Acupuncture is legally recognized for pain therapy within the limits of conventional medicine and acknowledged by the “Oberster Sanitätsrat” 1986. Diplomas are awarded by the Austrian Medical Board. Acupuncture is perceived as a part of conventional medicine called Integrative medicine. For acupuncture, some reimbursement is given in special cases (34). According to the Law on Health Services, acupuncture is a scientifically recognized treatment that can be provided in hospitals (22).
22. Bundesgesetz über die Gesundheit Österreich GmbH (GÖGG) 132/2006, Bundesrat
34. WP1 CAMbrella questionnaire. CAMbrella data for Work Package 2 “Legal Status of CAM” Münich: CAMbrella WP1; 2010.