NSW Association of Chinese Medicine (NSWACM), original named the NSW Research Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, was founded in 1990, is an incorporated non-political, non-religious and non-profit professional organization. It aims to provide high quality vocational and educational services for the practitioners of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Promoting and enhancing the system of Chinese Medicine development in Australia wide.
NSWACM is one of the biggest Chinese professional organizations of Chinese Medicine in Australia. It fosters friendship within practitioners of Chinese Medicine throughout the country. It is playing an important role in promoting the academic collaboration and educational exchange of Chinese Medicine in Australia and overseas. Further, it also seeks to promote the understanding and communication between the Chinese Medicine profession and the State and Federal Government of Australia.
The majority of accredited members of NSWACM are graduated from medical universities or university of Chinese medicine in China and Australia. There are also graduates from recognized college or educational institutes in Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and South East Asia. They are all qualified and experienced medical doctors, health practitioners, clinical experts in hospitals, lecturers and professors of Chinese medicine in college and universities. Among them, there are some nationally well recognized professors and chief consultants doctors. Some practitioners are holding Master and PhD degrees, or are conducting research on Chinese Medicine for their master degree and PhD studies in universities and hospitals in Australia. Most of accredited members are practicing in the private clinic, herbal shops or medical centre, and some practicing and lecturing in faculty or hospital department of Chinese Medicine in university and college throughout Sydney and New South Wales.
NSWACM is regularly organising continue educational workshop and seminars. Accredited members are compulsively obtaining their Continuous Educational Point (CPE) for renewal registration each year. We are publishing the “Australasian Journal of Chinese Medicine” annually, and actively promoting the registration of Chinese Medicine in NSW.
In accordance with the public demand for complimentary health and professional practice in Chinese Medicine. NSWACM has been extensively communicated with government health department, educational institutions and hospitals of Chinese Medicine both in China and Australia. We have had successfully established the continuous educational programs with certain university and college of Chinese Medicine in China. It is programs that encourage accredited member and practitioners to study and research in the universities for further educations upon their degrees. By far we are conducting three classes for the Bachelor of Chinese Medicine, Master of Acupuncture and Massage, and also Master of Orthopedic and Traumatology in Chinese Medicine. These courses all recognized by the Chinese Government Department of Educations.
NSWACM is a branch Association of Federation of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Societies of Australia (FCMA), and recognized by more then 40 Health Fund Insurance company.