Natural Medicine Week is an industry-led initiative from the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS) that aims to promote, educate and raise awareness of the important role natural medicine practitioners play in the health and wellbeing of Australians. Representing more than 11,000 accredited members, ATMS aims to promote and support professional practitioners of natural medicine who are encouraged to pursue the highest ideal of professionalism in their natural medicine practice and education. Our Government and Media Info Centre will contain tools and updates to assist key stakeholders in understanding the practice and benefits of natural medicine in Australia and will include further information for media and government.
3 May 2016 – Australia’s first Natural Medicine Week launched in May to promote a natural choice for Australians’ health and wellbeing
25 May 2016 – ATMS calls for shift in healthcare focus as Natural Medicine Week underway: Australians to benefit from focus on preventative health care
6 June 2016 – Natural Medicine Week uncovers key findings: Results of national survey announced as inaugural event concludes
The origins of acupuncture can be traced back more than 2,000 years, making it one of the oldest health care systems in the world
The human body contains about 50% more Lymphatic fluid than blood and when the lymphatic system slows down, is congested or blocked, our body has less defence against viruses, fungi and bacteria
Naturopaths are trained in, and can incorporate, a variety of natural medicine treatments such as homoeopathy, acupuncture and herbalism