News - New regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:
05.02.2015 Portugal passed on September 2, 2013 new regulations on Acupuncture. Read more.
Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report - delivered Dec 31, 2012
From 2002 the Medical Council included medical acupuncture as a medical competency (233) integrated in medical practice (i.e. not considered non-conventional therapy). Since 2003 Acupuncture treatment provided by non-medical practitioners has been regulated by the Portuguese Law No 45/2003 of 22 August 2003 on the provision of non-conventional therapies (231)
231. Portuguese Law No 45/2003 of 22 august 2003 on the provision of non-conventional therapies: Project of law No 263/IX (for framing the base of the non-conventional medicines) and Project of law No 27/IX (Legal procedures of the non-conventional therapies). Assembleia da República(2003).
233. Almeida J. Email: Some information about CAM and Portugal. Birmingham 2011