CAMbrella – Communication Platform on topics related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Europe

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Shortly before midterm, the members of the CAMbrella project gathered under the warm Italian sun to review the status of their work. The marvelous surroundings of Ca’ la Ghironda ModernArtMuseum inspired fruitful discussions and exchange of ideas.

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CAM included in Swiss health insurance

Swiss health insurance companies are going to pay for five CAM methods from 2012, if certain conditions are met.

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Kneipp-Bund – a non-profit grassroots organisation

The relationship between mind and body is an essential part of the philosophy of Kneipp-Bund, an NGO with 250,000 members in Europe. They find it important to strengthen CAM research in order to enhance the level of scientific proof, because science and society can benefit and learn from CAM.

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Tight schedules and traffic on ice – CAMbrella meets in Berlin

Germany was struck by an early onset of winter, when CAMbrella members met in Berlin to discuss the progress in the working groups and conclude the project’s first year together.

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CAM use, the providers’ perspective – CAMbrella Work Package 5

The definition and provision of different types of CAM vary a lot between European countries. WP5 will, among other things, identify the different modalities of CAM provided in Europe and explore how research is integrated into CAM practice.

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CAM in Romania

The legislation is quite liberal, though some therapies may only be provided by MDs. People who consult a CAM practitioner must receive written information, and they are assured confidentiality regarding their health problems.

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