The Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) recently released its 2009/2010 Annual Report.
ANTA is an Endorsing Body for next year's Happiness & Its Causes conference 16-17 June 2011, to be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. As such, our members are entitled to a special 10 % discount off the early bird price which closes on the 23 December.
A 1,800-year old Chinese herbal remedy for an upset stomach may boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy while reducing its side effects, according to a study conducted by researchers from Yale University and published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
Australian research has cast doubt over the necessity of vigorous spinal manipulations used by many chiropractors to treat neck pain.
Elevated blood pressure exerts a health threatening effect on every organ in the body as it slowly acts to cause our veins and arteries to deteriorate. Small cracks develop as a result and must be patched quickly to avert disaster.
“Long-term worklessness,” Professor Sir Mansel Aylward said during his recent visit, “is one of the greatest known risks to Public Health. It has a health risk equivalent to that of smoking ten packs of cigarettes per day
Patients who have a work related injury or illness sometimes enter the consulting room feeling vulnerable and unsure about their condition and abilities.
Essential oils are highly concentrated aromatic liquids found in flowers, trees, shrubs, roots, bushes, seeds, and even in the rinds of certain fruits. These potent oils have the unique characteristic of being able to penetrate the skin on contact, thus enhancing their ability to be effective.
Our diet has changed radically over the past century and has become a significant cause of disease and illness as animal based foods account for a quarter of our calories.
Energy is something that we all feel a little short on from time to time. It's a good thing that there are a myriad of natural energy boosters that we can eat, drink, or take as a supplement to help us be peak performers all day long.
"Oh my aching back" is a popular phrase, and for good reason. Four out of five adults will experience low-back pain during their lives. For some people, the acute discomfort subsides within a few weeks; for others the pain becomes chronic and debilitating.
Massage therapy, a form of hands-on healing, has been used since ancient times and across many cultures. Today, it's a popular form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), especially as a supportive therapy to help manage symptoms such as pain, sleep problems, and the negative effects of stress.
Massage is used for many health purposes, but little is known about how it works on a biological level. A recent study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine examined the effects of one session of Swedish massage therapy.
Massages are a great way to release tension and stress and promote relaxation. But a new study published has revealed for the first time that massages also provide a measurable, therapeutic benefit to the immune system as well.
Aromatherapy is one of the fastest growing fields in alternative medicine. It has been used for centuries around the world but is just recently becoming more popular and accepted....
Yoga is a combination of a series of postures and controlled breathing exercises. It is considered a mind-body type of alternative medicine.
We have relied on herbs and herbal medicine to treat our ailments and conditions for centuries, and yet even today when so much more is known about herbs and their medicinal properties, many look down on them as being "quackery".
Due to ongoing growth ANTA has moved to larger and more efficient premises.
Women who rely on exercise to lose weight are destined to fail, so says a study that appears in the Journal of American Medical Association.
In today's polluted and chemically contaminated world, we can only control toxins by what we consume or use in the home.
Advise regarding an increase to the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) fee schedules effective 1 July 2010.
With the introduction of the new Tax Agent Services Act 2009 there are benefits to taxpayers who use a registered tax agent or BAS agent.
NSW Health is pleased to provide the fact sheet Severe Allergic Reaction (Anaphylaxis) & Complementary Health Care: Guidelines for Complementary Health Care Practitioners
World Homeopathy Awareness Week is an international celebration of homeopathy. The event commences on the 255th birthday of the founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, on April 10th 2010.
The ANTA National Bursaries have been established to encourage and assist students to maximise the opportunities provided in their education and assist students to achieve their aims and goals in natural therapies.
Many people think of colds and flu as inevitable and resort to going for a flu shot as a preventative measure or to taking plenty of medication in an attempt to cure colds and flu.
More than 400 healthcare professionals, naturopaths, massage & beauty therapists, pharmacists and health food retailers have registered from around Australia and New Zealand to attend Australia’s largest natural health event...
Migraines affect millions of people each year, with about 60% of them being women. Thankfully there are many natural and simple things you can do to prevent migraines from occurring or to help deal with the pain if one strikes.
Back pain is twenty times more painful than other body pains because these complex muscles are located so close to the spinal cord. Commonly-prescribed drugs for back pain can have serious side effects; even over-the-counter drugs can cause stomach problems and liver damage.
Chinese herbal medicine is one of the oldest forms of medicine with the earliest known written herbal formulas dating back to the 3rd century BC. Chinese medicine teaches that people are either in harmony or out of harmony. Disease is caused by disharmony and cured by restoring harmony to the body.
The New Year is upon us, and for many people, it includes a New Year's resolution for achieving improved health and happiness in 2010. Here are twenty-five health-enhancing ideas to help you accomplish that goal.
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The Natural Therapist
Issue: 31 No.2 | July 2016
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