Acupuncture in Italy

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NewsNew regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:

No new regulation found.


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

Acupuncture in Italy must be provided only by medical doctors.

The Supreme Court of Justice (Suprema Corte di Cassazione( 1982, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007) has ruled that acupuncture is a medical act and it is an infringement of medical powers for anyone without a degree in medicine to practise Traditional and Non-Conventional Medicines (168, 170172).

The Italian “National Federation of the Orders of Doctors and Dentists” (FNOMCeO) has
acknowledged acupuncture treatment as a responsibility and an additional medical
treatment of a medical doctor or a dentist (106, 168). Diplomas of medical acupuncturists
are issued and approved by the national medical council/chamber in Italy (106).