Homeopathy in Germany

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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

Both doctors and Heilpraktikers are allowed to practise homeopathy (28).

Homeopathy in Germany is regulated by law as a distinct therapeutic system (Besondere
Therapierichtung) by the Medicines Act- Arzneimittelgesetz (AMG) and by the Code of Social Law (Sozialgesetzbuch V) since 1998 (106, 124, 127).

The German Medical Association (The “Bundesärztekammer”) acknowledges homeopathy as an official additional qualification “homeopathic doctor”, for medical doctors who have passed an examination in homeopathy (28).

The national medical association issues diplomas. Optional courses in CAM/homeopathy in the medical undergraduate curriculum are offered at one university and postgraduate homeopathy courses are offered at some universities in Germany (28, 106).

Homeopathy is provided by physicians at some hospitals in Germany (106). Homeopathy
was in 1978 recognized as a particular therapeutic approach “Besondere Therapierichtung” in the Medical Products Act – “Arzneimittelgesetz” – section 25, sub (2)2 and section 105, sub 4f (28).