The failure of contemporary law and regulation to keep pace with growing complementary medicine (CM) use: The significance of examining ‘hidden’ gaps in Australia's current regulatory and legislative infrastructure

Complementary medicine (CM), which includes a range of self-directed and practitioner-directed health practices (e.g., meditation and yoga, chiropractic, naturopathy) and products (e.g., herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutritional supplements), now constitutes a sizeable part of the Australian healthcare sector [1]. Despite the increasingly significant role of CM in Australian healthcare, it remains unclear how regulatory and consumer protections interface with this care. This lack of clarity is further compounded by the increasing integration of biomedical and complementary health approaches under the moniker of integrative medicine [2].

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Alina Porojan has been working as a natural medicine practitioner for the past twelve years, constantly educating herself and deepening her knowledge and clinical experience. Alina believes that health and healing is inherent to each of us, and sees her role as re-connecting us to our already existing potential for optimal health and wellness.