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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


Cost-Effectiveness Acupuncture

- Ratcliffe J, Thomas KJ, MacPherson H, Brazier J (2006). A randomised controlled trial of acupuncture care for persistent low back pain: cost effectiveness analysis. British Medical Journal, 333:626.
- Reinhold T, Witt CM, Jena S, Brinkhaus B, Willich SN (2007). Quality of life and costeffectiveness of acupuncture treatment in patients with osteoarthritis pain. The European Journal of Health Economics, 1618-7598
- Thomas KJ, MacPherson H, Ratcliffe J, Thorpe L, Brazier J, Campbell M, Fitter M, Roman M, Walters S, Nicholl JP (2005) Longer term clinical and economic benefits of offering acupuncture care to patients with chronic low back pain. Health Technology Assessment, 9(32):iii-iv, ix-x, 1-109.
- Vickers AJ, Rees RW, Zollman CE, McCarney R, Smith CM, Ellis N, Fisher P, Van Haselen R, Wonderling D, Grieve R (2004) Acupuncture of chronic headache disorders in primary care: randomised controlled trial and economic analysis. Health Technology Assessment, 8(48):iii, 1-35.
- Witt CM, Jena S, Selim D, Brinkhaus B, Reinhold T, Wruck K, Liecker B, Linde K,Wegscheider K, Willich SN (2006). Pragmatic randomized trial evaluating the clinical and economic effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic low back pain. complementary medicine American Journal of Epidemiology, 164:487-496.
- Willich SN, Reinhold T, Selim D, Jena S, Brinkhaus B, Witt CM (2006) Costeffectiveness of acupuncture treatment in patients with chronic neck pain. Pain, 125:107-113.
- Witt CM, Reinhold T, Brinkhaus B, Roll S, Jena S, Willich SN (2008). Acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea: a randomized study on clinical effectiveness and costeffectiveness in usual care. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 198:166.e1-8.
- Wonderling D, Vickers AJ, Grieve R, McCarney R (2004). Cost effectiveness analysis of a randomised trial of acupuncture for chronic headache in primary care. British Medical Journal, 328:747-749.