Welcome to the
Complementary Health Register†
register is operated by the International Academy of Alternative
Psychology and Therapy (IAAPT), a voluntary regulator
of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapists
and an accrediting and awarding organisation.
to increase public confidence in all qualified, competent
and insured CAM therapists / practitioners†in the UK.
Our raison d'Ítre is to safeguard the public
by registering only those therapists that are, in the public's
view, qualified competent and insured. We also list as many
as we are told about or are able to source from information
in the public domain.
The regulatory function we perform is
based on the recommendations of the House of Lords Select
Committee on Science and Technology in their Sixth Report.
IAAPT is a Community Interest Company formed in 2008, regulated
by the Regulator of Community Interest Companies and recognised
as an Independent Voluntary Regulator by the Advertising
It is our mission to provide a unified
collaborative register and be a consumer advocate for therapists.
We achieve both aims by providing this Register. It is our
view that all professionals should be Qualified, Competent
and Insured and the register provides those details.
history of CAM Regulation
What the House of Lords said
In 1993 Prince Charles established the Foundation
for Integrated Health (FIH) to explore "how safe, proven
complementary therapies can work in conjunction with mainstream
medicine" ... read more
In November 2000, the House of Lords Select
Committee on Science and Technology reported on complementary
and alternative medicine and considered the public health
policy needs and NHS provision of these treatments ... read more
Who are the Regulators in this area?
There are four. The HPC is a statutory regulator
and only regulates 2 of the CAM therapies. Then there are
IAAPT, GRCCT and CNHC ... read more
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