European Society of Integrative Medicine

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Integrative medicine in the European Parliament

Interest Group on Integrative Medicine & Health

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Yhdistävä Lääketiede ry

Täydentävät terveysnäkemykset


Complementary and Alternative Medicine Knowledge Production and Social Transformation
Editors: Brosnan, Caragh, Vuolanto, Pia, Brodin Danell, Jenny-Ann (Eds.)


Peter Heusser:
Anthroposophy and Science

A fascinating book on the scientific background of Integrative Medicine

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Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine

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International Society for Complimentary Medicine Research

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Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health

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Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine

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Peer-reviewed Journals of Research in Integrative Medicine and CAM



Advances Integrative Medicine (Latest Issues)

Articles in Press


Integrative Medicine Research


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Research Updates Integrative Medicine

Special Issue: SARS-CoV2

CARE for COVID19 – A Documentation Checklist for the Elaboration of COVID19 Case Reports and Case Series. Werthmann PG, Riley D, Kienle GS. The Permanente Journal. Published online 2020, DOI 10.7812/TPP/20.127.

A consensus guideline of herbal medicine for coronavirus disease 2019. Beom-Joon Lee, Ju Ah Lee, Kwan-Il Kim, Jun-Yong Choi, Hee-Jae Jung. Integrative Medicine Research Available online 5 July 2020, 100470
In Press, Journal Pre-proof. Open access.

Highlights of traditional Chinese medicine frontline expert advice in the China national guideline for COVID-19. Hoa LTF, Chan KKH, Chung VCH and Leung TH. European Journal of Integrative Medicine 2020. Volume 36, June 2020, 101116.

Integrative Medicine for COVID-19: Researches and Evidence: SI: COVID-19 Edited by Zhang Junhua, Lee Myeong Soo, Joo Myungsoo, Choi Jun-Yong. Integrative Medical Research (9) 2020

The pathogenesis and alteThe pathogenesis and alternative treatment of SARS-CoV2. Jun-Yong Choi, Myungsoo Joo.The pathogenesis and alteThe pathogenesis and alternative treatment of SARS-CoV2. Article 100421.

Immune mechanisms of pulmonary intravascular coagulopathy in COVID-19 pneumonia. McGonagle D, O’Donnell JS, Sharif K, Emery P, Bridgewood CH. Immune mechanisms of pulmonary intravascular coagulopathy in COVID-19 pneumonia.Lancet Rheumatol 2020. Published OnlineMay 7, 2020

Special Issue "Safety of Complementary Medicines"

Intralesional and subcutaneous application of Viscum album L. (European mistletoe) extract in cervical carcinoma in situ. A CARE compliant case report.Reynel MB, Villegas Y, Kiene H, Werthmann PG, Kienle GS: Medicine: November 2018 - Volume 97 - Issue 48 - p e13420, doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000013420. Full text

The Subjective Dimension of Integrative Cancer Care: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Perspectives, Themes, and Observations of Experienced Doctors from the Area of Anthroposophic Medicine. Kienle GS, Mussler M, Fuchs D, Kiene H: Explore 2018; 14:342-351 Full text

Katsaus suomalaiseen CAM-tutkimukseen. Vuolanto, P., Sorsa, M., Aarva, P., & Helin, K. (2018). Sosiaalilääketieteellinen Aikakauslehti, 55(3). 0/sa.74424

Erfahrungen am Lebensende: Eine Umfrage bei Ärzten und Pflegenden eines Spitals für anthroposophisch erweiterte Medizin. Klein S, Kohler S, Krüerke D, Templeton A, Weibel A, Haraldsson E, Nahm M, Wolf U; Complementary Medicine Research 2018 25:38-43.

A 4-year non-randomized comparative phase–IV study of early rheumatoid arthritis: integrative anthroposophic medicine for patients with preference against DMARDs versus conventional therapy including DMARDs for patients without preference. Hamre H J, Pham Van N, Kern Ch, Rau R, Klasen J, Schendel U, Gerlach L, Drabik A, Simon L; Patient Preference and Adherence 2018 12: 375-97 DOI:

Integrative cancer care in a certified Cancer Centre of a German Anthroposophic hospital. Thronicke A, Li Oei S, Merkle A, Herbstreit C, Lemmens HP, Grah C, Kröz M, Matthes H, Schad F; Complementary Therapies in Medicine 2018 DOI:

Complementary Medicine Research: From Personalized Medicine to Person-Centered and Integrative Health Care Vol. 24, Suppl. 1, 2017

Spiritual needs of mothers with sick new born or premature infants– A cross sectional survey among German mothers. Büssing A, Waßermann U, Hvidt N Ch, Längler A, Thiel M; Australian College of Midwives 2017 DOI:

Impact of a combined multimodal-aerobic and multimodal intervention compared to standard aerobic treatment in breast cancer survivors with chronic cancerrelated fatigue - results of a three-armed pragmatic trial in a comprehensive cohort design. Kröz M, Reif M, Glinz A, Berger B, Nikolaou A, Zerm R, Brinkhaus B, Girke M, Büssing A, Gutenbrunner C, and On behalf of the CRF-2 study group. BMC Cancer (2017) 17:166. DOI 10.1186/s12885-017-3142-7. Full article Open Access:

Use of complementary and alternative medicine in Europe: Health-related and sociodemographic determinants.
Laura M. Kemppainen, Teemu T. Kemppainen, Jutta A. Reippainen, Suvi T. Salmenniemi, Pia H. Vuolanto. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 2017: 1–8
...The aim of this research was to study health-related and sociodemographic determinants of the use of different complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments in Europe and differences in CAM use in various European countries. Conclusions: Help-seeking differed according to the health problem, something that should be acknowledged by clinical professionals to ensure safe care. The findings also point towards possible socioeconomic inequalities in health service use.