Choosing a Health Coach

Health Coaches are fast becoming a standard part of Integrative Medicine’s patient-centred care model.  However, as many doctors and practice managers will know, navigating the range of qualifications (or not) which Health Coaches bring can be difficult.  In Australia and New Zealand health coaching is broadly unregulated by government or industry.  This can make finding […]

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Covid-19 Resources

Each day the research and science of the Coronavirus changes.  It’s a lot to keep up with.  We are running a series of weekly webinars to build community and understanding in these difficult times.  These webinars are being run for doctors and health professionals, they are not meant as advice for the public or as […]

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AIMA Pre-Conference Retreat 2020

We were thrilled to host a pre-conference retreat in the lead up to the AIMA Conference in March 2020. Healing, ourselves and the planet A retreat like no other. This unique co-creative get-together focused on self-care and self-healing. As practitioners, we are all aware of the importance of self-care, but still, so often we don’t […]

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AIMA Conference 2020

The AIMA Conference 2020 was held on the 7&8 March 2020 at Auckland University of Technology.  We are incredibly grateful to all of our fantastic speakers, sponsors, and attendees for making the event such a huge success! The there for 2020 was “An integrative approach to personal, patient and planetary wellbeing”. Program Speakers Pre-conference Retreat […]

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Natural therapies under attack

As natural therapies grow in popularity, efforts to regulate the industry and curtail public use have increased. But are these efforts about control rather than science, and are they restricting our access to well-researched, lowrisk therapies that may improve public health? Read the full article by Linda Moon published in The Saturday Paper 24 August […]

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MBA Public Consultation Update

Submissions to the Medical Board of Australia’s public consultation on a separate set of guidelines for ‘complementary and unconventional medicine and emerging treatments’ closed on 30 June. We’ve heard that the integrative medicine community really responded to the call to action with over 10,000 submissions received.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to […]

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Have your say in our new communications course

The deadline for participating in our survey to hone and refine our interprofessional communication module is fast approaching. We’re seeking input from all community stakeholders – doctors, naturopaths, allied health practitioners, complementary medicine practitioners, education institutions and registration and peak bodies – everybody! The amazing AIMA Interprofessional Communication Working Group have developed a series of […]

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Guide to Consumer Submissions

The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) is consulting on options to further regulate medical practitioners who practice ‘complementary and unconventional medicine and emerging treatments’. Many patients are most concerned that the introduction of a new set of guidelines for their doctors will compromise their ability to access the healthcare of their choice. The new guidelines […]

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AIMA: working with naturopaths to integrate health care

A working partnership between doctors and naturopaths is the obvious future for our professions and for the wellbeing of patients and practitioners. We all now know that the tsunami of chronic illnesses that we are facing are predominantly lifestyle and environment related. The doctor is skilled at gathering the history, bringing clarity to diagnosis and […]

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MBA Denies AIMA request

On the 20th of March 2019 AIMA formally wrote to the MBA to request an immediate and full retraction of the ‘public consultation paper on clearer regulation of medical practitioners who provide complementary and unconventional medicine and emerging treatments.’ On the 28th of March 2019 the MBA advised AIMA that our request was denied and […]

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