Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association Ltd

The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) is the peak professional body of qualified acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine practitioners in Australia. AACMA has represented the profession since 1973 and values high standards in ethical and professional practice.

More than 2200 acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners are members of AACMA. High standards of education and practice are maintained by AACMA-accredited practitioners due to the profession's determination to provide excellence in acupuncture and TCM health care.

The Chinese medicine profession joined the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for the Health Professions on 1 July 2012. This is the same scheme that regulates medical practitioners, physiotherapists, chiropractors, dentists, nurses and midwives etc. Chinese medicine practitioners must now be registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) in order to offer acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine services to the public.

To find a registered acupuncturist or Chinese herbal medicine practitioner, use our Practitioner Search.

If you’re a practitioner interested in joining AACMA, visit Joining AACMA.

Latest News

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:50:24 -0500

The AACMA 2013 Annual Report has now been released. Please access the PDF version of the report by clicking here.

As members are aware, the AACMA Annual General Meeting is being held on Saturday, 3 May as part of AACMAC Melbourne 2014. All members are welcome to attend: details are below. We look forward to welcoming you there.

Date/Time: Saturday 3 May 2014 at 4:00 PM EST
Venue: Melbourne Park Function Centre, Batman Avenue, Melbourne VIC 3000

Members who requested a print version of the Annual Report will receive their copy very soon.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:43:30 -0500

The AACMA Board and staff would like to wish all of our members and colleagues a very happy and safe long weekend! 

The AACMA National Office will be closed from 18 to 21 April. 

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:30:04 -0600

The first 2014 edition of member newsletter, the Jing-Luo, is now available to download and read online!

The Autumn 2014 issue features information about AACMAC Melbourne 2014, a new section with practical advice for running a clinic and business, health fund FAQs, guidelines for advertising and social media, plus profiles, breaking news, diary dates and more. 

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:10:35 -0600

The AACMA 40th Anniversary Commemorative Book has now been published!

In 2013, AACMA celebrated 40 years as the peak professional body for traditional Chinese medicine practitioners in Australia. 

To commemorate this milestone, we put together a book taking a look back over the decades...Read more

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:07:49 -0600

Reports on a recent case study on acupuncture with gold thread used in the treatment of osteoarthritis in the knee of a 65-year-old South Korean woman have appeared in several publications, including Australian Doctor and News.com.au (‘In Pictures: gold thread in the knee’, 15 January 2014, and ‘Scan pinpoints gold threads inserted during acupuncture into woman's arthritic knee’, 15 January 2014). The articles reproduce an X-ray image published in the study, showing dozens of small gold threads around the woman’s knees. Australian Doctor states that ‘Doctors have been alerted to the distorting affect acupuncture can have on joint X-rays after imaging of a woman's arthritic knees revealed a plethora of gold thread from the therapy.’ ...Read More


Event News

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:53:06 -0500

How would you like to win 2 nights accommodation in cosmopolitan Melbourne during AACMAC? We are delighted to offer one lucky delegate the chance to win!

The Prize: Two nights accommodation at the four-star Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens, booked through OzAccom.

To Enter: Simply register for AACMAC Melbourne 2014 before the Early Bird Rate ends (17 April 2014) to go into the draw to win this amazing prize! Winner announced 22 April 2014. For Terms & Conditions, click here.

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:49:08 -0500

We are excited to announce that Early Bird registration rates for AACMAC Melbourne 2014 have been extended to 17 April 2014! Register now and save!

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:40:32 -0500

We will be interviewing several AACMAC Melbourne 2014 speakers in our all-new blog over the coming weeks. In our first interview, Jim Chalmers tells us what he hopes delegates can take away from his presentation on auriculotherapy: "I hope that this information will inspire practitioners to look again at the sometimes-spectacular benefits of this oft sidelined but powerful therapy." Read the full post here!

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 01:00:01 -0600

Trade exhibition, sponsorship and advertising opportunities are now available for AACMAC Melbourne 2014. There are a number of ways TCM businesses can gain valuable exposure and increase brand recognition. Visit the Trade Exhibition & Advertising page to download the prospectus. 

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:26:21 -0600

Researchers, educators and practitioners are invited to submit an abstract for oral, workshop or poster presentation at AACMAC Melbourne 2014. 

If you would like to be a speaker at AACMAC Melbourne 2014, there is still time to submit an abstract - the deadline for submissions has been extended to 28 February 2014! Visit the Abstracts page to download a submission form and more information. Read more