Acupuncture is recognized as an “equal-in rights” therapeutic system and a medical specialty for doctors in Latvia (106).
The Cabinet Regulation No. 431/1997 Procedures for Certification of Medical Practitioners item 29 (the Register of Medical Specialties and Methods) has authorized the status of additional medical specialty “Acupuncture” (code SS-07).
Postgraduate training courses in acupuncture for doctors are provided through the professional medical Association of Medical Society of Latvia at the academic level (106, 178).
The certification authority and control of any professional activities of doctors in the field of acupuncture is delegated to the professional Association of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques (founded 30.11.1990) (178).
106. CAMDOC Alliance ECH ECPM ICMART and IVAA. The regulatory status of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for medical doctors in Europe. Brussels 2010 January 2010. Report No.: 2010.
178. Presiden ICMART Professor Nikolajs Nikolajevs. Complimentary medicine in Latvia. AROGYA 2007- International Meet of TM Regulators and Industry; October 27; New Dehli, India: Pharmexcil; 2007.