Researching Alternative Therapies for Stress Management

How to Find Research on Alternative Therapies for Stress Management

How to Find Research on Alternative Therapies for Stress Management

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Are you interested in learning more about current research in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for stress management, but aren’t sure where to start? Well, look no further, you’re in the right place.

Information is out there everywhere: on the web, in the library, and in everyday life. There is a lot of information, but when it comes to holistic health, the more current the information is the better. Why? Because, the more current the research the more likely the source is going to provide credible information (Nova Southeastern University). Thus, I’ve provided you with a list of where you can find the most current information on CAM therapies for stress management. Now, sit back, relax, and dive into these stress management sources with ease.

Resources for Researching Alternative Therapies for Stress Management

1. Stress Management – CAM on PubMed

CAM on PubMed is a subset of the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed database (CAM on PubMed), and it’s free! This subset is specific to CAM-related research only. For example, the link I have provided displays research articles on CAM therapies for stress management. What’s great about PubMed is that it has a variety of limiters. For instance, it has a free full-text limiter and a publication date limiter. In the example above, these limiters are located on the left-hand side of the screen. Overall, if you are looking for current research on CAM topics, I would encourage you to explore CAM on the PubMed database.

2. Google Scholar – CAM Therapies and Stress Management

Google Scholar, a subset of Google, is a search engine that indexes full text or citations of scholarly literature across all disciplines, and the best part about it is that it’s free! (About Google Scholar). Similar to CAM on PubMed, Google Scholar has limiters, such as a publication date limiter. If you follow the link above, you will see the most recent (2011-2017) research on “CAM Therapies AND Stress Management.”

3. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health – Stress

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) 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” (NCCIH).

NCCIH has a page dedicated to current holistic research and information on stress and relaxation techniques. There is general information for consumers, health professionals, and a “research spotlights” section, which is dedicated to the most current research on holistic health practices and stress. The website is occasionally updated, and the dated is always noted at the bottom of the page.

Interested in learning even more about CAM therapies? The American College of Healthcare Sciences offers an Associate of Applied Science in CAM, Graduate Certificate in CAM, and Master of Science in CAM. Click HERE to learn more about our programs.


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