To establish Chiropractic in Malaysia as a distinct healthcare profession which emphasizes on the expression of optimum health, wellness and human potential predicated upon its unique philosophy, science and art.
To unite and advance the Chiropractic profession in Malaysia, whilst upholding an utmost level of professional ethics and excellence in serving the community and empowering humanity.
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Chiropractic in Malaysia
Chiropractic care in Malaysia has a rich history dating back to the 1920s, when Andrew Martin, a graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic, established a practice in Kuala Lumpur. Thiaga Krishnan, a local Chiropractor and graduate of the North Western College of Chiropractic, was among the first to establish a practice in Malaysia. Genevieve Dhamaraj, the first female Chiropractor in Malaysia, graduated from Macquarie University in Sydney and immigrated to Australia with her family in 1979, although she was born in Melaka.
Over time, both Malaysian and Australian Chiropractors have traveled abroad to pursue their education. The establishment of the first Chiropractic course in Southeast Asia at the International Medical University (IMU) Bukit Jalil Campus was welcomed by local Chiropractors, who recognized the need for Chiropractic care in Malaysia. In 2014, the first batch of Bachelor of Science (Hons) Chiropractic Graduands was produced by IMU, increasing the number of qualified Chiropractors in the country by more than 50%.
The Association of Chiropractic Malaysia (ACM) was established in 2013 and has played a significant role in the development and promotion of Chiropractic care in the country. The ACM has partnered with both government and non-government organizations to raise awareness about Chiropractic care in Malaysia.
In 2023, the ACM marks its tenth anniversary and continues to grow its network and partnerships with healthcare organizations and practitioners throughout the country. The ACM is committed to promoting the advancement of the Chiropractic profession in Malaysia through research, education, and advocacy. It also provides its members with professional resources, ongoing education, training, and networking opportunities.
Chiropractic Regulation in Malaysia
Chiropractic practice is recognized and regulated in Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia. Malaysia's Traditional and Complementary Medicine Act 2016, enforced on August 01, 2016, replaced Act 756. Chiropractic service is now included in the public hospital fee structure under the Fee Act 1951 [Act 209].
Enforcement of the T&CM Act 2016
Phase 1 : 1st August 2016 (T&CM Council Formation)
Phase 2 : 1st March 2021 (T&CM Practitioner Registration)
Phase 3 : Yet to be determined