Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM)

  • “Traditional and Complementary Medicine practice together, is other than practice of medicine or surgery by registered medical practitioners as defined in Medical Act 1971”.(1)
  • The abbreviation is common in Malaysia: “T&CM”.

(Note: the use of “&” in the abbreviation is to distinguish it from “TCM”, Traditional Chinese Medicine)


  1. Malaysian Medical Council (2001). Ministry of Health, Malaysia