Garlic to Ginseng
Challenging Alternative Medicine Queries
@ Your Library
Sally M. Patrick, M.L.S. Project Director
Utah Consumer Health Information Initiative
Alice Weber, M.L.S., RN
Acquisitions Librarian
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah
Utah Library Association Annual Conference May 6, 2004
Goals for Today
• Introductions & overview of Eccles
Library services & resources
• Brief history of Complementary &
Alternative Medicine (CAM)
• Realize the need to promote an
evidence based approach to educating
consumers about CAM
• Provide exposure to Evidence-based
resources in CAM
History
• Ayurveda – 1500 BC to AD 500
• Acupuncture – 5,000 years old
• Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) –
2,000 years old
• Homeopathy – 1790s
• Allopathic Medicine
History in the U.S.
• 1991- $2 million to NIH
• 1993 – Office of Alternative Medicine
(OAM)
• 1998 – NCCAM established
• 2001 – CAM on PubMed
• 2002 – NCCAM’s first Clinical Trial
The Reference Interview…
Things to Consider
• Provide complete and authoritative health
information not medical advice or
interpretations
– When in doubt, always refer back to practitioner
• Teach critical evaluation of Internet resources
• Anxiety – be sensitive and respect privacy
Evaluating Consumer Health
Information Resources
MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
– Consider the source
– Focus on quality
– Be a cyber-skeptic
– Look for the evidence
– Check for currency
– Beware of bias
– Protect your privacy
– Consult with a health professional
From MedlinePlus page on Evaluating Health Information
CAM Definitions
• Complementary
• Used together with conventional medicine.
• Alternative
• Used in place of conventional medicine.
• Integrative Medicine
– Combines mainstream medical therapies and
CAM therapies for which there is some highquality scientific evidence of safety and
effectiveness.
CAM Categories
• Alternative Medical Systems
• Mind-Body Interventions
• Biologically Based Therapies
• Manipulative and Body-based Methods
• Energy Therapies
– Biofield Therapies
– Bioelectromagnetic-based Therapies
Online Resources just for starters…
• Eccles Health Sciences Library
http://medlib.med.utah.edu/
– Librarians’ Index to the Internet
• Utah Public Pioneer http://pioneer.utah.gov/
– Utah Consumer Health Information
Network
http://uchin.med.utah.edu/
Online Resources just for starters…
• MedlinePlus- http://medlineplus.gov/
• National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicinehttp://nccam.nih.gov/
• Hawaii Health Portalhttp://hawaiihealthportal.org
In Summary…
• CAM is a legitimate part of evidence-based
medicine and therefore important to provide
to patrons if high quality
• Use MedlinePlus & NCCAM links for quality
information
• Be aware more and more CAM is being
focused on by patrons
• Consumer Health: An Evidence Based
Approach to CAM-NN/LM MCR course
http://nnlm.gov/mcr/consumer_health/cam/
Bibliography
• Eccles Health Sciences Library
http://medlib.med.utah.edu/
– Librarians’ Index to the Internet www.lii.org
• Utah Public Pioneer - http://pioneer.utah.gov/
• Utah Consumer Health Information NetworkUCHIN-(look for on Public Pioneer) -
http://uchin.med.utah.edu/
Bibliography
• MedlinePlus- http://medlineplus.gov/
• National Center for Complementary and Alternative
Medicine -http://nccam.nih.gov/
• Hawaii Health Portal -http://hawaiihealthportal.org
• Evaluation of Health Information:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/evaluatinghealthi
nformation.html
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/webresources/
Bibliography
for History of CAM
• (All sites accessed 3/19/04)
• Traditional Chinese Medicine
http://www.tcminternational.com/traditio
nalchinesemedicine.htm
http://www.nmns.edu.tw/New/Introductio
n/nmns/e/6-1.htm
• Homeopathy
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/f
ull/319/7217/1115
Bibliography
for History of CAM
• (All sites accessed 3/19/04)
• Acupuncture
http://www.americanacupuncture.com/history.
htm
• Ayurveda
http://enotalone.com/article/2289.html
• Unconventional Medicine
http://www.corsello.com/politics/WarAgainstM
edicine.pdf
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