International Utilisation of Complementary Medical Approaches

  • René Gasser
  • Ursula Wolf
  • Martin Wolf
  • Klaus von Ammon
  • Gudrun Bornhöft
  • Stefanie Maxion-Bergemann


What kinds of individuals or groups are using CAM (complementary alternative medicine) for which reasons, and how often? These questions are of much interest to health authorities, service providers, service guarantors, the economy and the public in general. This chapter describes studies published on these topics in Europe and beyond. Studies from Switzerland are examined in more detail in Chapter 8.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • René Gasser
    • 1
  • Ursula Wolf
    • 2
  • Martin Wolf
    • 3
  • Klaus von Ammon
    • 4
  • Gudrun Bornhöft
    • 5
  • Stefanie Maxion-Bergemann
    • 6
  1. 1.PanMedion Foundation in ZurichZurich
  2. 2.Institute for Complementary Medicine KIKOMUniversity of Bern Imhoof-Pavillon, InselspitalBern
  3. 3.Institute for Complementary Medicine KIKOMUniversity of Bern Imhoof-Pavillon, InselspitalBern
  4. 4.Institute of Complementary Medicine KIKOMUniversity of Bern Imhoof-Pavillon, InselspitalBern
  5. 5.Goslar
  6. 6.LörrachGermany and Switzerland

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