Welcome to NAFKAM’s website on the regulation of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in 39 European/EU countries.

This website contains hard copies of the findings in work package (WP) 2 in the EU-funded CAMbrella project, which were delivered on December 31, 2012. New regulation that has come to our attention after 2012 is included as News.

The database gives information from 39 countries regarding both CAM regulation in general as well as specific regulatory issues with regard to 12 selected CAM treatments on the following subjects:

  • Legal and regulatory status
  • Governmental supervision
  • Reimbursement status

European citizens are seeking Complementary and Alternative Medicine, also when offered outside their national health care system. Regulation is an important management tool in risk governance of health care services.  The objective of giving an overview of the regulation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the European/EU countries is primarily to enable European citizens to make informed and safe choices when they seek CAM treatments.  Read more