Complementary and alternative treatments - Useful Information
Complementary and alternative medicine
The NHS has information about complementary and alternative treatments for some health needs through their website.
The Alliance of Registered Homeopaths (ARH)
A UK professional organisation that supports and promotes a high standard of safe, effective homeopathic practice.
Telephone: 01825 714506
Address: Millbrook, Millbrook Hill, Nutley, East Sussex, TN22 3PJ
The Aromatherapy Council
A UK professional body that sets and maintains education standards for aromatherapy professionals.
The Association of Natural Medicine
This organisation runs training for all practitioners in the UK. They have a governing council which holds at least 8 meetings a year.
Telephone 01376 502762
Address: 27 Braintree Road, Witham, Essex, CM8 2DD
Association of Reflexologists (AoR)
A UK professional regulatory body. They give advice to reflexologists and work with other regulatory bodies.
Telephone: 01823 351010
Address: Victoria House, Victoria Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3FA
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)
A self-regulatory body of therapists who practice traditional acupuncture in the UK.
Telephone: 0208 735 0400
Address: 63 Jeddo Road, London, W12 9HQ
British Complementary Medicine Association
An international umbrella organisation for therapists and their clients.
Telephone: 0845 345 5977
Address: BCMA, P.O. Box 5122, Bournemouth, BH8 0WG
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
An independent regulatory body for some complementary therapies.
Telephone: 020 3668 0406
Address: 46 - 48 East Smithfield, London, E1W 1AW
Complementary Medical Association
An association for complementary therapists in the UK. They promote ethical, responsible and professional complementary medicine.
Telephone: 0845 129 8434
Email: Contact form on website.
The Complementary Therapies Association
An association that represents sports, spa and complementary therapists in the UK and Ireland.
Telephone: 0845 202 2941
Address: 2nd floor, Chiswick Gate, 598-608 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 5RT
Federation of Holistic Therapists
The largest professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland. Therapies include sports and remedial therapies, complementary healthcare and holistic beauty treatments.
Telephone: 023 8062 4350
Address: 18 Shakespeare Business Centre, Hathaway Close, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 4SR
The National Institute of Medical Herbalists
A UK professional body representing herbal practitioners. You can search for qualified herbalists on their website. They also have an information service for professionals and the public about herbal medicine.
Telephone: 01392 426022
Address: Clover House, James Court, South Street, Exeter, EX1 1EE
The Shiatsu Society UK
A non-profit organisation which represents practitioners and promotes professionalism.
Telephone: 0845 130 4560
Address: Shiatsu Society UK, P. O. Box 4580, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 9EL
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