CAM in Europe – these three characters are standing for „Complementary and Alternative Medicine,“ the actual political expression for traditional healing methods and their medicaments by the EU Commission. The development of a correct definition of CAM is still in progress. This shows clearly the difference of the regulations and legislation in each memberstate of the Council of Europe: In some members states CAM even does not exsist.
Naturopathy, Natural medicine, Biological medicine, spiritual healing, rituals, especial therapies, Complementary Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Health education and others are representing a global cultural heritage, which is in continual development and innovation.
Unfortunately CAM in Europe has no more support and research financed by the european and national authorities, just in opposite to the USA, China or India.