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This list should be an orientation registering several usual and well-known T & CM - / CAM-therapies in Europe. It is actually not complete, and indeed, it never will be complete, because T & CM / CAM is developing itself by practicing and researching. The term “Traditional Medicine” (see under T ) is politically used by the WHO for natural healing systems. All kinds of diagnosis are not accounted.

The WHO defines traditional medicine and healing in its policy document "Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023" as follows:

Traditional medicine is used in some way, culturally embedded and transmitted, in many countries around the world. It embodies the sum of knowledge, skills and practices based on the theories, beliefs and experiences of different cultures. It is used to maintain health, prevent, diagnose, and improve and treat physical and mental illnesses, whether they can be explained or not."

**Traditional and Complementary Medicine

T & CM**- Mapping


  • Alexander technique
  • Anthroposophic Medicine
  • Anthroposophic Healing
  • Antihomotoxicologic Therapy/Dr.Reckeweg
  • Astrologic Medicine
  • Autogenous Training
  • Ayurveda (Traditional Indian Medicine)


  • Bach-Flowers-Therapy
  • Biochemical Therapy by Schüßler
  • Bioenergetic Work/Lowen
  • Bioresonancetherapy
  • Breathe Therapy
  • Brain-Gym


  • Chelation therapy
  • Chiropractice
  • Colon-Hydro-Therapy
  • Color-Acupuncture by Mandel
  • Colortherapy
  • Cranio-Sacral-Therapy


  • Didgeridoo-healing/Atarte-Therapy
  • Dietical therapies /Nutrition


  • Ear-Acupuncture/Nogier
  • Electroacupuncture/VOLL
  • Energetical photontherapy
  • Energy-medicine
  • Eye-Acupuncture/Boell


  • Fasting Cure
  • Feldenkraistherapy
  • F. X. Mayr-Cure /Dietical Treatment


  • Galvanotherapy
  • Gemstone Therapy


  • Herbalism
  • Hildegard-Medicine/ Hildegard v.Bingen
  • Homeopathy, classic
  • Homeopathic complextherapy
  • Humoural procedures/cupping,leaches,blood-letting etc.
  • Hydrotherapy /Priessnitz
  • Hyperthermie/medical fever therapy
  • Hypnosis for healing


  • Isopathy by Enderlein/Sanum


  • Kinesiology
  • KNEIPP-Therapy (the five pillars)






  • Laser-Acupuncture
  • Laughing-Yoga
  • Light+Lasertherapy
  • Lymphdrainage


  • Magnetic-Field-Therapy
  • Manual therapies (eg.massage)
  • Meditation
  • Microbiological Therapy
  • Mitochondrial therapy


  • Neuraltherapy/Hunecke
  • NPS-O- Paintherapy by Siener


  • Orgontherapy/Reich
  • Orthomolecular Medicine
  • Osteopathy
  • Oxygentherapy
  • Ozonetherapy


  • Painting Therapy
  • Physical medicine
  • Phytotherapy
  • Proprioceptive and biomechanical therapy


  • Qigong


  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Rolfing


  • Shamanism
  • Shiatsu
  • Shinrin Yoku
  • Siddhu
  • Spagyric Medicine
  • Spiritual Healing


  • Tai Chi
  • Traditional Medicine/TM
    • Ayurveda
    • Naturopathy
    • Traditional Chinese Medicine /TCM / TCM
    • Traditional Ocidential Medicine /TAM
    • Traditional Oriental Medicine
    • Traditional European Healing /TEH
    • Traditional European Medicine /TEM
    • Traditional European Natural Medicine /TEN
    • Traditional Japanese Medicine
    • Traditional Thai Medicine
    • Traditional Tibetan Medicine


  • Unani-Medicine


  • Yogatechniques


  • Zilgrei

Variety of Treatments

Today there are over eighty different complementary methods and alternative treatments. This also includes independent healing systems from different cultures and traditions. A common basis and unifying link throughout is holistic thinking.


For a Free and Healthy Europe

While the foundation for European legislation is under the control of the national states, together our states work to promote the free choice of therapy, choice of practitioner, and the option for self-care and self-help/improvement in both the public and private market.


Who We Are and What We Do

As a European umbrella organization, ANME works on behalf of the common interests of citizens, patients, therapists, and manufacturers in the field of remedies and natural healing methods. We build capacity and raise awareness about the scope and versatility of and for natural medicine.

World Health Congress in Prague on 15 – 17 September

Prague will become the world center of traditional, complementary, integrative and alternativemedicine (TCIM)

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"Together for a unified Traditional European Medicine" - Traditional European Medicine (TEM) on the way to an European representation?

Report about the special event on 17.6. framed of the 1st TEM Forum in Switzerland, St. Gallen - 12.6.-18.6.2023, by Nora Laubstein

For one week it was all about "Traditional European Medicine": In the five-day online forum, in the well-attended hybrid conference on Saturday in the monastery's Abbey Library, and very practically on Sunday in the botanical garden of the historically significant town of St. Gallen, which has a population of around 80,000. The presidium of the TEM Forum, Dr. Karl-Heinz Steinmetz, Christina Thum and Louis Hutter, had made it their task to present the centuries of history, the cultural heritage, and the current situation in seven European countries and Iran.

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