freie Wahl der Heilmittel
wissenschaftlich anerkannte Beurteilungmöglichkeit der Naturheilkunde
Thematic focus Cultural heritage
The European HMPWG
should review and reformulate
the official requirements for
Nosodes in a positive way!
Microbiological- and Phytotherapy
Microbiological Therapy and Phytotherapy
Best complementary medicine options
to reduce antibiotic treatment
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free treatment

Thematic focus Cultural heritage

Focus on
Cultural Heritage

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

ANME advocates for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine in Europe

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Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) is an important and often underestimated health resource with many applications, especially in the prevention and management of lifestyle-related chronic diseases, and in meeting the health needs of ageing populations. Many countries are seeking to expand coverage of essential health services at a time when consumer expectations for care are rising, costs are soaring, and most budgets are either stagnant or being reduced. Given the unique health challenges of the 21st century, interest in T&CM is undergoing a revival.

After Germany in early January, at the beginning of February Belgium became the second European member state to reach its required threshold!

Two countries have reached the threshold!

After Germany in early January, at the beginning of February Belgium became the second European member state to reach its required threshold! The number of signatures in these countries for the Save Bees and Farmers ECI reached the respective thresholds, namely 72.000 for Germany and 15.750 for Belgium. A minimum of 7 countries crossing their respective thresholds is required in addition to the one million validated signatures, in order for the ECI to be considered successful and for it to be officially accepted by the European Commission.
The aim of our Initiative is to obtain a paradigm shift in European agriculture towards a model that meets the needs of the environment, farmers and citizens alike, where all can thrive together.
Across the EU, we want to collect at least one million signatures for a bee-friendly agriculture and a healthy environment. We have until the end of September 2020 to collect signatures in all 27 EU Member States.

You can sign the ECI online or on printed paper forms.

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Report by Nora Laubstein

“Vaccinate, vaccinating brings a blessing. Vaccinate, the more the better, to vaccinate is necessary. Yes, it is really great!"-The statement began the one-day event held by the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency, CHAFEA, based in Luxembourg for the past 15 years. The statement was inclusive in a film shown at the event— a deeply one-side propaganda film.

The EU Health Program Conference brought a large stratification of many highly distinguished health-sector members. The EU health commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis, offered his farewell speech, gave thanks to all attendees as well as the approximate 7000 organisations. Andriukaitis proudly pointed to the achievements. There was a sense of reflection and sentiment that is usually uncommon in EU-circles, and this resonated and blew through the hall! Andriukaitis stated that under the slogan: “Health in all policy areas,” a new economic system, evidence-based, individual-related care, and digitalization of health and advanced cooperation within the EU had been initiated.

20th + 21st of June in London with the participation of the Professional Chamber Sanator

Report by Marketa Lacikova and the APPG

On behalf of All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) - Indian Traditional Sciences, a warm welcome was given by Rt Hon Tom Brake MP, to Committee Room 10 full to bursting of enthusiastic participants for the 5th Int’l Yoga Day at the Houses of Commons on Thursday evening 20th June 2019. He read the proposed one-million signature petition to the European parliament on Traditional Medicines:
“As a citizen, I urge our policy makers, at national and European level, to encourage the medical profession to take a more holistic view of our health, looking at the whole person not just particular symptoms, promoting overall well-being, and recognising the potential benefits of complementary treatments, including respected traditional approaches such as Ayurveda and Yoga.”

Report by Lauren Tuchman

CHRODIS PLUS (CHRODIS+), is a three year initiative that began in 2017 and will conclude in 2020. It is funded by the European Commission and participating partner organizations, and was established under the Third Health Program (2014-2020) to work to support member states to “alleviate the burden of chronic diseases.” There are 42 partners, 21 EU countries represented, all working together to share knowledge, collaborate, and implement projects and initiatives to reduce the occurrence and severity of chronic disease.

The United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO), and European Union’s (EU’s) Multi-Purpose 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Agenda: A report on the content of the 4.8.2018 EU conference in Brussels –

by Nora Laubstein

In September 2015, the UN made a bold attempt to try to transform the world by creating the Agenda 2030, a plan of action for the people, planet, and increased economical stability. In the agenda many items were labeled and categorized under the terminology: Sustainability. Examples of this are: Extended peace, ending worldwide poverty, tackling climate change, and ensuring the successful collaboration among stakeholders.

15 November 2018, UNESCO headquarters, Paris

Report by Nora Laubstein

Beginning at 8 a.m, a flock of visitors from around the world waited in front of the grey concrete palace of UNESCO in Paris to be let inside. Although off to a slightly late start, the day began. Mr. Dr. Denis Colin, the president of WADO (World Acupuncture Day Organization), moderated the event that was well-attended by many Chinese representatives.

The first speaker, the president of WFAS (World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies), Professor Luis Bao-Yan, spoke out in favor of scientific research and integrative medicine. He pointed out the special role of the 34 Traditional Medicine (TM) centers around the world. Mr. Buon Hong Tan, a member of the Paris city-parliament, described the history of the application filed in 2009 that served to acknowledge and solidify acupuncture as Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH): Two hospitals, the St. Salpitiere in Paris, and a hospital in Hong Kong provided the practical basis for the application at UNESCO.
Mr. Michel Spinelli , the permanent representative of Greece in UNESCO, congratulated the organizers and pointed to the special role of Greece’s Hippocratic medicine. Mr. Laurent Stefanini, who represents France within UNESCO, emphasized the success of acupuncture treatment by talking about its use by actress Juliette Binoche.
Professor Yang Long-Hui discussed the government-funded, “China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences” (CACMS) and their research pool. [Further information for CACMS is available at:] For example, the research that led to the Nobel Prize for medicine in regard to Artemisinin comes from the CACMS.

September 18 - 21, 2018, Parma, Italy

By Lauren Tuchman

This Fall EFSA hosted their annual conference in Parma, Italy. The attendees numbered upwards of one thousand and were a diverse group made up of national and international organizations, EU bodies, stakeholder organizations, research institutes, consumer groups, and food safety agencies. This was a four-day event and while the general theme focussed on the dynamic power and relationship cause and effect between ‘science, food, and society’ —the title of the event— more specific discussion centered on the role of: “contextualizing risk assessment,” which was the motto of the conference. This motto played out throughout the conference in the exploration of the role of risk assessment within science, and its interplay in human health, environment, nutrition, biological hazards, etc. Additionally, there were prominent discussions involving the concept of designing and projecting for the future, and managing current evidence whilst concurrently actively engaging with society.