National Council of the Order of Physicians and Non-Conventional Healthcare (France)

The French National Council of the Order of Physicians expresses concern over the rise of unconventional healthcare practices. In response to emerging issues, it has compiled a 88 pages report emphasizing the urgent need to address the dangers associated with these increasingly prevalent practices. Termed as “traditional,” “alternative,” or “complementary” medicine, they lack scientific recognition and are not part of physicians’ initial training. The Order is alarmed by the uncontrolled growth of these practices, attributing it to societal factors such as a strained healthcare system, societal distress, and distrust in healthcare professionals. The potential risks include illegal medical practices, therapeutic deviations, and sectarian concerns, posing a substantial public health issue.