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AACMA - Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association

Through the AACMA's promotional, educational, and research programs, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has gained enormous credibility among the Australian government and the public. With professional partnerships and accreditations, Australians can rest assured they are receiving only the best treatment and service. Find out more about AACMA and how to join.

Professional Association for TCM Practitioners

Servicing area

COORPAROO, Queensland

Focus areas

Mentoring Chinese herbal medicine


Professional Representation for Chinese Medicine Practitioners

Founded in 1973 to represent and promote acupuncture as a profession, the AACMA is Australia's premier professional organisation for Chinese medicine practitioners, including acupuncturists, herbalists, and therapists who perform traditional remedial massage.

Over the past four decades, AACMA has successfully repositioned the TCM profession in Australia. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has made significant advancements in the Australian government's and public's perception because of AACMA’s promotion, education, and research programs. 

Chinese medicine is now considered a valid part of the mainstream health system in Australia due to its relevance and effectiveness.

In fact, since 1 July 2012, the Chinese medicine profession has been accredited by the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) for Health Professions. 

Nurses, midwives, chiropractors, dentists, physiotherapists, doctors, and dentists are all regulated by this scheme.

Excellence in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Safety, quality, and ethics in practice are priorities for AACMA. By maintaining high standards for education and practice, AACMA-accredited practitioners provide high-quality acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine healthcare.

For practitioners to offer acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine services to the public, they must be registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) and adhere to the AACMA's strict codes and guidelines. 

To date, there are over 2,200 acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners in the AACMA.

AACMA Partners

Through partnerships with diverse businesses, the AACMA can offer unsurpassed member benefits, deliver premium advertising and quality sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

AACMA's affiliate partners collaborate to provide members with high-quality benefits. 

Current partners include:

  • Australia Wide First Aid
  • Accreditation Commission for Oriental Medicine
  • British Acupuncture Council
  • Acupuncture NZ
  • Acupuncture Now Foundation
  • European Traditional Chinese Medicine Association
  • Guild Insurance
  • World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies
  • World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies

The AACMA is Australia’s peak professional body for TCM practitioners and is the largest professional association representing the most qualified acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practitioners.

Opening Hours

  • Monday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
To find out more or to apply for membership, call the AACMA today!

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