naturopathic Medical Education
Council ensures quality of naturopathic medical education through voluntary accreditation of four-year, graduate-level programs that lead to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D. or N.M.P.) degree.

Dominion Herbal School

Dr. Andrew Weil's Program in Integrative Medicine

East West Herb Course

Heart of Herbs Herbal School

Founded in 1998 we serve and mentor students to reach their potential as effective herbalists with an education grounded in tradition and science.

Herbal Educational Services
Extensive library of recordings and lecture notes from conferences on herbal medicine since 1993.

National Ayurvedic Medical Association
A national representative membership organization that establishes and maintains standards of education, ethics, professional competency, and licensing within the Ayurvedic profession.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Conducts and supports basic and applied research and training; disseminates information on complementary and alternative medicine to practitioners and the public

National University of Naturopathic Medicine
Established in 1956, National University of Natural Medicine is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical university in North America and a leader in natural medicine education and evidence-based research. 

Northeast School of Botanical Medicine

Northwest School for Botanical Studies
The website includes NWSBS program descriptions, a log of medicinal herb photos, articles, recipes, links, and more.

Ohlone Herbal Center
The Ohlone Herbal Center is a 501 (3) c non-profit. We are passionately engaged in transforming our world with the use and knowledge of plant based medicines, since 1993. Our mission is to keep the Western herbal medicinal knowledge of our ancestors alive.

Pacific College of Health and Science
Pacific College of Health and Science was founded in 1986 to provide Oriental medical and Asian bodywork therapy education to students from around the world.

Pacific Rim College
Pacific Rim College is a government (PCTIA) accredited academic institution of complementary and integrative medicine located on Vancouver Island in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. The college was founded to provide world-class education, modern research opportunities and premier clinical services in a variety of medical modalities including Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Western Herbal Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Yogatherapy and Integrative Health.

Rosenthal Center
The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center was created to facilitate and conduct rigorous scientific investigation to evaluate the effectiveness, safety, and mechanisms of action of alternative and complementary practices.

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine
The SWSBM continues to offer distance learning programs that represent Michael Moore's herbal wisdom and the unique knowledge he accumulated during three decades of teaching and a lifetime of studying medicinal plants. These programs, which include an extensive library of Michael in the classroom setting, are available in an easy to access, online video format. 

The New York Institute of Economic Botany

University of Bridgeport (Naturopathic College Program)

University of California at Berkeley

Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism
VCIH is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing healthcare resources grounded in Nature. Our work brings clinical herbalism to community practice through the weaving of science, spirit and grassroots activism. We provide one of the nation’s most extensive clinical training opportunities in herbal medicine, rooted in deep connection with the plants and place.