Complementary Medicine Resources

Following is a range of websites that provide information related to complementary medicine information – including research, regulation and peak bodies of complementary medicine modalities.

These links have been provided as a public service only and NICM does not endorse any content that is shown on third party sites.

  • International websites - This table provides links to key international complementary medicine information sites around the world. These organisations aim to share best practice and optimise resources in order to improve online CM information services to health care providers and consumers.
  • MedlinePlus: Drugs, Supplements and Herbal Information (opens in a new window) - This site has been identified as a Tier 1 information source by the National Prescribing Service in their recent review of information resources for complementary medicines.
  • Australian websites - These include General Information and Industry
  • International Agreements

Freely accessible Chinese herb databases

TCM Basics - Wyith Institute of Technology (opens in a new window)
TCM Materia Medica

The Traditional Chinese Medicine Database System (opens in a new window) has been set up by the Institute of Information on Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Science since 1984. Currently, the system consists of over 40 categories of Chinese Medicine Databases, possessing 1,100,000 items of Data, including the Traditional Chinese Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval Database, Clinical Medicine Database, Traditional Chinese Drug Database, Database of Chinese Medical Formula, Traditional Chinese Medicine Enterprises and Productions Database, State Standards Database, etc. It also has two English databases, Traditional Chinese Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System (TCMLARS) (English) and Traditional Chinese Drug Database (TCDBASE) (English).