PRESS RELEASE: Gowper® and Swiss CSTM team up to boost healthcare & wellness entrepreneurship
The collaboration with the Swiss center of specialization in complementary therapies aims to boost healthcare entrepreneurship. Both will combine their know-how to contribute to the growth of the sector.
CSTM IS A LEADER IN COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES IN EUROPE
The CSTM – Centro Studi di Terapie Multidisciplinari is based in Taverne, a city in the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland. It has a complete and cutting-edge training offer, open to all Swiss cantons and also international, backed by almost 20 years of experience and offered by highly qualified and rigorously selected professionals: doctors, technicians and operators active in the health sector in Switzerland, Italy and other countries.
CSTM operates a clinic, CSTM SYNERGIE, where it applies an innovative therapeutic protocol, called "Cure4". The protocol includes structural, biochemical and nutritional-dietary diagnostics, reflexology and the application of a holistic screening carried out by a team of interdisciplinary specialists who ensure the "wellbeing of the patient".
CSTM's hallmark is the application of Functional Global Therapy-TFG®, which can be considered the holistic therapy par excellence. According to CSTM, TFG consists of:
"A transversal discipline in the medical-rehabilitation field. This technique is the result of a close collaboration over the years with renowned specialists with extensive experience in various techniques and manual therapies, as well as in orthopedics and traumatology".
The TFG method is the standard bearer of CSTM's innovation, which has made it one of the most demanded therapeutic practices in and outside Switzerland. Therefore, the aim is to bring and make TFG® known in Spain.
GOWPER BRINGS LEGAL EXPERTISE AND THE EUROPEAN UNION LAW PERSPECTIVE
Gowper® is an international law firm, headquartered in Valencia, which offers a wide range of the most demanded legal services in leading industries, including the health and wellness sector. Its lawyers are highly specialized in the regulations applicable in the European Union to different activities, from dietary supplements, food supplements and nutraceuticals in general - including those manufactured with innovative technologies such as nanoencapsulation - to therapies and therapeutic treatments and their recognition in the health and social security systems of Spain and other countries.
At the same time, Gowper has developed the Individualized Solutions Plans®, which are productized legal services, available online for a flat fee, making Gowper the first legal e-commerce in Spain. The Individualized Solutions Plans are designed so that both consolidated companies and entrepreneurs and startups get access to high-performance and cost-effective legal solutions, allowing them to save on resources that they can devote to innovation.
Reimel Ariosa, managing partner at Gowper, considers that:
“The collaboration with the CSTM allows us to combine the know-how of this Swiss center of great international prestige, which they apply to both professional training and therapeutic care, together with our legal expertise in the health field, where we can provide differential value through our Individualized Solutions Plans, which are unique in the market and distinguish us from other law firms”.
GOALS OF THE COLLABORATION
The expansion of CSTM's training offerings in Spain, especially focused on the Global Functional Therapy-TFG®will allow professionals in the natural therapies sector, from doctors, physiotherapists, massage therapists and others, who are already working in this field or who want to enter the sector, to acquire new knowledge and skills in this field.
Gowper's Head of Innovation, Julio Pellitero, emphasizes what the partnership means:
“This is a huge qualitative leap to promote a culture of well-being and psychophysical health in Spain. CSTM will provide the possibility of first level training for the professionals of the sector in our country, with the Swiss quality label, in order to strengthen credibility. For our part, Gowper is committed to provide a complete legal guidance to the entrepreneurs of the sector, from the beginning of the activity, its development and consolidation, preserving at all times the compliance with the Spanish and EU regulations”.
A BOOMING SECTOR IN SPAIN AND EUROPE
In Spain, 300,000 individuals use natural, complementary or alternative therapies on a daily basis, and more than 80,000 professionals are taxed in Spain as naturopaths, acupuncturists and other parasanitary treatments, according to data from the Union of Professionals and Self-Employed Workers (UPTA). In Europe, more than 150,000 physicians have an additional qualification in complementary therapies, while another 180,000 could be interested in the same, according to EUROCAM.
The collaboration between Gowper and CSTM aims to meet the growing needs of the industry.
WHAT IS COMPLEMENTARY, ALTERNATIVE OR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE?
The terms "complementary", "alternative" and "integrative" are continually evolving, as medical-legal concepts, and include a broad and diverse group of procedures or techniques applied or delivered by a qualified professional or technician.
- If a non-conventional practice is used in conjunction with conventional medicine, it is considered "complementary".
- If a non-conventional practice is used in place of conventional medicine, it is considered "alternative".
The legislative and legal framework in the European Union and the integration of Complementary or Alternative Medicine (CAM) into the healthcare systems of the different Member States and other related countries, such as Switzerland, varies from country to country, with regulation existing in some and lacking in others.
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