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WHO Guidelines on Basic Training and Safety in Chiropractic

Nowadays Chiropractic is international healthcare recognized by WHO (World Health Organization), one of organizations of UN (United Nations). Though it spreads to about 90 countries with legislation over 40 countries, it is not still legalized in Japan. On November 2005, WHO published the official document comprising guidelines on basic training and safety in chiropractic. As the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare affiliates with WHO, it is inevitable for them to refer this WHO documents for future legislation. The objectives of this document are; to provide minimum requirements for chiropractic education; to serve as a reference for national authorities in establishing an examination and licensing system for the qualified practice of chiropractic; to review contraindications in order to minimize the risk of accidents and to advise on the management of complications occurring during treatment and to promote the safe practice of chiropractic. Currently there are about 800 chiropractic practitioners who completed this standard of education in Japan.


WHO standard Chiropractors List

Japan Chiropractic Register (JCR) is a self-regulated registration body releasing the list of qualified chiropractors who meet the WHO standard education such as the international standard college graduates and CSC program graduates in Japan. The purpose of releasing the list is notifying the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and media the accurate total numbers of qualified chiropractors in Japan. JCR provides the registration exam provided by the International Board of Chiropractic Examiners (IBCE) once a year.

Japan Chiropractic Registers International Board of Chiropractic Examiners

WHO health profession's Guidelines

WHO published health profession's guidelines, including traditional and complementary medicine services, education, system, practices and practitioners.