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Association for Natural Medicine in Europe e.V.

... for natural health promotion in Europe!


Association for Natural Medicine in Europe e.V.

... for natural health promotion in Europe!


Extended board

President: Nora Laubstein

ANME VorsitzendeBased in Gelnhausen. Co-Founder, General Secretary until 2007, and President since 2007. Background in Philology and Ethnology, and languages: German, English, and Spanish 1992-1995, Heilpraktiker studies in Frankfurt, including practical training. 1995-present, profession as Heilpraktiker. From 1998-present, member of the advisory board for “Union Deutscher Heilpraktiker- Hessen. From 2016-present, Member of Presidia Chamber of “Deutscher Naturheilbund e.V.”. Honorable member of the Scientific Board of the ITCIM, Prague and SALUS-network. Docent for health-professional organizations and other interested parties in the field of CAM and health policy

Vice-President: Karl-Heinz Steinmetz, PD Dr. habil. Lic. theol.

ANME Vice-President Herr Karl-Heinz Steinmetz Researches and teaches TEM, with special emphasis on monastic medicine, - works as a healthcare manager to make Traditional European Medicine fruitful for healthcare, - offers health coaching, - is a private lecturer in spirituality research at the University of Vienna, - supports the GAMED (Vienna International Academy for Holistic Medicine) as a board member, - is helping to build up the TEM Forum as Vice President - the European-wide TEM umbrella organization in the making. Education: - worked for many years in the care of young people with severe multiple disabilities and MS patients, - studied (medical) history, theology, philosophy and adult education, - completed his doctorate as a scholarship holder as part of a DFG project - in Munich, Oxford and with guest lectures in New Zealand, - habilitated in Vienna, - specialized in TEM, monastic medicine and spirituality. InstiTEM offers different types of courses. You can obtain two different qualifications: - TEM training - with a diploma proving the content and your knowledge, - TEM certification course - through which you become a certified partner of InstiTEM.

Vice-President: Lauren Tuchman, MSTOM

L TuchmanBased in Heidelberg. In office since 2018. ANMEs contact person for the EU agency EFSA in Parma and UNESCO-International in Paris. Nationally certified as Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM, THSU,USA) (
Specialized training in Traditional Japanese Pediatric Medicine (shonishin) (STEAM, Amsterdam, Netherlands). Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA) Master in Nutrition, (Premier Research Labs, USA). MSc. Traditional Chinese and East Asian Medicine, MA Medical Anthropology. Active engagement in food and dietetics, preventative medicine, food security, food policy, and nutrition education. Specialist in translations.

General Secretary: Susanne Durth

ANME SchriftführerinSince 2014 Quality and Risk Management Officer at Bürgerhospital and Clementine Kinderhospital gGmbH (Frankfurt/M), - Focus: Strategic QM, project management, knowledge management, HACCP, certification DIN EN ISO 9001, - Various professional sideline activities as consultant and seminar leader, - Pedagogical employee of the adult education center Frankfurt planning area: Educational assistant in the planning area of nutrition and home economics (2001), - Management consultant for hygiene and quality management at AGU “Beratungsgesellschaft für Umwelt - und Qualitätsmanagement” Münster (Hessen), Management consultant for quality management at SGS - Natec, Hamburg (1995), - Worked as a dietician at the Schlangenbad state spa (1989)

Treasuress: Renate Köchling-Dietrich

ANME board Renate Koechling DietrichBased in Hanau. Heilpraktikerin and Shiatsu Practitioner, working in private practice and as a Shiatsu teacher and lecturer.
Managing Director: Tanasue GmbH, House of Japanese Medicine in Hanau, ( Responsible for the Bachelor course in Complementary Methods at Steinbeis University Berlin (SHB).
Numerous other training/education:
Wellmother, | Far Eastern health counseling, Bazi Suanming, Qigong.
Additionally: Banking professional; MA Art History

Advisory Board:

