With 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

  • AACMA news
    Notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting
    All members of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) are hereby invited to an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Association to vote on the special resolution in relation to the AACMA Constitution. Date: 11th February 2018 (AEST) Time: 2 pm Venue: The Ministry Centre St Colomb’s Anglican Church 23 Victoria Street Clayfield, QLD, 4011 Agenda 1. Welcome 2. Apologies and accepting of Proxies 3. Special Resolution Members are asked to consider and if thought appropriate, pass that the current Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd. (AACMA) Memorandum and Articles of the Association be repealed and that the Constitution provided with […]
  • Acupuncture Sydney Association
    You snooze, you lose: AACMAC Sydney 2018 Early Bird Registration expires soon! 针灸中医行业年度盛会!早鸟优惠注册不容错过!
    The countdown is on. You can save up to 20% on the full conference fee to attend this year’s AACMAC if you make your Early Bird booking before 16 February 2018! The Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (AACMAC) will take place from 18-20 May 2018 in Sydney, Australia. AACMAC is a premium event presented by AACMA for practitioners, researchers and the profession. It offers an engaging and clinically relevant academic program with practical workshops, industry seminars, and social and networking activities. AACMAC is featuring renowned international speakers Andrew Nugent-Head (USA) and JulieAnn Nugent-Head (USA), as well as well-received […]
  • 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.  
  • Accolades for AACMA
    AACMA received an award for outstanding contribution to the WFAS at the 9th General Assembly & 2017 World Conference on Acupuncture of WFAS, held in Beijing, China from 1 to 4 December 2017. Approximately 1,500 delegates from 40 countries attended the event. This conference was sponsored by the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS), China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and co-organized by China Association for Acupuncture and Moxibustion (CAAM) and the Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion of CACMS. AACMA Board member Richard Li (photo) and former AACMA president Wally Simpson attended the event, along with four […]
  • Jing-Luo: Summer issue is available now!
    The Summer issue of our quarterly members’ magazine, the Jing-Luo, is available now. In this issue, we have a wide variety of articles, including: Meet our new CEO, Mr Paul Stadhams Opening your own clinic? We compiled a handy list of some of the things to keep in mind during this eventful time. Why are your clients not coming back? Work out why and do something about it! Insects as food and medicines Lifegate (Battery metaphor) Paradox of Zang and Fu Take a walk in your clients’ shoes. How personal experience can and should change the way we treat our clients […]