Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and evolved over thousands of years. Practitioners trained in Chinese Herbal Medicine use this medical system to diagnose, treat and prevent illness.
Underlying the practice of TCM is a unique view of the world and the human body. This view is based on the ancient Chinese perception of humans as microcosms of a larger, surrounding universe (macrocosm) and their relationship with nature and its forces. What happens to one part of the body affects every other part of the body. The mind and body are not viewed separately, but as part of an energetic system. Similarly our organs are viewed as interconnected structures that work together to keep the body functioning in balance and harmony.
Since 2012, practitioners of TCM, which include Acupuncture and prescribing and dispensing Chinese Herbal Medicine, have been registered under the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency through the Chinese Medicine Registration Board.