Monday, April 11, 2011

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Resources

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Resources
by Dr. Nina La, D.C., L.Ac.
Adjunct Professor, Kaplan University School of Health Sciences
Allied medical staff, Tri-City Regional Medical Center


Since I had a lot of feedbacks from the students regarding the interests in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), I would like to share some resources with our students being a CAM practitioner, as many of our faculty in the Health and Wellness department are.  As I know that many of our readers are Kaplan students who are interested in finding a career in the alternative field, I highly encourage that you contact any of us for more information on the alternative path to medicine.  Here are a few resources regarding the scope of practices in different states for each profession.  Please let me know if I have let any CAM professions out, or if you would like to share your scope of practice from another country other than the United States.  Also, please let me know if any of this information is incorrectly represented.

Chiropractic: State Statutes Governing Chiropractic from the International Chiropractic Association:

Acupuncture: State Laws (Did you know that there is no practice act for acupuncture in Alabama, except if you are a medical doctor, osteopath, chiropractor or physician’s assistant? I didn’t know that until now either!):

Naturopathy: General information from the Naturopathic Doctor Licensure from the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC):

Ayurveda: Licensing and regulation from the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA):

Good luck in your endeavors, and please let me know if you have more information regarding any of the growing field of alternative medicine! =)

Dr. Nina La is an adjunct professor at Kaplan University. She is also allied medical staff specialized in acupuncture at Tri-City Regional Medical Center (Hospital), a chiropractic physician, and an herbalist.  You can contact her at, or visit her website at


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Nice guideline about those medicines. I am much impressed with your article. Thanks for provide such information.

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