Source: WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy

Traditional medicine (TM)

Traditional medicine has a long history. It is the sum total of the knowledge, skill, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness.

Complementary medicine (CM)

The terms “complementary medicine” or “alternative medicine” refer to a broad set of health care practices that are not part of that country’s own tradition or conventional medicine and are not fully integrated into the dominant health-care system. They are used interchangeably with traditional medicine in some countries.

Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM)

T&CM merges the terms TM and CM, encompassing products, practices and practitioners.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the popularly applied health resources across the globe. Driven by domestic and international demands, WHO is developing benchmarking documents for training and practice of traditional Chinese medicine, and there is an urgent need to develop standard terminologies to support the development and use of these benchmarking documents as well as other traditional Chinese medicine technical materials. By setting related norms and standards, this document helps to address the issues related to terminology on traditional Chinese medicine. It offers an essential tool for traditional Chinese medicine professionals, policy-makers, health workers and the general public to use the same concepts, understanding and definitions in communications, health care services and medical records, as well as in related technical and training resources.

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Interview with Tonella Doro about the CEN-standardization process on the occasion of the 18th Annual General Assembly of ANME in Frankfurt-Main

Minutes taken from memory by Nora Laubstein, 1st March 2018

NL: Dear Mrs. Doro, thank you a lot for coming to our event together with you translator. There are a lot of questions especially on the issue „naturopathy“, because this term is worldwide used differently. There is the Naturopathic Doctor/ND in Canada, the USA or Australia, partly with academic medical basic education, but it also can be purchased as weekend-title for ca. 2000€. Furthermore in South Europe „naturopaths“established themselves, each following the national legislation. Also there are most different definitions of „naturopathy“: On one side as independent single form of therapy in the context of other CAM-therapies and on the other side as a general claim for all global naturopathic diagnosis or therapy methods...

Question: Can you bring a little light into the dark there? Was do you understand as „naturopathy“?

Homeopathy — A Regulation Therapy Healing Hypo- or Hyper-functions of Pathological Pathways by Magnetic Photons according to the Resonance Principle

Karin Lenger, Institute for Scientific Homeopathy, Offenbach D-63065, Germany

Since Lenger’s detection of magnetic photons in homeopathic remedies by magnetic resonance the mystery of homeopathy comes to a solution. Homeopathy is a regulation therapy curing hypo- and hyper-functions of pathological pathways. It reacts according to the principle of resonance. The fundamental principles of homeopathy as proving, symptom picture, curing according to the Law of Similars and the production of homeopathic remedies over the Avogadro number by repeated dilution and succussion are explained to have the same frequencies so that the resonance principle can work. Pathological pathways are cured by using their highly potentized substrates, inhibitors and enzymes, given daily or each second day. This is in contradiction to the normal applied homeopathy. The efficacy of homeopathy now has a scientific base and is completely explained by applying biochemical and biophysical laws.

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