The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK (ATCM) is the largest regulatory body in the UK for the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, (TCM). TCM includes acupuncture, herbal medicine and therapeutic massage called Tuina. At present there are over 700 professionally qualified TCM practitioners registered with ATCM, who must adhere to strict codes of ethics and practice. All full members of ATCM are fully qualified in the practice of authentic traditional acupuncture, as well as Chinese herbal medicine and tuina.
ATCM is actively engaged in academic study, research and the clinical application of Traditional Chinese Medicine. ATCM has been working closely with the Department of Health and Health Professions' Council to establish statutory regulation in the UK for TCM practitioners. ACTM stands in a unique position within the UK's healthcare system and plays a crucial role in communication between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine. By demanding high professional standards of all members, ATCM aims to establish a strong presence in the medical and patient communities and to attract more and more TCM practitioners.
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Press Release-Herbal and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Plea
ATCM Annual General Meeting held on 14th October 2012
AGM Presentation 1 - Council Annual Report by Huijun Shen
AGM Presentation 2 - Statutory Regulation by Michael Guthrie
AGM presetnation 3 - Assisted Conception Therapy and the Latest IVF Protocols bu Prof. T. C. Li
AGM presentation 4 - Integration of TCM and IVF by Liqin Zhao
ATCM Press Release on DH Announcement About Statutory Regulation for Herbal Practitioners
The Impact of EU Herbal Directive to TCM Sector in the UK after April 2011
Briefing Letter to Department of Health
Herbal Medicine Regulation Forum
BBC News: Acupuncture pain molecule pinpointed
ATCM's Response to British Fertility Society's Press Release.
ATCM Press Release: Acupuncture Does Help with IVF.
BBC News: Acupuncture Could Help Period Pain.
The TCM Doctor Who Makes Babies.
Department of Health Consultation on TCM
BBC News: NHS to give back pain acupuncture
Acupuncture - best for back pain
Contact details: ATCM, 5 Grosvenor House, 1 High Street, Edgware, London, HA8 7TA
Tel: 020 8951 3030; e-mail: email@example.com
The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK(ATCM) has a block insurance scheme with the insurance brokers Balens Ltd. All practicing members must maintain insurance to cover their treatment risks.
For the purpose of Insurance only, ATCM is an Appointed Representative of Balens Ltd, 2 Nimrod House, Sandy’s Road, Malvern, Worcs, WR14 1JJ, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.