The effectiveness of Anthroposophic Arts Therapy for anxiety in adult women

June 13, 2019

A randomised controlled trial led by Annemarie Abbing, together with Dr Erik W. Baars, Leo de Sonnelville, Anne Ponstein and Hanna Swaab concerning “The  Effectiveness of Anthroposphic Art Therapy for anxiety in Adult women” has been published in the esteemed Psychology Journal: Frontiers in Psychology. Link to the article.    

Homeopathy and intellectual honesty, a commentary

May 13, 2019

In view of the lack of plausibility regarding the principles of homeopathy, it has become fashionable to deny its therapeutic efficacy, although the evidence published on this subject suggests that it is effective. Nevertheless, scientific misinformation is being launched as an expression of ignorance or deliberate propaganda against homeopathy. The publication  “Homeopathy and Intellectual Honesty.…

Establishment of chairs for Integrative Medicine in Germany

May 10, 2019

The CSU parliamentary group has taken the initiative to establish at the Bavarian universities a chair for Integrative Medicine/Naturopathy in order to further strengthen research in this field. The CSU Group would also like to work to increase research funding in this area. With this initiative, the politicians are reacting to the growing interest of…

World Integrative Medicine Forum 2019, update

March 21, 2019

24 & 25 January 2019, the Indian government sponsored the Wimforum meeting for the second time. The mission of the World Integrative medicine Forum is to further develop evidence-based Traditional and Integrated Systems of Medicine by promoting public-private co-operation. The theme this year was the regulation of homeopathic medicines. The regulation of homeopathic medicinal products…

Today, 4 February World Cancer Day

February 4, 2019

Today, on World Cancer Day is the launch of the 3-year Campaign on the theme ‘I am and I will’. It is all about your story and your commitment. More than 1.75 million people die from cancer in Europe every year, i.e. a quarter of all deaths. Cancer cost the EU €126 billion in 2009,…

Integrative veterinary medicine: A discipline to be taken seriously

January 29, 2019

The Austrian Chamber of Veterinarians is committed to integrative and complementary veterinary medicine. With a statement, the Chamber creates awareness among public and colleagues. In order to anchor integrative medicine more firmly in the hands of veterinarians, better framework conditions are needed. The published list of requirements shows which support measures must be taken –…

Advancing global collaboration on the regulation of homeopathic medicinal products

January 29, 2019

The second World Integrated Medicine Forum on the regulation of homoeopathic medicinal products was held in Goa, India 23-25 January; the theme this time was ‘Advancing Global Collaboration.’ The event was organised by the by Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH), with the support of the Indian Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy,…

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…