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Alternative medicine regulation consultation announced

5th August 2009

The Department of Health has launched a consultation on whether or not practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and herbal treatments should be regulated.

Views will be sought on whether or not a regulatory system should be established – and, if so, how it should operate – to govern the activities of such alternative and complementary therapies.

Health minister Ann Keen, Labour MP for Brentford and Isleworth, said that patient safety is “paramount”, regardless of whether they are accessing traditional health service treatments or making use of their alternative counterparts.

“We very much want to hear people’s views on the range of options set out in the consultation so that we can give these complex issues proper consideration,” she added.

Dr Michael Dixon, medical director for the Prince’s Foundation for Integrated Health, stated that as with all forms of healthcare, alternative and complementary therapies require practitioners who are properly trained.

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