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AACMAWith more than 2,200 members, the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) is the leading association of qualified acupuncture and Chinese medicine practitioners in Australia. Since 1973, AACMA has represented the profession and values high standards in ethical and professional practice. In 2012, the Chinese medicine profession joined the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for the Health Professions. 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 medicine services to the public.
AACMA News and Updates
Happy Chinese New Year! 狗年吉祥In China, the celebration of the New Year is the biggest holiday of the year. This is the time for families to spend time together, to let go of the negative energy of the past and to welcome the spirit of renewal.
There are many different traditions associated with the celebrations, and they are often different for the different regions in China. One common tradition is to make time for a proper spring cleaning of the house to welcome and harness the energy of the new year, keeping the principles of feng shui in mind.
The day the New Year is celebrated is based on the new moon of the first Chinese lunar month. It is different from the typical New Year’s of January 1st, because it follows the lunar calendar. Therefore Chinese New Year falls on a different day every year between January 21st and February 20th.
This year it falls on February 16th and becomes the year of the Earth Dog. The dog is the...read more
Interview with our 2018 AACMAC keynote speakerAn excerpt of an interview with Andrew Nugent-Head, our keynote speaker at AACMAC Sydney 2018, was published in the Autumn 2018 issue of our members’ magazine, the Jing-Luo.
This article by Daniel Maxwell was first published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine.
Andrew lived in China for 28 years. He left the United States in 1986 to study Chinese Medicine, martial arts and internal cultivation practices. He formally began studying Chinese medicine in 1988 and is the founder of the Association for Traditional Studies (ATS see www.traditionalstudies.org), a not for profit organization dedicated to preserving and disseminating China’s traditional knowledge.
Get your research noticed!The Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (AJACM) is Australia’s only peer-reviewed journal of acupuncture and Chinese medicine and welcomes submissions on quantitative and qualitative research, review articles, case reports and philosophical discussion.
The website of the Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (AJACM) has just been updated. AACMA members and the public can now view the full archive online, while AACMA members have exclusive access to the content of the latest issues on the members’ portal. To find out more about submitting a manuscript, click here.