AACMA publishes submission on Proposed Acupuncture Accreditation Standard (Stage 2)

AACMA has published its submission on the Australian Physiotherapy Council’s Proposed Acupuncture Accreditation Standard (Stage 2) and invites members and the public to read the Association’s stance on the proposed standards.

The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) recommends that other health practitioners wanting to be endorsed for the practice of acupuncture under the national law should meet the same standards required for registered acupuncturists.

AACMA opposes short courses and non-award courses as a basis for the endorsement under Section 97 of the national law. Entry standards into the AACMA is the completion of a 4–5 year bachelor degree majoring in Acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine.

Read the AACMA’s Proposed Acupuncture Accreditation Standard (Stage 2) submission.

Read the well-researched article Acupuncture by Another Name: Dry Needling in Australia (Janz S & Adams J, Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine; 2011;6(2) (in publication).

Posted on 11/24/2011 4:33:00 PM

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