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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
Meet with AACMAC Melbourne 2019 keynote speaker Mazin Al-KhafajiMazin is a master herbalist and recognised as one of the leading clinicians and teachers in the field of dermatology and Chinese medicine. Over the past three decades he has taught his successful and innovative approach to clinical practice to thousands of students worldwide.
Mazin will be presenting at the Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (AACMAC) in Melbourne from 17 to 19 of May 2019 and in much more depth at the post-conference workshop. Practitioners will benefit immeasurably from Mazin expertise in dermatological conditions that are a regular presentation at clinic.
AACMA is very pleased to be able to welcome Mazin Al-Khafaji as the keynote presenter at the conference.
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.