Naturopathy | Cam-Regulation


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Portugal: September 2, 2013 new regulations on Naturopathy. Read more

Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report – delivered Dec 31, 2012

Naturopathy is a regulated profession in 2 countries (Switzerland, Liechtenstein).

Map from the CAMbrella report – delivered Dec. 2012
Map from the CAMbrella report – delivered Dec. 2012

Switzerland has regulated the profession “natural health practitioner” and has registered two different professions in the EU regulated professions database, naturopathe/ homéopathe(FR) and naturopathe (de tradition Européenne)(FR).

Liechtenstein has not registered the naturopath in the EU database. In Liechtenstein naturopathy is provided by the regulated profession “Naturheilpraktiker” with naturopathy specialty.

6 countries have naturopathy treatment regulations (Albania, Cyprus, France, Germany,
Portugal, Romania). Albania has regulated naturopathy by law as “a therapeutic system”. In Cyprus alternative practitioners may register in the “Cyprus general council & register of alternative therapists” where the “Cyprus Naturopathic Association” is included.

In France naturopath is registered under the category “self-employed” under “human health activities not elsewhere classified”. In Germany naturopathy is recognized as “a distinct therapeutic system”. Portugal has regulated naturopathy by the law “on the provision of nonconventional therapies”.

Romania has recognized naturopathy as a CAM therapy in the group “alternative therapies” in the CAM law. In 31 countries we did not find specific naturopathy regulations. General CAM and health regulations may bear influence on naturopathy treatments.

Table from the CAMbrella report – delivered Dec. 2012
Table from the CAMbrella report – delivered Dec. 2012

Go directly to the regulation of naturopathy in a specific country:

Albania Austria – Belgium – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Bulgaria – Croatia – Cyprus – Czech Republic – Denmark – Estonia – Finland – France - Germany – Greece – Hungary – Iceland – Ireland – Israel Italy Latvia – Liechtenstein – Lithuania – Luxembourg – Macedonia – Malta – Montenegro – Netherlands – Norway – Poland – Portugal – Romania – Serbia – Slovakia – Slovenia – Spain – Sweden – Switzerland – Turkey – United Kingdom

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