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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

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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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