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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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Updated 17.12.15


CAMDOC response to CPME position paper on CAM (pdf)

CAM 2020
The contribution of Complementary and Alternative Medicine to sustainable healthcare in Europe(pdf)

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


International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques (ICMART)

The International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques ICMART is an international organization comprising more than 80 medical acupuncture societies in Europe and worldwide. It includes over 35,000 medical doctors practising acupuncture and related techniques.

ICMART has a European Chapter and an Education Chapter.
The European Chapter is in charge of the contacts with the European Commission, the European Parliament, joining its efforts with representatives of other CAM associations.

The creation of an Education Chapter has led to Core Aspects of Training, to an ICMART Honorary Diploma. It is working now on establishing a Lexicon of Medical Acupuncture. ICMART, as the only international organization representing national physician acupuncture societies, is establishing this Lexicon to detail the appropriate education and practice requirements for physician-practised acupuncture among its various national member societies.

ICMART promotes the concept of evidence-based medicine with respect to efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness applied to acupuncture and related techniques. It aims to set up unified international quality standards
• To optimise the effects of acupuncture and the safety for patients
• Following evidence based medicine (EBM)
• To critically appraise TCM theory as applied to acupuncture
• For application in all appropriate medical specialties
• To integrate acupuncture into modern medicine and health care
• To synthesize two complementary visions of Man

ICMART is in contact with WHO and has been contributing to the International Guideline on Trial Methodology and the standardisation of acupuncture nomenclature.

ICMART manages a network of correspondence between the national societies, publishes a newsletter and is working on an International Journal of Medical Acupuncture.