Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine, publishes a print magazine about alternative medicine. It is written by researchers, health practitioners and patients. As a forum for the entire alternative medicine community, we present scientific information (pro and con) on a wide variety of alternative medicine topics.

First published in March of 1983, by Jonathan Collin, MD, the Townsend Letter is a valuable tool for keeping abreast of what is going on in the world of alternative medicine.  We don't publish the same information that you will find elsewhere, as a general rule; we seek to be ahead of the curve, which often means publishing information that is not 'popular'.  But, Dr. Collin, who remains the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, decided long ago that popularity was not the goal.  You can check our early archives, though, or the original Townsend Letter website, and see that we were reporting on things years before they became commonly accepted.  We support ourselves, and have nobody holding a wallet to control what we are allowed to publish.  Does everything we publish pan out, and prove to be 'something'?  No, but if we had that much ability to tell the future, we'd not need to ask for contributions, because we'd already have all the money we wanted...

We are an independent publication, and the downfall to being independent is that we don't already have all the money we need to keep doing what we do.  Good writers and valuable articles cost money, as do computers, printers, and taxes, etc...  You know how it goes.  So, if you have an inclination, we would appreciate your financial support.