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

Key documents

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 Centres and University - Departments for IM/CAM - Public Funding for IM/CAM - Networks

Scientifically based evidence regarding effectiveness and safety of integrative and complementary medical systems has rapidly increased over the last decades. State promoted research in Europe and the United States has significantly contributed to this development. Examples for state promoted research are amongst others:

Swiss "Programm Evaluation Komplementärmedizin" 2006 (PEK)
Final report(pdf)

Competence Network for Integrative Medicine (KIM)

The Competence Network for Integrative Medicine (KIM) is an innovative collaboration of hospitals, outpatient centres, and research institutes localised in Baden-Württemberg, the south-western Federal State in Germany. Since its foundation in November 2017, the KIM partners work for the development, implementation, and evaluation of integrative treatment concepts. Partners are hospitals, outpatient centres and research units. The vision behind their collaboration is to create a growing network that stands for efficacy, quality, and safety of integrative medicine.

KIM is funded by the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg (D) and closely collaborates with academic networks, such as AZIM.

Academic Centre for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (AZKIM)

The “European Society for Integrative Oncology” is a Forum for the development of complementary and experience-based Therapies in oncology.

Event: ESIO-Update 2020: Supportive Therapies in Oncology 2.0, Part 2 Nov 12, 16:00 – 18:15

Nordic Integrative Medicine NETWORK (NIM)

The vision of Nordic Integrative Medicine (NIM) is to create a NIM Center for Integrative Health and Research, a multidimensional green healthcare model for Scandinavia and Europe.

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Brazilian Academic Consortium for Integrative Health

The Brazilian Academic Consortium of Integrative Health is a network of more than 500 researchers from more than 60 public and private universities throughout Brazil, working in partnership with international research institutions to promote scientific research of integrative and complementary approaches to health through the systematization and production of studies and research to expand, disseminate and make the systematization of scientific evidence more accessible.

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The Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine Network for the Americas (TCIM Americas Network) is a collaborative initiative, created with the objective of interconnecting several stakeholders involved in the formulation of policies, regulation, training, promotion, practice, use and research of TCIM in the Americas. The aim is to develop a common agenda and advance in the integration of TCIM in healthcare systems and services according to each national context.

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The Virtual Health Library on Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine of the Americas (VHL TCIM) is a thematic VHL which specializes in Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine (TCIM) and its related health practices.
The VHL TCIM aims to promote the presence, access, use, and publication of scientific, technical, and educational content that will contribute to the promotion, development and integration of the TCIM into health care services and systems in the Americas Region through the collaboration of stakeholders.

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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (USA)

Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) (USA)

Chairs and Departments for Integrative Medicine have been established in several European universitys, for example:

University of Duisburg-Essen (D)

University of Wiitten/Herdecke: Lehrstuhl für Medizintheorie, Integrative und Anthroposophische Medizin (D)

University of Witten/Herdecke: Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology Freiburg (D)

University of Berlin Charite: Forschungsinstitut Havelhöhe (D)

Universitys of Berlin Charite:Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Projektbereich Komplementäre und Integrative Medizin (D)

University of Zürich (CH)

University of Bern (CH)

Hogeschool Leiden (NL)

University of Southampton (GB)

University of Tromsø NAFKAM (N)

There are more and more high quality Peer-reviewed Journals available which publish high level studies in the field of CAM and intergrative medicine.

WHO has publishes several key publications on IM/CAM and Traditional Medicine