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Alternative Health Resources on the Web
A Research Guide of reliable sources gathered by an ACC librarian.
American College of Nurse-Midwives -- Become a Midwife
The practice of nurse-midwifery was established in the United States in the 1920s. Nurse-midwives are recognized for reducing infant and maternal mortality, premature births, and low birth-weight rates. They are primary care providers and 70% of women who receive care from nurse-midwives are considered vulnerable to poor health outcomes by virtue of age, socioeconomic status, education, ethnicity or location of residence.
Midwifery Education Accreditation Council
Midwives must have excellent training in order to be fully prepared to provide this care. In 1991, a group of U.S. midwifery experts formed a non-profit corporation called MEAC to evaluate and accredit midwifery education programs and schools. MEAC developed comprehensive national standards for education in out-of-hospital midwifery care.
American Chiropractic Association - Your Career in Chiropractic
A document that explains the philosophy behind chiropractic practice, job outlook, education, profiles of students and practitioners, and a list of accredited chiropractic schools.
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The NCCAOM is a non-profit organization established by the profession in 1982 to promote nationally recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Acupuncture licensure is now available in many states, including Texas.
American Massage Therapy Association
This page, Starting a Career in Massage Therapy: What You Need to Know, gives valuable information about training, certification, and practice.
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