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We are excited to launch the ATMS Natural Medicine Awards 2020. Be a part of Australia’s leading natural medicine awards program recognising the outstanding achievements of natural therapistsRead More


COVID-19 Victoria Update


As you may be aware, the activities of the ATMS are guided by its Strategic Plan, which all members, ATMS staff and Directors had the opportunity to contribute to in 2017, and will have again shortly as we once more ask for your guidance in shaping your Society’s direction…Read More


As we begin to understand how Government plan to ease on restrictions applied throughout COVID, as children return to school, some workers make their way back into offices and many of you, our members, begin to consider what a return to practice looks like, or begin extending appointment availability, we would like to take this moment to reflect….Read More


Australia’s only celebration of the full spectrum of complementary therapies, Natural Medicine Week, is back – and it’s gone digital! Hosting a huge variety of online events and special offers, the week-long event aims to promote, educate and raise awareness of the important role natural medicine plays in the health and wellbeing of Australians..Read More


In this unprecedented time, health and wellbeing is so important, and it is for this reason ATMS have launched a campaign to raise the awareness of accredited practitioners who can provide online consultations for the public.

A large number of our Ingestive practitioners of herbal medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, nutrition and counselling have gone online and are still open for business.

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A message from the CEO

In a welcome move, the four major national professional bodies have united to get the best possible advice for massage and myotherapy members in the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

We have been in close consultation with Federal and State jurisdictions to keep you fully informed and to move in a staged and deliberate manner in accordance with the recommendation of elected government and public health authorities..Read More


The COVID-19 virus is presenting significant challenges to practitioners and businesses and circumstances are changing quickly. Over the weekend further social distancing measures were introduced and we know a lot of practitioners are concerned as to whether they should continue to practice..Read More


This is a special member update to provide the most current clinical guidance and resources for COVID-19, as published by the Australian government…Read More


Are you a member of an existing professional complementary medicine Association, but you’re not sure it’s working for you? Ever wanted to see what you get as a member of a leading Association, before you commit to changing?..Read More


Thursday, 20 February 2020

Natural Therapies Review 2019-2020

Department of Health

By email:

Submission – Citations for published scientific research studies for consideration in the Natural Therapies Review 2019-2020...Read More


The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) is delighted to bring Natural Medicine Week, 25-31 May 2020, back for another year...Read More


On Sunday 17 November, ATMS held their annual general meeting (AGM) and seminar in Sydney. The Accelerate your Practice Seminar brought together six business professionals who shared their experiences and insights to building a successful clinic, from e-courses to Facebook, there was something for everyone…Read More


On Saturday night (16 November), ATMS hosted the Natural Medicine Awards Gala Dinner in Sydney, where the four finalists for Practitioner of the Year, Clinic of the Year and Student of the Year, industry professionals, family and friends gathered for a special evening to celebrate their great achievements... Read More


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ATMS extends a huge congratulations to all the finalists in our annual Natural Medicine Awards!


Twelve finalists have been selected for Practitioner of the Year, Clinic of the Year and Student of the Year. All nominees demonstrated excellence in their contributions to their professions, industry, and overall commitment to the advancement of the health of the Australian community…Read More


ATMS is thrilled to launch a new initiative: ‘I’m an Accredited Practitioner of ATMS’, to recognise our accredited member practitioners, who are pursuing the highest ideals of professionalism in natural medicine... Read More


ATMS has lodged its initial submission to the Natural Therapies Review 2019 – 2020. Initial submissions closed 7 August 2019 and were requested to address the draft Terms of Reference for the review. Suitably qualified individuals were also asked to nominate to the Natural Therapies Review Expert Advisory Panel… Read More


ATMS is thrilled to launch a new initiative: ‘I’m an Accredited Practitioner of ATMS’, to recognise our accredited member practitioners, who are pursuing the highest ideals of professionalism in natural medicine… Read More


The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS), Complementary Medicines Australia (CMAustralia), the Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) and the Complementary Medicine Association (CMAssociation) have developed a working paper that represents the common needs of practitioners and industry…. Read More


The removal of Homoeopathy from the Health Training Package, coupled with the findings of the NHMRC report, meant that since 2016, there have been no opportunities left for those wishing to study Homoeopathy in Australia… Read More


The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) has expressed concern regarding the news that student intake for the Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been suspended for 2020 by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)…Read More


The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) thanks the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, and the Department of Health, for progressing this new review into the 16 Natural Therapies that were excluded from the Private Health Insurance rebates in April 2019..Read More


On Friday 10 May, ATMS President Peter Berryman, attended the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) meeting with six other national Associations and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)..Read More


In Australia and globally, consumers are increasingly using complementary medicines as one of their primary health care options. In 2015, 8.1 million Australian consumers used a complementary medicine on a regular basis. This was up 22.7 %, from 6.6 million consumers in 2011. Complementary medicines have a long history of use with an increasing number of research articles being regularly published validating their traditional and scientific uses.Read More