EUROCAM’s letter to the Spanish Minister of Health

January 28, 2019

Dear Minister, Dra. María Luisa Carcedo Roces, EUROCAM has been notified about your proposal to introduce regulations on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Spain. We would like to bring to your attention information about CAM for you to consider in the context of these proposed regulations. This information includes the legal and regulatory status of…

Complementary and Alternative Medicines at stake in Spain

January 28, 2019

In Spain, the practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine is at stake. It started two months ago when 400 Spanish medical doctors and scientists signed an open letter calling for action against, as they call it, ‘pseudo-science’. This initiative was in response to two patients who chose to treat their cancer with CAM and deceased…

British Members of Parliament recommend complementary, traditional and natural medicine to help overstretched NHS

December 15, 2018

A new report, by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare (PGIH), urges the NHS to embrace complementary, traditional and natural medicine to ease the mounting burden on service provision. The report, “Integrated Healthcare: Putting the Pieces Together”, recommends a whole person approach to health delivery focusing on prevention and tackling the root cause of…

Information about exporting natural ingredients for health products to Europe

December 3, 2018

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs published information about exporting natural ingredients for health products to Europe. Europe is an interesting market for exporters of natural ingredients for medicinal products.  Information that can help get these kinds of natural ingredients on the European market can be found op website of the Dutch Ministery, You can read it here.

Opportunities on the European market for natural ingredients for health products

December 3, 2018

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs published information about trends offering opportunities on the European market for natural ingredients for health products. The health trend and societal changes are leading to a growing demand for natural ingredients for health products. Use of alternative medicine and in particular food supplements continues to increase in Europe. Read more here…

Harvard Medical School consider refraiming mission

November 9, 2018

Harvard Medical School (HMS) in the USA has recently announced to its faculty that it is “reassessing” the School’s mission statement. They consider reframing their mission from the sickness model to health. Whereas the current HMS mission statement lands wholly on a disease focus, HMS asks recipients to provide input on the following proposed new…

European Antibiotic Awareness Day on November 18

November 9, 2018

Keeping antibiotics effective, is everyone’s responsibility. European Center for Disease, Prevention and Control (ECDC) is asking health organisations, governmental institutes and professionals to participate in the European Antibiotics Awareness Day event. That day the focus will be on #KeepAntibioticsWorking. On November 15, 2018 there will be also a live tweeting event in Brussels. EUROCAM will…

November 15, Symposium Dakomed on topic AMR

November 9, 2018

Within the framework of the European Antibiotic Awareness Week, Dakomed, the Swiss umbrella organisation for complementary medicine organises a public evening event on November 15 in Bern, where the possibilities of CAM to avoid antibiotic resistance will be presented. Dakomed will claim for more research, national fundings and being reconsidered in official guidelines. The symposium will be…

Anthroposophic treatment in Swiss children’ hospital

November 9, 2018

September 28, Anthroposophic treatments in Swiss children’s hospital improved care without increasing cost Integrating anthroposophic treatments into conventional care for hospitalised children can improve results from the perspective of both parents and clinicians without adding to costs, according an implementation report involving children suffering from respiratory illnesses in Fribourg Hospital, Switzerland. read more…