Table 1

The Australian non-registered CAM workforce 2007
CAM Professional Associations No. of practitioners
Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Assoc. 1600
Australian Association of Massage Therapists 6000
Australian Homoeopathic Association 400
Australian Hypnotherapy Association 275
Australian Kinesiology Association 421
Association of Massage Therapists 1232
Australian Natural Therapists Association 3900
Association of Remedial Masseurs 393
Australian Register of Homoeopaths 57
Australian Traditional Medicine Society 11571
Bowen Association 1202
Federation of Natural and Traditional Therapists including:
 Australian Association of Homotoxicology 163
 Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association 265
 International Association of Trichologists 26
Reflexology Association of Australia 1000
International Federation of Aromatherapists 280
Massage Australia 500
National Herbalists’ Association of Australia 900
Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia 335
Shiatsu Therapists Association 374
Total 30894

Note: In 2007 there were 3924 nationally registered chiropractors, 1427 nationally registered osteopaths and 991 Chinese medicine practitioners registered in the state of Victoria.

Note: Three associations (Australian Ayurvedic Association, Queensland Association of Massage Therapists, and the Victorian Herbalists’ Association were not contactable by webpage or telephone). The Complementary Medicine Association did not disclose the number of members for privacy reasons.


Grace BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:205   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-205

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