A traditional Chinese medicine practitioner practices a form of traditional complementary medicine (CM). They are trained to diagnose and treat a range of conditions. Treatments may include acupuncture, herbal medicine, remedial massage, exercise and breathing therapy, and diet and lifestyle advice.Chinese medicine practitioners must be registered under the national registration and accreditation scheme with the AHPRA Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.
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- Diagnosis and treatment
- Injury prevention
- Pain relief
- Physical therapy
- Health advice
- Health-related information
- Nutrition advice
- Preparation and dispensing of Chinese medicine
Appointments can be made directly without a referral.
How to access
To find a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner
Contact your local traditional Chinese medicine practitioner for clinic opening hours.
The cost of traditional Chinese medicine varies depending on the treatment. Contact the clinic before you attend if you are unsure of the cost.
Most Traditional Chinese Medicine is not covered by Medicare. However, acupuncture is covered by Medicare if your acupuncturist is also a general practitioner.
Private health funds
Traditional Chinese Medicine is covered by some private health funds but your coverage will depend on your insurance policy.