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AACMA rejects the suggestion that complementary medicine courses, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, should be axed from Australian universities, as pushed by lobby group Friends of Science in Medicine.
The new group, formed in December 2011 and made up of a number of doctors, medical researchers and scientists, is pressuring universities to ban complementary medicine degrees, which they dub as ‘quackery’ and ‘pseudo science’. The group is also campaigning for private health insurance providers to stop providing rebates for complementary medical treatments.
AACMA believes the group is on a witch hunt to divide the medical mainstream and complementary health disciplines and to strip complementary medicine of its credibility and standing amongst the 70% of Australians who currently use it. Read more
AACMA has lodged a submission on the English Language Standard to the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA).
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