Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine has been used for at least 5000 years. The ancient healers used foods, plants, minerals and animals in their medicinal remedies to treat illness and to improve and maintain the best health and wellbeing possible for the times.

The practice of Chinese herbal medicine in Australia today is moving away from raw herbs that need to be cooked into a tea, to the use of prepared and manufactured dried herbal granules, capsules, pills and tonics.

Chinese herbal medicine practitioners are university trained, registered with the CMBA and must maintain their knowledge through continuing professional development.

All practitioner-only prescribed Chinese herbal remedies are listed in the Australian Therapeutic Goods Register and have to pass stringent testing including chromatography to check for heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, banned or illicit substances or the inclusion of any endangered species.

Customs and Border Security are also involved to prevent the importation of hazardous or harmful medicinals or the use of endangered species.

AACMA members comply with these strict, necessary regulations that are in place to protect the public. Safe practice using safe remedies.

As an association that is mindful of the environment including ecologically threatened or endangered species, AACMA is a member of World Animal Protection which campaigns for the use of plant based herbs to replace herbs from endangered animal species and Australia, through the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is a signatory to CITES, a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals.

This ensures that prepared and manufactured herbal medicines prescribed by registered Chinese herbal medicine practitioners in Australia are safe. Safe practice using safe remedies and saving endangered species.

Please refer to our practitioner search to find a Chinese medicine practitioner in your area.