Organizations: AHNA, ISSSEEM, AHHA


Holistic nursing is defined as all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal. (AHNA, 1998)

As the definitive voice for holistic nursing, the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) promotes the education of nurses, other health care professionals and the public in all aspects of holistic caring and healing. AHNA is a non-profit membership association serving more than 4,300 members and 160 local chapters/networks across the U.S. and abroad.

In December of 2006, due to the efforts of AHNA, holistic nursing was recognized as an “official nursing specialty” by the American Nurses Association with its own defined scope and standards of practice. 

AHNA serves as a bridge between conventional healthcare and complementary/alternative healing practices. As health care professionals, holistic nurses may integrate complementary and alternative modalities (CAM) into clinical practice to treat the whole person and view healing as a partnership between a person seeking treatment and his or her practitioner. For more information contact the AHNA National Office at 323 N. San Francisco St. Suite 201, Flagstaff, AZ : (800) 526-2752 or online at

The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM) is an interdisciplinary organization for the study of the basic sciences and medical and therapeutic applications of subtle energies.

ISSSEEM was organized IN 1989 for the purpose of improving human health and welfare through the advancement of education, practice, training and research in the emerging field of subtle energies and energy medicine by (a) increasing the knowledge of the membership about the fields of subtle energies and energy medicine via meetings, educational programs, publications and special interest groups; (b) improving applications of subtle energies and energy medicine through high standards of professional practice, peer review, ethics and education; (c) promoting independent exploration groups; and (d) disseminating information to the public about subtle energies and energy medicine.

ISSSEEM publishes both a peer reviewed research journal and a membership magazine, BRIDGES. In addition, ISSSEEM connects its community via a monthly online newsletter.

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The American Holistic Health Association (AHHA — that’s Ah Ha!) is a free and impartial information resource for wellness and healing.  The AHHA is endorsed by leading healthcare professionals worldwide. Their sole purpose is to offer holistic health resources — both alternative and traditional — in an impartial manner and help people become more active and confident in their health decisions.

The Free & Impartial Wellness Resource
Connecting You to the Power of Choice
PO Box 17400
Anaheim, CA 92817-7400 USA
Phone (714) 779-6152

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