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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


The ATMS National Seminar Series is back for another year and you can earn 6 CPE points by attending!

In 2019, due to popular demand, ATMS will be bringing practitioners across ingestive, bodywork and massage two roadshows! Watch this space for more information on our two-part National Seminar SeriesRead More


A huge congratulations to the winners, runners-up and nominees of the ATMS + Nature & Health Awards 2018.

There was an incredible response to our fourth annual Industry Awards and ATMS would like to thank everyone who nominated. There were an overwhelming number of high calibre entries and we applaud the devotion and commitment of entrants to natural medicine in Australia…Read More


ATMS would like to congratulate Dr Kerryn Phelps on her historic victory in the seat of Wentworth.

Natural medicine is currently chosen by 58% of Australians to support health and wellbeing and Dr Phelps supports the principle of continued coverage of natural therapies within health funds, despite current changes being implemented by the Government…Read More


ATMS was proud to host the Wentworth Candidate’s Forum on Tuesday 2 October at the Hughenden Hotel in Woollahra. We would like to thank the practitioners and local community members for attending and creating a lively discussion with the candidates…Read More


The conclusion that there is no evidence for the efficacy of Naturopathy is difficult to comprehend for many who are familiar with the wealth of peer-reviewed scientific evidence on natural medicine, including experts in the field of natural medicine research… Read More


The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) will tonight host the Wentworth Candidates Forum in Woollahra, NSW.


The seat of Wentworth has a by-election on 20 October that could change the balance of power and influence policy on future private health insurance reforms. Recently the Government has approved the removal of 17 natural therapies from the Private Health Insurance rebates, effective 01 April 2019…Read More


On Monday 10 September 2018 the current Governments’ health insurance reform laws were passed by the Senate. It will now be a straightforward process for those laws to be in place by 01 April 2019.

The next step will see the Minister for Health finalise and publish the supporting Business Rules that are part of his reform laws…Read More


Australia’s natural medicine industry is a diverse and pioneering sector, including areas such as Naturopathy, Nutrition, Herbalism, Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Reflexology and Remedial Massage. Today, hundreds of thousands of Australians live more fulfilling and healthier lives each year because of the natural medicine industry…Read More


ATMS are thrilled to announce an ATMS special event, the 2018 ATMS Chronic Infections & Toxicity Seminar & AGM in Adelaide on Sunday 18 November…Read More


Australian’s trust in government, business, and not-for-profit bodies, as measured by
the Edelmen Trust Barometer, has been in steady decline in recent years. A score
below 50 per cent is defined as a trust deficit. All three sectors – of government,
business and not for profit, are currently in this trust-deficit zone. Unethical behaviour
is one of the causes of this trust deficit…Read More


ATMS is excited to announce we are bringing; ‘Transition to Practice Seminar – from the classroom to the clinic’, presented by Robert Medhurst and Christine Pope to Adelaide and Brisbane!…Read More


The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) invites the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP, and Opposition Shadow Health Minister, Hon. Catherine King MP, to have a fully informed conversation with them about the contribution of natural medicine to preventative health, and to reconsider their proposed policy regarding the removal of the GST exemption for certain natural therapies…Read More


We are excited to announce, Natural Medicine Week 2018 is live, and we have officially launched to the Australian public.

The Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) hosts this nation-wide campaign each year to promote, educate and raise awareness of the important role natural medicine practitioners play in the health and wellbeing of Australians…Read More


ATMS is calling on its accredited members to help get natural medicine SUCCESS STORIES and GOOD NEWS to Canberra !

The most powerful stories we have are the real stories from the Australian public about their experiences with natural medicine, and the amazing work our practitioners do across all modalities. We are asking you to speak to your clients and ask them to be our natural medicine champions, and to gather their stories of success…Read More