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Traditional healers “in the law”

We are not talking about the involvement of the Tuva healers to the underworld. Here’s the thing: for the first time by the Ministry of health of RT were given official permission to engage in folk medicine or two doctors. “The first signs” became a Buddhist monk Lopsan Dondup and homeopathic physician Anna Kara-Tonog. But as we have explained in the Ministry of health, these are only the first steps towards development of alternative medicine in the country.

Folk medicine: yesterday and today

In Soviet times, like a few have resorted to the services of healers of the people. This step was hesitant, but tried not to advertise it – people were afraid of ridicule or public censure.

As time goes by, many things change. Today the methods of traditional medicine are recognized by the world health organization. Its even included in the development strategy for 2014 – 2023. In 2014, the Institute of medical and social problems and management of Tuva was organized by the interregional scientific-practical conference. In its framework there were held round tables and master classes, traditional healers took the people and provided them with services of healing. Also were discussed problems of studying and use of natural and biological resources of the Republic and nonconventional methods of treatment. Not spared storonoyu the issue of legalization of traditional medicine, healers have been waiting for this long. The brainchild of the conference was the order № 673 from 6 June 2014 “On the order of lessons in folk medicine and issue resolution on occupation by traditional medicine in the Republic of Tuva”, it was developed by the RT Ministry of health. Continue reading

The draft law on certification of folk healers will introduce to the state Duma in autumn

Deputies of the state Duma in the autumn will contribute to the lower house of Parliament amended an article about folk medicine of the law “On fundamentals of protection of health of citizens of the Russian Federation”. The bill will provide for mandatory certification of folk healers, including homeopaths, herbalists, specialists in Chinese medicine and so on, explained the Chairman of the Duma Committee on health protection Sergei Kalashnikov. It is assumed that to test healers will be self-regulating organization (SRO). They will provide specific specialists licenses and to monitor their activities.

“In these organizations, the professionals will examine each and will be held responsible for every certified healer. If it will cause harm to the patient, such realites will have to exclude from the community and deny a license,” explained Kalashnikov.

The operation of such works will be strictly regulated, he said. Its members will include experts in each area of folk medicine, which, according to Kalashnikov, and will be authorized to issue a license in their field. It and the Chinese medicine, Indian Ayurveda, as well as the Russian national, for example, Buryat traditionalmedicine. “We are working and homeopaths, and herbalists, and even those who treats bee honey, – said the MP. – Folk medicine is now legally permitted, because it does exist, there is experience all over the world. But there is a need for stricter regulation of this activity”. Continue reading

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