CAM practices are multi dimensional practices based on a holistic approach to the person.
In CAM there is an integrated totality of effects.
New research methodologies need to be developed to study the scope of effects in CAM and their integrated nature so that the full range of effects can be scientifically demonstrated.
EFCAM encourages research in real world contexts to examine actual outcomes and to provide reliable data for citizens and policy makers.
EFCAM invites collaboration with researchers who would like to develop new methodology and engage in effectiveness research.
- Shiatsu Research Study
- Chinese herbs as effective as Tamiflu
- Massage found helpful for Low Back Pain
- Economist Poll Reveals 85% of voting readers think research into Complementary and Alternative Medicine is necessary
- 42% USA Hospitals now offer CAM
- High intake of white fruit prevents stroke
- Valerian helpful for menopausal sleep problems
- Australian Report finds CAM methods cost effective
- CAM an essential part of Australian rural healthcare
- Parents want doctors to support CAM use
- CAM increasingly used for patients with pain
- CAM helps cancer patients
- 40% US citizens use CAM and find it helps health
- CAM could save national health budgets millions
- CAM Perceived as Beneficial for Back Pain
- US Rheumatologists’ Increasing Appreciation of CAM Benefits
- 3 Year EU CAM Research Project Kicks Off
- Acupuncture more effective for headache
- Acupuncture effective for head pain
- NICE recommends CAM for low back pain
- No robust data for chiropractic adverse events
- Comfrey Root Extract Effective for Back Pain
- WHO Director calls for Integrated Care
- Pentagon Invests in CAM for War Stress
- Northern Ireland DHSSPS Releases Positive Results of One Year Primary Care CAM Study
- German Acupuncture Trials for Chronic Low Back Pain Show Acupuncture to be More Effective for Back Pain than Conventional Treatment
- New EU Health Program Refers to CAM
- National Institute For Complementary Medicine To Be Established in Australia
- EFCAM Calls Upon the EU To Take a Holistic Approach to Mental Health
- EFCAM Participates in EU Health Conference
- Australian Government Funds CAM Research
- Green light for seventh framework research programme for 2007- a line for CAM research is included