PRACTICE

CAM Practitioners

Who can treat whom and how? Monopolies are constantly being set up, which decide whether the profession is legal or illegal. The implementation of the precautionary principle at the beginning of the 21st century demands every practitioner abide by accurate documentation.

EDUCATION

Lifelong Learning

State-regulation or not — this is resounding question across Europe. Quality assurance, safety, effectiveness and efficiency should be guaranteed by training. So far, only health insurance companies and universities have defined what this actually means, but not professional and professional societies.

EUROPEAN UNION

EU, WHO and UN

In general, the EU actually has no powers in the health field, but it does set up health programs. The EU, WHO, and UN proposals apply to the individual nation states and can be implemented voluntarily.

REPORTS

Events and Reports

Health policy takes place on five levels: local, regional, national, continental, and global. Each of these levels offers information and networks that are worth reporting on. Our reports are authentic, direct, and directly related to natural medicine/CAM.

REMEDIES

Medicines and Products, EMA

Many small and family based manufacturers and/or companies produce organic and biological medicines. It is not easy for these manufacturers or companies because they have to follow the same rules and regulations set up for the multi-billion dollar “big pharma” industry.

NUTRITION

Food and Supplements, EFSA

Food should be your remedy! Dietary supplements are part of food law and, if approved by the authorities, can use health-related statements. Because the approval is easier and cheaper, many manufacturers take this route. The EU-agency EFSA also works related to pesticides and bee-products.

METHODS

List of Methods and Treatments

Each method has its own methodology, its own approach, strengths and weaknesses. An important characteristic is the attention to stimulus and stimulus response.

CAM

Understanding „CAM“

The terminology Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has superseded what was previously referred to as, “non-conventional medicine.” CAM includes all terms from traditional or natural medicine or naturopathy and also includes homeopathy.

RESEARCH

Studies and Databases

Presently there are many studies on the positive use of CAM! Here you will find individual studies and also references to extensive databases. The CAM community and ANME through its work continually engages in developing a fitting and realistic design for CAM-studies.

HEALTH

Health in all Policies

Health topics are included in the United Nations’ seventeen sustainable development goals (SDGs). However, the political institutions have yet to prove whether a purely disease-related vantage point-pathogenesis can be replaced by a health-promoting vantage point-salutogenesis.

PATIENTS

Prevention and Patient`s Rights

Health literacy and self-improvement is the foundation of prevention; inclusive in this is all activities to strengthen the immune system. However, natural prevention is more than hygiene and infection control, or imaging techniques. CAM methods offer a full-range and wide-breadth of preventive measures and practices.

HERITAGE

UNESCO- Cultural Heritage

Acupuncture and moxibustion have been recognized worldwide as an intangible cultural heritage by UNSECO in Paris. In Germany, the Kneipp procedures have received this classification from the national branch of UNESCO. Currently ANME has sent in our application to the international UNESCO-Advisory Board.

VISION

Vision, Mission and Principles

We are committed to the research, development, protection, and maintenance of medicines and CAM methods that are both health forward and environmentally friendly. Our focus is on people, animals and plants.

SUPPORTER

Members and Partner

Finding a common denominator is becoming increasingly difficult. It is all the more important to have a dialogue and a European association for all those involved. We recognize a political connection to the interests of our members at an early stage and pass this information on immediately.

ANME

About us

Since 2001 we are active in raising consciousness and promoting education and health-literacy. The membership assembly is our most important body. We work on a honorable basis. In addition to social media, our website and the quarterly members’ letter are our main information tool.

INTO ACTION

Symposia and Advancement-Award

We organize national and European events on current topics and also participate in parliamentary initiatives, petitions, and actions. Our Advancement-award honors commendable CAM-projects and/or individuals working on behalf of and for CAM.