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Report from the SALUS Network event in the EU Parliament in Brussels

The international conference "Promoting health and sustainability: the natural way out of the permanent state of emergency" was held on 28 and 29 September at the European Parliament in Brussels. Thanks to the MEPs Rosa D'Amato and Manuela Ripa and the Greens / Efa group, it was possible to bring the theme of health promotion linked to environmental sustainability to an institutional place.

Report of the two-day symposium in Unken near Salzburg, September 9 + 10, 2022.

In cooperation with the Austrian associations TEH and TEM, ANME accompanied a very intensive and successful two-day event in theory and practice.

At the Campus Oberrain in Unken, about 60 people from all health professions, as well as interested lay people, exchanged views on the topic of "Traditional European Medicine and Healing". One focus was on the difficult situation for a health profession with permission to diagnose alongside that of the physician. In contrast to Switzerland and Germany, only a medical doctor is currently allowed to do this in Austria. However, the current development in the health sector shows that, in addition to scientific and business-oriented guideline medicine, a separate field for traditional medicine and healing has emerged, which is enjoying an ever-increasing demand. Actually, it should be a matter of course to establish an umbrella profession for this field in Austria as well.

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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Laudation by Nora Laubstein, ANME-President

Dr. Anton "Ton" Nicolai, born in Amsterdam in 1942, began his medical practice as a family doctor in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. There he worked extensively with various complementary and alternative medical procedures, such as Acupuncture, Homeopathy, manual therapy and classical Naturopathy.

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In October 2021, BKTD issued a contribution to the “EU-Conference on the Future of Europe” on the future of CAM therapists in animal health care. You can support it by liking and sharing this declaration on the Conference's website:

https://futureu.europa.eu/

The text is as follows:

Preservation and promotion of complementary and alternative medicine for animals in the EU

Complementary and alternative medicine for animals contributes to

  • ensuring animal health, thus making it a valuable addition to veterinary care
  • the prevention of animal diseases
  • the prevention of AMR (antimicrobial resistances)
  • the protection of the environment.

Professions practicing CAM must be given legal frameworks that allow them to practice freely within the EU.

The member states of the EU should therefore

  • value and recognize animal health practitioners as an independent profession,
  • guarantee freedom of therapy to animal health practitioners,
  • preserve the availability of human medicines that have proven harmless to humans, animals and the environment (in particular homeopathic and herbal remedies) as well as their use to animal health practitioners,
  • preserve CAM treatments (in particular leeches, TEN, TCM, neural therapy) and promote them as contributing to animal health,
  • recognize animal health practitioners as a (state-recognized) profession that requires training,
  • allow animal owners to choose between CAM and conventional medicine in accordance with animal welfare laws,
  • fully involve animal health practitioners as stakeholders in public deliberation processes regarding animal health and pharmacovigilance,
  • maintain and promote the quality of remedies intended for use in animals, e. g. by defining manufacturing standards and keeping homeopathic remedies compulsory in pharmacies.

Translation: Max Helmich

Berufsverband klassischer Tierhomöopathen Deutschlands e.V., engl. Professional Association of Homeopathic Practitioners for Animals in Germany, https://www.bktd.com

Pan-European explorative study of the knowledge about and usage of terms for diverse offers and services on the health market 2020/2021

Summary by Susanne Löhner-Jokisch – Renate Köchling-Dietrich

Available now in every bookshop under the ISBN number 978-375-434-5191 as a book on demand in a handy paperback edition for 17.99 euros.

There is no unity to these terms. The diversity of contents, concepts and methods cannot be subsumed under one common term derived from scientific discourse or public health policy, even though there is a pronounced desire for common ground, basis and acceptance. There is a need for urgent action of all parties involved.

In political discourse, use of the term „CAM“, proposed by the ANME e.V. – the Association for Natural Medicine in Europe – has become less and less common during the past years. Today the terms „CM“ (Complementary Medicine), „IM“ (Integrative Medicine“) as well as „T&CM“ (the latter, Traditional and Complementary Medicine, following the terms used by the World Health Organization) are more commonly used. This change in parlance has prompted the idea of conducting a survey that aims to help sort out which terms are actually being used by our members and other practitioners and service providers as well as the stance ANME e.V. is to take and advocate for in future European politics.

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Medical spas in Europe were the first to offer corona recovery concepts and the current situation have given top priority to balneology and SPA medicine

by Csilla Mezos, ESPA-European Spas Association

At ITB Now, the world's leading tourism trade fair during Medical Tourism Convention, the European Spas Association gave insights into the adapted strategy in European medical spas and climatic health resorts with the initiatives of corona recovery concepts. ESPA is confident that these efforts will benefit many patients affected by Covid19.

Secretary General started the presentation with the key words post-corona rehabilitation, lifestyle changes, prevention and balancing of the immune system, healthy lifestyle in Europe's health resorts and spas.

Report by Maike Julia Metzen

In October 2003, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in its 32nd General Assembly, adopted the Convention on Cultural Heritage, including Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). The latter includes traditional practices, traditional craftsmanship, as well as knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe. The convention entered into force in 2006 and provides the possibility for organizations to register their practice or tradition should it fulfill the following criteria:

  • practice is being actively transferred; passed on from human to human
  • dynamic cultural heritage, includes a clear outlook for further development in the future
  • fostering a feeling of belonging and includes civil society