CAMDOC Alliance

Rue du Trône 194
B-1050 Bruxelles

Phone: +32 26462117

ECH (European Committee for Homeopathy)

ECPM (European Council of Doctors for Plurality in Medicine)

ICMART (International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques)

IVAA (International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations)

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Last update 08-04-2014

© CAMDOC 2012

Updated 08-04-14

Results: Presented at the Final Conference in Brussels on 29.11.2012


EUROCAM CAM Brochure 2012: Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Current status and Potential in European Healthcare (pdf)

The regulatory status of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for medical doctors in Europe 2010 (pdf)

Complementary Medicine,
its current position and its potential for European healthcare (pdf)

Model Guidelines for the Practice of Complementary Therapies (CAM) by Medical Doctors in the European Union


Health-EU Newsletter 75 – Complementary and alternative medicine for the healthcare needs of EU citizens read more...

CAMDOC supports intiatives for plurality in medicine

CAMDOC members are members of the CAMbrella Advisory Board

What is the CAMDOC Alliance?

The European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH), the European Council of Doctors for Plurality in Medicine (ECPM), the International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques (ICMART) and the International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA), constitiute the CAMDOC Alliance representing 132 European associations of medical doctors practising Complementary Medicine (also called Complementary and Alternative Medicine - CAM).

The mission of CAMDOC is to develop and facilitate the integration of the well established and respectable CAM-methods into European Health Policies with the aim to provide the European citizens with the added value to medicine that CAM can provide.

Surveys over the past decade have reflected a growing demand by the European citizens for , which is mainly aimed at restoring the patients’ own natural systems for fighting disease and maintaining health with the aid of natural medicines, modification of lifestyle, dietary change and health psychology approaches.

There is also considerable interest in CAM among primary care doctors, and many are already practising CAM, referring to CAM practitioners or suggesting referral. In the European Union there are approximately 150,000 medical doctors who have taken training courses in a particular CAM therapy such as acupuncture, homeopathy, anthroposophic medicine or natural medicine, with figures for each therapy that are comparable to those of mainstream medical specialties. Most doctors practising CAM work in the ambulatory sector as GPs or medical specialists (any sort of specialty), in several European countries some of them work in mainstream hospitals including university teaching hospitals.