“I find it well-researched and comprehensive.”

Rob Stibravy
History Division Assistant
Collection Development for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA

“I absolutely love your product. It's comprehensive, and includes information that other resources do not.”

Joan Colburn, MLIS, North Carolina

“This database has my highest recommendation.”

Jane D. Saxton
Director of Library Services
Bastyr University

“The best and most authoritative web site available on herbal medicines.”

The World Health Organization (WHO)

“It is truly a fabulous resource. I heard about it from a speaker from NCCAM who uses it all the time. If that isn't a testimonial, I don't know what is.”

Jane Lincoln, MSW
Healthmark Multimedia, LLC

“I am very happy with these services. Having up to date and scientifically accurate information at one's fingertips in this complex world of alternative medicine is a major lifesaver. Thank you very much for all you do and I hope that this database continues to be a reliable and convenient source of clinical insight.”

Evan McCarvill

 “I have been using your database for one day and certainly do not know all of the ins and outs yet, but it has proved very informative and extremely helpful in accessing different categories of information very quickly. I am really liking the way I can go from conditions, to nutraceuticals, to herbs, to PubMed with very few clicks of the mouse. My initial thought for subscribing was to streamline my time spent researching and cross-referencing. Just using your service this one day has shown me that the money spent was well spent. Looking forward to a very productive first year.”

Marvin "Skip" Smith, BSc DC
Nutritional Health Coach

“Your site is great. I plan to use the information in your site to support my own research when putting together talks and seminars.”

Catherine Gladwin NT BSc (Hons) MBANT
Nutrition Consultant & Trainer

“I checked out your new site and I really like it! It's easy to navigate - very clean design and professional. The testimonials and all the doctors on the Editorial Board give a lot of confidence and credibility.”

Kelly Phipps
Founder and CEO
KUMA Interactive, Inc.

“You and your organization have developed a most impressive product and service to professionals and the public. Congratulations. I look forward to drawing on your resources to further my own education and to help families more effectively.”

Bose Ravenel, MD
Cornerstone Pediatrics

“At last! An authoritative reference on the many nuances of Alternative Medicine. How to separate the good from the bad and the unknown. An extraordinary piece of work that will become the standard text in this area.”

Vincent T. DeVita Jr., MD
The Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Medicine
Yale Cancer Center, Yale School of Medicine
Former Director, National Cancer Institute

“A fabulous resource for clinicians who wish to practice in an informed and responsible manner when working with patients who use herbs and supplements. By expertly evaluating traditional uses in the light of up-to-date scientific evidence, both clinicians and their patients will benefit immensely from this guide.”

Karl Berger, ABT, LMT 
President, Integrative Medicine Alliance
Shiatsu Therapist

“The authors have conducted a systematic and careful review of the scientific literature, and provide clear summaries of what is known about the risks and benefits of herbs and supplements.”

Anthony L. Komaroff, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Health Publications

“This is part of our process to make our allopathic providers rise to a more consistent standard with regard to giving advice to patients who ask about herbal treatments or complementary practices. We found after investigation that advice or knowledge was widely scattered or variable among our staff. As the medical director, this sort of random variability is less than desirable, and we needed to employ a fix that could be easily used and was felt to be accurate. This site allows us to close this variability gap and assists providers who are not otherwise confident about their knowledge base about these issues to feel more supported. Patients may also get more timely information about items who, prior to this addition, were only using friends and family as resources, and who also displayed a wide variability of opinion that was often based on very limited evidence.”

“While we may not shift our focus strongly toward the delivery of complementary care, this allows our system to more appropriately provide advice to patients, and also serves to address the JCHAO requirement of collecting an accurate list of all medications being taken, and the list of potential interactions that could result.”

“For us, this allowed not only the ability to address patients information needs appropriately but also dealt with a regulatory standard from JCHAO.”

Steve Tierney, MD
Medical Director
Southcentral Foundations
Primary Care Medical Services Division

“I have been visiting your site for some time and I find the information to be extremely useful and unbiased. I do training and presentations regularly, using your materials with your permission.”

Edward Wong
Spa Professional

“…it certainly looks as if you are doing all the right things to create the gold standard by which other integrative medicine information resources will be judged. It is with great pleasure that I [support] your superb organization. Again, my congratulations and very best wishes for your continued success.” 

Elizabeth Adams Smith, EdD
Jerawyn Publishing Inc.

 “Your newsletter is well-written and informative. I always find things to pass onto others.”

Sari Lewis, OTR/L, RCST®

 “This is an impressive collection of evidence on herbal and non-herbal dietary supplements.”

Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, March 2005

 “Thank you for your website which is fantastic.”

Dr. Carey Nazzer

“This database is amazing. Congratulations.”

Felipe Prates da Silva
Bioprocess and Biotechnology Engineer
Researcher Student at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil