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This list should be an orientation registering several usual and well-known CAM-therapies in Europe. It is actually not complete, and indeed, it never will be complete, because CAM is developing itself by practicing and researching. The term “Traditional Medicine” (see under T ) is politically used by the WHO for natural healing systems. All kinds of diagnosis are not accounted.

**Complementary and Alternative Medicine

CAM**- Mapping


  • Alexander technique
  • Anthroposophic Medicine
  • Anthroposophic Healing
  • Antihomotoxicologic Therapy/Dr.Reckeweg
  • Astrologic Medicine
  • Autogenous Training
  • Ayurveda (Traditional Indian Medicine)


  • Bach-Flowers-Therapy
  • Biochemical Therapy by Schüßler
  • Bioenergetic Work/Lowen
  • Bioresonancetherapy
  • Breathe Therapy
  • Brain-Gym


  • Chelation therapy
  • Chiropractice
  • Colon-Hydro-Therapy
  • Color-Acupuncture by Mandel
  • Colortherapy
  • Cranio-Sacral-Therapy


  • Didgeridoo-healing/Atarte-Therapy
  • Dietical therapies /Nutrition


  • Ear-Acupuncture/Nogier
  • Electroacupuncture/VOLL
  • Energetical photontherapy
  • Energy-medicine
  • Eye-Acupuncture/Boell


  • Fasting Cure
  • Feldenkraistherapy
  • F. X. Mayr-Cure /Dietical Treatment


  • Galvanotherapy
  • Gemstone Therapy


  • Herbalism
  • Hildegard-Medicine/ Hildegard v.Bingen
  • Homeopathy, classic
  • Homeopathic complextherapy
  • Humoural procedures/cupping,leaches,blood-letting etc.
  • Hydrotherapy /Priessnitz
  • Hyperthermie/medical fever therapy
  • Hypnosis for healing


  • Isopathy by Enderlein/Sanum


  • Kinesiology
  • KNEIPP-Therapy (the five pillars)






  • Laser-Acupuncture
  • Laughing-Yoga
  • Light+Lasertherapy
  • Lymphdrainage


  • Magnetic-Field-Therapy
  • Manual therapies (eg.massage)
  • Meditation
  • Microbiological Therapy
  • Mitochondrial therapy


  • Neuraltherapy/Hunecke
  • NPS-O- Paintherapy by Siener


  • Orgontherapy/Reich
  • Orthomolecular Medicine
  • Osteopathy
  • Oxygentherapy
  • Ozonetherapy


  • Painting Therapy
  • Physical medicine
  • Phytotherapy
  • Proprioceptive and biomechanical therapy


  • Qigong


  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Rolfing


  • Shamanism
  • Shiatsu
  • Shinrin Yoku
  • Siddhu
  • Spagyric Medicine
  • Spiritual Healing


  • Tai Chi
  • Traditional Medicine/TM
    • Ayurveda
    • Naturopathy
    • Traditional Chinese Medicine /TCM / TCM
    • Traditional Ocidential Medicine /TAM
    • Traditional Oriental Medicine
    • Traditional European Healing /TEH
    • Traditional European Medicine /TEM
    • Traditional European Natural Medicine /TEN
    • Traditional Japanese Medicine
    • Traditional Thai Medicine
    • Traditional Tibetan Medicine


  • Unani-Medicine


  • Yogatechniques


  • Zilgrei

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.


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.


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.

Pharmaceutical strategy for Europe

As a first step towards the adoption of a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe the Commission published on 2nd of July a roadmap, inviting interested citizens and stakeholders to share their views on the Strategy. Scheduled to be adopted before the end of the year, the overall objective of the Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe is to help ensure Europe's supply of safe and affordable medicines and support the European pharmaceutical industry to remain an innovator and world leader.

Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner in charge of Health & Food Safety, said:

“By the end of the year, I will present an ambitious Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe to ensure affordability, sustainability and security of supply. The coronavirus pandemic has showed us more than ever that we need to have a crisis-resistant system and the means to produce medicine within the EU to ensure timely access to essential medicines for our citizens and hospitals in all circumstances.”

Citizens, experts and stakeholders are invited to give, until 7 July 2020, their feedback to the roadmap through the Better Regulation Portal and consult the dedicated website for additional information and to follow updates. This roadmap will be followed by a public consultation.

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