CAM-METHODS

Variety of Treatments

Today there are over eighty different complementary methods and alternative treatments. This also includes independent healing systems from different cultures and traditions. A common basis and unifying link throughout is holistic thinking.

PLANET HEALTH

For a Free and Healthy Europe

While the foundation for European legislation is under the control of the national states, together our states work to promote the free choice of therapy, choice of practitioner, and the option for self-care and self-help/improvement in both the public and private market.

ORGANIZATION

Who We Are and What We Do

As a European umbrella organization, ANME works on behalf of the common interests of citizens, patients, therapists, and manufacturers in the field of remedies and natural healing methods. We build capacity and raise awareness about the scope and versatility of and for natural medicine.

World Health Organization WHO establishes global center for Traditional Medicine with financial support from India

As part of the "WHO Strategy* on Traditional Medicine 2014 to 2023," the Indian government reached an agreement with WHO on March 25. This global knowledge center for traditional medicine, supported by the Indian government with an investment of $250 million, will harness the potential of traditional medicine around the world through modern science and technology to improve the health of people and the planet.

The term traditional medicine describes the body of knowledge, skills and practices that indigenous and other cultures have used throughout time to maintain health and prevent diagnose and treat physical and mental illness. It includes ancient practices such as acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine and herbal mixtures, as well as modern medicines.

The new center focuses on four main strategic areas: Evidence and Learning, Data and Analysis, Sustainability and Equity, and Innovation and Technology to optimize the contribution of traditional medicine to global health and sustainable development.

*Link: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789241506096

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