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Germany

1. January 2013
Summary of the country's general legislation of CAM.
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Other treatments in Germany

31. December 2012

Physiotherapy is a 3 year education in Germany (including 1/3 of practical work at hospitals/ private practices), at private or state schools.

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Osteopathy in Germany

31. December 2012

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).

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Neural therapy in Germany

31. December 2012

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.

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Naturopathy in Germany

31. December 2012

The Code of Social Law (1998) recognizes naturopathic medicine as a distinct therapeutic
system (106).

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Massage in Germany

31. December 2012

“Masseur – nicht-medizinischer Bademeister/in” is a regulated health profession in Germany and is registered in the European regulated professions database as follows:

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Homeopathy in Germany

31. December 2012

Both doctors and Heilpraktikers are allowed to practise homeopathy (28).

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Chiropractic in Germany

31. December 2012

Chiropractic is regulated by law within the medical association (106, 128).

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Ayurveda in Germany

31. December 2012

No specific regulation has been found on ayurvedic medicine.

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Anthroposophic medicine in Germany

31. December 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 (Sozialgesetzb

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Acupuncture in Germany

31. December 2012

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

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