Belgian Association of Acupuncturists graduates of China / Association Belge Des Acupuncteurs Diplomés de Chine

Belgian Association of Acupuncturists graduates of China

16 Rue de la noire bouteille 
7180 Seneffe
Belgium
T + 32 479 341 433
secretariat.abadic@gmail.com

ETCMA Representative:
Peny Marie Odile mariopy3@gmail.com

 

Website http://www.acupuncture-abadic.org

 

Membership information

Founding date of organisation

February 2001

Members

73 members + 1 honorary

Member categories

- Effective members: participating members for the activities of the Professional Union- right to vote Holder of the diploma of D.A. "Doctor of Acupuncture" corresponding to "the international qualification examination of acupuncture moxibustion sponsored by the Qualification Examination Department of the World Federation of Acupuncture moxibustion Societies ( W.F.A.S. )


- Adherent members: no right to vote - Holder of the final Diploma obtained by the European Shanghai College ( E.S .C.) or holder of the basal diploma of Shanghai.


- Honorary: members who have participated at the decisions of the Professional Union Commitee- but presently not active anymore.

Membership fee

450€ (insurance included)

Basic training required

Nurse A1 – Physiotherapist – Doctor – Osteopath University graduates -MTC basic theory = more than 1500 hours spread over 3 years + possibility of a 4th year for improvements allowing to take part at the D.A exam.* -Two weeks of internship in Chinese hospitals/year (advised) *D.A. = "The International Qualification Examination of Acupuncture-Moxibustion sponsored by the Qualification Examination Department of the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (QED of WFAS)"

Required continuing education

18h/year : - as workshops, conferences, symposia, seminars, …. in Belgium or abroad, and recognized by the Association (The Association only having the right to give recognition)

Requirements for continuing membership

A regular ongoing training of minimum 18h/year

Becoming a member

Provide a degree in - Nurse A1 or Physiotherapist, Doctor, Osteopath University graduates - Acupuncturist from an established school, Diploma D.A. (see above) or providing at the Committee of the Professional Union the proof of an degree equal to the DA, i.e. 1.450 hours of learning.

Legal situation in Belgium

 

To this day, the legal framework of Acupuncture in Belgium is being discussed at the Ministry of Health : officially, Acupuncture is not yet recognized. Currently: the law about Professional Associations recognized by the Council of State since the 14th of September 1998; the law from the 10th of February 2003: Royal Decree giving recognition to Professionals practicing a non-conventional therapy or similar (Acupuncture – Osteopathy – Homeopathy – Chiropractic). During the parliamentary debates, the Government showed its clear desire to initiate an investigation at the European level to situate Acupuncture at this level; but this investigation could not take place due to a lack of financial means.

Insurance reimbursement The reimbursements from Insurance Companies are generally 10 €, and may vary from 5 to 12 visits / year for all non-conventional therapies (Osteopathy, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Chiropractic)

Belgian Association of Acupuncturists graduates of China
Association Belge Des Acupuncteurs Diplomés de Chine

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