Acupuncture in Estonia | Cam-Regulation

Acupuncture in Estonia

No specific regulation was found on acupuncture. Regulated health personnel may provide acupuncture treatment.

In 1993 the Estonian Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Association (EATMA) was founded. From 1995 the name changed to The Estonian Acupuncture Association ((EAA) – Eesti Akupunktuuri Assotsiatsioon)). EAA is “a voluntary society that unites medical professionals practising Oriental medicine living and/or working in Estonia”. Since 1994 EAA has been a member of ICMART (International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques) and is following its principles of scientific and clinical work (100).

The Centre for Reflexotherapy Methods was founded in 1979 by a decree of the Ministry of Health of the then Estonian SSR. Legally the Centre for Reflexotherapy Methods is part of the Tallinn State Hospital. USSR acupuncture was considered a part of neurology and should therefore belong to the corresponding society. The acupuncture specialists formed the Reflexotherapy Section to the Society of Psychiatrists, Neurologists and Neurosurgeons (100).


100. Association EA. Estonian Acupuncture Association. Tallinn: Estonian Acupuncture Association; 2012 [cited 2012 February 8,]; Available from:

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