Go directly to legislation of specific CAM therapies in Germany:
Physiotherapy is a 3 year education in Germany (including 1/3 of practical work at hospitals/ private practices), at private or state schools.
No specific regulation has been found on TCM except acupuncture.
There are presently no statutes or regulations defining the scope of practise of osteopathy. Osteopathy has recently been recognized by the national Ministry of Health (129).
No specific regulation has been found on neural therapy, but some aspects of neural therapy such as injection treatment are provided in Germany on a regular basis.
The Code of Social Law (1998) recognizes naturopathic medicine as a distinct therapeutic
No specific regulation has been found on naprapathy.
“Masseur – nicht-medizinischer Bademeister/in” is a regulated health profession in Germany and is registered in the European regulated professions database as follows:
Both doctors and Heilpraktikers are allowed to practise homeopathy (28).
The treatment is common among German doctors and Heilpraktikers.
Chiropractic is regulated by law within the medical association (106, 128).
No specific regulation has been found on ayurvedic medicine.
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 (Sozialgesetzb
Acupuncture is regulated by law as a distinct therapeutic system (Besondere Therapierichtung) in the Code of Social Law (Sozialgesetzbuch V), and additional medical qualification and diplomas as me