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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

NHAA Board Elections

Election of members for the NHAA Board of Directors 2016-2018

Three Director positions fall vacant at the 2016 Annual General Meeting to be held online, on Thursday, 27 October 2016 at time to be confirmed (ESST).

The Board of Directors of the NHAA exists to directly support the membership and implement the policy and aims of the Association.  Achieving this requires considerable decision making, strategy direction and ensuring of outcomes in many different areas, from education, seminars and conferences, media and marketing, membership issues, to governance, law and ethics, government liaison (at the state, federal and even international level) and industry cooperation.

Each Board member is an elected representative of the membership and works in a voluntary capacity. All current full members, including fellow, honorary life and ATSI members are entitled to nominate for, propose or second a Board position. For more details on NHAA Board positions visit the NHAA website and see About the Board.

To stand for an advertised position on the NHAA Board the nominee, proposer and seconder must complete the Board Nomination Form and return the form to the Association’s office with the 250 word biography (see page 2 of the form) and a 2 page resume by email, fax or post by 4 p.m. Monday 26 September 2016.

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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.

Labor Party Plan to Stop Rebates for Natural Therapies

You may be aware that the Labor Party has announced their policy to stop rebates for Natural Therapies if they are elected on July 2, 2016.

There has been much discussion on this topic.  The NHAA would like to clarify some facts and our understanding of the potential impact should this policy be enacted.

Read more: Labor Party Plan to Stop Rebates for Natural Therapies

More From NHAA...

  1. AJHM looking for a new Editor
  2. Honorary Treasurer / Director needed
  3. Re herbal supplements lead to hepatic & renal transplantation ABC news online 1/3/16
  4. Re RACGP 'Just say no to naturopath test requests' Aust Doctor 23/2/16
  5. New President & Vice President

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