Homeopathy officially recognised in Belgium

12th May 2014, Comments 6 comments

Homeopathy received a legal recognition on Monday, but at the same time stricter regulations have been imposed on the sector.

The federal government gave the green light in July last year, but the Royal Decree has only now been published in the Staatsblad, the official news letter issued by the Belgian government.

GPs, dentists and midwives can only call themselves homeopaths if they have followed an extra homeopathy training.

Those with a Bachelor degree in health care who were already active in the sector, like nurses, can continue their activities under a temporary measure.

The official recognition does not imply an automatic refund from the health mutual.

The sector is happy with the new framework, arguing that the changes will result in higher quality standards.

"This is a very important step and it can only be to the benefit of the patients' safety. Patients will know whether or not they are dealing with someone who correctly applies homeopathic medicine", says Leon Schepers of the Unio Homeopathica Belgica.


Flandersnews.be / Expatica

3 Comments To This Article

  • ESWARA DAS posted:

    on 15th May 2014, 06:57:31 - Reply

    Great. Homeopathy is getting the long awaited status it deserved. Nice to see that millions of patients got benefited with its medicine before the Govt.thought of recognizing it. Kudos to all those worked for it.
  • Ronald posted:

    on 14th May 2014, 18:39:47 - Reply

    Recognition yes.
    Better no.What this recognition is a terroristic attack from the regular medicine.
    They want only to stop homeopathy.
    Witch doctor wil take 2 houres for a anamnase or casus?
    In this time he can see a dozen people to pay.Kassa kassa.
    Healing a patient is not the first worry or care.
    Thie like you come back for pilds
    We dont need house garden and kitchen or complex homeopathy.
  • Niss posted:

    on 14th May 2014, 13:14:22 - Reply

    A very sad day for the future of health provisions in Belgium..
    Next voodoo, faith healing, and rain dances..