Anthroposophic medicine in Germany | Cam-Regulation

Anthroposophic medicine in Germany

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Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report - delivered Dec 31, 2012

Anthroposophic medicine is regulated by law as a specific therapeutic system (Besondere Therapierichtung) by the Medicines Act- Arzneimittelgesetz (AMG) and by the Code of Social Law (Sozialgesetzbuch V)(106,124,127).

The statutory regulation of anthroposophic medicine is delegated to the German medical association, and recognized as an additional qualification for medical doctors.

The medical association of anthroposophic doctors issues and recognizes diplomas and regulates the statutory, mandatory Continuous Medical Educational programme (CME) for anthroposophic doctors (106, 122).

Optional introductory courses in anthroposophic medicine are provided as part of the medical undergraduate curriculum at some universities (106). Postgraduate training is offered at private teaching centres (106).

Anthroposophic medicine is offered at some hospitals in Germany (106). In Germany there is a small group of anthroposophic Heilpraktikers with their own professional body (106).


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.

122. Die Bundesärtzekammer Deutschland. Work and training in Germany 2012 [cited 2012 March 7]; Available from:

124. Bundesministerium für justis Deutschland. Medicinal Products Act: Gesetz über den Verkehr mit Arzneimitteln (Arzneimittelgesetz – AMG) Ausfertigungsdatum: 24.08.1976 Vollzitat: ”Arzneimittelgesetz in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 12. Dezember 2005 (BGBl. I S. 3394), das zuletzt durch Artikel 13 des Gesetzes vom 22. Dezember 2011 (BGBl. I S. 2983) geändert worden ist”. 1976 [updated 22 December 2011; cited 2012 March 7]; Available from:

127. Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (BfArM). Besondere Therapierichtungen und Traditionelle Arzneimittel (Traditional drug therapy and special directions). 2012 [cited 2012 March 16]; Available from:

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