Resources

Resources

Sexual Abuse/Assault


If you have been a recent victim of a sexual assault, in Charlottesville, and you want to report the crime to the police. You need to go to the University of Virginia Medical Center Emergency Department. DO NOT change your clothes or shower before you go. If it is already past that time, you can still report the crime to the police, but the lack of physical evidence makes prosecution more challenging—but not impossible.

Sexual Assault Resource Agency
www.sexualassaultresources.org

Shelter for Help in Emergency
Provides short term safe housing for women and their children fleeing an abusive partner. Very informative and helpful website.
www.shelterforhelpinemergency.org

Local Practitioners


Acupuncture
Kyung Lee L. AC.
Anne Smucker L. AC
Xiong Chang L.AC
Sallie Smithwick L. AC.
Michael Jabolee L.AC.
Bodywork

Heidi Berthoud Massage Therapist
Sandra Cushman-Alexander teacher
Garnet Mellon–Alexander teacher

Nutrition

Susan Del Gobbo

Websites That May Be of Interest


Integrative Medicine

Dr. Andre Weil.
A leader in Integrative health with an informative website

The Linus Pauling Institute
lpi.oregonstate.edu
An excellent site from Oregon State University

Herbal resources. American Herbalist Guild,The Medicine Woman’s Roots, Botanical.com, Herb Pharm,

Our local herb shop:The Elderberry

Medicinal Mushroom resources: Mushroom Harvest, Hawks Meadow Farm

National Institutes of Health: The Office of Dietary Supplements supports research and disseminates research results in the area of dietary supplements.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). NCCAM, as part of the NIH, maintains a free website that provides health information, research, clinical trials, training opportunities and information about complementary and alternative therapies. You can subscribe on-line for a free “CAM at the NIH” quarterly newsletter.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
Frequently updated scientifically based information on natural medicines.

Mental Health Recovery
The Icarus Project
Beyond Meds

Enviroment/Food Issues

Natural Resources Defense Council

Environmental Working Group

A wealth of important information from Michael Pollan

Women’s Health

Local sliding scale mental healthcare for women:The Woman’s Initiative

Extensive educational site focused on young women’s health:Center for Young Women’s Health

Informational and product based site focusing on issues related to sex in midlife and after breast cancer:Middlesex MD

Dr. Susan Love: Breast cancer and menopause issues