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About this blog

Tellerrandmedizin is a blog and networking platform for people who would like to look beyond what conventional medicine has to offer. To me Tellerrandmedizin means a humanistic and compassionate approach towards healthcare – heartfelt medicine. ‘Looking beyond the rim of your plate (= Tellerrand)’ is the German expression for ‘looking beyond the rim of your teacup’ or ‘looking outside of the box‘.

You can find recommendations for publications, newspaper articles, books, DVDs, Videos and international events in English on this site.

Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
(Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, 2009)


Beyond information I am deeply concerned about networking. To get in touch with like-minded people, have a look at the map.

I warmly recommend Hearts in Healthcare (HiH), too. It was founded in 2012 by Robin Youngson, author of ‘Time to Care‘. It is an “inspirational community of health professionals, students, patient advocates, health leaders, and many others who are champions for compassionate care. We believe that bringing like-minded people together is the first step to re-humanizing healthcare around the world”.


Integrative Medicine Wikipedia
ESIM European Society of Integrative Medicine
AAIM American Association of Integrative Medicine
COM-Passion For Care Charter for restoring compassion as the core principle of healthcare
HLSS Healthcare Leadership SummerSchool – a personal journey towards changing healthcare


Dr. med. univ. Julia BaderAbout me – Dr. med. univ. Julia Bader

I have studied medicine at Innsbruck Medical University, Austria. Now I am in training to become a GP and Osteopath. If you have any questions or would like to get more information about Tellerrandmedizin, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me via e-mail.