About NHAA Practitioners

NHAA Practicing Full members are all highly trained practitioners of Western herbal medicine, either focusing on herbal medicine alone or incorporating it as a major modality of their practice. These members meet our education and training requirements and adhere to all ongoing requirements of insurance, first aid and continuing professional education. All are trained herbalists, many are also qualified as naturopaths and may practice other health care disciplines (modalities).  

An NHAA herbalist:

  • is highly trained in the philosophies, principles and practice of western herbal medicine 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.

Benefits of Consulting a NHAA Herbalist

When you see a NHAA herbalist, you can be confidant that your practitioner:

  • is a fully qualified specialist in Western herbal medicine;
  • is recognised by many health funds for rebates;
  • abides by a professional Code of Ethics;
  • maintains continuing professional education. 

What to Expect When Consulting an Herbalist

A comprehensive consultation including:

  • a detailed case history;
  • individually prescribed and dispensed herbal medicines;
  • clear dosage instructions;
  • dietary and lifestyle advice;
  • confidentiality;
  • professionalism.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

This will depend completely on the individual and their condition.

Some improvement in symptoms should be noted within hours to a day for acute complaints such as a cold or the flu, or within 4-6 weeks for chronic complaints. Chronic problems are particularly well suited to treatment with herbal medicine.

Is Herbal Medicine Safe?

Herbal medicine is very safe and effective when prescribed by a fully qualified herbal practitioner.

If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, please consult your prescribing practitioner.