Anthroposophic medicine and antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Rising antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global health problem - Studies show the significant potential from anthroposophic and other integrative medicine approaches to safely reduce antimicrobial use. Find  IVAAs statement  here.

Have as well a look at the presentation prepared for the CAM Interest Group, European Parliament, Bruxelles 1April 2014 

In November 2015, on occasion of the "Antibiotics Awareness Day", the IVAA together with EUROCAM published the position paper

 The role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in reducing the problem of antimicrobial resistance

CAM Guidelines

The following organisations represent 125 associations of statutorily regulated health professionals, i.e. medical doctors, veterinarians, dentists, and pharmacists in the European countries:

  • the European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH),
  • the European Council of Doctors for Plurality in Medicine (ECPM), 
  • International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques (ICMART) 
  • International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA). 

They have a responsibility to ensure that their associated members utilize CAM in a manner consistent with safe and responsible medicine, in view of the increasing inter-est in and use of complementary and alternative therapies in medical practice (CAM). 
The ECH, ECPM, ICMART and IVAA took the initiative, in January 2006, to develop model guidelines for the use of official medical licensing bodies (a) in educat-ing physicians who use CAM in their practices, and/or those who co-manage patients with licensed or otherwise state-regulated CAM providers and (b) regulating their practice.

Model Guidelines for the Use of 
Complementary and Alternative Therapies 
in Medical Practice in the European Union 

read more (pdf)

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