The practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Austria

Traditional Chinese medicine is, as certified by the Federal Ministry of Social Security and Generations on the 8th November 2001, to be regarded as the practice of the medical profession in the legal sense of §2 medical legislation 1998.

This applies in particular to acupuncture, pharmacotherapy and the Chinese manual therapy Tuina, but also to Qi Gong, Taijichuan and Feng Shui, as long as it refers to a practice with diagnostic and therapeutic engagement and healing practices for people with sickness.

In 1986 the Austrian Medical Association introduced a Diploma for Acupuncture (140 hours) and a Diploma for Chinese Diagnosis and pharmaceutical therapy (500 hours).


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