Mission Statement

About Us

ATMS promotes and represents professional practitioners of natural medicine, who are encouraged to pursue the highest ideals of professionalism in their natural medicine practice and education.The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) is Australia’s largest national professional association of natural medicine practitioners. We are a multi-disciplinary association representing around 12,000 accredited practitioners throughout Australia.

ATMS was founded in 1984 and is an incorporated not-for-profit company with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ABN 46 002 844 233). ATMS is the only natural medicine practitioner association appointed to two Commonwealth statutory committees, where it represents the interests of the entire natural medicine practitioner profession.

ATMS is governed by a Board of Directors. The functions of ATMS are carried out by the Directors, assisted by fulltime and part-time staff. Additionally there are specialised Departments of Massage Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Naturopathic Nutrition, Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine.