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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NEW: Interest Group Integrative Medicine and Health in the European Parliament

The newly established Interest Group on Integrative Medicine & Health continues the work of the former MEP Interest Group on CAM.

The group intents to provide information on Integrative medicine, Integrative health care and CAM. To acchieve this the group brings together MEPs who work collectively to promote the inclusion of CAM as part of Integrative Medicine & Health in all possible European Parliament public health policy.

More and more members of the European Parliament show up with increasing interest in methods of Integrative medicine and CAM (Complementary and alternative medicine) as part of health policies. Also some Finnish MEPs have expressed the increasing need of citizens to have safe and effective methods of integrative medicine availabe.

Interest groups meetings are events in the the European Parliament, hosted by MEPs to provide information to MEP collegues on disticts issues. At the moment (summer 2020) the group is co-chaired by the Finnish MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen and the French MEP Michèle Rivasi, further members are MEP Tilly Metz from Luxembourg, MEP Eleonora Evi from Italy and MEP Margrete Auken from Denmark.

Information on upcoming events of the Integrative Medicine & Health availabel on the EUROCAM website

Previous CAM Interest Group Events in the European Parliament

Previous CAM Conference in the Euroopan Parliament

CAM Interest Group Events in the European Parliament

Further information:

February 2018
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): its benefits for EU citizens with musculoskeletal disorders

July 2015
Ensuring the availability of CAM medicinal products

April 2014
CAM: Reducing the need for antibiotics

June 2013
CAM: An investment in health

March 2012
Cancer and the contribution of CAM

October 2011
The need for research into health promotion and CAM

April 2011
Healthy ageing, chronic disease management and the potential contribution of CAM in these areas

November 2010
EU Directives are not working for products used in CAM

CAM Conference in the European Parliament 9.10.2012

On the 9 October 2012, Members of the European Parliament, health professionals, patients and policy makers gathered in the European Parliament to hear and debate presentations on the innovative added value of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for European Healthcare. The potential that CAM has to maintain health, prevent ill-health  promote healthier lifestyles and contribute to the sustainability of health systems should not be disregarded by the European Union at a time when health funding is under so much pressure from economic and demographic pressures, the Conference forcefully concluded.
The event was hosted by MEP Elena Oana Antonescu (EPP, Romania) and co-hosted by MEPs Sirpa Pietikäinen  (EPP, Finland) and Alojz Peterle (EPP, Slovenia).

Further information, presentations etc.