Chinese Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Alliance (CAHMA)

The Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Alliance UK (CAHMA) is a special group of qualified acupuncturists and herbal practitioners who practice and provide a high standard health care services for patients in the UK.

CAHMA members

Members of CAHMA are professional traditional acupuncturists who have normally completed 3,600 hours of degree level training, in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organisation, and  commit to post graduate learning from the London Academy of Chinese Acupuncture (LACA) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the areas of TCM practice.

They are often called TCM practitioners who gained sufficient proper training on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China or in the UK and provide relevant therapies including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tuina therapeutic message, Cupping and Moxibustion etc.

Practitioners to be accepted as members of CAHMA all need to submit certificates of university degree or diploma of the relevant training, and evidence of continuous and good conduct practice in TCM, or a proof of previous membership of equivalent professional organizations in the UK.

Company Details

CAHMA (Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Alliance UK) is the trading name of The Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Network UK (CAHMN),
Company Number 09607369, Registered Office: 19 Dragonfly Lane, Cringleford, Norwich, England, NR4 7JR, as part of it’s not-for-profit activity.

Our Aims

  • To provide a directory of well qualified Chinese practitioners to the general public
  • To increase public awareness about the value of Chinese acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
  • To enhance guidelines for safe practice using Chinese acupuncture and herbs
  • To improve and facilitate peer support learning
  • To enhance and develop research in Chinese Acupuncture and herbal medicine.
  • To ensure patients can receive professional treatments
  • To promote Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine to the general public via our web presence through social media etc.

Our Criteria

Members of CAHMA are professional traditional acupuncturists who have normally completed a 3,600 hour, degree level training in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organisation. They already have, or commit to, post graduate learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the areas of TCM practice. They are often called TCM practitioners who gained sufficient proper training on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China or in the UK and provide relevant therapies including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tuina therapeutic message, Cupping and Moxibustion etc.

Members Are Governed By:

  • Codes of Conduct
  • Codes of Safe Practice
  • Codes of Ethics