Development of physicians with CAM qualification and "Heilpraktiker" in Germany
Professor Stefanie Joos of the University of Tübingen, the lead author of the above-mentioned survey, also held a presentation called Integration of Complementary and Alternative Care in Primary Health Care (176) at the International Congress for Integrative Health and Medicine in 2016 in Stuttgart. Below is a graph illustrating the increase in the number of physicians with CAM qualifications and licensed non-medical practitioners, Heilpraktiker, who also provide a number of CAM therapies in Germany:
Figure 21 – The number of CAM qualified physicians and "Heilpraktiker" (healers) who specialize in CAM therapy increased significantly in recent years in Germany (survey from 1993 to 2011)
Source: Joos, Stefanie. Integration of Complementary and Alternative Care in Primary Health Care [online]. http://icihm.damid.de/images/Presentations/Track18_Stefanie_Joos_CAM_primary_care_06_2016_final.pdf
Translation and color adjustment – KoS.