Brazil

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Brazil

Statistics

In Brazil, there are an estimated 12,000 homeopathic physicians, 200 homeopathic veterinarians, 100 homeopathic dentists, 1300 homeopathic pharmacists, and six homeopathic laboratories. There is a chiropractic association in Brazil.

Regulatory Situation

Regulations governing traditional medicine in Brazil include La Política de Atención Integral a la Salud Indígena de FUNASA, which promotes respect for the traditional systems of health of indigenous communities. In 1980, the Brazilian Medical Association recognized homeopathy as a medical specialty. In 1988, the Government recognized homeopathy and included it in the National Health System. Since 1995, the Federal Council of Pharmacy has recognized and standardized the title of “Specialist in Homeopathic Pharmacy.”

 

Education and Training

As of 1991, physicians seeking homeopathic specialization must complete a 1200-hour course: 450 hours of theory, 450 hours of practice, and 300 hours of monographs. The Feevale Central University and University of Anhembi Morumbi offer chiropractic programs recognized by the World Federation of Chiropractic.