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HISTORY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE IN AUSTRALIA

  • TCM has a history of almost one and a half centuries in Australia.  The initial transfer of TCM from China through the Chinese migrants in searching of gold in middle of the nineteenth century.
  • In 1867, there were 50 TCM practitioners in Australia.
  • In 1970's Australia Government sponsored health insurance provided full Acupuncture cover for patients of registered Western Medical practitioners.
  • During the 1980's, the Alternative Medicines, such as TCM, Naturopathy, Hoemopathy, Chiropractor and Osteopathy developed very well in Australia as a complementary to a Orthodox Medicine.
  • Since the 1990's, the Australia Government - accredited university degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine were offered in Melbourne University of Technology, Monash University, UTS, University of Sydney and University of Western Sydney.
  • AMA Finally Endorses Complementary Medicine - Page 1, Page 2