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 Association of Therapeutic Hypnotists

British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA)

Complementary Healthcare Information Service (CHIS-UK)

Complementary Medical Association (CMA)

Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)



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)



Council for Anthroposophic Health & Social Care (CAHAS)



International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists

International Federation of Aromatherapists


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)



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



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)



British Homeopathic Association (BHA)

European Committee for Homeopathy (ECH)

Faculty of Homeopathy

International Register of Consultant Herbalists and Homoeopaths (IRCH)

The Society of Homeopaths



British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH)

Hypnotherapy Directory

Hypnotherapy Association

International Guild of Hypnotherapy, NLP, & 3 Principles Practitioners Trainers

National Hypnotherapy Society

National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (NRHP)



Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists International (GNI)



The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology (TASK)

Kinesiology Federation


Massage Therapy & Bodywork

The Council for Soft Tissue Therapies (GCMT)



London Buddhist Centre (LBC)

Transcendental Meditation (TM London)



British Naturopathic Association (BNA)

General Naturopathic Council (GNC)


Nutritional Therapy

British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)

Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC)



The Institute of Osteopathy


Polarity Therapy

UK Polarity Therapy Association (UKPTA)



British Association of Psychotherapists (BAP)



The Radionic Association



Association of Reflexologists (AoR)

British Reflexology Association (BRA)

International Federation of Reflexologists (IFR)



Reiki Association

UK Reiki Federation



The Shiatsu Society



International Sophrology Foundation

Tai Chi

Tai Chi Union



The British Wheel of Yoga

Association for Yoga Studies

Independent Yoga Network