A recent surevey carried out in the USA showed that 37% of the population use CAM to augment their healthcare. Compared to those who did not use CAM, CAM users were more likely to rate their health as ‘Excellent’ Similarly, CAM users were more likely to report their health as ‘Better’ than in the prior year. The authors conclude that prospective trials are required to determine whether CAM use is causally related to excellent health status and better health than in the prior year.
EFCAM is a Federation of European Federations of specific CAM modalities and national CAM umbrella organisations. Its principal objective is to achieve equality of access to CAM throughout Europe.
We want to make sure that you, the citizen, can have access to a regulated and protected trade, so that you are only offered the highest standard of services. We want to make sure that you, the practitioner, have your right to work recognised, protected and enshrined. We want to make sure that each European government is well informed and can take a structured approach to the regulation of CAM, so that CAM can be better implemented as a supportive body to the existing medical field.
This work is in everyone’s interest.