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:
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.
Speaking to all members, Natalie Cook says "We have a great board with representation from regional and city areas across 3 states of Australia that brings a real diversity of skills and experience. I am honoured to have been given this opportunity and look forward to working with you to ensure the NHAA is the best it can be.”
Vice President Tobey-Ann says "I am excited, motivated and honoured to be the Vice President of the NHAA Board of Directors so I may continue to make a positive impact to the association and the profession".
Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) has announced that 10 new ingredients have been assessed by the TGA as suitable for use in listed medicines. This includes 4 herbs: Terminalia arjuna (Arjuna); Berberis aristata (Indian Barberry or Tree Turmeric); Lepidium meyenii (Maca); Trachyspermum ammi (Bishops weed or Ajwain).
Dr Jane Frawley, Editor of the NHAA Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine, has been appointed by ARCCIM as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Dr Frawley is currently working on an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project drawing upon the 45 and Up Study at the Sax Institute to examine women’s use of informal health care for five chronic health conditions.
Statement from NHAA regarding prevalence of CAM use and visits to CAM practitioners for Australian women aged 40-65 years with menopausal symptoms. Download the pdf of this release
Naturopaths and Herbalists have a strong history of supporting women through all life stages through the use of diet and lifestyle advice as well as informed use of herbal medicine and nutritional supplements.
The NHAA is proud to represent highly qualified and respected practitioners who deliver high quality care for their clients.
The quality of plant based medicines and nutritional supplements must be of the highest standard in line with Australian Government requirements and the NHAA supports measures that ensure consistency and quality of products available in Australia.