Arbeitsgemeinschaft für klassische Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin e.V.

 

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für klassische Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin e.V. (AGTCM)

Wisbacher Straße 1
83435 Bad Reichenhall
Germany

T +49 86 51 69 09 19 F +49 86 51 71 06 94
sekretariat@agtcm.de

Contact Michael van Gorkom

ETCMA Representatives  Dr. Andrea Hellwig (president AGTCM), Gerd Ohmstede (president TCM Kongress Rothenburg)

Website
www.agtcm.de
www.agtcm.de/therapeuten/agtcm/about-us.htm

 

Membership information

Member: 1634

Member categories

  • Full member: must hold a diploma or equivalent from one of the accredited schools (three year training in TCM, with at least 750 hours of TCM schooling), and must   also be a Heilpraktiker or medical doctor
  • Associate member: needs to prove basic knowledge of TCM
  • Supporting member: pays at least €200 per year and has no privileges or rights
  • Honorary: voted for by the membership

Membership fee

  • € 200 per year

Required continuing education

  • 120 hours in 4 years

Requirements for continuing membership

  • 120 hours CPD in 4 years

Becoming a member - Download application form from http://www.agtcm.de/mitglied-werden.htm#downloads

Legal situation in Germany - Since the Second World War the medical market has been divided. Medical treatment, including Chinese medicine, may only be given by a medical doctor or a Heilpraktiker. - To become a medical doctor you have to study at a university. Most medical doctors' services are paid for by the public insurance. However, as Chinese medicine is not included in the public insurance catalogue the cost of such treatment is not usually covered, and so even doctors have to charge privately for Chinese medicine. - To become a Heilpraktiker you have to pass an exam at the Health Office. These exams have now been centralised in the Länder (states) and usually consist of a written multiple choice and an oral exam. These exams have become very specialised and are at the same level as the first state exams at university.

Insurance reimbursement - At present all Heilpraktiker treatment, including acupuncture, is covered by private insurance only. However, most people pay privately for these services as only about 12 per cent of the population have private medical insurance. As a Heilpraktiker you are allowed to treat almost all conditions, with whatever treatment you think fit. Only certain infectious diseases, gynaecological problems and dentistry are excluded.

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