Acupuncture-Moxibustion Regulations in Russia
Russian legislations of health and medical care has a large expand due to the launch of a series of regulations and policies since 1991. Article 72 of federal legislation of Russia provides that legislative basis of public health service should be identified by the federation and federation subjects. Russia is always completing tis medical care system in two decades. Ministry of Health launched a series of decrees to promote reflexotherapy. Related orders are: Order about Indications and Contraindications of Reflexotherapy, Order about Serum Hepatitis and HIV Virus Inflation, Order about Viral Prevention in Reflexotherapy, Order about Existing Circumstances of Reflexotherapical Practitioners, etc.. Ministry of Health launched No. 364 Order: Order to introduce Reflexotherapy into Professional Catalogue for Doctors and Pharmacists and No. 38 Order: Order to Further Develop Reflexotherapy in Russian Federal, marking Russian government’s official admission of Reflexotherapy to conclude it into governmental medical system as an independent and science-based therapy. Russian Education and Health Ministry have included acupuncture-moxibustion and other traditional therapies into rehabilitation medicine, whose National Professional Technique Code is 14.00.51.