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The Australian Acupuncture Centre (AAC) is a multi-bed, multi-practitioner acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic in Geelong. Ms Carlton supported the proposal for Chinese medicine registration and was in the vanguard of the work in Victoria that led to the passing of the Chinese Medicine Registration Act in 2000, when the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria (CMRBV) was created, paving the way for national registration in 2012, (the Chinese Medicine Registration Act 2000 was replaced in 2005 by the Health Profession Registration Act which uniformed all regulated health professions under one act in Victoria.
29 April, 2019: Today Australia's leading not-for-profit professional body of qualified acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners, the Australian Acupuncture & 中医针灸 Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA), officially launched their first consumer service campaign asking Australians to ‘look for the logo' before booking a treatment.

Currently across the world Traditional Medicine practices are being researched and evaluated to Western Medicine equivalent 'scientific' standards: this takes time and funding, so while there currently may be insufficient scientific evidence for advertising the treatment of some diseases, Chinese Medicine does have an established role helping to manage the symptoms of specific conditions (e.g. pain management related to certain conditions), or supporting the effectiveness of other treatments (e.g. IVF).
This study was the largest randomised controlled trial of acupuncture in an ED. We found that acupuncture, alone or in conjunction with pharmacotherapy, provides analgesia comparable with that achieved by pharmacotherapy for patients presenting to the ED with low back pain and ankle sprain, but not for those with migraine.

In Australia, private acupuncture colleges were first established in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in the 1970s 9 The Victoria University of Technology and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) were among the first to offer degree courses in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
All health care providers who accept that they should base their treatments on scientific evidence, but still include acupuncture as part of their health interventions, should seriously revise their practice,” FSM member and emergency physician, Dr Sue Ieraci, said.
As the first national association with a strong base in traditionally trained practitioners of both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, FCMA played a significant role in the profession's efforts to achieve a national accreditation standard for both Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture.

The future direction of acupuncture in Australia is to introduce this medicine in hospitals and gain access to the medical benefit scheme so that acupuncture can be accessed by a wider community, in particular those who come from a disadvantaged background.
So as to give the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) an understanding of Chinese Medicine, in different years, Professor Lin accompanied TGA National Managers Professor Geoffrey Vaughan and Dr. David Graham on an investigatory visit to China, as well as the then Vice Minister for Health and Human Services of Victoria, the Hon Matt Viney.

Basically, you are given a healthy vegetarian diet throughout your holiday in a holistic retreat and subjected to various detox and cleansing treatments that can include colon cleasing, reflexology and accupuncture treatment, ear candling and suana and deep massages.

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