Traditional Chinese Medicine

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

With a history of 2000 to 3000 years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has formed a unique system to diagnose and cure illness. The TCM approach is fundamentally different from that of Western medicine. In TCM, the understanding of the human body is based on the holistic understanding of the universe as described in Daoism, and the treatment of illness is based primarily on the diagnosis and differentiation of syndromes. Health is more than just the absence of disease, and TCM recognises this with its unique capacity to harmonise and enhance our capacity for enjoyment fulfillment and happiness.

TCM being an ancient system of health care has undergone continual development over the centuries as the causes of illness that afflict mankind have evolved. In its country of origin it is not an alternative form of therapy, but is used in the state hospitals alongside modern medicine.

TCM is a complete medical system that is capable of treating disease in all its forms. Although your practitioner will treat whatever complaint you have come for, the traditional view places great importance on preventing disease before it occurs.

TCM consists of:

  • herbal therapy
  • acupuncture
  • dietary therapy
  • exercise
  • lifestyle management

Some or several of these may be employed in the course of your treatment.

How to gain ANTA Accreditation in Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Here are a few tips to help you gain accreditation with ANTA in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

  1. Review our recognised courses to obtain information on colleges and courses ANTA recognises for accreditation
  2. Download a Membership Application form, fully complete and post into ANTA
  3. Ensure you have certified copies of your qualifications and academic records
  4. For Victorians - ensure you have a certified copy of CMRB registration
  5. Use the applicants checklist within the application to ensure fully completed

ANTA's Scope and Standards of Practice

To view ANTA's commitment to the delivery of quality health care, public safety and promoting informed choices in Traditional Chinese Medicine read our Scope and Standards of Practice.
Scope and Standards of Practice - Traditional Chinese Medicine

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