Complementary and Alternative Medicine

CAM - for sustainable patient centred healthcare

EUROCAM Uniting European organisations in the sector of Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine

EUROCAM is a European platform for organisations representing patients, medical doctors, veterinarians and practitioners in the sector of Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

EUROCAM aims to promote the contribution of Complementary and Alternative Medicine to better health in Europe. EUROCAM is an independent non-profit and non-governmental European umbrella organisation. 

EUROCAM foundation

EUROCAM represents acupuncture, Ayurveda, anthroposophic medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine, naturopathic or traditional European medicine, osteopathy, reiki therapy and traditional Chinese medicine.

The practice of CAM modalities based on clinical expertise has been collected in their existence and the best available clinical evidence from scientific research built over the last few decades.


The objective of EUROCAM is to promote and facilitate CAM’s role in enhancing and maintaining citizens' health, highlighting health promotion and CAM’s contribution to preventative healthcare. 

EUROCAM focuses on CAM’s place in EU public health policy and programmes.

EUROCAM emphasises the accessibility and affordability of CAM.

EUROCAM advocates for CAM with EU policymakers.

Latest News

Online event of the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health

Tuesday 12 October 2021 | 16.00 - 18.00 CET, the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health will hold an event with leading experts in the field of Integrative Medicine and Health in Pain Management. A unique opportunity to participate in an event where expert speakers share their knowledge and insights. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates on this event and follow us on social media.

Position paper  on Healthy Ageing

26 April 2021 | EUROCAM released its revised position paper on Healthy Ageing: Complementary and Integrative Medicine: The greenest approach for health and wellbeing of ageing citizens of Europe. 

Day of Integrative Methods

April 15, 2021, |online – “A holistic approach is required!” Mag. Kurt Frühwirth, veterinarian and President of the Austrian Chamber of Veterinarians (ÖTK), opened this event, all about integrative medical methods. The event took place for the second time – after a pandemic-related break – on April 15, 2021, but this time as a webinar. The interest was great, and more than 160 interested people attended to listen to the top-class speakers. Integrative Medicine is indispensable in farm animal practice.

Takeaways from the Event Integrative Oncology - the holistic approach to cancer care

18 March 2021 | On 17 March, the European Parliament’s Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health organised the event: Integrative Oncology – the holistic approach to cancer care. Excellent key speakers gave their insights and highly qualified information about the concept of Integrative cancer care, holistic treatments such as mind-body techniques, acupuncture, herbs and dietary supplements, and the collaboration between hospitals, universities and government. After the presentations, Commission’s Deputy Director-General for Health, Dr Paolo Guglielmetti, pointed out that Integrative Oncology can find its place in the Beating Cancer Plan and knowledge of the experts in this field is welcomed. MEPs Michèle Rivasi (Greens/EFA) and Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP) emphasised that input from the experts is essential in their discussions about the EU4Health programme and the Beating Cancer Plan.

Register for the online event 'Integrative Oncology - the holistic approach to cancer care.' 

17 March 2021 | 16.00 - 18.00 hrs CET

The MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health is delighted to invite you to the online event ‘Integrative Oncology - the holistic approach to cancer care. A unique opportunity to hear expert speakers on Integrative Oncology - the holistic approach to cancer care.  Patients with cancer often use Complementary Medicine methods such as acupuncture, meditation, herbs, and dietary supplements in addition to their conventional cancer treatment. A systematic review shows that Europe's use in Europe is around 40% and varies across different European countries. Patients seek to optimise the therapeutic benefits of conventional treatment, minimise cancer symptoms or adverse effects from treatment, and enhance general well-being.  Registration deadline 14 March 2021; more information about the event, key speakers and, members of the MEP Interest Group on our event page.

Launch of the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine & Health

8 December 2020 |The Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health brings together MEPs to promote Integrative Medicine and Health in all European Parliament public health policy.

Integrative Medicine and Health combines conventional biomedicine and complementary medicine, focuses on the whole person and considers individuals in their physical, psychological, spiritual, social, and environmental context. This inclusive approach meets the demand of EU citizens for a holistic, patient-centred approach in medicine.

EUROCAM non-state actor WHO Europe

15 September 2020 | EUROCAM has been officially accredited as a non-state actor by the WHO Regional Committee for Europe.
This position creates more opportunities to promote CAM and Integrative Medicine & Health’s role in enhancing and maintaining citizens' health, thus contributing to more sustainable healthcare systems in the EU.

EU4Health Programme

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has become a severe public health emergency with implications for citizens, societies, and economics, the European Commission released the ambitious proposal for a health programme for the 2021-2027 period. EUROCAM's key points on the EU4Health programme

WHO European Programme of Work

The WHO Region Office for Europe has recently published its European Programme of Work 2020-2025. United action for better health in Europe focuses on the recovery, resilience, and robustness of public health and health systems in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The WHO Regional Office for Europe outlines, in this Europe Programme of Work, its ideas on how to support European countries and better fulfil citizens’ expectations about health. EUROCAM’s comments and proposals for the amendments.

Resolution on the EU's public health strategy post-COVID-19

On 10 July, the European Parliament, which has consistently promoted the establishment of a coherent EU public health policy, adopted, with an overwhelming majority, a resolution on the EU’s public health strategy post-COVID-19. The Parliament’s handling of the EU4Health Programme is still ongoing.

Our mission is to promote and facilitate CAM/IM’s role in maintaining citizens' health and promote CAM and Integrative Medicine in EU public health policy