Statement from the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia

26 Oct 2012

The Board releases a statement.

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia has noted widespread use of the terms such as “complementary” and “alternative” medicine with a high degree of variation in meaning. This is confusing in it itself and the variable inclusion of Chinese medicine confuses the public about what Chinese medicine is. The Board therefore agreed to develop a succinct statement explaining what Chinese medicine is, in the context of the national law which protects specific words and titles and including how it is practised in the Australian healthcare context. The purpose of this is to accurately inform the public.

Read the statement: Statement on Chinese Medicine (72.5 KB,PDF)

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