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Education in traditional acupuncture in Italy: The oldest Italian private school of acupuncture adopts WHO guidelines

Roberti di Sarsina, Paolo

  • Received : 2012.10.21
  • Accepted : 2013.02.15
  • Published : 2013.02.28

Abstract

Times are changing in Italian healthcare and Traditional and Non Conventional Medicine has become increasingly relevant to medical practice. With this comes an increasing need for guidelines. As the use of Traditional and Non Conventional Medicine has increased in Italy, so has the need for high standards in education in this field (outside of biomedicine and the dominant health system) among medical students, medical doctors and medical educators. The rise of Traditional and Non Conventional Medicine is so relevant for medical practice and health care in Italy; the time calls for a change. The article describes this new setting in regards to education in Acupuncture within the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Italy's oldest private school.

Keywords

Traditional Chinese Medicine;Acupuncture;Traditional Medicine;Non Conventional Medicine;education;legal status;Italy

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