Australian traditional Chinese medicine can be traced back to the gold rush era in Australia in the 19th century. In the 1850s, a Chinese medicine practitioner named James Lamsey set out from his hometown of Guangzhou and traveled across the ocean to Victoria, Australia, where he opened the first hospital in Australia’s history in Bendigo. Chinese medicine clinic. Since then, the seeds of Chinese medicine have been sown in this land.
In February 2000, Victoria passed the Chinese Medicine Registration Act 2000, becoming the first state in Australia to legislate for Chinese medicine. In 2012, the Australian federal government passed the TCM legislation to incorporate TCM into the national health industry registration management and qualification certification system.
For the first time in history, the International Classification of Diseases list published by the World Health Organization includes Chinese medicine diagnosis. The classification list takes effect in January 2022.
While Western medicine tends to emphasize science, Chinese medicine is based on balance, harmony and energy. Traditional Chinese medicine has a legal status in Australia, and more than 50% of Australians have used non-Western medicine natural remedies. It is a traditional health science that has received much attention and popularity.