The Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) advises anyone seeking the benefits of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to find a qualified and accredited practitioner.
The association has a database of more than 2000 practitioners who are registered under the national law. You can use the AACMA practitioner search to confirm whether your acupuncturist or TCM practitioner is AACMA-accredited.
Established in 1973, AACMA has helped change the way traditional Chinese medicine is viewed in Australia. To receive AACMA accreditation, practitioners must have a 4-year bachelor degree (or equivalent) and adhere to the association's strict codes, practices and guidelines. Thanks to AACMA Chinese medicine is now accepted within mainstream healthcare in Australia.
Victor Fenech is a registered member of AACMA. He has a Masters in Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and continues to build on his TCM knowledge and practice through seminars, workshops and mentoring opportunities.
AACMA has produced a community service announcement advising Australians to seek a qualified acupuncturist or TCM practitioner. You can watch the AACMA announcement here.