United Kingdom | Cam-Regulation
CAM Regulation

United Kingdom

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

Other treatments in United Kingdom

31. December 2012

Physiotherapy is a regulated health profession in the UK. The title ‘Physiotherapist’ is protected by the state, regulated by the Health Professions Council (HPC).

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Osteopathy in United Kingdom

31. December 2012

The Osteopaths Act of 1993 (315) established the General Osteopathic Council (GOC) with the UK Statutory register of Osteopaths (316).

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Homeopathy in United Kingdom

31. December 2012

Homeopathy practices are not statutorily regulated in the UK (60) and registration is not compulsory.

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Herbal medicine/Phytotherapy in United Kingdom

31. December 2012

Regulation of herbal medicine practitioners in the UK is currently voluntary. Most herbalists are registered in one or more of a number of professional associations on a voluntary basis (302).

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Chiropractic in United Kingdom

31. December 2012

The Chiropractors Act of 1994 established The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) with a statutory register for chiropractors (310). The title “chiropractor” is protected, and GCC

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Ayurveda in United Kingdom

31. December 2012

Ayurvedic medicine is not statutorily regulated in the UK but ayurvedic practitioners supplying unlicensed herbal medicines on a one-to-one basis are set to be statutorily regulated under the Healt

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Anthroposophic medicine in United Kingdom

31. December 2012

In the UK anthroposophic medicine is not regulated as a distinct therapeutic system and diplomas in anthroposophic medicine are not recognized.

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