Acupuncture is a treatment  to regulate human body’s functions by insertion of the sharp, thin needles at certain specific points of the body following the meridian and collateral theories of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) .

Acupuncture is one of the main forms of treatments in TCM. According to the theories of TCM, there is a network formed with meridians and collaterals channels in human body. It is believed that the body’s Qi (energy), blood and body fluid are distributed throughout of the body by circulation via the channels of the network. Keeping the Qi, blood and body fluid at appropriate level and maintaining proper circulation of these materials in the channels are essential to ensure the human body in a healthy condition. Once a problem happens in the Qi and/or blood level and circulation, it will cause various diseases and symptoms.

There are 14 major meridians in human body and more than 360 points along these meridians. Needles can be inserted and manipulated on these points to adjust and alter the body’s Qi, blood levels and flow into healthier conditions. These points are called acupoints. Insertion and manipulation of needles on different acupoints are used to maintain human body in health conditions and to treat a wide variety of illnesses.

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Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine is a medical system which uses herbs according to the theories and principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to treat various illness and diseases.

Chinese herbal medicine is the most important therapeutic component of traditional Chinese medicine which also includes acupuncture and tuina as the main forms of treatment. There are about 300 commonly used herbs in Chinese herbal medicine and normally they are used in a form of formula in which a number of herbs are combined. Selection of herbs and composition of formulas are based on a correct TCM diagnosis and strictly under the direction of TCM theories and principles. The herbs and formulas used in Chinese herbal medicine are usually with a long history of clinical use in China. Combined use of herbs helps to maximise the therapeutic effects and minimise side effects of herbal medicines.

Chinese herbal medicine is capable of treating a wide range of conditions, from common cold to various chronic diseases such as chronic diarrhoea, osteoarthritis, some chronic infectious conditions, chronic fatigue and some gynecological conditions etc.

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Tui Na

Tui Na (tuina) is a therapeutic massage using various manipulation methods according to the meridian and collateral theories of traditional Chinese medicine.

Tuina is regarded alongside herbal medicine and acupuncture as another one of the main forms of treatment of traditional Chinese medicine. Similar to acupuncture, it is also based on the meridian and collateral theories. Instead of needles, different manipulation methods are used to treat a range of health problems similar to those for acupuncture. It is especially helpful for musculoskeletal conditions. Tuina massage affects not only the physical body but also the Qi body (the network of meridians and acupoints) and the mental body (emotions, thoughts and spiritual faculties).Tuina is useful in treatment of some internal diseases such as abdominal and stomach problems related to digestions and insomnia. Infant Tuina is especially useful for treatment of certain infant health problems. Tuina massage affects not only the physical body but also the Qi body (the network of meridians and points) and the mental body (emotions, thoughts and spiritual faculties).

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ATCM and Acupuncture – How qualified ATCM registered practitioners practice Acupuncture Therapy


What does ATCM do?

  • Registration of qualified TCM practitioners
  • Ensure high standards services in TCM industry
  • Organising CPD trainings and Academic Conferences for TCM Practitioners in UK and internationally.
  • Promoting Statutory Regulation of TCM practitioners
  • Accreditation of TCM courses
  • Supporting TCM researches 


Why Choose ATCM Registered Practitioners? 

The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK (ATCM) is a self-regulated professional organisation founded in 1994 by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioners in the UK.

Traditional Chinese medicine is used for treatment of a wide range of diseases. In practice, the therapeutic methods commonly used by TCM practitioners includes Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, tuina (therapeutic massage), cupping or a combination of these therapies. The treatment must be based on a correct diagnosis. It has been proven that these therapeutic methods are very effective in management of many clinical conditions and has been safely practised for centuries. However, the effectiveness and safety can be only ensured in the hands of properly qualified practitioners.

ATCM has made a great of commitment to promote statutory regulation of TCM practitioners. Before this can be achieved, ATCM plays an important role in assurance of the professional qualifications of its members as a self-voluntary regulator.  All members of ATCM are properly trained in TCM or acupuncture to a degree of Bachelor or equivalent, or above. They are bound by the Association’s Code of Practice and Code of Professional Conduct at all times. ATCM has been dedicated to excellence in clinical practice of TCM. ATCM aims to ensure high standards services in TCM including Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture are provided by its members.


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