The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) is the leading national professional association of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners.
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. AACMA members are bound to a high standard of ethical and professional conduct through adherence to our national practitioner accreditation standards, Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
All AACMA practitioner members are accredited with the Australian Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Accreditation Board, established by AACMA in 2003 with the support of the Commonwealth Complementary Therapies Funding Program. Victorian practitioners accredited with AACMA are also registered with the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria.
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.
The AACMA Board is democratically elected by and from the members in accordance with our Memorandum and Articles of Association.
To find a registered acupuncturist or Chinese herbal medicine practitioner, use our Practitioner Search.