Ralf Dissemond

ANME BoardBased in Euskirchen. Registered German Naturopath and practitioner of homeopathy, and from 2005-present, practitioner working in private practice
2009 received certification in Germany by “Stiftung Homöoapathie-Zertifikat”
2009-present, President of “Verband klassischer Homöopathen Deutschlands" - VKHD (, an association representing Heilpraktikers practicing classical homeopathy. Currently, treasurer of the European Central Council for Homeopaths (ECCH): (

Mag. Maria Walcher, Expert for Intangible Cultural Heritage

ANME-BeiratIn the Austrian Folk Song Association - the umbrella organization of the folk song associations of the federal states - I was able to use my experience as well as the knowledge I gained in my studies of folklore and musicology. Finally, the concept of tradition experienced an unexpected expansion and recognition through the new UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2003. The implementation of this international convention in Austria was entrusted to me. On the question of "Is Traditional European Medicine/TEM also a cultural heritage?", the main players - the Ministry of Health, the Chamber of Physicians and Pharmacists, knowledge carriers in various healing professions, and producers of relevant products - jointly developed strategies in working groups and symposia for the preservation of a heritage recognized as valuable.

My personal saying: I continue to follow my heart; the mind does not have to know!

Maria Leoni Georgopoulou

ANME board Based in Athens. Education in Greece and internationally; works as Naturopath, holistic therapist, and as holistic therapies (i.e., Reiki) educator. Additionally, experienced in psycho-energetic diagnosis’. 2013, founded the educational, cultural, and humanitarian non-profit: “Omorfos Kosmos” (Beautiful World) — Providing e-learning aromatherapy, flower essence, and holistic nutrition courses. Support and humanitarian aid go to indigent and largely single-parent families. 2015-present, president of the Social Cooperative, “Anthea,” where she creates products for charity. She also imports orchid flower essences, “Living Tree Orchids,” from Scotland, and products for the protection from geopathic stress and radiation from Australia. Member of the Hellenic Flower Essences Association.

Uwe Peters, Dr. Ph.D.

ANME-Beirat Herr Dr. Uwe PetersBased in Herborn. Degree in Biology: Ruhr-Universität Bochum. 1993-present, employed at Institute for Microbiology, Hessen. 1999-2010, board member and from 2010 to present, delegate of Hufelandgesellschaft. 2009-present, board member: “AMT e.V.” Represents AMT in the working group, “Future of Phytotherapie”. Honorary member: “Network Management and Health e.V.”. Member of the academic advisory council: “Gemeinnützigen Europäischen Dachverbandes für Stressmedizin Bundes-Verband Deutschland e.V.”. Numerous publications in the field of natural medicine, in particular microbiological therapy.

Tomáš Pfeiffer

Tomáš PfeifferBased in Prague; a member of ANME since 2018; a member of numerous international organizations in the area of CAM; the founder and director of the Institute for TCIM/CAM; the initiator of the World Health Congress 2021 Prague and the Platform 2020 Prague; a philosopher and biotronicist; the director of the Professional Chambre Sanator, founder of the Foundation of Josef Zezulka, which operates the Biotronic Centre for Social Support with the focus on health prevention; the founder of the Spiritual University Bytí whose lectures are held all over the Czech Republic and are also broadcast by the Biovid TV; the founder of the TOMÁŠ PFEIFFER – DIMENZE 2+2 Publishing. He has performed in many TV and radio programmes devoted to CAM and philosophy. He also worked in the Committee for Alternative medicine of the Czech Health Ministry. He works on the projects of active protection of the world cultural heritage UNESCO. He established the Society of Josef Zezulka which is the 38th registered church in the Czech Republic.

Zeynep Sayman

ANME BoardBased in Berlin. Qi Gong Trainer: Deutsche Qi Gong Gesellschaft & Chan Mi Gong Gesellschaft. Diploma in Design, University of the Arts Bremen
2004 - present, freelance graphic & web designer: (
2012 - present, member of the advisory board and ANME-art-director, including content-management administrator for the ANME-Website