Integrative Medicine and Healthcare
in the EU

CAM-Interest Group

Seminars in the EU-Parliament

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CAM Conferences in the EU-Parliament

Conference 9.10.2012

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CAM Doctors



8th European Congress for Integrative Medicine ECIM 2015

Global Summit on Integrative Medicine and Healthcare
Exploring the Evidence Base for Integrated and Sustainable Research, Healthcare and Workforce for Patients

Greater Copenhagen, Denmark

September 25-27th, 2015

Call for abstracts: Deadline July 14th

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ECIM 2015 Global Summit Keynote Speakers

Abstracts online!



Integrative Medicine and Healthcare in Finland


Research Symposium
CAM - Complementary and Alternative Medicine -
The challenges of scientific research in Finland

University of Tampere, Dept. of Health Sciences
13.11. 2015

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National and international conferences

International Congress for Integrative Health & Medicine, Suttgart, Germany. 9.-11. June 2016
Further information

9th European Congress for Integrative Medicine (ECIM). The Future of Comprehensive Patient Care.
Budapest, Hungary, September 10-11th 2016

Peer-review journals publishing research on Integrative medicine

A covering overview of almost all CAM journals can be found at:

Complementary Therapies Journals Links

Examples of freqently cited CAM journals:

Forschende Komplementärmedizin / Research in Complementary Medicine

Advances in Integrative Medicine

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary Therapies in Medicine

Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice

European Journal of Integrative Medicine

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine eCAM

Global Advances in Health and Medicine

Integrative Medicine Insights

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Current Issues Acupuncture

Cost-Effectiveness Studies

Witt CM, Reinhold T, Jena S, Brinkhaus B and Willich SN (2009). Cost-Effectiveness of Acupuncture in Women and Men With Allergic Rhinitis: A Randomized Controlled Study in Usual Care. : Am J Epidemiol 2009;169:562–571. DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwn370  

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 cost effectiveness in usual care. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 198:166.e1-8.

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

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.

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) Cost effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in patients with chronic neck pain. Pain, 125:107-113.

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.

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

Reviews and clinical trials

Bower WF, Diao M, Tang JL, Yeung CK (2005). Acupuncture for nocturnal enuresis in children: a systematic review and exploration of rationale. Neurourology and urodynamics, 24:267–272.

Berman B, Ezzo J, Hadhazy V, et al. (1999) Is acupuncture effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia? Journal of Family Practice, 48:213-218.

Casimiro L, Brosseau L, Milne S et al. Acupuncture and electroacupuncture for the treatment of RA (2003). Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 3:CD003788.

Ernst E, Pittler MH (1998). The effectiveness of acupuncture in treating acute dental pain: a systematic review. British Dental Journal, 184:443–447.

Ernst E, White AR (1999). Acupuncture as a treatment for temporomandibular joint dysfunction: a systematic review of randomized trials. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 125:269–272.

Ernst E, White AR (1998). Acupuncture for back pain: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Archives of Internal Medicine, 158:2235–41.

Ezzo J, Berman B, Hadhazy VA et al (2000). Is acupuncture effective for the treatment of chronic pain? A systematic review. Pain, 86:217–225.

Ezzo J, Hadhazy V, Birch S, et al. (2001) Acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review. Arthritis and Rheumatism,44:819-825.

Furlan AD, van Tulder M, Cherkin D, Tsukayama H, Lao L, Koes B, Berman B. (2005) Acupuncture and dry-needling for low back pain: an updated systematic review within the framework of the cochrane collaboration. Spine, 30:944-463

Green S, Buchbinder R, Hetrick S (2005). Acupuncture for shoulder pain. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 2:CD005319.

He L, Zhou D, Wu B, Li N, Zhou MK (2004). Acupuncture for Bell’s palsy. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 1:CD002914.

Jedel E (2005). Acupuncture in xerostomia– a systematic review. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 32:392–396.

Jewell D, Young G (2003). Interventions for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 4: CD000145.

Lee A, Done ML (2004). Stimulation of the wrist acupuncture point P6 for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 3:CD003281.

Lee H, Ernst E (2005). Acupuncture analgesia during surgery: a systematic review. Pain, 114:511–517.

Lee H, Ernst E (2004). Acupuncture for GI endoscopy: a systematic review. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 60:784–789.

Lee H, Ernst E (2004). Acupuncture for labor pain management: a systematic review.
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology,191:1573–1579.

