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The purpose of the Institute:

a) to create mutual cooperation between medical branches and the branches of alternative and complementary medicine (CAM)

b) to create conditions strengthening the position of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to the public benefit both on the national and international level, 

c) to develop better knowledgeability of the professional and wide public in the area of non-medical therapies and holistic treatment with the aim to contribute to the improvement of our quality of life, the decline in diseases, more profound enlightenment

d) to establish a platform to the patients’ benefit and their free holistic approach to health

e) to develop cooperation among particular non-medical branches and therapies, cooperation with national and international authorities and institutions in the area of non-medical therapies


Activities of the Institute include:

a) the organization and support of professional congresses, conferences, projects, expert debates and presentations

b) research, educational and publication activity and enlightenment in the area of alternative and complementary medicine (CAM)

c) implementation and support of rudimentary and applied research, execution of specialized evaluations and studies

d) the establishment of a platform for a discussion and ideas, experience and information sharing

e) support of the activities of the CAM 2020 Prague Platform and involvement in them.

 

The most common CAM methods and classifications.

Figure - The most common CAM methods and classifications.
Author of the graphic – KoS.

The Most Common CAM therapies

As mentioned, there are many different types of CAM therapies. The following pages list the most common CAM methods along with a brief description of their main characteristics. The descriptions are only indicative and provide the basic idea behind the therapeutic procedures.

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT SYSTEMS

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Ayurveda

Homeopathy

Naturopathy

Anthroposophic Medicine


MIND-BODY THERAPY

Meditatation

Yoga 

Biofeedback


MANIPULATIVE AND BODY-BASED THERAPIES

Chiropractic

Reflexology

Osteopathy

Acupuncture


BIOLOGICALLY BASED THERAPIES

Herbalism

Phytotherapy


ENERGY THERAPIES

Spiritual Healing

The Josef Zezulka Biotronics

Healing Touch

Therapeutic Touch

Biofield Therpy

Reiki

Qi gong