Who we are and what we do

Nafkam.no is the Norwegian health authorities' official information web site about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

The web site is run by NAFKAM (Norway's National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine), and shall provide the Norwegian population with evidence-based information about CAM.

The role and responsibilities of nafkam.no

We are tasked with creating greater clarity in a complex field, by offering unbiased, science-based information meant as a decision-helper for the public to make well-informed choices about health and treatment.

Contributing to higher patient safety is a general priotity area for NAFKAM. This influences the perspective on the information found here, yet nafkam.no shall neither hinder nor promote the population's use of CAM.

On our website, consumers will find evidence-based fact sheets about CAM therapies and -products. The fact sheets are systematically produced and quality-controlled. Their information about safety and alleged efficacy is based on meta-studies from international, independent sources. We are currently using the following sources:

What nafkam.no does not do

Nafkam.no wields no influence or control over CAM practitioners, and cannot be held responsible for any irresponsible practice on the part of CAM practitioners.

Nafkam.no does not give health advice nor recommendations on any form of treatment, practitioners and/or treatment centres.


Norway's National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

We work to give you facts about complementary and alternative medicine, so that you can make safer choices for your health.

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