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CAM Regulation

Sweden

1. January 2013
Summary of the country's general legislation of CAM.
CAM Regulation

Other treatments in Sweden

31. December 2012

Physiotherapy is a regulated profession in Sweden with the title “Registered Physical Therapist”. The title is protected by the state, but the professional activity is not.

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Osteopathy in Sweden

31. December 2012

No specific regulation has been found for osteopathy.

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Naturopathy in Sweden

31. December 2012

No specific regulation has been found for naturopathy.

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Naprapathy in Sweden

31. December 2012

Naprapaths are classified as a regulated health care profession in Sweden and listed as health personnel in the Patient Safety Act, chapter 4, §1 and §5 (268).

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Massage in Sweden

31. December 2012

No specific regulation has been found for massage.

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Homeopathy in Sweden

31. December 2012

Homeopathy is allowed to be practised by non-medically qualified practitioners outside the healthcare system (28).

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Chiropractic in Sweden

31. December 2012

Chiropractors are classified as a regulated health care profession in Sweden from 1989 (106) and listed as health professionals in the Patient Safety Act, Chapter 4, §1 and §5 (268).

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Ayurveda in Sweden

31. December 2012

No specific regulation has been found for Ayurvedic medicine.

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Anthroposophic medicine in Sweden

31. December 2012

The Vidar hospital near Stockholm is an anthroposophic hospital. The hospital is also a research center for anthroposophic medicine (60).

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Acupuncture in Sweden

31. December 2012

Acupuncture is covered by national health insurance when practised by registered health care professionals, primarily for the treatment of pain and nausea (106).

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