The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine was set up in 1987 to regulate the practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) in the UK and has over 450 members.
We aim to set and maintain high standards in Chinese herbal medicine. Members must have a degree in Chinese herbal medicine, or a qualification that is equivalent to a degree. In addition, members adhere to a Code of Ethics and have full professional insurance.
The Register is a member of the European Herbal & Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association (EHTPA), an umbrella organisation that for over a decade has called for statutory regulation (SR) for herbal medicine in the UK.
The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine exists :
• To provide information to members of the public seeking a properly qualified practitioner who is bound by Codes of Ethics and Good Practice and who has full professional insurance.
• To assist in setting the criteria for the practice and teaching of Chinese Herbal Medicine within the UK.
• To work with the governments of Britain and Europe towards the regulation of practitioners and the control of the quality of herbs sold in the UK.
• To protect the rights of the qualified practitioner to have access to the herbs needed to treat patients.
• To work with consumer and patient organisations to ensure the safety of the public.
• To work with the suppliers of Chinese herbs to ensure the authenticity and quality of the herbs available.
• To provide assistance and information to the media regarding Chinese Herbal Medicine.