The practice of acupuncture is not regulated in Israel. Medical doctors are practicing acupuncture without the need for a special licence. The non-medical practitioners of acupuncture usually graduate from a 4-year programme at a CAM college (163).
There have been several government-assigned committees suggesting a framework for the definition of the CAM practice, with a special emphasis on acupuncture. This framework has not yet been approved by all the relevant parties (163).
Reimbursement of Acupuncture is regulated in the Health Insurance Law from 1995 (165).
163. Ratmansky S. CAMbrella data for Work Package 2; Legal status of CAM 2010
165. Grinstein O, Elhayany A, Goldberg A, Shvarts S. Complementary Medicine in Israel. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2002;8(4):437-43.