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World Health Organisation
World Health Organisation has released its Traditional Medicine Strategy for 2014-2023

The World Health Organisation has released its Traditional Medicine Strategy for 2014-2023 which sends a strong message to all governments around the world that Traditional Medicine (Natural Therapies) is a very important part of health care and that community demand is increasing.

WHO - 18 December 2013
Medibank Private
ANTA signs Agreement with Medibank Private for Remedial Massage Therapy Provider recognition

ANTA is pleased to advise that it has signed an agreement with Medibank Private which will allow new ANTA members accredited in Remedial Massage Therapy to now be included on lists to be sent to Medibank for provider recognition.

ANTA - 18 December 2013
ANTA Bursary Winners
ANTA Announces National Student Bursary Awards for 2013

ANTA has supported natural therapy students with Bursary Awards for more than 8 years and is pleased to announce the recipients of the ANTA National Student Bursary Awards for 2103.

ANTA - 10 December 2013
HCCC
ANTA Invited to Make a Submission regarding NSW HCCC Inquiry

The Committee of the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) is undertaking an inquiry into the promotion of false and misleading health-related information or practices.

ANTA - 10 December 2013
Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council
Unregistered Health Practitioners Project

This is the first in a series of bulletins to provide information on a project being undertaken on behalf of state, territory and commonwealth health ministers under the auspices of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC).

ANTA - 4 December 2013
Happiness & Its Causes 2014
Happiness & Its Causes 2014

The world's leading happiness event is celebrating its 9th year!

OAMPS
VIC Workshop: How to make the internet work for your business!

5 big ticket items to get more clients. 1 hour work shop + 5 tips to improve your website = More clients

OAMPS - 12 November 2013
Practitioner Dispensary
Win a professional website worth over $2,000 with Practitioner Dispensary

Practitioner Dispensary is pleased to announce that it will be giving away a professionally built website or blog worth over $2000 to one lucky member.

PDA - 12 November 2013
Chinese Medicine Board of Australia Graduate Information
Chinese Medicine Board of Australia - Announce the Publication of the Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for Acupuncture Practice

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) developed the guidelines as a resource to provide information and inform practice.

CMBA - 8 October 2013
Chinese Medicine Board of Australia Graduate Information
Chinese Medicine Board of Australia - Information for Graduates

The CMBA has made available a Graduate Information Document to facilitate graduates transition from student to registered health practitioner.

CMBA - 4 October 2013
Announcing an Industry First founded by Henry Osiecki
Announcing an Industry First founded by Henry Osiecki

Bio Concepts is pleased to announce the launch of the Bio Concepts Education Centre, an online learning portal for Healthcare Practitioners which is set to change the way practitioners approach professional education.

Bio Concepts - 27 September 2013
Nutritional Healing from Cancer: The Fundamentals of an Alkaline Diet
Nutritional Healing from Cancer: The Fundamentals of an Alkaline Diet

There is something that every cancer patient should hear from their oncologist when they are first diagnosed. They should be told that by making certain dietary changes, they could increase their chances of healing from cancer dramatically, no matter what course of treatment they pursue.

Nancy Elizabeth Shaw - 17 September 2013
Anti-oxidants are protective against cataracts
Anti-oxidants are protective against cataracts

The studies evaluated the risk of cataract in association with blood levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene and beta-cryptoxanthin.

IMgateway - 10 September 2013
Standing Council on Health
Mind & Its Potential 2013 early bird expires next Friday 30 August

Mind & Its Potential 2013 runs 14 & 15 November in Sydney. The first early bird expires next Friday 30 August and there’s significant savings on offer.

Mind & Its Potential - 20 August 2013
Standing Council on Health
The Happiness & Its Causes Roadshow is coming to Brisbane & Perth!

Be part of the first ever Happiness & Its Causes Roadshow! Join us for one action packed conference day and one day of in-depth workshops. Be dazzled by a faculty of 20+ international, interstate and local speakers – leaders in psychology, science, education, business, spirituality, the arts and more!

Happiness & Its Causes - 20 August 2013
Standing Council on Health
Standing Council on Health - Regulation of Unregistered Health Practitioners

At a recent Standing Council on Health meeting, Ministers considered the Decision Regulatory Impact Assessment: Options for regulation of unregistered health practitioners.

AHMAC - 15 August 2013
WOCMAP
ANTA Sponsorship of World Congress on Aromatic and Medicinal Plants (WOCMAP) - Brisbane 2014

ANTA is pleased announce sponsorship of the World Congress on Aromatic and Medicinal Plants (WOCMAP) to be held in Brisbane on the 17 - 20 August 2014.

