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CAM Regulation

Latvia

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

31. December 2012

Physiotherapy is a regulated profession in Latvia, with the professional title Physiotherapist (Bachelor degree).

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Latvia

31. December 2012

There is no specific regulation on TCM in Latvia, since the theory of TCM is a basic and inseparable part of the training process of the acupuncture specialty for doctors (177).

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Osteopathy in Latvia

31. December 2012

On the grounds of the order of the Latvian Ministry of Health from 28 May 2002 osteopathy was declared as a method of treatment and science, as well as specialty (183).

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Naturopathy in Latvia

31. December 2012

No specific regulation has been found on naturopathy.

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Naprapathy in Latvia

31. December 2012

No specific regulation has been found on naprapathy.

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Massage in Latvia

31. December 2012

No specific regulation has been found on massage.

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Homeopathy in Latvia

31. December 2012

Homeopathy is since 1997 recognized by law as a distinct therapeutic specialty in Latvia, with regulation and supervision delegated to the Latvian Homeopathic Medical Association.

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Ayurveda in Latvia

31. December 2012

Ayurvedic medicine is legally recognized and was recommended as safe with wide applications in the institutions of public health services of Latvia (178).

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Anthroposophic medicine in Latvia

31. December 2012

Anthroposophic medicine is statutorily regulated and recognized by the medical association as an additional qualification for doctors in Latvia (41, 106).

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Acupuncture in Latvia

31. December 2012

Acupuncture is recognized as an “equal-in rights” therapeutic system and a medical specialty for doctors in Latvia (106).

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