Why choose an NHAA accredited Practitioner?
In Australia, natural therapies are governed by professional associations which can make it difficult for you to choose a qualified and accredited practitioner.
The NHAA is a peak professional association representing appropriately qualified Naturopaths and Western Herbalists. It is the oldest professional association of complementary therapists, founded in 1920 and represents approximately one third of practising Naturopaths and Herbalists in Australia. This represents approximately one third of practising Naturopaths and Herbalists in Australia. The NHAA is the only professional association specifically concerned with the practice and education of Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine (WHM) in Australia.
4 reasons to choose a Naturopathic/Western Herbalist practitioner:
- You want a practicioner who will treat all of you, not just your illness
- You want a personalised treatment
- You want to treat the root of an illness, not just the symptoms
- You are keen to actively participate in managing your own health
When you see a NHAA herbalist or naturopath, you can be confident that your practitioner:
- is a fully qualified specialist in Western Herbal medicine and/or Naturopathy;
- abides by a professional Code of Ethics;
- maintains continuing professional education, professional indemnity insurance and first aid qualification.
Benefits of consulting an NHAA Herbalist or Naturopath
An NHAA herbalist or naturopath:
- is highly trained in the philosophies, principles and practice of western herbal medicine/naturopathy and medical science;
- takes a holistic view towards health and illness;
- will assess you as a person and not a disease;
- prescribes and dispenses plant medicines in a safe and effective manner;
- seeks to treat the underlying cause of disease;
- acknowledges the body’s innate ability to heal itself;
- aims to prevent disease and restore health;
- provides dietary and lifestyle advice;
- maintains high standards of professional practice;
- is an authoritative source of information about herbal medicine.