ANTA - 9 August 2013
The Journal of Chinese Medicine now available at China Books
The Journal of Chinese Medicine now available at China Books

China Books have announced that issue #102 of the The Journal of Chinese Medicine is now available!

China Books - 1 August 2013
ANTA Submission
St. John's Wort May Be Cost-Effective Alternative For Depression

The use of St. John's wort to relieve symptoms of depression may be a cost-effective alternative to generic antidepressants, according to a study.

Natural Standard - 24 July 2013
ANTA Submission
ANTA Submission to TGA - Advertising of Therapeutic Goods to the General Public

ANTA has lodged a submission on behalf of members with the TGA regarding the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement: Regulating the advertising of therapeutic goods to the general public.

ANTA - 19 July 2013
Chinese Medicine Hospital in Goulburn
TCM Hospital in Goulburn!

A delegation of Chinese government officials have visited Goulburn to look at the viability of opening a $220 million Traditional Chinese Medicine training facility in the city.

ABC News - 18 July 2013
Chinese Medicine
Can Chinese Medicine Treat Cancer? Research says Yes

TCM in Cancer Care: A Review of Controlled Clinical Studies Published in Chinese...Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been widely applied for cancer care in China. There have been a large number of controlled clinical studies published in Chinese literature, yet no systematic searching and analysis has been done.

China Books - 17 July 2013
ANTA Press Release
ANTA Media Release - Govt Review PHIR for Natural Therapies

Private health is about individual choice of the most suitable health care option, but natural health care consumers could be denied this basic right following a review currently underway by the Chief Medical Officer of Australia.

ANTA - 11 July 2013
ANTA Press Release
ANTA Media Release Response to article published in the Hobart Mercury and Adelaide Advertiser on 6/7/13

Australians are exercising their free will and personal choice to utilise natural therapies as a course of action, when appropriate, to maintain good health care and balance in their lives.

ANTA - 11 July 2013
 	High iron intake reduces premenstrual symptoms
The Classification and Application of Toxic Chinese Materia Medica

Many important drugs in the Chinese materia medica (CMM) are known to be toxic, and it has long been recognized in classical Chinese medical theory that toxicity can arise directly from the components of a single CMM or may be induced by an interaction between combined CMM.

PubMed - 9 July 2013
 	High iron intake reduces premenstrual symptoms
High iron intake reduces premenstrual symptoms

The study chronicled a mineral intake of about 3,000 women over a 10-year study period.

IMgateway - 30 May 2013
Acupunture benefits Bell's Palsy
Increased-intensity acupunture benefits Bell's Palsy

The traditional Chinese theory of acupuncture highlights that the intensity of the stimulus must reach a threshold to elicit de qi, which is necessary to achieve  therapeutic effects.

IMgateway - 30 May 2013
AHPRA invites feedback on reviews of common guidelines and codes of conduct
The Economic Evaluation of CAM in the USA
The Economic Evaluation of CAM in the USA

The growing importance of including naturopathic doctors in healthcare reform
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has steadily grown in recent decades, followed by an increase in insurance coverage for various CAM providers.

Acupuncture Outperforms Traditional Treatment in Relieving Pain
Acupuncture Outperforms Traditional Treatment in Relieving Pain

A rigorous review has found that there is firm evidence supporting acupuncture for the treatment of chronic pain...

China Books - 8 April 2013
Sun Herbal
Announcing the new Sun Herbal Web site

The Sun Herbal web site is not sales oriented; the main purpose is to provide you with practical information.

Sun Herbal - 20 March 2013
ANTA
ANTA Bursary Awards now exceed $70,000

ANTA announces Bursary Awards recipients which now takes the amount of bursaries provided by ANTA to natural therapy students to over $70,000.

ANTA - 1 March 2013
ANTA
ANTA Submission - Australian Government Review Private Health Insurance Rebate Natural Therapies

In the 2012-13 Budget the Australian Government commissioned a review of private health insurance rebates for natural therapies.

ANTA - 6 February 2013
CMBA
Chinese Medicine Board of Australia Releases Continuing Professional Development Guidelines 

Continuing Professional Development Guidelines together with the consultation submissions and Board feedback to stakeholders

Chinese Medicine Board of Australia - 15 January 2013
CMBA
Chinese Medicine Board of Australia has released an updated list of legally restricted herbs 

The updated list of legally restricted herbs and news article.

Chinese Medicine Board of Australia - 15 January 2013
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