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The aim of AZKIM is to improve patient care with complementary medicine in the sense of integrative medicine at the participating university hospitals. This means providing patients with increased access to scientifically based naturopathic and complementary medicine approaches in addition to conventional therapies.

The University Center for Naturopathy has existed at the University Hospital Freiburg since 2008. At the Ambulance for Naturopathy located here, approximately 5,000 consultations and treatments in naturopathy and complementary medicine are performed annually. The Ambulance for Naturopathy has many years of proven experience in the integrative treatment of patients with the following complaints:

  • chronic inflammatory diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases as well as asthma and neurodermatitis)

  • tumor diseases

  • chronic pain (fibromyalgia, back pain, headache) and

  • functional disorders (e.g. irritable bowel syndrome).

Treatment is provided by specialists who are thoroughly trained in both conventional and complementary medicine.

For more information, please visit  Appointments can be made by calling 0761-270 82010.


An Ambulance for Acupuncture and Chinese medicine was opened at Tübingen University Hospital in October 2019. Based on findings from studies and many years of clinical experience in the field of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, acupuncture treatments for various complaints are offered there:


  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain (e.g., back, knee, hip, shoulder pain)

  • Headaches/migraines

  • Allergic diseases (e.g. asthma, hay fever, sinusitis)

  • Gastrointestinal diseases (e.g. irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease)

  • Skin diseases (e.g. acne, neurodermatitis, itching)

  • Gynecological diseases (e.g. menstrual pain, climacteric complaints, desire to have children)

  • Fazialisparese)Neurological diseases (e.g. numbness, facial paresis)

  • exhaustion symptoms (e.g. stress, burn-out, sleep disorders)

  • supportive in oncological diseases (e.g. fatigue, nausea and vomiting, oncological pain)

For more information, visit Appointments can be made by e-mail ( or by calling 07071-29 85286 (Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri from 10:00 to 12:00).