June 2014

Natural Standard: Database Training

Why do you need to attend Natural Standard database training?

Patients spend over $58 billion dollars annually on natural products and alternative modalities (e.g., chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga). Over 50% of patients take supplements. Over 37% of hospitals now offer alternative medicine services. Patient utilization of natural medicine is increasing regardless of whether or not healthcare providers recommend these therapies. By educating today and tomorrow's healthcare professionals we can reduce provider liability, effectively document patients use of alternative medicine, and improve overall health outcomes.

Natural Standard offers quick access to comprehensive, evidence-based, peer-reviewed information on foods, herbs, supplements and natural therapies. Monograph sections include interactions, adverse effects, allergies, efficacy, pregnancy/lactation data and mechanism of action. English, French & Spanish Patient Handouts are available.

Learn more about the widespread use of CAM and the growing need to educate professionals in this area here.

Natural Standard database training is for all disciplines: Physicians, librarians, pharmacists, nurses, oncologists, dieticians, physical therapists, educators, researchers, manufacturers, and students. To schedule a training webinar, please email



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The information in this brief report is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions. Copyright © 2024 NatMed. Commercial distribution or reproduction prohibited. NatMed is the leading provider of high-quality, evidence-based, clinically-relevant information on natural medicine, dietary supplements, herbs, vitamins, minerals, functional foods, diets, complementary practices, CAM modalities, exercises and medical conditions. Monograph sections include interactions with herbs, drugs, foods and labs, contraindications, depletions, dosing, toxicology, adverse effects, pregnancy and lactation data, synonyms, safety and effectiveness.