Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Bulgaria | Cam-Regulation

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Bulgaria

The use of non-pharmaceutical products of organic or mineral origin is regulated under the health law article 166.1.1 and 2. and art 167 (58). We understand that TCM may be covered by this regulation. Providers can practise if they are holders of:

  • A master’s degree in the professional area of medicine, dental medicine or pharmacology.
  • A specialist’s or bachelor’s degree in the professional area of health care.
  • A secondary education diploma and a certificate of completed training of at least four semesters at a higher medical school under terms and conditions set out by the Minister of Health and the Minster of Education and Science (58).

Acupuncture and acupressure are regulated under art. 166.1.5.


58. Solicitor Bulgaria. Bulgarian Health Act, part 2 Section, Promulgated, SG No. 70/10.08.2004, effective 1.01.2005, Chapter Six, Non-conventional methods for favourable impact on individual health Sofia: Copyright 2011 by SOLICITOR LTD; 2011 [cited 2011 November 2011]; Available from:

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