CAM Professional Bodies

Listed below are the professional bodies for some of the different complementary and alternative medicine disciplines in the UK, under the proviso that not all may have active professional bodies.

A professional body exists to support the profession and the individual in practice, advise on best practice, to develop the profession and where relevant perform trade union activities. It relies on its members for funding so therefore must be active in providing a service for them. Please note that if the professional body is, or, is not listed this is not indicative of any endorsement by the RCCM.

The RCCM has links with many professional bodies to help maintain a link between traditional and complementary and alternative medicine.

Some of the bodies below also provide courses which the RCCM itself does not accredit.

Click on the name and it will take you through to the website:

General Complementary Medicine Organisations & Professional Bodies

British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA)

Complementary Healthcare Information Service (CHIS-UK)

Complementary Medicine Association (CMA)

Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

 

Acupuncture

Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM)

British Academy of Western Medical Acupuncture (BAWMA)

British Acupuncture Council (BacC)

British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS)

 

Alexander Technique

Society for Teachers of Alexander Technique (STAT) 

 

Anthroposophy

Anthroposophic Health & Social Care (AHASC)

 

Aromatherapy

International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists

http://www.ifaroma.org/us/home/

 

Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic Professionals Association (APA)

 

Bach Flower Remedies

Dr Edward Bach Centre

 

Bowen Technique

The Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA)

The Bowen Association UK

Creative Therapies

Association for Dance Movement Therapy UK (ADMT)

British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)

British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth)

British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT)

Chiropractic

British Chiropractic Association (BCA)

 

Colour Therapy

International Association of Colour (IAC)

 

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA)

Upledger Institute for Cranial training

 

Crystal Therapy

Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations (ACHO)

 

Feldenkrais Method

Feldenkrais Guild UK

 

Healing

Healer Practitioner Association International (HPAI)

The Healing Trust

 

Herbal Medicine (including Oriental Herbal Medicine)

National Institute of Medical Herbalists

British Herbal Medicine Association

European Herbal & Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association (EHTPA)

International Register of Consultant Herbalists and Homoeopaths (IRCH)

Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM)

 

Homeopathy

British Homeopathic Association (BHA)

European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH)

International Register of Consultant Herbalists and Homoeopaths (IRCH)

The Society of Homeopaths

 

Hypnosis

British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH)

Hypnotherapy Directory

Hypnotherapy Association

National Hypnotherapy Society

National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (NRHP)

 

Iridology

Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists International (GNI)

 

Kinesiology

The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology (TASK)

Kinesiology Federation

 

Massage Therapy & Bodywork

The Council for Soft Tissue Therapies (GCMT)

 

Meditation

London Buddhist Centre (LBC)

Transcendental Meditation (TM London)

 

Naturopathy

British Naturopathic Association (BNA)

General Naturopathic Council (GNC)

 

Nutritional Therapy

British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)

Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC)

 

Osteopathy

The Institute of Osteopathy

 

Polarity Therapy

UK Polarity Therapy Association (UKPTA)

 

Psychotherapy

British Association of Psychotherapists (BAP)

 

Radionics                                                                                                                                  

The Radionic Association

 

Reflexology

Association of Reflexologists (AoR)

British Reflexology Association (BRA)

International Federation of Reflexologists (IFR)

 

Reiki

Reiki Association

UK Reiki Federation

 

Shiatsu

The Shiatsu Society

 

Tai Chi

Tai Chi Union

 

Yoga

The British Wheel of Yoga 

Association for Yoga Studies

Independent Yoga Network