Lee H, Schmidt K, Ernst E (2005). Acupuncture for the relief of cancer-related pain - a systematic review. European Journal of Pain, 9:437–444.

Linde K, Jobst K, Panton J. (2001) Acupuncture for chronic asthma. (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library. Issue 2, Oxford: Update Software.

Linde K, Weidenhammer W, Streng A, Hoppe A, Melchart D. (2006) Acupuncture for osteoarthritic pain: an observational study in routine care. Rheumatology (Oxford), 45:222-227

Linde K, Streng A, Hoppe A, Weidenhammer W, Wagenpfeil S, Melchart D. (2007) Randomized trial vs. observational study of acupuncture for migraine found that patient characteristics differed but outcomes were similar. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 60:280-287

Manheimer E, White A, Berman B, Forys K, Ernst E (2005). Meta-analysis: acupuncture for low back pain. Annals of Internal Medicine, 142:651–663.

McCarney RW, Brinkhaus B, Lasserson TJ, Linde K (2004). Acupuncture for chronic asthma. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 1: CD000008.

Melchart D, Linde K, Fischer P et al (2001). Acupuncture for idiopathic headache. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 1: CD001218.

Melchart D, Weidenhammer W, Streng A, Hoppe A, Pfaffenrath V, Linde K. (2006) Acupuncture for chronic headaches–an epidemiological study. Headache, 46:632-641

Mukaino Y, Park J, White A, Ernst E (2005). The effectiveness of acupuncture for depression - a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Acupuncture in Medicine, 23:70–76.

Pan CX, Morrison RS, Ness J, Fugh-Berman A, Leipzig RM (2000). Complementary and alternative medicine in the management of pain, dyspnea, and nausea and vomiting near the end of life. A systematic review. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 20:374–387.

Park J, White AR, Ernst E (2000). Efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment for tinnitus: a systematic review. Archives of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, 126:489–492.

Pittler MH, Ernst E (2005). Complementary therapies for peripheral arterial disease: systematic review. Atherosclerosis, 181:1–7.

Pittler MH, Ernst E (2005). Complementary therapies for reducing body weight: a systematic review. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, 29: 1030–1038.

Proctor ML, Smith CA, Farquhar CM, Stones RW (2002). Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 1:CD002123.

Smith CA, Crowther CA (2004). Acupuncture for induction of labour. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 1:CD002962.

Smith CA, Hay PP (2005). Acupuncture for depression. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 2:CD004046.

Smith LA, Oldman AD, McQuay HJ, Moore RA (2000). Teasing apart quality and validity in systematic reviews: an example from acupuncture trials in chronic neck and back pain. Pain, 86:119–132.
Sok SR, Erlen JA, Kim KB (2003). Effects of acupuncture therapy on insomnia. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 44:375–384.

Stener-Victorin E (2005). The pain-relieving effect of electro-acupuncture and conventional medical analgesic methods during oocyte retrieval: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Human Reproduction, 20: 339–349.

Sze FK, Wong E, Or KK, Lau J, Woo J (2002). Does acupuncture improve motor recovery after stroke? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Stroke, 33:2604–2619.

Trinh KV, Phillips SD, Ho E et al (2004). Acupuncture for the alleviation of lateral epicondyle pain: a systematic review. Rheumatology (Oxford), 43:1085–1090.

van Tulder M, Cherkin D, Berman B, et al. (2001) Acupuncture for low back pain (Cochrane Review). In:The Cochrane Library. Issue 2, Oxford: Update Software.

Vickers AJ. (1996) Can acupuncture have specific effects on health? A systematic review of acupuncture antiemesis RCTs. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 89:303-311.

Weidenhammer W, Streng A, Linde K, Hoppe A, Melchart D (2007) Acupuncture for chronic pain within the research program of 10 German Health Insurance Funds-basic results from an observational study. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 15:238-246

Weidenhammer W, Linde K, Streng A, Hoppe A, Melchart D (2007) Acupuncture for chronic low back pain in routine care: a multicenter observational study. Clinical Journal of Pain, 23:128-135.

White AR, Ernst E (1999). A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for neck pain. Rheumatology (Oxford), 38:143–147.

White AR, Rampes H, Ernst E (2002). Acupuncture for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 2:CD000009.

Zhang SH, Liu M, Asplund K, Li L (2005). Acupuncture for acute stroke. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 2:CD003317.

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