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.
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.
Our amazing Editor, Jane Frawley, is moving on, so we are seeking to contract an appropriately qualified and experienced individual to fill the position of Editor for the Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine. We would love to hear from you if you are interested or if you know someone who would be perfect for the job please do forward on this information.
Read all the details:AJHM Editor Advertisment
We are currently seeking a qualified chartered accountant or certified practising accountant to be a volunteer director assuming the Treasurer portfolio on the NHAA Board. An average time commitment of 5 hours per week would be required - please click on the link below for more details and how to apply. Closing date Wed 11th May 2016.
A recent article in ABC News online described six cases of liver and renal failure ascribed to herbal supplements. While these extremely sad instances of illness are said to be due to a specific class of therapeutic product, there are several aspects to the ABC report that require clarification.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) issued a statement via the Australian Doctor on 23 Feb recommending their members refuse patient test requests from naturopathic practitioners. The rationale underlying this position is based on protection of members from medico-legal and financial risk that may arise from liability, litigation, or test rebate fees, as well as perceptions of patient safety. A template letter has been developed by the RACGP to send to practitioners outlining reasons for the rejection of such requests for patient testing.