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Welcome to the NHAA

Founded in 1920, we are Australia’s oldest professional association of complementary therapists. Representing Western herbalists and naturopaths, we are the only national professional association specifically concerned with the practice and education of Western herbal medicine (WHM) in Australia. Our Vision is to:

  • Enable practitioners and the practice of herbal and naturopathic medicine to become fully integrated into the primary healthcare system in Australia;
  • Make herbal and naturopathic medicine accessible to all;
  • Maintain the integrity of the profession;
  • Continue to promote the standards and quality of education, of the profession;
  • Make greater career opportunities and research pathways for herbalists and naturopaths;
  • Continue the integration of traditional medicine and evolving science.   

We have a range of membership options for professionals, interested parties and students and our members have access to great resources, our online discussion forum, professional guidance and more!

We also work to connect the public with our highly trained practitioners through our Find A Practitioner service. 

Latest News

Government announces PHI reforms

Today, the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced a series of reforms to private health insurance; http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-hunt106.htm. Included in this announcement is the proposed removal of private health insurance providing rebates for natural therapies including herbalism and naturopathy from 2019.

This announcement comes after a recent Review by the former Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer on Private Health Insurance for Natural Therapies.

The NHAA exists to support Western Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy practitioners and is strongly against the proposed reform. The NHAA is providing a response to the Minister for Health and is working closely with stakeholders to support a united front on this matter.

As this announcement is breaking news the NHAA is in communication with Government and stakeholders to better understand the detail of these proposed changes. We will provide further updates on this matter.

Natalie Cook

NHAA President

Upcoming AGM & Nomination Results

Information for Members

Upcoming Annual General Meeting

Our Board elections will take place at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 7.30pm (AEDT). The AGM will again be conducted online via a webinar to allow more members to participate. Members have been emailed with details on how to register for this event.

Below are the results of the call for nominations to be voted on at the AGM. Click here for the Proxy Form for those members who wish to vote but cannot be present at the AGM.

Read more: Upcoming AGM & Nomination Results

Win with BizGiver - make a wish for your business

Make a wish of up to $2000 value and it could be yours!
Our preferred insurance broker BizCover is genuine about giving back to the small business community who fuel our economy.
Every quarter BizGiver grants the wish of one small business owner, to help spark a new revenue stream or just make life easier - all to the value of $2000.
The wish with the most votes will win.  Simple as that.  Next round of entries closes 31st August.

What are the rules?

  • Your business has less than 20 employees.
  • Your business has a valid ABN.

How to Enter

  • All you need to do is simply make a wish at https://www.facebook.com/BizCoverInsurance/app/143103275748075/ at the end of each round finalists will be voted on through Facebook
  • Make your business wish in 250 words or less and complete the form.
  • All wishes must be for a tangible item or service to benefit your business – up to a total value of $2,000.  (We won’t pay cash but will pay an invoice for the product or service).

Name change to Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia

We are pleased to announce that we are implementing a subtle but important change to the NHAA.  Over the coming weeks you will see the way we refer to the association, change to the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia. 

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Our board has endorsed this change thanks to the overwhelmingly positive member support following our extended consultation process.

Read more: Name change to Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia

Call for Abstracts for the NHAA 2017 Conference

20160720-NHAA-IC-Online-banner-230x230-CALL FOR ABSTRACTSWe invite authors to submit abstracts for presentations that align with the event themes of Innovation, Integration and Inspiration and the application of this to chronic health conditions including cancer, cardiovascular health, mental health, diabetes mellitus, asthma, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, obesity and dementia. Abstracts must align with one of the following sub-themes:

  • Clinical
  • Herbal Medicine Manufacture
  • Business and Practice Management
  • Research
  • Education
  • Public health and policy 

We are particularly interested in presentations that can provide practical application for herbalists, naturopaths, and health practitioners using herbal medicine

Main Abstract Submission - Key Dates:

  • Submissions open: 1 August 2016     Submissions close: 2 September 2016

Late-Breaking Abstract Submission - Key Dates:

  • Submissions open: 2 January 2017    Submissions close: 13 January 2017

Read all the details on types of presentations, submission guidelines, templates and how to submit your abstract online.

More From NHAA...

  1. Labor Party Plan to Stop Rebates for Natural Therapies
  2. Re herbal supplements lead to hepatic & renal transplantation ABC news online 1/3/16
  3. Re RACGP 'Just say no to naturopath test requests' Aust Doctor 23/2/16
  4. TGA adds Arjuna, Maca and others as suitable for listed medicines
  5. AJHM Editor appointed as Research Fellow

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