It is a regulatory framework for practices and treatments that are not framed in conventional medicine. Patients are allowed to choose these treatments as a complement to conventional treatments. In addition, the Chamber of Deputies approved the regulation of the implementation of sustainable productive gardens as a model for regional management of agro-ecological food production.
Missionary Representatives, in the 12th Ordinary Session of the 2022 Legislative Session, approved a bill by the legislator and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Engineer Carlos Eduardo Rovira, which establishes a regulatory framework for traditional and complementary medicine.
This regulatory framework aims to identify traditional and complementary medicine practices and treatments within the public health system and is optional for patients who decide to initiate such treatment, as it is used as a complement to conventional or mainstream medicine.
The ratified regulation clearly defines the definition of this type of medicine, it is the knowledge outside the tradition or the mainstream. That is, the set of practices and treatments undertaken to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases, and to maintain or improve the health, physical, mental and social well-being of people, and which are currently taught mostly in educational institutions of state-licensed medicine.
Whereas, traditional medicine refers to the sum total of knowledge, skills, and practices based on theories, beliefs, and experiences relating to ancestral origin and ancient and respected use in the societies to which they belong. Complementary medicine, on the other hand, is a broad group of healthcare practices and treatments that are not part of a country’s traditions or traditional medicine, and are not fully integrated into the mainstream health system.
Some examples of traditional and complementary medicine are traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, traditional indigenous medicine, anthropological medicine, naturopathy, plant medicine, orthopedics, reflexology, Reiki, yoga, and Tai Chi Chuan.
The new law fully incorporates the practices described above into the list of medical benefits responsible for territorial jurisdiction and county social work so that they are recognized in the public health system. In addition, the legal text ensures respect for the guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding traditional indigenous medicine, and the integration of people who perform experimental health procedures into the public health system.in the above-mentioned city communities.
Another central focus of what missionary legislators discussed was that of regulating the implementation of sustainable productive gardens as a model for the territorial management of agro-ecological production. The main objective is to improve the exploitation and use of peri-urban and rural spaces in order to contribute to food security and food sovereignty.
A sustainable productive park is the physical space equipped with infrastructure, logistics and equipment to promote ecological agricultural production and maintain agricultural spaces in semi-urban or rural areas through a multifunctional approach, influencing the processes of enhancing local economies, protecting natural resources and landscapes. boycott.
The adopted law aims to promote ecological agricultural production and food marketing for self-consumption, promoting employment and developing local economies; As well as promoting the development of family farming, cooperatives and related businesses for land use and exploitation in semi-urban and rural areas.
Likewise, emphasis is placed on promoting sustainable production processes and inclusive agricultural practices; As well as in increasing the production volume and raising the efficiency of production in favor of increasing the income generated by agro-ecological farms.
The Secretary of State for Family Farming will be responsible for setting selection criteria in order to determine appropriate characteristics for implementing the law. In addition, a database should be created about producers, production and distribution possibilities, the area of land for production and any other information of interest.